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Which Brutale

Had a black 750S for 3 years which I really loved. Not good for pillion though, so traded in for a K1200R. Now thinking I may add a new Brutale to he collection.

What are the views out there on the various models? Old new stock 910R are going pretty cheap...well cheaper than before anyway. Are the new models much of an improvement on them?

Also what to look for in a new bike that has been sitting in a showroom for two years?

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Had a black 750S for 3 years which I really loved. Not good for pillion though, so traded in for a K1200R. Now thinking I may add a new Brutale to he collection.

What are the views out there on the various models? Old new stock 910R are going pretty cheap...well cheaper than before anyway. Are the new models much of an improvement on them?

Also what to look for in a new bike that has been sitting in a showroom for two years?

Feedback most appreciated.
Good question MdV. I've owned a 750, a 910S, and now a 910R. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate myself as a 5 in rider skills. For me, the 910R is way more bike than I am rider. If you're a reallllllllly good rider, you might be able to explore the differences between the 910 and the new 1078, etc. but if you are a mere mortal, the 910 is plenty.

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Yea I agree.. 910 is a WHOLE LOT of bike. More then I can handle, I wouldn't know what to do with a 1078 myself haha..
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More than happy with the 910R....and great for pillion too was a nice pleasant surprise

Plenty of bikes have been standing in showrooms for a year or two....just make sure its properly prepped and it will be ok

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910R is enough and has superb brakes and wheels. 750 is OK with power, if you know how to rev the bike all day long, but has bad brakes. 910S has enough power, but same brakes as 750, so no-go.

1078 has better suspension than 910R and better brakes, but you would really have to ride hard to really take advantage of new brakes. Power; more than 910R and you will not need that much power, I am sure.
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My 910s has more engine, brakes, and suspension that I'll ever need in a streetbike and I've been riding for 18 years now. If it's been a few weeks since I rode it last I sometimes get into trouble hitting second to hard lifting the front.

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Thanks guys. Your comments pretty much confirm what I thought.
My experience with the 750 - 3 years 15,000k - was that you did indeed have to ride in the revs to get power, specially at the track. I guess that's no longer the case with the 910. Also the 750S was very thirsty; I was lucky if I got 180-190k out of a tank on a weekend ride, perhaps not so leisurely :-). Any comments on the fuel economy of the 910R? Any advice?

Getting closer to that second bike in the garage...as I said there are few new 07 and 08 models at the local dealerships.
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Thanks guys. Your comments pretty much confirm what I thought.
My experience with the 750 - 3 years 15,000k - was that you did indeed have to ride in the revs to get power, specially at the track. I guess that's no longer the case with the 910. Also the 750S was very thirsty; I was lucky if I got 180-190k out of a tank on a weekend ride, perhaps not so leisurely :-). Any comments on the fuel economy of the 910R? Any advice?

Getting closer to that second bike in the garage...as I said there are few new 07 and 08 models at the local dealerships.
Will advise if any progress.
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New 910s with 5SM ECU get better mileage...probably because they no longer spray the injectors in pairs.

I average about 33 mpg...sometimes a bit higher, sometimes a bit less. Almost always at least 30mpg or more.

This with "Race" ECU, MV Corse exhaust and BMC air cleaner....and I don't usually tootle about..

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The gas mileage i got on my 910R was laughable at best.. maybe 22-25?
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