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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Why so many low mile bikes for sale

A local dealer has an '09 Brute 1078 with 400 miles on it. I fell instantly for the looks and provenance (as they say on Barrett-Jackson auctions) I have ridden for many years and owned most all brands at one time or another. I worry about service, nearest dealer in Chicago 140 miles away, and the costs associated with ownership. My current ride is a Suzuki Bandit which is a great all around bike but has no "head turning ability or class" in my opinion. Anyway, as the title line said, why so many low miles Brutes for sale?? What's wrong that I am not seeing on this site or on my test ride with these bikes? I want this bike but can't find the balls to "pull the trigger." Put my mind at ease fellows

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 08:45 PM
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The first service is at 600 miles so take it for a longer test ride and have them service it as part of the purchase agreement.

B750 and B1078 RR both gone now.

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I actually looked at the bike....it is pretty clean and certainly nice. I was talking to them about it and from what I heard is that the previous owner bought it, then test rode a Street Fighter, fell in love and traded his Brutale.

As mentioned above....they can pretty much do the regular service (oil change etc.) as well...they cannot do any specialized (or warranty) work since the are missing the tools etc.

I am trying to convince Bill to add MV to his shop....so far...without success....

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theory: a lot of MV owners are pretty well healed, and so can afford to indulge a whim, and a second...
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 12:54 AM
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Most MV owners have multiple bikes, and few choose to use their MV for daily use, touring or trackdays, hence low miles.
They are as reliable as any, though there is assuredly a price premium for parts and labor vs. Japanese brands.

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They probably buy one (a Brutale that is) then realised they should have had a F4 all along

.....says he, sitting back waiting for the responses from our Brutale mounted friends.


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 01:40 AM
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Same in the UK mate, plenty of unbelieveably low mileage MV's around. Some people buy them just to look at them, others barely ride. Myself, I'll be racking up plenty of miles on mine - they're too nice not to be out on at every opportunity!
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Same in the UK mate, plenty of unbelieveably low mileage MV's around. Some people buy them just to look at them, others barely ride. Myself, I'll be racking up plenty of miles on mine - they're too nice not to be out on at every opportunity!
The same here in norway, lots of bikes for sale with low milage. Its realy a shame. Many are just posers i guess, just drive to nearest place with people and park it
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Seconding everyone else's opinion here Knobby - I just recently purchased a low mile 910S - nothing wrong with it but low miles - in my case the owner was a track guy and just not into street riding anymore.

I personally think alot of MV purchasers are well to do guys that want to get into it and then not so much after they buy. Me i'm a street rider (I'll never do a track day because of the financial and time commitments) who got a great deal on a sweet bike-I ride a lot. I've put 1,500 miles on it in 5 or 6 weeks - and i've been taking it easy on the weekend group rides this year.

Just buy it and give it what it needs - a beating in the twisties!
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I think some people buy it and think it is a laid back standard bike, compared to a full on sportbike and are surprised by the performance of the bike. I have been riding for over 30 years on the street and track I am still amazed by its performance. Bought mine in March of 2007 and it just turned over 15,000 miles and runs just fine.
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