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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey folks,

I'm looking to buy a Brutale 1090RR 2010 or a Ducati street fighter S and want to know what issues the masive have had and how reliable the brutale is?

I'm asking because I work away from home so when I'm home I need the bike to work so I can ride it.

I just sold my KTM Superduke because it was forever in the dealership beeing fixed.

Any advice would be greatly received

oh The brutale is winning in my list of pro's and cons for each bike
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 01:36 PM
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I was with Ktm since 04 with 640lc4 and 950 smr and had very few problems , love the bikes , love the brand , i bought the MV because i had too , its the ultimate street bike , had no problems so far in 2700 miles in 3 1/2 months but do still miss the smooth carburation of the 950 .

If it helps the 1090 fueling is MUCH better than any FI KTM, but the KTM FI is better than previous MV , i'm no expert but have owned or ridden them, (sm625 sm640 sm950 sd 990 smr 950 rc8r - 910r 990r , 1090 rr)

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Very reliable....if you do the routine maintenance called for. 14,500 miles, my only problem is I don't get to ride enough....Tires, oil and filter changes...that's it.

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4300 miles and one set of tyres on the 1090rr no problems so far.
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3000 clicks on 1090rr. Zero mechanical issues.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 09:57 PM
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O-mac ..funny I recently sold my SuperDuke and even more recently sold my Harley! I've narrowed things down to the SFS, 1090RR, and maybe the 1100s. Demo'd a SFS and a 1100s recently and of course the SFS was a blast...the 1100s smooth but not quite as fun. Never had any major issues with the Duke other than the fueling was never right and for some reason the riding position killed my back on longer rides. From what I've been able to gather the SF has some low rpm fueling issues (sounds familiar), the exhaust/footpeg clearance issue, and the fuel tank expansion issue. I must admit that the fuel tank has me starting to shy away more than anything else. Maybe they will fix these in 2011?? I'm hoping to get a test ride on the 990 soon ...seems to be the only demo around. The only downside I see at this point is that its not a twin...but I can be persuaded if it rides as good as some reviews claim. Have you ridden the 1090?

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i sell both, Ducatis and MVs. The MVs are clearly more reliable and I suspect the 2010 may even be better in this respect than earlier years. MV actually listens to consumers and dealers and addresses issues. Ducati often times denies that issues exist.
The Streetfighter is a fine motorcycle but just like any other naked bike, it is a FAR FAR cry from the Brutale in almost every aspect.

Maintenance on the MV is also less. 12,000 mile valve check intervals vs. 7,500 miles on the Ducati.

Don't get me wrong, I love Ducatis and most of the bikes I qwn are Ducatis but man there is just something about the Brutales .......it's impossible to put in words!!
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Before I bought my 2006 910s I had the same concerns and talked to as many owners as I could. Also since I take medium long trips this was very important(700-800 miles round trip). From I could tell except for the spu on pre 2007 0r 8 bikes they are pretty bulletproof.It was not rare to find people with 10-15k without problems.The seat seems to be the limiting factor and need modification.I had an opportunity to buy a 2008 910r at a good price so my 2006 is for sale. Basic maintenance is actually pretty basic and you can do much yourself. A certified Japanese or Ducati mechanic I would think could do most anything if special tools are not needed
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Hey folks,

I'm looking to buy a Brutale 1090RR 2010 or a Ducati street fighter S and want to know what issues the masive have had and how reliable the brutale is?

I'm asking because I work away from home so when I'm home I need the bike to work so I can ride it.

I just sold my KTM Superduke because it was forever in the dealership beeing fixed.

Any advice would be greatly received

oh The brutale is winning in my list of pro's and cons for each bike
800 miles on my 09 1078 and no issues. Had Ducatis in the past and did my research before I purchased the MV. 100% in favor of the Brutale over the SF and most dealers that sell both will agree.. If you feel comfortable on the brute.. BUY IT !!
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Have you ridden the 1090?
Hey chief I haven't ridden the 1090 yet because the dealership where I am doesn't have a demo, so until he does I ain't parting with my cash.

I also can't make my mind up on which colour I would like the most

I also forgot to ask what the tank range is? with the 23 Litre tank I would expect around 150 miles.

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