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Is a brutale to much bike for your first bike? Or is it a bike I can grow into?
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Is a brutale to much bike for your first bike? Or is it a bike I can grow into?
well...
1. have you taken a motorcycle safety course on something MUCH SMALLER?

2. what is your experience on 2-wheels?

3. tell us about your DRIVING RECORD

4. maybe the 750 would be a better choice... rather than the 910



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the bike is a COMMITTED racer
tough suspension....
nice ergo/compared to a full-on race bike....
but, really created for those with a bit more road (or track) experience

no offense intended...
we'd just like to keep you alive a long time

also....
what is your first name?
where do you live

tell us a lot more so that we can further... and more accurately.... advise you



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The 750 might be OK, I haven't ridden one but I heard it compared to a strong 600cc sportbike.

If you look at my signature I started with a 250cc. This didn't last very long for me, maybe a few months (I don't remember). I do remember the first turn I took with it with some cornering speed and it was the coolest sensation ever. I quickly went to a 1992 600 GSXR, this was a great starter bike it had all the suspension and tires of it's bigger brother 750-GSXR and less power (more forgiving). Everyone should learn how to ride fast on a slow bike, then learn how to ride faster on a fast bike.

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Is a brutale to much bike for your first bike? Or is it a bike I can grow into?
Without knowing you, I would suggest that it is too much for a first ride... Too abrupt to be safe without experience - too expensive to allow for small spills. How about a used starter - maybe an S3? That is similar in size, cheap and pretty smooth. You can then advance to the Brutale when you have the experience and the urge remains...
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My Name is Ric. I went down to cliff's in danbury CT and fell in love with the awesome look and feel of this bike. I have taken the msf course on a yamaha 250cc bike about 3 monthes ago. I was also looking at the triumph sprint st but have heard so many problems with the bike from brakes to suspension faults. I also thought of a honda vfr...any recommendations?
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I think that the key (for me) would to get something fairly cheap, since it is very likely it won't hold your "Brutale Jones" too long. I have a 2000 S3 and have not had any issues with it...
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that point is well taken
the VRF is certainly a first-class ride... though the newer ones don't float my boat like the ones from years past

honestly....
the most important thing is buying a new bike is finding one that you will like months from now (as was said about the "Brutale Jones").

i'd be shocked if you'd really love the Brutale for long, not having ridden before
the twitchy throttle... the harsh suspension... the knife-like responsiveness....
all that WE love about the bike probably doesn't make it the typical cup-of-tea for a novice

once again..... i... in fact, NONE OF US here are trying to offend you in any way
we're THRILLED you like MV...
you have GOOD taste



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DO NOT start with a Brutale, and the comments about the 750 are a bit off, it's as fast as the 910, but it makes its power in a different way, both are unforgiving to someone without experience.
This has nothing to do with age or responsibility or driving record, etc. It is about experience, and if it is your first bike you just don't have enough.


Look for beginner friendly bikes like Suzuki SV650, Kawasaki ER-6, Ninja 500 of 250, or a small dual sport bike.

BTW, welcome, and when you're ready for an MV we'll love to see pics and hear your experience, we all just hate to hear stories of crashing and worst, injuries.
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Fazer6 and others are spot on--do not start on a brute. Why buy a Stradivarius when you can only scratch out 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'?
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