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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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I really love the look of the Brut and I am looking at a 06 910s this week. I used to ride a Kawasaki 750 many moons ago and did not ride until last year when I went to a MSF. I have had scooter that I run around on, but want to move up I guess in a big way. At 52 will I kill myself on a bike like this?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 09:38 AM
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one can easily kill one-self with most modern bikes, as they
all have more horsepower than needed and run faster than
your guardian angel can fly.

however, the mv agusta's are not forgiving with mistakes.
twist the throttle too much and the front wheel will search
the sky, or grab the brakes too hard and they will look.
both incidents which will not happen on a bike with ABS
and less aggressive throttle control.

my personal opinion: if you like the bike because of look and
would regret to buy something else. then go for it but invest
a lot of time in relearning and training how to ride a bike.
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You can get killed walking your doggie.

At 52 you should have some sense of self control. Trust your instincts and have fun. This bike is like any other bike that you have ridden. Get out there and get on two wheels.

If you can buy it, then BUY IT. BUY IT AND RIDE IT
Enjoy it, you'll have a blast


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+1 ....what he said.

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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You can get killed walking your doggie.
Great quote...I love that movie.

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You can get killed walking your doggie.

At 52 you should have some sense of self control. Trust your instincts and have fun. This bike is like any other bike that you have ridden. Get out there and get on two wheels.

If you can buy it, then BUY IT. BUY IT AND RIDE IT
Enjoy it, you'll have a blast
Ha ha, i still have another year to get some sense of self control!! this icon sez it all if you twist the throttle a lil it too much!!

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you are a big boy you can do whatever you want you don't need the advice of anonymous forum members to spend your money.

that being said, almost every single modern sportbike has more capability , ie, handling/hp, etc, than all but the most seasoned professional racers can take advantage of.

do what you want and have fun in the process.

self control? that is up to the individual.
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I got my licence when I was 52, 6 years ago. Took my second bike, a Daytona, to trackdays within a year. Learnt a lot.

I got my first F4 when I was 55; took it and its two F4 successors to trackdays. Learnt a lot.

Got a Brutale 1078RR now for two months. Wonderful bike. MV Race ECU and sports pipes will improve throttle response. Brakes are glorious and easygoing. The bike is immensely powerful, and not very forgiving of hamfisted inputs, so beware, but enjoy!

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I will be 52 in 2 weeks and if you use common sense with riding skill you will be ok. I will keep riding fast bikes as long as I am able to mount up. I always am saying what if in my head, which usually keeps me in check, but not always. Always be prepared for cars to pull out and expect the unexpected and be prepared for that. Go for it.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 01:21 AM
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I am a few years your senior and have a 1078 I love it and enjoy it immensely sure they are a lively bit of kit but using the brain and controlling the actuator ie right hand will forestall most fits of red mist driven indiscretion as for the general public the inherent danger is the same on a scooter as a 910 enjoy Cheers
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