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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Maintenance rate and mechanical failures on MV Augusta Brutale?

I am really considering the purchase of a new MV Augusta 990 Brutale. I am pretty handy with a wrench, but Iím buying this bike to ride daily and really want to avoid turning wrenches every weekend to keep the machine going. Whatís the ďReal World ďservice intervals?
Its looks stunning and the performance is right in line with what I want.
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']I just need some insight on these impressive machines from their owners.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 03:10 AM
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G`day Scott,
I`m on my second Brutale(1078) if that counts for anything and can`t bring myself to part with the first one(750). Service is every 6000kms and Both have been very reliable still haven`t had to touch valve clearances on 750 after 42000kms and tyre and chain wear have been excellent. Watch the rear hub, mine went at 36,000kms but with the benefit of this forum it`s not a biggy to check at each service which will stave off disaster. They like fuel though the 1078 gets better mileage. I`d ride either of mine anywhere anytime. Check the maintenance threads for an insight ,just be aware that people are generally more likely to write into forums with problems than with compliments. I would recommend one to anyone , might start saving for number three. happy shopping.
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,just be aware that people are generally more likely to write into forums with problems than with compliments. I would recommend one to anyone ,

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Scott, I purchased a 2006 910S a little over a year ago with 2,300 mile on it. Its currently over 10k - I ride to work almost every day in season and also go on some very spirited weekend rides. I have had nothing fail. I have changed the coolant, the plugs, the rear wheel bearings, the tires, and the oil - all myself- when I have had time. The bike fires up everytime and runs exceptionally. As gotojoe stated this forum really serves as a place for people in need to get assistance - nobody whose bike is running good is going to post such unless asked.

I say get the bike and enjoy it, they are as reliable as any others.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 06:37 AM
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its an Agusta not Augusta btw
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As reliable as any performance sport bike....maintenance is easier to perform then many Japanese sport bikes, and certainly Ducatis. Maintenance intervals are similar to Japanese sport bikes.

If you take care of it and don't ride like a stunta you should not experience any real problems. Some niggles out there, well documented on this forum, but I think the 990 won't have the early bugs (SPU as example).

Buy it and enjoy. 18,500 miles on my Gina, she's been a terrific and loyal mistress....naughty, too!!

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And you have to consider that I live in Brasil, no dealers at all!!
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Yeh huh Brazil. . Aren't you lucky. . Going to build them there soon!

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11,280 miles on an '05 Brutale S (750cc): zero mechanical issues. Considering the issues my Ducatisti friends seem to be facing on a regular basis, I am truly impressed how reliable she's been. I'd hope newer models are of the same vein.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 10:13 PM
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buying a brut

i have a 2010 1090rr with 10,000 mi. on it. bike runs grate. i just broke a shift spring as some other members have also. gos in the shop this week. other than that love the bike, i get looks all the time with it. the spring should be a warrenty thing, it better be at least. also going to have the valves done, 1st time it runs as smooth as it can be. i here that the later ones are better. GOOD LUCK
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