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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Touring with the Brutale

Last week-end, I took the Brute for 3-day 866-miles of riding bliss in the Sierras. We did Sonora, Tioga, Ebbets and Carson passes and crowned the trip by going through Yosemite under a glorious sun.

My companions were riding pure touring bikes as well i.e. Streetfighters Needless to say we stood out amongst Harleys, Beemers and other KTMs.

1st videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFFh-xDsN0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBuwJkt968g

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Bag info (just in case anybody wants to know)

Tail bag is the Elite Seat Sak by Luggage Locker: super roomy and very stable. I had sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, thermal long sleeves, thermal under gloves and balaclava, fleece jacket, socks, underwear, rain shell, clear shield, toiletries. Perfect for three days.
Since I am paranoid, I added an under-tail strap to prevent the back of the seat to lift as I had incidents before when it did not lock in place.

Tank bag is the Engage from Twisted Throttle. It's pretty small but perfect for the rest of my crap: Go Pro and a million accessories, camera, iPhone, sunglasses, shield wipes, a handful of SD cards, hat, small GPS, bunch of chargers for all the aforementioned devices and a kickstand plate and it was not completely full.
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Tail bag is the Elite Seat Sak by Luggage Locker: super roomy and very stable. I had sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, thermal long sleeves, thermal under gloves and balaclava, fleece jacket, socks, underwear, rain shell, clear shield, toiletries. Perfect for three days.
Since I am paranoid, I added an under-tail strap to prevent the back of the seat to lift as I had incidents before when it did not lock in place.

Tank bag is the Engage from Twisted Throttle. It's pretty small but perfect for the rest of my crap: Go Pro and a million accessories, camera, iPhone, sunglasses, shield wipes, a handful of SD cards, hat, small GPS, bunch of chargers for all the aforementioned devices and a kickstand plate and it was not completely full.

Thanks for sharing was considering purchasing a second bike for day to day riding and the ocassionaly lonmg trip. I had a 1090rr loaner when my 2011 F4 was being serviced I love the brutale. Your trip and comments only strenghted the case for me to chose a brutale as another bike.

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Great thread

How did your companions find the Duc SF on the long haul?

Did you swap bikes at any point?
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Great thread

How did your companions find the Duc SF on the long haul?

Did you swap bikes at any point?
We didn't swap bikes but all three machines performed without a hitch and were a delight in the awesome combinations of super long and fast sweepers, miles and miles of twisties and super technical sections all in stunning surroundings.

Here's the map of our three-passes-in-a-day to give you an idea of what 277 miles of fun look like: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...a65f1702&msa=0

Good thing is that we all three had about the same autonomy and had to gas up at the same time and stretch our legs as riding position is not what I would call super comfy. We were pretty happy to reach our destination each day and settle in front of a couple cold beers.

That said, I was surprisingly fine after three days of riding and so were my buddies. This was my first long ride with the Brutale and a total blast. I can't wait to do it again.
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I can only dream of such a trip what with living on an Island 9 miles by 5 miles

Closest we get to doing something similar is getting on a ferry across to France.

Thanks for sharing your trip though as it reminds me of what is out there to enjoy from a motorbike and wets the appetite to plan another trip myself.

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very cool. Were the roads busy? thinking of a Motorhome trip next summer with the family, bring the Brutale for some get away time.
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That's awesome man! Gorgeous bikes all around

Is that a stock seat you're riding on? How did you survive 900 miles on that thing? I feel the aftereffects for a couple of days after a Sat morning ride. I can't imagine doing 3 days in a row.
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The pictures are awesome Pierre. When you guys planning the next one let me know. I'd be down to join you guys for the trip.
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Cool bikes. Nice pics!
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