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Greetings and question... Brutale 990R Vs SF 848

Greetings all... Hello from Indonesia... This will be my first post here... Been lurking this site for quite a while and now about to save for my next bike and needing advices.

I've been wanting an MV since the day I touched my first 'proper' bike back in 1999 with an R6, but got diverted to Harley till now. I am planning to save up this year to buy myself a second bike for my birthday next year...What a long plan..

Where I live, there is no such thing as enjoyable short ride, I am surrounded by some of the worst traffic in the world and have to ride out of town for 1-2 hours before I see open road. So my priorities are comfort, not prone to overheating, overall less headache to maintain, good online parts support and handle well through traffic. Power is not a priority since my ride group is a mix of Harley, goldwing and smaller engine duc.

I know I am not supposed to get a naked bike for my situation, but I've been wanting naked bike since forever and my situation is only suited for scooter anyway...


-Streetfighter 848 cost US$33.000 after all tax, bank finance possible so I can buy it sooner, authorized dealer support, but I prefer to do my own work anyway as lots of 'authorized' mechanic here does not even know torque wrench...

-Brutale 990R cost US$40.000, and they have 150th Italy anniversary edition left on showroom floor which I doubt will sell anytime soon, no financing possible due to no authorized dealer backup so at least a year of saving before I can buy one. Concern about parts availability because no dealer here, but I can import parts and I can do my own wrenching.

Please help me choose and please explain why...as unbiased as possible...If possible

Thanks a million guys

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Surprise...surprise... Nobody ever tried both? Or it is a blasphemy to even talk about duc here?
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Surprise...surprise... Nobody ever tried both? Or it is a blasphemy to even talk about duc here?
.......If we want to talk about spray painting, a 2 cylinder air compressor is the first thing that you need ............

......but I just realised that this is a MOTORCYCLE forum, some people must be getting confused, go to spray painting.com
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I have the 150th Anniversary edition 990R. I was looking (although never test rode) at the big streetfighter before the 848 was released. I found the build quality of the MV to be much higher and had an overall better finish.
Every man and his dog has a Ducati (no offense to others)

I love the MV, fitted MV corse exhaust, very happy.
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Thumbs up Brutale 990R vs ?

Brutale 990R vs are you kidding

uwiik;
no question the Brutale!
most fun bike i've ever had in 1,250,000 mi, hands down
turn the key and hit the starter and i'm off

maintenance on the Ducati is HUGE in comparison
my BMW R1150GS is a maintenance whore in comparison, valve adjust and retorque the heads every 6,000mi, wiring harness is falling apart, ate a clutch slave, seat upholstery cracked at 15,000mi, the rear main seal has been leaking for 30,000mi......and it eats batteries too

bought an '08 910R, had 5,000 on it when i bought it,
it needed tires when i got it, put 7,000 mi on it

adjusted the chain when i put the Mitchy hub on it
spent zero for MV parts, OK, 3 wellnuts got replaced
didn't use a drop of oil
didn't need any coolant
tightened the pan bolts near the side stand

changed the fuel filter $4
changed the quick disconnect fittings and fuel lines ~$45

Forum and ebay parts;
after market air filter
MicroTec ECU
Motovation bar ends to fit the mirrors
M/C levers and foot levers
$802 total spent

traded labor for;
CRG mirrors

was given by Forum members;
head pipes and Cat-less mid pipe
Scott steering damper
Race ECU
LED indicator assy rear


parts are easy;
new, order them out of the States
or from Trooper Lu's Garage in OZ
used, Forum member CAG in the States
ebay, if people in the States won't ship internationally....PM me

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Just reading your list of wants and needs it would seem the 848 is the rights bike for you but if your heart is set on an mv you should wait.
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Listen to Noel. One question, why not look late model used? That is a lot of cheese to spend on either bike not knowing if it fits your riding style. If you buy used, and find out that this type of riding is not your preference, you've lost waaaaaay less in depreciation.

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.......If we want to talk about spray painting, a 2 cylinder air compressor is the first thing that you need ............

......but I just realised that this is a MOTORCYCLE forum, some people must be getting confused, go to spray painting.com
Talking about Duc = BLASPHEMY!!! I know and my humble apology.... LOL!!!

Ermmm Melbourne, nice city...Spent 6 years there, got my first R6 there too... Where do you live and where do you usually ride? I lived in Glen Iris area and ride regularly to PI.... I miss Melbourne real bad.. Awesome riding there....Where do they sell MV stuff there? Got my ticket to Melbourne for this coming August..
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I have the 150th Anniversary edition 990R. I was looking (although never test rode) at the big streetfighter before the 848 was released. I found the build quality of the MV to be much higher and had an overall better finish.
Every man and his dog has a Ducati (no offense to others)

I love the MV, fitted MV corse exhaust, very happy.
Hya Mate, thanks for the nice welcome

I am actually 99.9% set on the MV, but I just need to hear the real world experience before I take the plunge....

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Brutale 990R vs are you kidding

uwiik;
no question the Brutale!
most fun bike i've ever had in 1,250,000 mi, hands down
turn the key and hit the starter and i'm off

maintenance on the Ducati is HUGE in comparison
my BMW R1150GS is a maintenance whore in comparison, valve adjust and retorque the heads every 6,000mi, wiring harness is falling apart, ate a clutch slave, seat upholstery cracked at 15,000mi, the rear main seal has been leaking for 30,000mi......and it eats batteries too

bought an '08 910R, had 5,000 on it when i bought it,
it needed tires when i got it, put 7,000 mi on it

adjusted the chain when i put the Mitchy hub on it
spent zero for MV parts, OK, 3 wellnuts got replaced
didn't use a drop of oil
didn't need any coolant
tightened the pan bolts near the side stand

changed the fuel filter $4
changed the quick disconnect fittings and fuel lines ~$45

Forum and ebay parts;
after market air filter
MicroTec ECU
Motovation bar ends to fit the mirrors
M/C levers and foot levers
$802 total spent

traded labor for;
CRG mirrors

was given by Forum members;
head pipes and Cat-less mid pipe
Scott steering damper
Race ECU
LED indicator assy rear


parts are easy;
new, order them out of the States
or from Trooper Lu's Garage in OZ
used, Forum member CAG in the States
ebay, if people in the States won't ship internationally....PM me

So I figure parts won't be a problem then.... Good to know that... By the way, talked to a mate today, He happen to hold a vehicle import licence and I was tempted to do a direct import, that should save me some money but no finance option... Do you know which country have the cheapest MV? It's gotta be brand new or ex showroom demo, anything looking brand new...

Thanks
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