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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Settle for the R??

I am puchasing a 2011 1090R in the next 2 weeks. I have put my deposit down already...only problem is the 2013 1090RR looks just as sexy. I want the R because the engine. Now I know some of you will jump on me about this, because some may think they are the same. I have read that the R has more torque, less HP. I like torque. I understand the RR has better wheels, more adjustable suspension, steering damper, slipper clutch, better brakes, and a nicer looking seat. So those are the differences I have read about. Difference in price between the two...I'm saving over $6,000.00...all of which will go back into the bike, just different areas. If I go with the R, will I be disappointed that I didn't get the RR? This will not be a track bike. Any bit of criticism is strongly encouraged
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Ive got a 2010 1090RR and at the time the 990 was the only other option for the new generation Brutale .

Even with all the other options now available i would still go for the RR - its a bit more special .
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The RR has more bang for the buck.

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Get the bike that best fits your wants/needs........and don't worry about anyone else's opinion.......unless they're invested in your decision.

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It's not that I'm leaving the decision to someone else...it's just that you guys have these bikes. Sadly there are not many MV's in my area, and I already know more about them (thanks in large part to this forum!!) than the salesmen do. They just tell me how good of a bike it is. I have read every thread on this site since 2010 and have learnt soooo much. I have also admired many pics and what some of you have done to customize your rides, and already have a plan in place as to what I'm going to do to mine. What I'm trying to figure out is this...are the brakes that much better on the RR? Suspension that much more adjustable? At what speed would a steering damper be a noticeable item on the Brutale? Most of my riding will be on mountain twisties and back country highways. Kind of a weekend warrior...just pack a bag and go!!
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Casey, you've read every post since 2010 and you've just now joined?

Shame......shame......shame.......

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It's not that I'm leaving the decision to someone else...it's just that you guys have these bikes. Sadly there are not many MV's in my area, and I already know more about them (thanks in large part to this forum!!) than the salesmen do. They just tell me how good of a bike it is. I have read every thread on this site since 2010 and have learnt soooo much. I have also admired many pics and what some of you have done to customize your rides, and already have a plan in place as to what I'm going to do to mine. What I'm trying to figure out is this...are the brakes that much better on the RR? Suspension that much more adjustable? At what speed would a steering damper be a noticeable item on the Brutale? Most of my riding will be on mountain twisties and back country highways. Kind of a weekend warrior...just pack a bag and go!!
Hi Casey,when i was buying my 2011RR i rode it back to back with an R and you can pick the lighter steering and fantastic feel of the monobloc brakes,but there was only a couple of grand difference in price, so to me it was a much better deal when you consider the cost of wheels,brakes,clutch to add after market let alone the frame,suspension,tyres and paint,but at 6 grand difference i think i'd be thinking twice,i've not needed the steering damper and most of my riding is on backroads and the bike is so confidence inspiring with it's balance and planted feeling,let alone the torque and top end,they are a real hoot and at 7000k it's been totally reliable.Good luck Steve
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Hi Casey,when i was buying my 2011RR i rode it back to back with an R and you can pick the lighter steering and fantastic feel of the monobloc brakes,but there was only a couple of grand difference in price, so to me it was a much better deal when you consider the cost of wheels,brakes,clutch to add after market let alone the frame,suspension,tyres and paint,but at 6 grand difference i think i'd be thinking twice,i've not needed the steering damper and most of my riding is on backroads and the bike is so confidence inspiring with it's balance and planted feeling,let alone the torque and top end,they are a real hoot and at 7000k it's been totally reliable.Good luck Steve
+1 . The steering damper is handy to prevent a tank slapper. It's one of those things that you don't realize you need until you hit an unexpected rut or pothole. The R is a fine machine, but if you can get a leftover RR for the same price, why not? There isn't enough difference between the 2010 to 2013 models to sway me from the RR. I was actually in your position this January, and my salesman steered me towards the cheaper RR leftover. I was just getting more for my money. But it's your opinion that matters in the end. Either bike you pick will be great.

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Because of the style of riding you do, you will enjoy the better brakes and suspension...especially if you tweak them to your taste. It's always cheaper to buy the bike outfitted rather than upgrade later. (I think.)

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your going to miss the slipper clutch,if you ride hard,wich you will?
now for the steering dampner on the 1090 ,waste of time,get a good after market one ,we had to do this with my mates 1090 rr,brakes no big deal,they will pull you up,suspesion, set it up properly and it will do you fine,your not track racing here.

my main downer is the slipper clutch.

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