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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
This is my first post and hopefully not the last.

Although I do not own a Brutale "yet", I do have my heart set on buying one in the very near future and it is best to always do some research first!

First round of questions from the newb:
1. Are there any years that had particular problems that I should stay away from if I decide to buy used?

2. Customer support? How is it?

That's it for right now I think. I'm sure I will wear the "search button" out over the next few weeks!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 03:53 PM
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hi ya. cant answer any of your questions on the brutale but welcome to the club anyway and i hope you soon get a perfect example of the best naked going.

im sure help is on its way tho..........
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 04:06 PM
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Hi and welcome customer support for my bike is second to non cheers Italia Lincoln no probs to small
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 05:03 PM
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The Brutale (in the US, but you didn't say where you were) has only been out since '04, so no major issues with any particular year; But you will have to decide if you want a 750, 910, or 910R.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 05:32 PM
The warranty is comprehensive and the support for it at the factory level is excellent; however, odd parts (like cases or heads) can take months to come from Italy. A major crash could set you back three months instead of three weeks.

You can also extend the warranty from two years to seven, with unlimited mileage. That's pretty good insurance and an indication of the brand's reliability. IMHO Cagiva has made outstanding product all around for over a decade now.

The real question is: how is your local dealer, how comitted to carrying MV Agusta and stocking common parts are they, how far is the dealer from your location, and can you live with the bike being inactive for weeks at a time in the event of a get-off? If it's a second bike or you can stand to drive for a little while, if you have a local dealer who's enthusiastic, then you're covered. If this was to be your sole transportation, if your dealer was hundreds of miles away...those would be cause for reflection.

You should expect to have a trouble-free experience, as the rule. The bikes are very reliable.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone,

Yes, I am in the US.
"manalagi001" brought to my attention some good points. Being in the military I get moved around every 3-5 years and I am finding that MV dealers are rare around most bases here in the states. That is something I am going think long and hard about, (possibly not having a dealer within a few hundred miles). Do most Ducati dealerships usually carry MV's as well, or could they get my parts if I needed any? But, being very reliable is good to hear!

I've got my eye on a 2004 Black-on Black 750 at a fair price "I think" (3600 miles asking $8000.00 for it--is that fair given the codition is excellent??).
I'm 5'9" and weigh 130-135 lb's so I think the 750 should carry me very well (I hope, LOL).

Once again, thank you everyone for the welcome and information.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 04:38 PM
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I just bought a black 750 in january with 3662 miles for 9k the blue book is 10900 so thats good. Im 5'10'' 190lbs and it carrys me great. I did a bunch of research too before buying, but the thing that made my mind up was the test ride. This bike is sooooo much fun and I never get tired of people saying {Oh wow what is that}.
Ive put 1600 miles on mine since 1/27/07 and I love it more every day. The only bad points are the availability of parts and dealers and the lack of fairing over 120. If you like playing around town and scareing the SH*% out of cows on the backroads I highly recomend it. PILLAR
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 04:41 PM
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