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Dilemma: Brutale 750 or Monster 696?

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I am a new rider (6 months) and i want to buy a bike as i share one at the moment with my father. I want to use it daily to go to work (about 25 km, 10 of them in traffic) and of course to make my fast rides around town. I have always wanted a monster. But I do not like so much the new one. I have fallen in love with a brutale 750. I rode one and I can't stop thinking of it. Even that everyone suggests that the duc is a wiser purchase and i will enjoy it better, I want it. They say about the fuel consumption, the maintenance cost, the probable repairs' cost and the unpracticality. Even that I won't be capable to enjoy riding it because I am not enough experienced, as opposed to the duc that is more forgiving.
I am so confused. Help me guys!
The dilemma is between a brutale 750 reg. 2008 13.000 km (5000 euro) and a monster 696 2011 6.000 km (4500 euro).
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Definitively the Brutale! Imo much more bike and fun for your money. And there is nothing unwise about a Brutale, that is a reliable bike.

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I don't have a Brutale but have an older Monster. The Duc twin has nice engine braking which can be useful to newer riders, but the Brutale's inline four offers excitement the Duc can't match. Aesthetically, the MV wins hands down. Being that the Duc is an air cooled twin vs. the MV's water cooled four, maintenance could be less on the Duc as it is a simpler bike. You won't go wrong with either, so assuming both bikes are mechanically sound I'd buy with your heart. Which one tugs on your emotions?

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I used to commute on my 750 Brutale, it's a great bike for that once you sort out the fueling and maybe get the fans to cut in a bit sooner.

I rode one of the smaller Monster, once, and haven't bothered since...
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As a former Monster owner, I'd go for the Brute as well, better built, easier to ride both fast and slow, and IMO cheaper to maintain.

I'd thought that when I traded the Monster in, that I would miss it, I can honestly say that not one time have I missed it.

Between the two bikes you're considering there is a major performance gap (MV leading).
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As a former Monster owner, I'd go for the Brute as well, better built, easier to ride both fast and slow, and IMO cheaper to maintain.

I'd thought that when I traded the Monster in, that I would miss it, I can honestly say that not one time have I missed it.

Between the two bikes you're considering there is a major performance gap (MV leading).
I agree totally. Having just bought a '09 Brutale, I've begun to forget my '06 Ducati S2R 1000!


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hands down the Brutale.....

'08 910R, in 23,000mi I've used 2 low beam bulbs and a hub bearing, obviously, tires and brakes don't count
I replaced the plastic fuel fittings with metal

a Ducati would be coming up on its 2nd Major Service (price one of those)

my Brutale uses zero oil....OK, 1-2 drops leak from the valve cover per month....not enough for me to want to fix it

the only issue with early Brutales is the SPU (Service Power Unit) under the cover on the right side. the ones that fail have a blue back, the black backed ones are good, the change over goes by VIN it's in the second sticky of this section

use that as a bargaining point on the price of the bike, if it has a blue one

the other thing to check, before even going on a test ride, is the glue on the headlight lens......the glue fails and the glass lens isn't cheap

my Brutale is the most fun bike I've ever had, period!

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for your replies.
My heart tells me that i should buy the brut and that I would regret if not, as opposed to my brain that tells me that I should prefer the monster which i newer, more easy to ride and learn riding well and more fuel efficient ( I want to use it daily).
So confused....
But when I rode it and when I heard it, I knew I want it badly.
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The upside to the monster is it'd be a years newer bike which is usually a good thing. I've had a couple monsters a 750 and 800, both were great bikes. You might also consider the 796. That said these are more entry level bikes and the performance is nowhere near what the 750 inline four brute.

I had a 910S brute and found the brakes pretty awful, and the fueling was a bit wonky as in very hard to modulate the throttle, it was pretty much on or off. Don't know if the 750 had the same issues, I'm guessing yes. Build quality on the Brute is far superior to the duc.

I'll be honest and it's only my opinion, but I think the duc would be a better commuter bike than the brute, it's a bit more docile, has better brakes and more than enough power. As stated a much newer bike as well.

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