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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb B3 new or 990R almost new?

Hello everyone, just got to this site.

My background:
I'm an ex Triumph-Street-Triple-R owner.. the bastards stole it when it was just 6-moths old! Insurance has paid, so now I'm on the hunt for something different and more exclusive... an MV Agusta. I love naked.. so Brutale it is without any doubt!!!

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36-years old male, using motorbike to go to work/shopping on weekdays and out-city trips on weekends; still quite fresh to big motorbikes world (owned a Vespa for many years); live in a 2-million-people european city; maximum budget I can spend is 11k, suffering I could stretch to 12k.

My doubt:
on my shopping list there's a brand new Brutale 675 for 10k on the road and a second hand Brutale 990R with only 1500km for 12k on the road. Then add insurance.. add alarm... hoof! Then consider also fuel consumption... hummm....
So... 675... 675 NOT... 675.. 675 NOT... 675... 675 NOT

ANY ADVICE FROM OUT THERE?
thanks
don Vito

P.S. ah.. btw, I'm Italian

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 01:04 PM
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It's OK to be Italian.
Especially around here.
Welcome.

I've ridden a Brutale 910. Nice bike that.
I don't have enough information to recommend the B3. That's not to say I don't recommend it. It's just too early to do so with any certainty.
Enjoy the forum.
Hope to see you on an MV Agusta one day.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 03:25 PM
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I had a street triple for four years and traded it in for a new brutale 920 . Both are great bikes . The mv has 30 bhp more but is 30kg heavier so performance is very close . I still don't feel that
I can ride the 920 as well as the st . I'm quite small so the mv feels big to me compared to the st maybe that's why .
The B3 is meant to be very small and light so I would say if your small go for the B3 .
I will be test riding a B3 as soon as they are available .

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 05:34 PM
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Hey @don, welcome to the family ...and what a great problem to have.

There are some really good threads on Model comparisons in the Brutale section - The B3 looks like an awesome bike, but it's the first of the triple generation.

However a quick snapshot would be:
990 - latest generation of the F4 motors, very linear power delivery, great power spread and more forgiving on both suspension and breaking - slightly taller that previous generations
920 - not sure about this model....I wouldn't recommend this model
1078 - some consider the ultimate in the "Brutale" line - dangerously quick and not for the faint hearted - it's got more raw power that can catch the unskilled/un-educated by the shorts
910r - slightly older generation model, but simply outstanding (the 910s is also an option here), you're buying a 4-5 year old bike but buying a lot of it with the right model... would be my recommendation over a B3 if budget was tight instead of the 990r

Best of success

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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910R......but be careful! You will find that you are the center of attention from beautiful women everywhere.

910R, S4RS Monster,'78 BMW R100S, Heritage Softail, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Kawasaki Concours 1400, '07 Ultra Classic with sidecar, yellow Vespa LX 150, a cool little Ruckus, and a very understanding wife........
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, thanks a lot for your feedback! I went for the Brutale 990R in the end, stone white and with 1200km made in 12 months by the dealerīs owners! I paid €11,500...so am not sure I made a grate deal (itīs €14,000 brand new here in Spain)!
But anyways.. I took the plunge now so no more thinking! Iīm collecting it on Monday afternoon, so excited I canīt wait!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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Congrats @Don.... well I think you'll be very happy and look forward to the pic's

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