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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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brutale 800 vs ducati streetfigher

I am hoping this is not sacrilegious to discuss a bike other than our beloved MV's, but I have a chance to buy either a 2015 brutale 800 or a 2015 ducati street fighter 848. I am test driving the bikes this weekend, and wondered if anyone else out there had tested both these bikes and had some input. I'm tall, 6'-4", and am thinking the duc is longer and more suitable, but ive read over 25 reviews, and all say something different. The test drive is going to answer most of the questions, but I sure would appreciate any insight you all may have to offer.

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Mate, I had the exact same two final bikes on my 'to buy' list. Took both on a test ride.

The MV won.

Price wise much the same - if you take the SF and add the bits to make it look and sound good and not be unridable at low revs (Termis, ecu, tailtidy, quickshifter) it was only marginally less than the MV.

The MV looks heaps better

The SF is being discontinued and this is it's final year.

The MV really is quite drivable at low revs now (I've got the 800rr with the new mvics 2.0 three injectors per cylinder).

i did not like the feeling of the clutch on the SF.

I tested the MV first and the SF a week later - first thought as I got of the Duc was how much I wanted another go on the MV.

Service cost and interval was much the same.

The SF sounds better (but only with the termi's).

The SF was not happy to commute at low revs - hunting. One needs a fat duc kit (to fool the oxy sensor) or the termi exhaust and ecu kit to cure

But all the above is irrelevent. Go test both - the bike will choose you in the end and you will walk away knowing which one is meant for you.

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Oh - I'm 6 foot and the MV's really very 'roomy'.

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I did 17k on my 848 sf before I swapped to a dragster

The 848 had a full remap and termis and I loved it to bits

I found the MV more fun and easier to ride - better balanced but preferred the sf gearbox although the quickshifter compensates

The sf is better sitting on a motorway if you're into that kind of thing

Riding position better on MV but I'm only 5'6

I wouldn't want to go back to the SF but the twin is a lovely engine
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Thank you for all the input - I am heading to the dealer on Saturday to test ride both. Cheers - i'll post what I end up buying.
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MV > streetfighter

better value, better ergonomics, better looks

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