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ride/suspension comparison B3 vs older B4

Is the suspension much different on the newer bikes, as compared to the older ones? I currently have an '06 910S and am looking to get something newer. I've always thought the suspension on mine to be overly stiff/harsh for what I use it for (commuting). I'm wondering if there's any difference with the newer bikes?
Aside from the suspension, I love the bike.

And I realize that commuting is not what these bikes are built for. :-)

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Still stiff but I would say less.

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The Trepistoni is much stiffer then the 1090RR - I would say too hard at all.
It depends where you drive.
In the Italian Alps the 1090 was okay, the 800RR is not.


I already ordered a new shock and I'm thinking about an Adreani cartridge for the front.

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Why not simply soften up your 910 suspension?

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Why not simply soften up your 910 suspension?
The suspension's not the reason(s) that I'm shopping for a new bike. But what kind of options exist for softening up the suspension for a Brutale, new or old (thanks)?

I rode a few BMWs in the past week. An R Nine T, an R 1200 R, and an S 1000 R. I liked the S 1000 R, but it didn't 'grab' me the way the Brutale did the first time I rode it. I've had this one for eleven good years, but I feel it's time has come.

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The suspension's not the reason(s) that I'm shopping for a new bike. But what kind of options exist for softening up the suspension for a Brutale, new or old (thanks)?
For one thing...There is spring pre-load. Have the sag set for your riding weight.....Then you have adjustable high and low speed compression and rebound damping front and rear.

If you can't get the ride where you like it with those adjustments then fork oil viscosity and level (air gap) can be changed, not to mention spring rates front and rear.

The only really expensive option would be re-valving the rear shock...but you really shouldn't need to do that.

The suspension on the B4 Brutales is top shelf stuff. Totally adjustable.
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I updated my front forks with Matris internals, made a big improvement. The forks from factory are just not great.
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