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In my local (multi marque) dealer's today about something quite different, there's a 1078 Brutale there. Seems it has no docs, the owner's stoney broke, and the dealers aren't really very keen to sell it for him. 1024 kilometres, four months old, I think I sense a bargain coming on...

I was vaguely considering treating myself to a Speed Triple this year, but if I can make sure this chap actually owns the bike and sort out new paperwork, this is a great deal cooler.

So, knowing nothing about MVs, what should I know?

And, I know it varies across Europe, but what would YOU expect to pay for a nearly new Brutale in Euros? Because I'm amazed how little we are talking here...

Oh, it will be making its home with a Triumph 1200 Daytona SE (currently being rebuilt), a Harley V-Rod (don't laugh, I live in a hot country with roads full of loonies) and a Triumph Tiger heap for exploring the trails.


Just an idea at the moment, sorry to take up your time with a daft question...
 

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Buy it. If it's as awesome as I'm pretending it is, it should be able to pull a wheelie, make a vertical take off and then fly into space.

I have no idea what the price'll be, however. I guess it's the "if you ask, you can't afford it" policy.
 

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4 months old???? were the 1078 Brutales out 4 months ago? We're still waiting to see one here.

Buy it...I know I would if I could.
 

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No doc's on it? How are you planning on registering it with the local government to ride it on the street?
 

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No doc's on it? How are you planning on registering it with the local government to ride it on the street?
Go to the registration agency with a sales document and get them to create a new registration document. This is no big problem (it just means sitting for hours and hours in stuffy offices - I've done it before, moving another vehicle here) IF he actually owns the bike, and checking that is obviously the big hassle, which is why no one wants it.

I can find the time for all this - as a computer consultant I can work as well with a laptop in a government waiting room as at my own desk.

It takes months to get any paperwork here - at four months old it is entirely possible he's lazy and feckless and didn't fill in the right forms, and that's why he has no docs. When I bought my Harley, new, it took three months to prise a registration document loose. Or perhaps he is, like me, a foreigner, and has simply got lost in the labyrinthine bureaucracy (amazing how many foreigners never learn the ;language).

Also, the dealer could be lying to me about why the bike is a "problem" and hence they don't want to sell it. Maybe he wants it himself. Maybe it just looks good in the (tatty) showroom. Maybe there is something nasty wrong with it they plan to fix and haven't yet.

At the moment, what I see is a very nice bike at a dirt cheap price with a desperate owner. Having checked the bike itself doesn't have some terrible gotcha, I'll start enquiring further.
 

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4 months old???? were the 1078 Brutales out 4 months ago? We're still waiting to see one here.

Buy it...I know I would if I could.
Aha! You may have found the gotcha then :-( I didn't know there were two when I saw it, my RECOLLECTION is that it said 1078, but if it doesn't, that would explain the price. You can forget warranties or dealers around here, and sitting up last night and reading the thread about stalling in traffic has put me right off getting a 910 of unknown provenance which I have to fix myself.

I'll go look again Monday.
 

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Buy it. If it's as awesome as I'm pretending it is, it should be able to pull a wheelie, make a vertical take off and then fly into space.

I have no idea what the price'll be, however. I guess it's the "if you ask, you can't afford it" policy.
This one's cheap, trust me. Suspiciously cheap. Obvious worries include "does he actually have clean title?"
 

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HHHHMMM if it is true, BUY IT. All reports so far are that the Brute 1078 is THE BEST BIKE , PERIOD. I am seriously contemplating one but we won't get them until the end of this year.
 

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I had an opportunity to test ride a 1078 RR last week. Really enjoyed the bike etc. However, the only thing I noticed which let it down slightly was the injector covers and ram air tube covers. They are no longer finished off to such a high standard. Also, I wonder how they will look after a little age etc. I don't know what they are like on the Brut.
 

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Oh, it will be making its home with a Triumph 1200 Daytona SE (currently being rebuilt), a Harley V-Rod (don't laugh, I live in a hot country with roads full of loonies) and a Triumph Tiger heap for exploring the trails.
Living here in the U.K. with temps in the 70's and a lot of the time lower, the F4 is suited to this climate

I am honestly not sure if i would go for a F4 if living in warm parts of the USA or warmer parts of europe, full set of leathers and the added heat spewing from the engine and fairing must be pretty heavy going for you guys, exspecually in built up areas

were exactly are you located louis and how hot is hot?

as I say it gets pretty hot on the 312 in low 70's id hate to think how guys get on with temps in high 80's /90's
 

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When did it ship in Europe? The main reason I ASSUMED this was a 1078 was because I though they'd been shipping for ages.
 

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Living here in the U.K. with temps in the 70's and a lot of the time lower, the F4 is suited to this climate

I am honestly not sure if i would go for a F4 if living in warm parts of the USA or warmer parts of europe, full set of leathers and the added heat spewing from the engine and fairing must be pretty heavy going for you guys, exspecually in built up areas

were exactly are you located louis and how hot is hot?

as I say it gets pretty hot on the 312 in low 70's id hate to think how guys get on with temps in high 80's /90's
Yeah, I moved form the UK in 2001. I always had faired bikes, and I use to ride around 500 miles a week in all weathers for around twenty years. Moving out here with a Triumph 1200 Daytona was a revelation, you could seriously pass out from the heat! Also a gonzo sportsbike day to day is a no-no, you find the most bizarre things happening round corners, and I had a particular problem, because all the sliding around you do on patches of gravel and stuff gave me the brown starfish syndrome. I'm used to it now, but sat on a great big fat Daytona with your arse in the air is not the best way to learn to ride on loose surfaces.

So I found a thousand kilometer old Tiger that someone had crashed and left sitting in the dealers for three years. They'd done the major work, but then (sound familiar?) something happened and the money ran out or they fell out or whatever, so I picked it up for three and six and rode that for years.

Trouble is the Tiger was so BORING that my mileage kept slipping down as I took the Scoobie instead.

So last year I bought a V-Rod. OK, it is a silly, poser's bke, but you stay cool, it has a big grin factor, and the limited ground clearance slows you down while the Porsche engine, Brembo brakes and half decent chassis make it basically competent. That's doing stellar mileages though, so time to share the load with something unfaired that can eat up the fast road miles.

Speed Triple is my bet, but if I can get a Brutale 1078 for the same money, hey, that's more than cool! Ideal for the warmest part of the warmest region of Europe.

Where am I? Mind if I broadcast that AFTER I've done (or not done) the deal? MVs are a very small world :)
 

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I'm out.

It's a 910 (I must be blind).

In the very unlikley event anyone wants to try and get a deal on it, it is at My Moto, Faro, Algarve, Portugal. As far as I know everyone there speaks English.

Nice friendly board you have here, hope MV gets bought by someone useful.

Bye...
 
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