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I looked at a new 2012 Brutale RR today and wanted to introduce myself and get some info on the beast. I had a 2002 F4 and really enjoyed it. The main question I have about the bike has to do with its ability on longer rides. I live in the Pacific Northwest where there are some amazing roads that can be accessed very easily
I am also considering a BMW K1300s but it doesn't have the same thrill factor as the MV, the reality is I have to force myself to want it, so that is not a good way to start.
My riding varies from what I know the Brutale will do well to sport touring and that's the aspect I need advice on. Does anyone have suggestions for luggage that would work, tips about the comfort after 400 miles. It looks like it has a respectable size tank - what is the range? I recall the original 750 Brutales were terrible on the mpg especially when compared to my F4 that could go over 40MPG and they had a smaller tank making the range around 100 miles. For me anything over 200 is acceptable. My average riding is usually around the 5K mile/year range but I expect that with a K it may extend and hopefully the MV wouldn't be so brutal :smoking:that long weekend rides could extend to longer multiday adventures.
My head says go for the K but my heart says nah!!!go for the MV...


small piece of trivia - I used to own the domain mvagusta.net

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Cant comment on touring, but i can ride my 2011 1090RR all day 500k easy and tank range is 240K until light comes on and then 6ltr left in tank so approx range 320-330k. Awesome machine!!

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Have you ridden them both? Which do you prefer? I ride my 910 through the hills on 4-5 hour rides, stopping every 100 miles for fuel of course.
Haven't done many freeway rides other than just around Portland to know the cruising range.
I love mine, it does everything I wanted it to. If I were to add bikes to my garage it would be the F4 and then the Rivale, I'm hooked:yo:
 

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Very comfortable all day, don't worry about arse, arm or leg ache, just a bit o strain on the old neck when you open the taps :yo:
 

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I'm not much of a super slab rider, when I go places its usually via two lane roads.
The big picture of where I am at, and what I am shooting for is this. My main rides for the last quarter century + have been Laverdas. I have an RGS that I bought new that has been my main sport tourer for 28 years and its getting tired. I have a Jota that can be my "fun" bike or I could ride it for long weekend rides BUT every once in a while I get the urge to have something "modern" mostly its a temporary phase that has included various BMWs, an 750 F4s and a Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans - it only lasted 7 months since it couldn't keep up with the Jota in any comparison except brakes.
My intent is to take the RGS out of the long distance bike category and the BMW K1300s seems like a good replacement and as stated earlier has not really flipped the excitement switch. The reality is I have other bikes that could be ridden to provide that excitement factor. I sold my 750 because the Jota was usually picked for riding over it. I can say I've never had a bike that handled any where near as well as the 750F4 which was ridden and sold without taking a huge hit and the thought of getting a 1000 was always in the back of my mind. So the quandary I have is that the 1090RR is not a replacement for the RGS and is not comparable to the K1300s BUT it does have that excitement factor that the K is missing. I haven't had dealer support for the Laverdas since 1986 so that has never been an issue - I hear rumors that my local dealer will not be supporting MV - and I can live with that. The only obvious solution is to get 2 bikes:mouthwate but that would just create a storage problem.
Bottom line is that I am just trying to justify the 1090 over the K and from what I hear it could be pushed to fit the bill so it remains a brain v heart issue...:conveyer:

I appreciate all the responses so far

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I'm not much of a super slab rider, when I go places its usually via two lane roads.
The big picture of where I am at, and what I am shooting for is this. My main rides for the last quarter century + have been Laverdas. I have an RGS that I bought new that has been my main sport tourer for 28 years and its getting tired. I have a Jota that can be my "fun" bike or I could ride it for long weekend rides BUT every once in a while I get the urge to have something "modern" mostly its a temporary phase that has included various BMWs, an 750 F4s and a Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans - it only lasted 7 months since it couldn't keep up with the Jota in any comparison except brakes.
My intent is to take the RGS out of the long distance bike category and the BMW K1300s seems like a good replacement and as stated earlier has not really flipped the excitement switch. The reality is I have other bikes that could be ridden to provide that excitement factor. I sold my 750 because the Jota was usually picked for riding over it. I can say I've never had a bike that handled any where near as well as the 750F4 which was ridden and sold without taking a huge hit and the thought of getting a 1000 was always in the back of my mind. So the quandary I have is that the 1090RR is not a replacement for the RGS and is not comparable to the K1300s BUT it does have that excitement factor that the K is missing. I haven't had dealer support for the Laverdas since 1986 so that has never been an issue - I hear rumors that my local dealer will not be supporting MV - and I can live with that. The only obvious solution is to get 2 bikes:mouthwate but that would just create a storage problem.
Bottom line is that I am just trying to justify the 1090 over the K and from what I hear it could be pushed to fit the bill so it remains a brain v heart issue...:conveyer:

I appreciate all the responses so far

Bill
Flip a coin. Heads MV Tails BMW. Done.
 

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Whilst the 1090 is much softer than its predecessors its hardly designed for long rides apart from the 5 gallon petrol tank, its not designed for luggage or sport touring it will however make you smile when you ride it.....
 

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I have no dramas doing 600ks a day on mine. Sometimes a gel seat would be nice. luggage is kind of an issue. I use an expandable tailpack for overnight trips and that holds just enough stuff.
 

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I've clocked up 10500 kms in 11 months with my brute, 700ks in a day no problem, as far as luggage goes swag or bag easily fits on rear seat. I replaced two of my underseat factory fixings with two swingarm spools, which enables straps to be used for tieing down gear. Average about 230 ks per tank
 

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I took mine for a cross country last may from Portland, OR back to NYC, main additions were a Airhawk 2 seat cushion and a ventura rack. The rest was pure bliss!!!
 

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Cant comment on touring, but i can ride my 2011 1090RR all day 500k easy and tank range is 240K until light comes on and then 6ltr left in tank so approx range 320-330k. Awesome machine!!

James
I'm lucky if I get 180km from 17lt on my new 990r, still have 6lt in reserve but this is the worst gas guzzler for me yet. Still my favourite though. Whats your secret for the good Km per litre or is it just that the 1090RR is more fuel efficient. Going to ride it for 8 hours solid in a couple of weeks so will see how comfortable it is compared to last naked rides, Speed Triple, Honda Predator, Kawasaki 750Z, Aprillia Tuono, Buell. I tend to do 20k a year so I hope its good.
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My 2011 1090R with Arrow pipe and ECU gets less than 200km before the light comes on. It's now started coming on at 175km :cussing:
17 litres doesn't get you far!
 

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See a previous post of mine: http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=49127

250 to 300 miles a day three-day trip on a 2010 1090RR. Super comfy (much more than the 750 I had before) and between the looks, the sound, the power and the handling, there was nothing to complain about. I was getting anywhere from 105 to 120 miles on a full tank before getting the reserve light (on Normal mode).
I don't think I'd go cross country long haul with a Brutale but for everyday urban riding, commuting, week-end twisties and occasional 2-3 day ride, this is an awesome bike.
 

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I looked at a new 2012 Brutale RR today and wanted to introduce myself and get some info on the beast. I had a 2002 F4 and really enjoyed it. The main question I have about the bike has to do with its ability on longer rides. I live in the Pacific Northwest where there are some amazing roads that can be accessed very easily
I am also considering a BMW K1300s but it doesn't have the same thrill factor as the MV, the reality is I have to force myself to want it, so that is not a good way to start.
My riding varies from what I know the Brutale will do well to sport touring and that's the aspect I need advice on. Does anyone have suggestions for luggage that would work, tips about the comfort after 400 miles. It looks like it has a respectable size tank - what is the range? I recall the original 750 Brutales were terrible on the mpg especially when compared to my F4 that could go over 40MPG and they had a smaller tank making the range around 100 miles. For me anything over 200 is acceptable. My average riding is usually around the 5K mile/year range but I expect that with a K it may extend and hopefully the MV wouldn't be so brutal :smoking:that long weekend rides could extend to longer multiday adventures.
My head says go for the K but my heart says nah!!!go for the MV...


small piece of trivia - I used to own the domain mvagusta.net

Bill
If it is your only bike the K is very tempting. If you decide for the '12 Brutale RR - at least there are some great deals out there

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Minimalist sport tour

I just got back from a 3 day 1000 mile trip in Southern California , with the mv branded tank bag and passenger bag with side bags. It was indeed a minimalist "sport tour" , but one if the very best I have ever been on. The bike was superb for 250-350 mile days, and no excuses could be entertained about being too heavy, or passenger, or not the right bike. Was on a 2012 brutale RR
 

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If I'm careful I can get around 200km for 16lt. Interestingly my mates new Tuono is supposeded to be the thirstiest bike out there but my 990r if I'm good does about the same km per liter and he rides like a nutter.
The tuono is definitely the superior machine but shit it's ugly & given the choice I'd pick the MV especially the new new 1090rr.
 
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