I've got an '04 with low miles and I'm thinking about upgrading to a newer, more powerful, better equipped Brutale. Should I just get a 2014 or were older models better. Which configuration?
Hi Mogan, i've got a 11-1090RR,nearly 2 years old,9,000k and i'm impressed with the build quality,i've had a LH mirror replaced(loose pod)and there's a little play in the rear wheel cushdrive,otherwise the thing has just got better and better,i've noticed from 13 onwards they have gone to mild steel frames machine welded from Cro Moly hand welded and cast not forged wheels,they quote more HP but the std 1090 motor isn't a slug, actually it has a brilliant spread of power Cheers SteveI've got an '04 with low miles and I'm thinking about upgrading to a newer, more powerful, better equipped Brutale. Should I just get a 2014 or were older models better. Which configuration?
No doubt Eddy......I just don't personally like the graphics package on the 1078. I'm quite sure that a 1078 modded as mine is would be a beast.no mate ,1078 all the way,Lol
910 not even close
no guns please
now be gentle
have to Agree Randy the 750 and the 910 are real bruts you had to tame them ,to ride them .... then they started to bring the more tamed bike out easier to ride (for the blue oyster bar rider )I'm partial because I own one, but it really think the 910R is the pinnacle of Brutie production. I've owned three of them. The 1078 is stronger in stock form, but I personally prefer the graphics of the 910. Mine has the titanium decatted exhaust, a special reflash with an Ed Eskew tune, and likely is as strong as most 1078 bikes.
Most people agree that the build quality of the earlier Bruties is better than the newer generations.
Ultimately, there will be a dozen different opinions on this matter, and yours is the only opinion that matters.
Are you not getting the 1078rr (this one ) mixed up with the 'New' generation (2010 and upwards) Col?No NO before that was the real Brute,s the 750 and the 910 pure and raw
its like comparing a grizzly bear (910-750) and a soft cuddly teddy bear(the rest)
:laughing::laughing: Don't worry about the 'graphics' Dave...easily sorted out with a tin of 'Dulux' gloss and a roller! http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/product/paint/interior-trim/glossMy 910s is brilliant and a big improvement over my Wife's 750, although I would love to upgrade to a 1078, even though I'm also not too keen on the 1078 graphics (sorry Eddy and Brian)...
I've never ridden a new generation Brute, but have heard that they're a bit "softer", and not as well put together.
Agreed - I have a 910R and I still would have considered that one for sale - it has a lot of nice parts on it for an incredible price! Probably better I didn't see it in time...Reckless, I'd agree my neighbors B800 is the bees knees, however I'm partial to the torque of my B4 and the seating position.
My favorite Brute ever, too bad I missed the sale.