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Hello,

I am currently riding a Brutale 920 MY 2012. Today I realized that a triumph dealer has opened in town. Before getting my MV I was aiming to get the new ST R but couldn't since there were no Triumph dealer.

What is your take on switching from a B920 to a ST R. I like to hear your thoughts, pros and cons, etc...

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Definitely the ST R. Less there are people using a MV Agusta, more special my MV is.
Depending on where you are based, the ST R is most certainly cheaper to service.
ST R probably drinks less petrol than MV because all bikes do, even without the fuel leaking from the connectors.
Joke aside, the ST R was my first choice. Then I saw this. Vanity, vanity, vanity.
 

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I had a street triple for four fantastic years, road it all over Europe on road trips . It was a great bike .
I've had my 920 for two years and test rode a new STR a couple of months ago and was quite prepared to trade the MV in there and then if it was as good as I remembered mine was.
After a couple of hours riding I thought it was a nice bike but it didn't win me over . On the ride home I thought, what were you thinking? You have the best naked bike going right here, why was I even looking at anything else?
For me the Triumph had a lower seat height,used less fuel and i've got a dealer 15 mins away, they were the only real positives .
 

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Doggy having ridden both bikes, how does the B920 compares to the ST R in terms of handling and power?
xeorex I totally get your point, but you know how one always thinks that other bikes are better than his? well this is where I am now, that's why I need to hear other thoughts...
 

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Isn't that like giving up Cinderella for the ugly step sister?
 

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Why give yourself such a dilemma, it's OK to have 2+ bikes.

I've ridden an STR and lovely bike that it is, it didn't excite me in the slightest. Now I've never ridden an MV (no demo's around here) but I know I want to own one. That to me says it all.

If there is one brand that would convert someone to riding a bike, you just have to show them an MV. Job done.
 

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Isn't that like giving up Cinderella for the ugly step sister?
:laughing:

It is such a good think we must wear a helmet,
It hides that smug face you can't stop having while riding this bike.
She does give that feeling :king:
 

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No comparison mv hands down.i have my misses str new in the garage .have taken it out twice and does nothing for me at all.but very good bike for my lady.
 

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
how can we answer a question on your taste's
if you like the mv keep it if you don't and prefer the rattleumph get that

eddy do I want a ham or jam sambo, m8
 

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At the end of the day, both bikes are more than my skills can handle, but I love my MV because people literally stop and stare when I ride by.

I wouldn't give that up for better fuel performance, a lower seat height or a few extra dollars saved on servicing.

Go with the bike that gives you the biggest hard on! :mouthwate
 

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You want to change an Italian beauty for a Thai bike?

What I have read in German motorcycle magazines most of the Triumph bikes are assembled now in Thailand.

Check out the frame stickers:
F4 and F5 are built in Thailand
F2 stands for Hinckley

The new triples are ugly - nothing else.....
 

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I agree. Owned an 06 speed triple, built in hinckley, sold it for 1090... Still dig the 05-10 design. HATE the looks of the new speed and street. MV is a different league altogether.


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Doggy having ridden both bikes, how does the B920 compares to the ST R in terms of handling and power?
xeorex I totally get your point, but you know how one always thinks that other bikes are better than his? well this is where I am now, that's why I need to hear other thoughts...
On paper there's 1/10ths of a second between them so performance is virtually identical, power versus weight . BUT the MV always feels quicker to me . Handling in my opinion is also virtually identical, thats one of the reasons I bought my MV because it handle superb, just like my old Triumph . The suspension on the MV is in a different league though, miles better . I bought a different rear shock and front fork springs for the trumpet and it still never handled the bumps as my 920 does now .

What can't be measured is that feeling when I open the garage door and see that I own an MV Agusta . Priceless .
 
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