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Alright, I am about to invest in a Brutale S -04. (almost made up my mind now...)

I am coming from a Ducati 999s and usually go to some 10-15 trackdays per year, where the Duc is excellent.
However, the Duc is gone and now I am almost ready for investing in a Brutale 750.
As I still want to go to the track every now and then, I am curious about your experiences with the Brutale on racetracks!

How is the handling?
Ground clearance?
Power?
etc.
 

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PeGe, Brutale 750 is a blast on the track. Handling is fantastic with properly setup suspension. No chance of scraping pegs or anything unless you crash. Powerwise, expect to be quicker than jap 600's until end of straight were the aerodynamic effect comes into play.
 

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They are a blast at ride days. Remember they have the same frame, brakes, pegs etc of the F4. THe only place you miss out is on the flat out in top long straights, due to no faring,. Other than that , way toooo much fun!
 

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I bought a 750 brute and did 3 trackdays last year. Rode over, took the mirrrors off, thrashed around all day and rode home. I've been racing and trackdaying for donkies years and have to say the Brute is so easy to ride its untrue, nothing nasty lurking and easy to ride at the front of the middle group on short circuits (I did cadwell - novice to try it out, mallory & rocky inters). Big fast ones.... think you will struggle in the faster groups.

You wont be the fastest on the day, but who cares, every time you pass a trackday special you can have a good chuckle and Brutes are just such fun and give great confidence.

I set mine to the track settings in the manual and they worked fine with a bit of tweaking (although I am now a fat bastid).

I had done 3 trackdays since a bad bad accident in 2003 and was ready to give it up as I didn't enjoy any of them, the Brute has made me raring to go again.

Go for it
 

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I can't say about the 750 but the 910R is blast on the track for sure. I took mine out to Firebird East a few weeks ago and will do the West track next Sunday. :f4:

I don't care about hitting top speed down the straights, I just take a breather there and let the litre bikes blow on by, then pick them off again on the back side! :moon:
 

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I have very little to add to the previous posts. I have +/- 10 trackdays per year and the Brutale is amazingly fun to drive.
I remove mirrors, blinkers, licence plate holder, rear foot pegs and sometimes headlight (still looking for a good alternative).
I'm rather small (1,72 m and 62 kg) and put my chin on top of the fueltank on the straights. But as Koop said; the advantage of the Brutale is the handling in the corners.

Convinced ? ;)
 

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i never been on the track, but im faster on the 910 than the F41k. The sudden burst of power on the F4 aint too confidence inspiring on the streets.

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Lots of fun on the track :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: until you get mowed down by an F41000 :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: :jsm:
 

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PeGe said:
Alright, I am about to invest in a Brutale S -04. (almost made up my mind now...)

I am coming from a Ducati 999s and usually go to some 10-15 trackdays per year, where the Duc is excellent.
However, the Duc is gone and now I am almost ready for investing in a Brutale 750.
As I still want to go to the track every now and then, I am curious about your experiences with the Brutale on racetracks!

How is the handling?
Ground clearance?
Power?
etc.

I just got back from a track day on my 04 Brutale (Nesba @ VIR North). I've used mine for over a year now on the track and love it. It has the great mid corner stability that I liked when I rode my buddy's 748R and yet with much better flickability, especially after I put on some lightweight wheels. The only time I had ground clearance issues was when I wasn't hanging off the bike enough, my fault, not the bike's. The power is good enough to be lazy in shifting compared to a 600 and then walk away from them on the straights. No issues with the brakes, plenty strong and great feel. The only issue that I've come across is also something that also makes it fun - the riding position and lack of a fairing. Of course you're more upright so sometimes you have to consciously move to get weight over the front wheel and you have to try to tuck in behind the clocks on a long straight. But the riding position is easier on the wrists which is important for me.
And then just having the only Brutale and often the only naked bike at the track is a plus too :)
 

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Wow, I've been thinking about using the Brutale for my first track day, but have some concerns. Since it feels like I'm about to get blown off the bike at 90, I wonder how it will feel at 140!

How do you deal with the wind blast at those speeds? I've order a little mini-fairing from emoto but haven't installed it yet, though I doubt it will make as much difference as I'll need.
 

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Slide back in the seat to tuck in behind the guage pod & when it's time to sit up n brake-hold on!! seriously though sitting up at 250kph plus is exciting but no probs
 

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Wow, I've been thinking about using the Brutale for my first track day, but have some concerns. Since it feels like I'm about to get blown off the bike at 90, I wonder how it will feel at 140!
Just keep telling yourself... flat-trackers do that all the time. On dirt! ;)
 

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JCM0165 said:
Wow, I've been thinking about using the Brutale for my first track day, but have some concerns. Since it feels like I'm about to get blown off the bike at 90, I wonder how it will feel at 140!

How do you deal with the wind blast at those speeds? I've order a little mini-fairing from emoto but haven't installed it yet, though I doubt it will make as much difference as I'll need.
Hey that parachute effect is free extra braking power :) One track near me has about a 3000' straight and you do see 140+ before the brake markers. Like the guys above mentioned, slide back, duck down. I thought I'd need a fairing too, but just went ahead and tried it without. If you can tuck in low it's really not a problem. I'm 6'1" and manage to find room.
 

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Slide back in the seat to tuck in behind the guage pod & when it's time to sit up n brake-hold on!! seriously though sitting up at 250kph plus is exciting but no probs
Like this :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: :jsm: :jsm:
 

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My buddy Dutch from N.E.S.B.A. said to say hello. He was going to be at V.I.R. that weekend but got sick. He said he will see you next time.
 
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