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took one for a ride yesterday and like the fit and finish and power and ride....im 6' tall and 275lbs so the foot position was a bit uncomfy....i think with a 1-1.5" risers and some sort of foot relocation, i could actually enjoy this bike....i have only owned cruisers so to jump to a cafe style bike is a lot different....how are these bikes on say a 600mile trip???...any help/comments would be greatly appreciated
 

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Coming from cruisers you may want to rethink, and maybe first get a less sporty machine; the power will surprise you.

Having done 1600 miles in 3 days I can tell you, it's certainly no sport-tourer--This bike is built for the track.

However, the bike is exceptional and most anyone will love it, if it doesn't kill them first :laughing:
 

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I assure you, it's fine for somebody 6'1".....I'm 6'1", but am LANKY, so my limbs would be on somebody around 6'5". To put it into perspective, I wear a 38R suit, but need the arms of a 42 or 44 if I wear it "long"...but I wear my suits like a european suit...a little short....

Point is, the bike isn't too small. It's just not as big as say, an R1...
 

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I'm 5'11" @ 220# and thought the bike was comfy - only rode it for about 15 minutes but enough to get an idea that it's very ego friendly. Went back to back with a Ducati S4Rs and I thought the 910s was more comfortable. A little more upright (standard) sitting position than the Monster and better & smoother power. Remember that you control the rate of accent, but I would be mindful how hard you twist the right hand. Actually thought the layout of the controls and information was better sorted on the Ducati. The lights around the perimeter of the digital speedo was hard to see in the bright sunlight and the background field of the tach appears as if it would bleach out rather quickly - something to ask an owner though. The turn signal on the Brutale seemed not to be in the standard position and both my friend and hit constantly hit the horn instead of the signal indicator. But "flickability" is much better on the MV - though the brakes on the S model do not compare to the S4Rs - different league actually. Cannot say enough about the smooth way the 910 delivers it power - it was one of my favorite things about the bike - and trust me it's got plenty to deliver.
 

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...... with all due respect!! My R1 LE is a Cadillac..... seriously! The most comfortable sportbike I've ever ridden.

I have documented my efforts(with pics!), on brutaleforum.com, to make my Brutale's(TWO!) more comfortable....... $600+ in handlebars later..... I gave up, went back to stock. I decided to STOP trying to adapt the motorcycle to me,- instead I tried to adapt ME to the motorcycle.

Please forgive me if I've given the wrong impression about MV's. I love them,- I've owned 3. One F4, 2 Brutale''s...... AND my Senna is on the way...

My honest opinion is that MV's, especially Brutales, are ideally suited for people shorter than 5' 10". They are really small bikes.

This is the only point I was trying to make......
 

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I will try to put together a monolouge of my trip soon; For now, see my gallery.

I agree MV's, particularly the Brutales are small, that's one of the reasons I like them so much. I am 5'3 140lbs. and the bike is MADE for me :king:
 

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Thanks for the caution khfx - I only have a 32" inseem so maybe that's why it seemed to fit me well. Prior to parting with any money (should I decide to do the MV thing) I'll take her for another romp and pay close attention to the egos. Again, thanks for the heads up.

Stuart
 

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I go 6' @ 230 lbs, its not a comfort thing for me. I love the bike, my longest time riding was 1 hour, nothing comfy about it. However if your wanting to have fun, enjoy an interseting bike, different riding position (on top of the front tire), good power & handling, then your ready to step up to the brut
 

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I'm with Mr Spalding 12 at 5'7" and own both a BMW R1200RT and Brutale.
I love both...the Brutale feels like a minibike after the BM but does it goooooooooo!
 

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The Brutale's seemingly small wheelbase makes it feel like you have rocket legs. When you look forward all you see is road... I've ridden the 750, bought the 910R - Both different in power delivery. You should find which one suits you best. The R is a rocket and tough to be smooth with if riding agressively as the power delivery has a bit of that on/off effect that the F4's throttle did (some models, not all), and that instant torque throws my head back even at 80+ mph. I have to say I love the torque of this engine. I'm 6' and it's ergonomics are great for me, but the seat hurts the arse after 4+ hours of riding - especially if you're also wearing a backpack.
 

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my harley will run high 10s in the quarter so i know what speed is...its more of a refinement thing for me...just looking to get into the sportbike thing without killing my pocketbook on insurance...i love the look and with a set of 1" risers and re adjusting my foot position, i think it would work out just fine,.....thanks so much for your input...
 

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byronmv said:
I'm with Mr Spalding 12 at 5'7" and own both a BMW R1200RT and Brutale.
I love both...the Brutale feels like a minibike after the BM but does it goooooooooo!
Hey, I have the same 2 bikes. I bought the Brutale 2nd, now I can't stand the sound of the BMW boxer engine.
I'm also around 5'7" and find the Brutale a good fit. It does lock you in one position and I find the seat seriously intruding on my comfort after about 1.5 hours.

I'd also like to do something about the handlebar vibes. If the bars are hollow, I'll try puting lead shot in them. That did a great job of killing the vibes on my FZ1.
 

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Im 6'2" and 195lbs and the 910 fits fine. I have done over 2.5 hr stretches without undue strain, but it is'nt a tour bike. If you want comfy get a RoadKing, if you want hot Italian motosex, get the Brutale.

Lorenzo
 

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The Brutale is a small bike, but that being said, it's still comfortable for alot of tall riders. I'm 6'2" and I have done 6 hr rides on my brute. I had so much fun that I forget about everything else. :yo: Comfort....Whats that?? More throttle.....DEFINITELY!!! :yo: :guitarist
 
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