I had been on all of those bikes before I bought my Brutale. It was the responsiveness, power, styling and sound didn't hurt either. Even still the first thing I changed was the pipes and exhaust which sounds incredible and I lost some serious weight from the bike. I've never driven with or seen another one on the road, it's been 3 years and still love it.
All the other marques require some sort of accessorising to get them to how I wanted for looks or sound or function, the MV didn't.
From a mechanics point of view, I reckon the MV is easier to work on too.
I was at the Long Beach motorcycle show a few years back and saw a 910 Brutale on display. Wow! That Brutale was the most beautiful motorcycle I had ever seen. I kept coming back to the MV display and staring at it from every angle. The seed for a future purchase was planted.
Then my long-time friend Balz Renggli (who owns Moto Forza in Escondido, CA) became a MV dealer and let me demo a 990 Brutale. A short time later, I bought a 2010 Brutale 1090. I eventually sold that bike (for reasons not related to the bike) and last year bought my current 2013 1090RR. I have replaced the exhaust and upgraded a few other things on the new bike, but in general the 1090RR has been a very good bike. I am thankful, however, that I have easy access to two competent, dedicated MV dealers (the other one being Pro Italia in LA).
All that said, if the BMW S1000R or KTM Super Duke had been available this time last year, I would have taken a hard look at those two bikes.
Oh ,come on,What is that bike outside junior,its an MV ,Wow, that just looks awsemone,that was a couple of young guys at the SERVO talking.Yes ,the Tuono is but ugly and has all the electronics and my mate still crashed it in front of me at the same pace around at the bottom of Mt glorious,so cross that of the list.Streetfighter are they still producing that bike?.The Mv has soul ,sound ,brutal,and is bloody sexy. Just look down and take a close look at the 2 radiata gaurds and they look like boobs.:mouthwate:mouthwate yep this is true.
Excellent feedback and yes I believe the Streetfighter is still in production but just as an 848.
I agree on everything so far. The only reason the Speed Triple was considered is that they seem to win every naked test I've read and used prices are very hard to beat. The Aprilia is too ugly and the Streetfight I think is really the only thing to get close to the Brutale regarding sex appeal, but the MV is still heads above the pack.
Coming from owning a few Ducati's ( S2R1000 and 996 SPS and a (now sold) modded 998), an MV was on my lust-to-own list. Something about the trellis frame and the way the bikes feel to me has me hooked. I bought a new (to me) Brutale 1078RR and love her more every time I ride her.
... So much that I think i'll sell my others and look for an F4- 312RR
Basically because they look stunning and are a great bike.I have an Aprilia RSVR Factory and was going to buy a Tuono Factory but the missus said get the MV and by god she was 100% right.Just look at them
Trumpy's are a dime a dozen, Tuono's are butt ugly, where as MV's are exotic Italian mistress's with very low maintenance! Owning a brutale is like having your very own high class Italian hooker clad in leather willing to please 24/7
I have a 1078RR and been lusting after the 2010 1090RR, as they will make the best of both the worlds side by side. I like the 2010-11 RR as they have Hand welded TIG frames whereas the newer bikes have the Robotic weld TIG frames which make the welds look bigger and an eyesore and IMHO a few other bits: i dont like the new colours nor the exhaust nor the wheels. The 2010 is more saner and has bigger bike feel to it. But nothing to beat the raspy and original 1078RR. Being an MV lover i would want both.
However, i have been eyeing a friends Streetfighter which has done just over 1000 mi and is well kept, wanting to sell, and I've been thinking why not give it a shot. The SF is very well made and top notch and i would save a lot of money on a new 1090RR and save the rest to buy another bike. Originally i hated the SF but the more i look at the build quality and design i seem to like it. And boy, i rode it the other day and its got shit loads of torque, dollops and dollops of it. And the tall gearing feel is also quite satisfying with all that low end grunt. The Brutale and SF are very different. Nothing like having both. Hope i get it.