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Hello guys!
I am a new rider (6 months) and i want to buy a bike as i share one at the moment with my father. I want to use it daily to go to work (about 25 km, 10 of them in traffic) and of course to make my fast rides around town. I have always wanted a monster. But I do not like so much the new one. I have fallen in love with a brutale 750. I rode one and I can't stop thinking of it. Even that everyone suggests that the duc is a wiser purchase and i will enjoy it better, I want it. They say about the fuel consumption, the maintenance cost, the probable repairs' cost and the unpracticality. Even that I won't be capable to enjoy riding it because I am not enough experienced, as opposed to the duc that is more forgiving.
I am so confused. Help me guys!
The dilemma is between a brutale 750 reg. 2008 13.000 km (5000 euro) and a monster 696 2011 6.000 km (4500 euro).
 

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Definitively the Brutale! Imo much more bike and fun for your money. And there is nothing unwise about a Brutale, that is a reliable bike.
 

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Chicks dig Brutie riders......
 

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I don't have a Brutale but have an older Monster. The Duc twin has nice engine braking which can be useful to newer riders, but the Brutale's inline four offers excitement the Duc can't match. Aesthetically, the MV wins hands down. Being that the Duc is an air cooled twin vs. the MV's water cooled four, maintenance could be less on the Duc as it is a simpler bike. You won't go wrong with either, so assuming both bikes are mechanically sound I'd buy with your heart. Which one tugs on your emotions?
 

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I used to commute on my 750 Brutale, it's a great bike for that once you sort out the fueling and maybe get the fans to cut in a bit sooner.

I rode one of the smaller Monster, once, and haven't bothered since...
 

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As a former Monster owner, I'd go for the Brute as well, better built, easier to ride both fast and slow, and IMO cheaper to maintain.

I'd thought that when I traded the Monster in, that I would miss it, I can honestly say that not one time have I missed it.

Between the two bikes you're considering there is a major performance gap (MV leading).
 

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As a former Monster owner, I'd go for the Brute as well, better built, easier to ride both fast and slow, and IMO cheaper to maintain.

I'd thought that when I traded the Monster in, that I would miss it, I can honestly say that not one time have I missed it.

Between the two bikes you're considering there is a major performance gap (MV leading).
I agree totally. Having just bought a '09 Brutale, I've begun to forget my '06 Ducati S2R 1000!


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Brutale?

Krv400;

Welcome to the Forum!


hands down the Brutale.....

'08 910R, in 23,000mi I've used 2 low beam bulbs and a hub bearing, obviously, tires and brakes don't count:naughty:
I replaced the plastic fuel fittings with metal

a Ducati would be coming up on its 2nd Major Service (price one of those:wtf:)

my Brutale uses zero oil....OK, 1-2 drops leak from the valve cover per month....not enough for me to want to fix it

the only issue with early Brutales is the SPU (Service Power Unit) under the cover on the right side. the ones that fail have a blue back, the black backed ones are good, the change over goes by VIN it's in the second sticky of this section

use that as a bargaining point on the price of the bike, if it has a blue one

the other thing to check, before even going on a test ride, is the glue on the headlight lens......the glue fails and the glass lens isn't cheap

my Brutale is the most fun bike I've ever had, period!
 

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Thank you guys for your replies.
My heart tells me that i should buy the brut and that I would regret if not, as opposed to my brain that tells me that I should prefer the monster which i newer, more easy to ride and learn riding well and more fuel efficient ( I want to use it daily).
So confused....
But when I rode it and when I heard it, I knew I want it badly.
 

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The upside to the monster is it'd be a years newer bike which is usually a good thing. I've had a couple monsters a 750 and 800, both were great bikes. You might also consider the 796. That said these are more entry level bikes and the performance is nowhere near what the 750 inline four brute.

I had a 910S brute and found the brakes pretty awful, and the fueling was a bit wonky as in very hard to modulate the throttle, it was pretty much on or off. Don't know if the 750 had the same issues, I'm guessing yes. Build quality on the Brute is far superior to the duc.

I'll be honest and it's only my opinion, but I think the duc would be a better commuter bike than the brute, it's a bit more docile, has better brakes and more than enough power. As stated a much newer bike as well.
 

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A bit biased maybe, but I would go for the Brutale.
Maintenance costs will be more on the Ducati ( don't forget the 2 yearly belt changes and Desmo valve checks!).
Throttle response is not so much of a problem on the Brutale, whereas a V twin is inherently snatchy.
The riding position on the Brute is more natural.
As for looks, build quality, performance and riding experience, the Brute wins hands down.
True, fuel consumption is a bit higher, but for me the extra kick and constant smile is worth the extra cost. It's not that much more expensive.
Which part of the world do you come from?

Cheers, Dave.
 

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A bit biased maybe, but I would go for the Brutale.
Maintenance costs will be more on the Ducati ( don't forget the 2 yearly belt changes and Desmo valve checks!).
Throttle response is not so much of a problem on the Brutale, whereas a V twin is inherently snatchy.
The riding position on the Brute is more natural.
As for looks, build quality, performance and riding experience, the Brute wins hands down.
True, fuel consumption is a bit higher, but for me the extra kick and constant smile is worth the extra cost. It's not that much more expensive.
Which part of the world do you come from?

Cheers, Dave.
I come from Greece.


Brutale 750 08 (13.000 km) or Brutale 910 08 (20.000)?
Same price
 

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ponder over these wise words my friend.

when faced with two choices, simply toss a coin in the air.
it works not because it settles the question for you
but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air
you suddenly know what your hoping for.
 

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That's a great price for a Brutale in Greece.
Here in the Netherlands, you would be looking at a minimum of € 6,500 for the equivalent bike.
Good luck, and I hope you get the bike you're really happy with.

Dave.
 

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ponder over these wise words my friend.

when faced with two choices, simply toss a coin in the air.
it works not because it settles the question for you
but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air
you suddenly know what your hoping for.
Obviously I will make my decision according to my taste but I want to get fully informed about the bikes by people who already own such

That's a great price for a Brutale in Greece.
Here in the Netherlands, you would be looking at a minimum of € 6,500 for the equivalent bike.
Good luck, and I hope you get the bike you're really happy with.
Thanks a lot.
As you know, in Greece there are financial crisis issues. So there are chances for some bargains
 

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910?

Krv400;
is the '08 910 an S or R Model?

whichever it is go for the 910, you won't be sorry

I have an '08 910R.......so I know :drummer:
 

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I'd get a Monster just to be able to get that license plate frame, "My other Monster is my wife."
 

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