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Hello everybody,

I am trying to make up my mind on buying a brutale 675 or an f3. It is gonna be my first bike and i am not verry experienced. Took lessons to learn to ride and rented a bike three times. Test drove both the brutale and the f3 and actually the f3 was not the terrifying beast i expected it to be, it even felt quite comfortable, but i only rode it for half an hour.

I will only ride it for fun tours through the countryside, no commuting or 500 mile trips. Just sheer fun for a couple of hours and return home satisfied

I definitely prefer the f3 in terms of looks and excitement, but being an inexperienced driver the brutale might be the better choice.

What is your advice??

Cheers,

Edgar
 

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Buy the F3. You already prefer its looks and aren't put off by the riding position, so why do the Brutale when its only real advantage is ergonomics?
 

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If insurance costs are a factor I'd recommend looking into which one is going to cost you more to sit in place if it's not a regular rider. If security is an issue, the B3, I feel, is less of a target for theft. The B3 is a hair cheaper than the F3. But when it comes down to brass tax, it's what floats your boat that makes you happy and it sounds like you like the F3. Opinions are free and plentiful, but rarely agree, go with what feels right and makes you grin.
 

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it is a tough question to ask in this forum. You will get all kinds of replies and people dont know much about you to make a reply count as valid.

I own an F3 and a Brutale (not from same generation, the Brut is the 910) and they are different to me.

I took both to the track and on backroad rides as well.

If you go by looks more than anything else (you are buying escentially the same or almost same engine on both bikes I believe) and you decided you like the F3 better, then that is your answer.

If your back, shoulders and neck give you a hard time riding a sport bike, then a Brutale would be better.

If you dont like fighting the wind at high/highway speed, then Brutale is less likely to be your bike.

You cant go wrong either way.
 

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Only trouble is, if you buy the Brutale and decide you want to take longer rides at speed, you have little/no wind protection and nothing you can do to address this issue except for a (dorky) clear plexiglas windshield.
 

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Only trouble is, if you buy the Brutale and decide you want to take longer rides at speed, you have little/no wind protection and nothing you can do to address this issue except for a (dorky) clear plexiglas windshield.

Or nut up and take it! Windblast is something you can get used to. I long distance tour on my naked Street Triple. Yes, we ride "briskly" as well. ;)
 

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To each his/her own, of course regarding the windblast without a fairing, but having had bikes without and with wind protection, I'll take with, especially at anything over 70 MPH or on a prolonged trip.
 

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Hello everybody,

I am trying to make up my mind on buying a brutale 675 or an f3. It is gonna be my first bike and i am not verry experienced. Took lessons to learn to ride and rented a bike three times. Test drove both the brutale and the f3 and actually the f3 was not the terrifying beast i expected it to be, it even felt quite comfortable, but i only rode it for half an hour.

I will only ride it for fun tours through the countryside, no commuting or 500 mile trips. Just sheer fun for a couple of hours and return home satisfied

I definitely prefer the f3 in terms of looks and excitement, but being an inexperienced driver the brutale might be the better choice.

What is your advice??

Cheers,

Edgar
Get the F3.
 

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Unless you are small enough to tuck down onto the tank, behind the windscreen of an F3, the wind "protection" is minimal for these bikes. Rarely does a street rider ride in a "race tuck".

Pick what your passion dictates.
 

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For my 5' 7" height the F3 windscreen does a fine job of deflecting the air, and that's without tucking down on the tank. Of course, those of taller statures may not agree.
 

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The Brutale does a fine job of shedding air as designed, too. Being 6'2" tall, I was amazed at how well the Brutale 1090RR sheds air.
 
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