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I've wanted a Brutale since I first saw them in 2001 at the IMS show...

Fast forward a bunch of years and motorcycles and I rekindled my desire for a Brutale after moving to the Bay Area in CA. I was lightly perusing the ads online for bikes and had been searching for Brutales for sale in the state. Google really has taken a turn for the worse with what search returns are generated these days and hardly anything was coming up that wasn't paid adverts, i.e. Cycletrader.

Then I switched to DuckDuckGo real quick just to see what it might show and lo and behold I saw my next bike, a 2010 Brutale 990R for sale - with only 1282 miles on it (the poor thing).

It was on consignment at Santa Clara Cycle Accessories for a decent price (which was knocked down a good bit before I took it home).

Now she is in my garage waiting for new shoes -as the ones on there are the originals and I don't trust them one bit - they are hard as rocks from all the standing in the windows/sun and not moving much in 8 years (9 and 10 years since their production dates actually).

I'm super excited. She joins our other Italian bikes and Austrian bikes in the garage: My Elefant 900, My Wife's Ducati 750Sie, my Ktm 450 EXC, and her KTM Duke 390, and XT225. :D
 

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Welcome. Nice! I want to ride a Brutale one day. Bring it by if you are ever in Georgia
 

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Great find with such low miles!!!!
 

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Congrats on the MV, and in one of the best areas to ride one! I'm sure you know you're a straight shot over san mateo bridge and shoot up the hill to skyline!
 

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Welcome to the family !!!
 

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Congrats on the MV, and in one of the best areas to ride one! I'm sure you know you're a straight shot over san mateo bridge and shoot up the hill to skyline!
Yep - the Elefant was a hit when I took it up to Alice's last time. I had a couple guys following me around wondering where I was going to park before getting breakfast. I can't wait to run up there, grab a coffee and hit some twisties. Also want to hit the Lost Coast, etc. etc. etc. :D Mines road is right behind us to the East - and a run up to the observatory is always fun.
 

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Welcome to the family !!!
Ha - looking at your signature, I forgot to mention my wife has a YSR50 that she races sitting in the garage. I had a TZ250 GP Framed bike with an FT500 punched out to 600cc as a Super Singles race bike that I called the Rabbit. :D>:)
 

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Welcome to the forum!!

Great find with such low miles!!!!
Ya - I couldn't believe it! Lots of people out here have lots of money to buy fancy toys that don't get used often. :surprise: That the owner was willing to meet my price so it would go to someone that appreciates it was a good sign.

I am blown away by the "Welcome kit" box that came with the MV from the factory.

Which reminds me, does MV still use the change of owner forms that are in my kit? I would love to send that in to let them know that I am the new owner.
 

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Welcome. Nice! I want to ride a Brutale one day. Bring it by if you are ever in Georgia
We've been in Suches and at the Dragon before on different bikes. I'm not sure we have trips planned on the bikes that far again, or even in the advbox truck with the bikes - but you never know. Now whether I let anyone else ride the bike beside the wife is another story. :brutale:
 

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Which reminds me, does MV still use the change of owner forms that are in my kit? I would love to send that in to let them know that I am the new owner.
Check the address on the change of owner form...yes, they would love to have updated owner information (in case there is ever a recall) but MV USA has had a few changes over the years. Go to the web site and confirm before you mail it in.

And check the "Gapalicious" threads....we are gathering in Tellico Plains TN (near the Dragon etc) this fall. An annual event dating back a few years beginning life as the "Bubbalicous" (search that one too). International attendance and a wonderful opportunity if you can make it.
 
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Duh, good idea about checking the addresses.
 

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Duh, good idea about checking the addresses.
Just checked - the change of owner form goes to Varese Italy, not the US headquarters.
 

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Man, what a bike. This thing is a comfortable agile missile. I blasted down the highway home from the vet hospital tonight and the windblast wasnt bad at all, but I like riding in clean air. Maybe I'll fit a screen at some point.

I find the fueling to be really smooth. Only a little snatchiness in the drivetrain if not careful down low. I'm in love!
 

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Nice dude! Any planned mods in the near future?
No serious mods planned.

I have swapped swing arms, shocks, forks, or fork internals, brake calipers, lines etc. in search of suspension performance and braking ability on my past bikes. THis bike doesnt need any of that, so if I do anything it will be all cosmetic...Maybe a shock, but the stock one feels good (better than all my other bikes!).

One thing I do want is a hugger - I hate road fling all over my shocks.

The fueling doesn't seem like I need to do anything with a power commander or anything.

I guess maybe a Mitchs hub at some point. Maybe a slipper clutch (ok these aren't cosmetic.) I did just fit an Oberon clutch slave. Might swap out the gold Brembo calipers for silver or black, I really hate gold on my bikes. <img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

oh and probably a steering damper. No twitches yet, but the steering is so light I can see it being a problem on some bumpy road corner under hard power on exit.
 
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