Brad here, looking at buying a Brutale 1078 if possible... since I hear that crossing the border into Canada can be a PITA. Had the same issues with trying to bring in a Factory Tuono in from the USA, so I bought the Factory Mille instead, even though the Tuono's are also sold up here (since'06). Also have a new '08 Hypermotard S. But I think the real deal is the Big Brutale. I have not stopped thinking about MV's since my eyes and hands first touched the F4 and Brutale 910 when I was at motorcorsa in Portland a few years back. Wow, beautiful machines. The only thing I wasn't pleased with on the 910 was that it felt a bit cramped for my 6'2" height, in the show room. I didn't get a chance to test ride because I knew they were on transport canada's go straight to jail list if caught at the border (all I want is to have really nice motorcycles in my garage that's all, I'm not a criminal ) The Tuono and the mille fit me great but I feel big on the Hyper so I hope that you tall guys are happy with the Brutales' cockpit. Now that the Brutale is bigger at 1078 and 150+hp I know I must have one. For the street, for the track and for the lust. Thanks for letting me hang out and pick your brains you lucky buggers.