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Hi all. As the title suggests I am looking at getting a Brutale 750. its a 2004 in grey with 8195miles. £3999

https://used.via-moto.co.uk/bikes/mv-agusta-brutale-750-s

Its almost 300 miles away from where I live so I am trying to ask the dealer as much as possible by email before commiting to go down and see it.

I was hoping you guys could give pointers on specifics to ask about. I know about the issues with the rear hubs and the spu. Is there anything else I should look for.?

This will be my first bike, I know I should maybe be looking for something a little more subdued but I cant get over the looks.:mouthwate Also I want something that I can 'grow into' if you know what I mean!

Any info you offer would be great.

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I passed my test a month or so ago via direct access. I took a few bikes out for a test ride at Motorcycle live in Birmingham last weekend.
MT07
Ducati Scrambler
Ducati M821

i was really hoping the MT would be great but I was dissapointed by it. Probably didnt help that I rode it after the scrambler. But I loved the M821.

I have read a few 'Brutale or Monster' posts ans all seem to suggest the Brutale is the better option.
 

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Very different bikes, the Ducati and MV.......Ducati v-twin power is all down low, MV 750 is all up high.

Great bikes, they love to scream.

Make sure it has the updated SPU installed if you buy it.

And take it easy for a while before you start living in the upper rpm band!!
 

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So I have heard back from the dealer and it seems that this bike is still fitted with the stock (blue) spu. Is this something be using to negotiate the price or just something to keep in mind? How often do these things go bad and at what age?




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Calcifur,
The blue backed SPU are well known for giving a series of different faults, the only remedy is a new black backed one depending on your VIN number, lots to read on here. My wife had the blue backed one and the relay for the fuel pump was the issue, costly to replace. If you are keen on a particular bike and it has the blue one, instantly the value should be reduced by £500 imho.
 

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so for your first bike your going to buy an Italian ICBM ? I see nothing wrong here. have you considered professional rider training first? are you planning to buy top quality gear not the entry level crap so there's a chance for survival after your first accident? been there done that lucky to be alive myself ! don't want to be a buzz killer but craw before walk then run. MV's aren't cheap to fix. ask anyone here. I got a price for a f4 tail piece $1,200 , jap bike $400! just sayin . good luck either way.
 

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Lefin102,

I understand your point. I have had proper training, wouldn't have a licence otherwise, I also have good quality kit so no issues there.
Just because you own a 200mph car doesn't mean you have to drive at 200mph all the time. I am 32yrs old not 17 so I am capable of riding safely and according to my own abilities and not that of the bike.
Having said that your point is valid and rest assured I am quite aware of the potential for disaster here.


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Calcifur, if you don't mind a suggestion. Look into a book written by Nick Ienatsch "sport riding techniques" also the DVD's by Keith Code. If you don't know what an off camber corner is start here. Then treat your self to a copy of the Faster DVD. Hook line & sinker. LOL
 

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Hi Guys, I think you are all a little overreacting. I'm 30 years Old and I have bought my first bike when I was 27, and it was a MV Agusta Brutale 750, with just over 4000 km on the speedo, and I still live without any crashes (hopefully also not in the future). :brutale:

And I must say, that I didn't make a mistake buying an MV, I always loved the Italian style and engineering and MV is top of a cream. Yes it has a little issue here and there, but which bike doesn't?

So Calcifur, you wouldn't miss a thing if you buy a 750, as you said you have to drive it with your upper head, not your balls and you'll be ok.

Just check over for the SPU, it must have a black backside, that your on the save side, else discuss a discount with a seller (lots of Forum threads about it, new costs around 350€). If you know a mechanic, check the rear wheel bearings, they cost very little money, and can be easy replaced and put in the high temperature resistant grease, so the bearings would be save from overheating.

If you need any more Info, I'm glad to help.

Save and enjoyable riding, all the best in 2016.

Regards,

Ziga
 

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Ziga, feels good to here someone else knows where I am coming from. I do understand the other guys concerns tho. But nice to get the other half of the story as well. Hoping to speak to the dealer soon so I'll keep you all posted.

Hope you all had a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.


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My first bike after passing my test was a Yamaha fj1200. Fast but it didn't beg you to cane the arse off it like an MV will. These bikes you need a lot of willpower to keep safe and keep your licence. I ain't saying its a bad idea but if you're the kind of person who can resist everything except temptation like me......
 
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