Sheesh...with a $15K budget, I would go a 1078 in a heartbeat. Also depends on how much bike experience you have?I live in Colorado, have never ridden a Brutale or any MV for that matter. I picked the 990r b/c of the price...15's my limit!
The real point of the matter is, whatever brute you can get you really can't be dissapointed. the Brutes wipe the floor with every other naked on the marker including the Ducati SF.Ive only been riding for a few months. I ride for about 10 hours a day and have had some extensive training but im still very much a rookie. I've got alot to think about but man, im just in love with the looks of the 2010 brutale...although its hard not to love the others as well! Thanks all for the advice...I'll let u know what i do for sure!
Why so much emphasis on the 910R? Surely you would struggle to get one of those new now, and it's been completely outclassed by the 989 and 1078RR.
The 989 and 1078RR are the best of the original Brutes and you can still buy one new (old stock) absolute bargains, faster then the 910R or 910S and yet easier to ride and live with,
and most importantly compared to the 990 and 1090 the 989 and 1078 are the original Brute designed by the great Mr Tamburini. = More character then the latest offerings, although not neccesarily better.
gtedeschi - Take this blokes bike. Don't get the 910S if a 910R can be had for just a bit more.I've got a 2008 910R with 8500 miles. It has 400mi on a recent service and brand new rear wheel bearings, brand new Michelin Power Ones, and a brand new headlight replaced under warranty by MV USA. All work performed by Pro Italia since new.
I'd take $9500.