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I'm not looking at the brand new models, but I like the 06/07 910s. I have heard several things about wiring problems and that makes me a little iffy.

any other issues or concerns about this year and model.

I am open to all suggestions.

I originally started looking at the Monster s4rs, but the Brutale outperforms (based on the numbers) and looks a hell of a lot better. I also looked at the speed triple, but I don't see anything special about it. I just want a very fast upright that looks good.

and under 7000

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I've heard of SPU issues (400-500 dollar part, I think) and I think in general that issue is usually the root of most of the electrical issues (lights not turning off, engine not cutting off, demons possessing it...) Replace the SPU for the defective one and you should be good thereafter, but if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

I have a 06 910S, love it. Haven't had any issues whatsoever.
It is wicked fast. Looks good. ...personally think its more unique than an S4R, but my opinion. Ducs are nice bikes, MVs are special.
If you haven't ridden one, would recommend it. I will say the 910S has a really catchy throttle. I unhinged the throttle spring to make it smoother and it works great. That said, its abrupt on the throttle (when I say fast, it can try to jump out from under you if you're not paying attention). It almost has its own personality. It wants to get free, get loose, let it rip... when I first got it, I wasn't sure I liked it initially b/c it was almost too anxious and high strung. About a week or so of tearing it up and getting used to the personality, LOVE IT! ...can't imagine anything else, honestly. I hear the newer ones are a bit more refined, but I haven't ridden 'em so others may be able to share the differences and advise accordingly.

My 2 cents. :blah:
 

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It seems to be hit or miss on the electrical. I have an 06 and have had no issues. It does occasionally cut out at lights but that seems to get better with more frequent riding (the previous owner put very few miles on it), and it always fires right back up anyway. It does have a catchy throttle but there are two springs on it and removing one helps. They also tend to dribble coolant - the factory stuff sucks - regular antifreeze solved that issue for me. Finally is the rear wheel bearing issue - which I have not had but I am changing the bearing this winter as a precautionary fix (I am just over 7,500 miles now). I will say it is an absolute blast to ride - nobody else you ride with has one (for the most part) and seriously it is fairly trouble free. Every bike I have owned has some kind of quirk, you just need to be willing to deal with it.
 

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You own one, so thats good enough for me. I really like how you described the throttle, "when I say fast, it can try to jump out from under you if you're not paying attention"

I had an R6 and it was so boring to ride, unless I was doing 150. I sold it because I didnt want to die or go to jail, but now I still want a fun bike that can still take off when I want it too.

And you said new ones are more refined, Id rather have it like yours..haha

Thanks!
I just wanted to hear they were good dependable bikes from an owner

Can't wait to buy one!
 

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and I'm figured you would have bearing issues with the single side swingarm. 7500 is more than I thought you would get out of it.
 

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no issues, 3500 miles, only tons of fun. take one out and try it. Can't wait to ride it, wish I had more opportunity, better weather. My Monster riding friends are a bit nervous on it. Tough to ride anything else now.:yo:
 

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I'm excited now. I cant wait to get one! I don't understand why Mv's aren't a dominate brand? They're better than Ducati.
 

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....I really like how you described the throttle, "when I say fast, it can try to jump out from under you if you're not paying attention" ........I just wanted to hear they were good dependable bikes from an owner.......
I second all of that. I have the last of the 910S purchased in 2009. Every time I have twisted the throttle in anger or without being fully concentrating it pops a wheely or trys to get away from you. Slow it is not, Reliable it is. Full or character, I love mine. The only bike I have even considered swapping it for is another MV.

The best part is it still compares favourable to the latest crop of nakeds.
 

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I was focused on the monster s4rs, then I had been told about the speed triple, which looks awful, then I came across the 910 and it was no question which one I was going to get. I just got on here to make sure there were solid bikes, and not a headache to maintain. The more I found out, the more I liked the idea of owning a MV.

Might go to a dealer when I go on vacation..haha. There isn't one within 6 hours of me.
 

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The SPU was improved in late 2006 I think. Anyway, newer bikes don't have the electrical gremlins and replacement SPUs are the more reliable version.

Nearly 17000 miles on my 2008.....zero problems, only routine maintenance and 4 sets of tires. It is a GREAT bike.
 

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the only thing with the mv is that the dealer network is very slim, and mv usa is not known for having a good parts chain to get them, if somethign goes wrong with them they do not have the dealer network to get parts as well as ducati or any other brand, they are slow. something to consider.

also the throttle response at off idle is notchy on the newer brutales and supposidly this is improved from the old ones. its like like a light switch no matter how easy you go there is a point that the bike goes off idle to then opening which gives the bike a sudden acceleration, this is most noticeable in a small band of 1000rpm-2000rpm when you are going under 10mph when you notice it the most. you can mitigate is somewhat with clutch control but if you go off idle in a turn then go back on you have to be careful as there is that notchyness still there.
 

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the only thing with the mv is that the dealer network is very slim, and mv usa is not known for having a good parts chain to get them, if somethign goes wrong with them they do not have the dealer network to get parts as well as ducati or any other brand, they are slow. something to consider.

also the throttle response at off idle is notchy on the newer brutales and supposidly this is improved from the old ones. its like like a light switch no matter how easy you go there is a point that the bike goes off idle to then opening which gives the bike a sudden acceleration, this is most noticeable in a small band of 1000rpm-2000rpm when you are going under 10mph when you notice it the most. you can mitigate is somewhat with clutch control but if you go off idle in a turn then go back on you have to be careful as there is that notchyness still there.
To add a bit to that: I'm on my fourth MV since Wednesday (a Brutale 1078RR, new, preceded by an F4 1000S, a 312R and a 1078RR), always with the MV sports exhausts and the appropriate MV Race ECU, and never found the throttle response a real problem. I think the 1078's really cracked the problem.

Oh, to the OP again: they're reliable as well! Enjoy your 910!
 

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my mate has a speed triple 09, after riding my 1078rr, he is now going to sell it and buy the 1090 when it is released in australia,what else can i say.brutal machine.looks wicked pure design.and you can just sit in your garage and admire it.
 

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I think my only comment (Eddy's is spot on too), is I'd go for a 910R instead of the 910S if I had to choose.
 

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If it breaks I can fix it myself, so I'm not that worried about there not being a dealer that close. It does suck that it takes a while for shipping, but its not that big of a deal.

And I'm not that worried about the throttle, I will rarely have it at that low of rpm anyways. : )

The 910r is preferred, but its going to be hard enough to find a 910 period. But if there is one that looks good within 500 miles, ill probably get it.
and btw, I'm not buying now. Either this Fall or next spring.
 

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best of luck with the search :)
 

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I have a `06 910R that I bought new. It has about 10K miles on it. Other than stalling at redlights every now and then It has been trouble free. Ditto on the snatchy throttle. Dont sweat the rear hub bearings, I just did mine, parts were $65 and it took me a couple hours taking my time. It was the first time I have serviced the rear bearings. I have numerous bikes and ride a lot (40K/yr) and the brutale is the only one that after every ride I`m amazed.
 
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