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I've been considering getting a new bike and a Brutale 1090 ABS has caught my eye. I was going to buy another Japanese bike, but I really like the look and feel of the Brutlale.

The one I'm looking at is a 2013 with 0 miles. Is $10,000 USD a good price for it? The thing looks so dusty it looks like everyone is avoiding it like the plague.

Are Agustas more expensive to maintain than Japanese bikes? I ride about 10,000 miles a year. Mostly commuting in medium traffic. Is it something I can wrench on myself?

I've tried to get prices on comparable models, but I didn't have much luck with my Google-fu. I thought you guys would have more insight than most.
 

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http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=172282. I'd Check out this thread before buying.

I guess wrenching on anything really depends on one's mechanical aptitude. A lot of people do their own work, some with better results than others.

For the record, I have a very reliable 2011. And I would expect the parts for an MV to be more expensive and harder to get than a Jap.

Yes, $10,000 is a good price. Dealer support within the warranty period is crucial.
 

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Welcome, Dan.
Where are you on This Big Blue Marble?

The 1090RR has smitten just about everybody that owns one...including me. I have a 2010.

$10K is a good deal and these are easy to work on.
 

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$10k for 2013 is a good price, assuming it has ABS. If not, deduct $1k.

Everything I read about the Brutale shows it to be highly reliable. Oil changes are pretty easy (drop in oil filter), but valve checks look to be more involved, and they come up every 7500 miles. But other than that, I wouldn't shy away.

MV Italy declared bankruptcy a few weeks after I bought my bike, and I am not sure how that impacts warranty, though I don't expect to need any warranty items as the 2013+ seems well sorted. I did order a few things from the factory, like the recent bellypan, and it took 4 months, but other things seem to be more easily available.

I have several bikes and will maybe put 3-4k miles on the Brutale in a good year, so it was an easy choice for me. But if I was commuting primarily, I'd get something else, like a great used FJR which is easy to work on and has long service intervals - you can get a 25K mile bike for $4-6K and it will last you 100k miles or more without drama, then you can save the Brutale for the fun stuff.
 

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I bought my 2013 Brutale 1090RR in 2014 - also dusty - for $14K. I think $10K is a steal. I have just about 8K miles and love it more every time I ride it. Totally reliable, comfortable, fast, handles great - what more can I say? Have done a bunch of work to it - not as straight forward as a Ducati because the it's a smaller volume brand/model - but very doable.

That said - I think you could make a better choice for commuting. It would be expensive to repair and its not the happiest bike in traffic.
 

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I bought my 2014 1090RR for $11498. ABS and Traction Control; still in the crate. It was a leftover; from a non MV dealer. Obviously an auction dump, but it's an amazing....ah---mazing bike. And I'm a Ducati guy. Only think I miss is the v-twin roar. But the inline 4 of my brutale is more like a miniature Ferrari.

Get it. You wont' be sorry.
 

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I did end up getting it. They lowered the price a few hundred more since winter is approaching. Under $10,000 USD out the door.

Absolutely love it. I have 3,000 miles on it in the six weeks or so I've owned it.

I was worried about two things I heard about this model (2013 1090). One was it is supposed to have a snatchy throttle at low speeds. I've had no such problem. The other is excessive engine breaking when the next nine drops below 4,500 rpm. I don't experience this problem either.

This has so far been my most favorite purchase I've ever made.
 

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I feel the same way about my Brutale. It puts a smile on my face every time I yank the throttle.

It does need a few small tweaks, IMHO - adjustable levers, foot pegs (Rizoma for me), and recently, I added some grip puppies to make the grips a bit fatter and more comfortable. But otherwise, it's quite well sorted.

My only gripes - it goes through tires quickly, and the valve checks at 7500 miles seem a bit pricey.
 

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The 2013's are very reliable and I've done just under 13,000kms in the 23 months I have had it, without anything significant. The small guard on the exhaust near the brake pedal came loose but other than that it's been an absolute blast. It's hard not to love it, especially once you open it up and the inlet noise starts to howl. 2nd the replacing of the footpegs, those MV ones are slippery! The servicing is a little expensive (@ 12,000kms) but during the warranty period it probably pays to get a decent mechanic on to it. And it does love to wear out tyres, onto my 3rd set of tyres .... ;-)
 
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