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To all members,

I have been riding Japanese 4 cylinder 1000 cc bikes for some 9 years.
I am interested in hearing firstly,

1. Those members who also had JAP sportbikes and made the cross over to a Brutale. WHY ?

2. Are you happy with your decision, any regrets.

I must say that my love has always been for going fast ( not interested in straight line stuff ) and attacking corners. I guess I'm looking for a bike with more character and I have read nothing but great reviews about the Brutales.

Does anyone want to answer the questions as posed above
 

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Because when I get home from an enjoyable balls-out ride I like to look at the bike as well.

What he said....not to mention very easy to work on, don't see yourself everywhere you go.....oh, and did I mention how good looking it is?? :smoking:
 

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There was a second hand one for sale at dealers about 40 miles from me. I had never seen a Brutale before so I went to take a look. I had no intention of buying it, as it wasn’t really my kind of bike, not into all this super high speed, hanging off with the knee down stuff.

I’ve had the same Ducati 900 SS for 12 years and although I’ve tried many bikes most of which are must faster, better handling and more recently much easier to ride I never really found anything I like as much as the old Ducati, just like a loving wife. In fact the Duc has been with my longer than my wife was lol. So as you can tell I’m not an impulse buyer and being the wrong side of 50 now I thought the Ducati was the last bike I would ever buy.

As soon as I laid eyes on the Brutale I fell in love with the style, the looks, the detail, it was perfection from every angle. The salesman offered me a test ride but despite the looks I declined, as I said I had no intention of buying. I was back 2 days later with my riding gear. When I fist sat on it I hated it after so many years on the Duc it felt like I was sitting so high and so far forward I was on top of the front wheel. After a couple of miles it simply felt perfect. The acceleration, the agility and the noise, god the noise, I tell you take one of these things out and get it singing up around the 12000 rpm and you will buy it just for that. Well 2 days later the 910R was in my garage.

Sorry I’m probably not the right person to ask as I‘m totally different rider to you but you did ask why.

Regrets

At the age I am I had just got to the point were I owed no one anything, my house, car and bike were all paid for I could even pay of my credit card in full at the end of the month lol. Now I’m in dept again for a couple of years. But that’s a small price to pay for owning a MV and at the end of the day your only middle aged once.

like an ageing wife, I feel sorry for my poor old Duc who no longer gets ridden as much as a young mistress.

Its to bloody fast I would love to get it screaming at 12 thou through the gears, but even in 3rd its way to quick at those sort of revs for me.

There are not enough hours in the day to sit and look at it.
 

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I haven't posted any thing in a while so here goes. I have been on very fast bikes and really slow ones. What drew me to the Brutale was its stunning looks. Not that it was faster or slower than your typical crotch rocket. What it did have was more character. Learning to ride it was fun. Dealing with the stalling issues was not. Nor was dealing with my selling Dealer dropping the product line and hanging me out to dry. Whats more troubling is the fact that MV Agusta is up for sale again! I'm not trying to sound pessimistic but it don't look good. It may be hard to find buyers for used machines as well as new. I still love my bike and it still makes me smile. It was worth every penny!
 

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Got rid of my jap bikes and got the F4 1000.............so beatiful

Shoulder injury meant not easy to ride and the local roads not really suited

Now I have 1 of 100 Brutale that looks and rides fantastic, much more road orientated and I was really surprised how good it was will a pillion on board...for both of us..............
 

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I have ridden sportbikes for over 30 years and 300,000 plus miles in the US and Europe. My last bike before the Brutale was an 04 Yamaha R1 which I rode on the street and the track. I got the Brutale because of the looks, uniqueness and the quality components and also to slow me down on the street. The liter bikes( have ridden all of them to include the F4) are just too easy to go fast on and get you in trouble with the law. The Brutale will tell you that you are getting up there due to not having a fairing and it tends to reign you in. You do not sacrifice any handling or braking prowess on a Brutale to any sportbike made by anybody and that is why I ride motorcycles. I find the Brutale to be the best bike I have ridden in the mountains due to the fact that you have the leverage of the regular handlebar as opposed to the sportbike clipons. It is not diluted in anyway like some manufacturers do their naked bike compared to their sportbike. You do have a little bit less topend power compared to the F4 but in the US that only gets you in the pattywagon anyway.
 

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If you have to ask ... :nutkick:

My Brutale = :yo::drummer::yo::drummer::yo:
 

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First you fall in love, then you rationalize it. Just look at it! It rides and feels like nothing else. When you work on it, you take off a layer only to discover another, more beautiful layer. There's ordinary, then there's is extraordinary...Someone was obsessed with perfection when they designed and built these MV Agustas. Riding them they demand from you a high level of focus: The Brutale is like a laser. Like a mistress, you want to dress her in 'jewels and furs', she can be moody and demanding and everyone secretly wishes they could ride her. First you fall in love, then you rationalize...
 

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My main reason was I was tired of getting pulled over and dirty looks from COPS on my R1. Knock on wood, but COPS not really pay attention to me on the Brutale:D
 

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Many thanks for all your replies guys.

I am in Australia, Gold Coast and they have several 910 demo models so I think I will take up the dealer on a spin.

They have the 1078's discounted here for about $4000.

They look absolutely stunning in the flesh and the attention to detail is quite an achievement. They look like an extremely muscular bike and as some one described a Rottweiler straining on the chain.

Is there anyone else who has had JAP 1000 CC bikes and who now has a Brutale. What size Brutale did you get and how do you compare it.
 

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I've been a jap bike rider, and my first non-crotch rocket was the brutale..
The 910R I had was VERY fast.. It honestly feels faster then most of the japanese bikes becaues of the more upright riding position. (it in my oppinion feels faster then a F4 as well) Regardless, I would compare it much more to a 1000 then to a 600. I don't think you'll regret your decision.. I wouldn't be caught on a jap bike again after riding it.
(Btw, a Triuph 675 was my last bike b4 the brutale, and it was awsome as well.. but not as cool as a brutale)
 

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i`ve also been a jap rider, drove a 2002 R1 , i work in a yamaha Bmw dealer shop and suddenly one day the seller said to me we where getting a Brutale trade in bike. At this point i had decided to not own a bike , having bought a house:) Well guess what happend :) i tok it for a spin and fell in love with her:) i remember all i could think about on the first ride, was how am i going to afford this thing hehe. But it worked out and now she is mine:)
 

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Hi there

Many thanks for all your replies guys.

I am in Australia, Gold Coast and they have several 910 demo models so I think I will take up the dealer on a spin.

They have the 1078's discounted here for about $4000.

They look absolutely stunning in the flesh and the attention to detail is quite an achievement. They look like an extremely muscular bike and as some one described a Rottweiler straining on the chain.

Is there anyone else who has had JAP 1000 CC bikes and who now has a Brutale. What size Brutale did you get and how do you compare it.


I live at tamborine and have a 910s I would say after the few mods I have made the 910s is the best sports bike I have had and I have had a few bikes. Not sure if you are interested but I am selling my 910 so I can get a slower bike more wife and daughter friendly for doubling. the Brutale is better than new I have it on bike point its been on for 2 weeks and the price is negotiable its silver and red and the only one for sale at Tamborine
 

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What mods have you made?

I live at tamborine and have a 910s I would say after the few mods I have made the 910s is the best sports bike I have had and I have had a few bikes. Not sure if you are interested but I am selling my 910 so I can get a slower bike more wife and daughter friendly for doubling. the Brutale is better than new I have it on bike point its been on for 2 weeks and the price is negotiable its silver and red and the only one for sale at Tamborine
 

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Is there anyone else who has had JAP 1000 CC bikes and who now has a Brutale. What size Brutale did you get and how do you compare it.
Why the need for comparisons?

It's a different bike. Apples and oranges. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks.

Like the looks, like the ride, buy the bike. EOD!
 

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Ok this is going to be a long story but ill try and cut it short. Have been riding nothing more than 100cc bikes the largest capacity bike was a Yamaha RD 350 .... and love biking always kept dreaming of having a bike which was more than life ..... thought I could never afford it .... after a while lost the interest altogether thought it was a waste of time .... then thought well now that i have the money as I have been working for so many yrs now.... said to myself come on let that biker in me live .... saw a Ducati Moster and said lets get this ..... and in between all that saw the Brutale ..... man i wanna ride this bike felt like a kid all over again .... shit I really wanna ride this bike.....lets save and save and save ...... now in all these years have the first big bore bike in my life.... first ride mixed emotions ... hell I dont know if its suppose to behave like this ..... coming from a background with only small capacity 2 stroke bikes this is something completely different ...but man still I dont wanna have anything else.... just waiting for my liscense as I am in a new country... just waiting for my test and then its me and the brutale... why in the world do u need anything else....its beautiful .... so for a guy like me it does not matter if its a 750 ...910 ...1078 or the new ones .... just wanna live the dream before I DIE .... if you can afford it just go with your gut feelings... and what I read in this forum its gonna be a dream come true ...so lets ride guys.... see ya.... just my thoughts... could not resist saying this so I did ...waiting to get my liscense so i can live this dream.... got more to say but just wanna add that nothing has made me wanna bike more till the time I laid my eyes on a Brutale. Thats why I own one now. hmmmm did I miss anything.... well if i did its for later once I have taken the bike in its stride I will have more to say... till then ill keep dreaming.
 

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Wow, Sarge, be safe! That's a hell o' a leap! I ride a Ducati 1100S all tricked out everyday and even after 43 years riding (and training) my Brutale still commands my respect when I stretch her legs! These guys on this forum are pros and they make it sound easy.
 
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