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MV Agusta Brutale 910 (2005-2010)



Detail Value
New price £10,500
Used price range View Mv Agusta BRUTALE 910S bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 910 cc
Power 136 bhp
Top speed 157 mph
Insurance group 17 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 5
Engine rating is 5 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Equipment rating is 5 rating is 3.5
Quality & Reliability rating is 3 rating is 5
Value rating is 2 rating is 4

MCN overall verdict rating is 4

Sunday bikes make you feel good; they’re not commuters, they’re not people carriers, they’re not really track bikes and they’re certainly not tourers. They’re for summer blasts, posing and polishing to a fine sheen. The MV Agusta Brutale 910 is the mother of all Sunday bikes – expensive, impractical, temperamental and utterly brilliant.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 5

The MV Agusta Brutale 910's in-line four cylinder DOHC motor comes from MV’s F41000 superbike and is a thing of savage beauty. Right from the first micrometer of the throttle action there’s serious torque, serious horsepower. It’s so responsive it can feel snatchy and slightly overwhelming, especially in slower corners or the wet.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The suspension hardware is extravagantly good, with huge 50mm Marzocchi forks allied to an Sachs shock. Both are fully-adjustable but the ride is occasionally uncomfortable firm on British roads and the odd shimmy of the bars is par for the course The six-piston Nissin brakes aren’t radial – just brilliant.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 3.5

The MV Agusta Brutale 910 is an aftermarket fetishist’s wet dream. The factory will help you pick from a range of race exhausts, matching leathers, suede seats, luggage and so on.

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 5

Hmmm. Although the quality control has risen since MV were taken over by Malaysian car giant Proton it’s nowhere near Japanese reliability. Still, if you can afford a Brutale you can afford AA membership. Build quality is good, but if you take this bike anywhere near a salty winter road you need your head examining.

Value

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

Compared to Triumph’s Speed Triple, KTM’s Super Duke or even Aprilia’s Tuono it’s poor value for money. But then again if you want the ultimate attention magnet you’ll drop your cash on the MV. Secondhand prices are very steady as so few of these bikes are on the market. Find an MV Agusta Brutale 910 for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 17 of 17

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Model History

2002: MV Agusta Brutale 750 released featuring the motor from the factory’s 750cc F4 superbike.
2005: MV Agusta Brutale 910 introduced, but doesn’t immediately supersede the Brutale 750.

Other Versions

MV Agusta Brutale R: Comes with four-piston radial Brembo brakes, forged Brembo aluminium wheels, power-boosting engine management chip and race exhaust for 144bhp.

Specifications

Top speed 157 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.2 secs
Max power 136 bhp
Max torque 71 ft-lb
Weight 185 kg
Seat height 810 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 160 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 17 of 17
Engine size 910 cc
Engine specification 16v in-line four, 6 gears
Frame Tubular steel trellis
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, high and low speed compression
Front brakes Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 210mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 190/55 x 17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(3 reviews)

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    CosherB

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    first service over, full revs allowed ... and omg ... the noise, even with the standard cans on, well i can't get enough of it. i've never ridden a 1000cc superbike, but frankly, i can't see why you need more than 135 bhp on a road bike - it's more than enough for me!

    03 July 2009

  • hollywood

    CosherB

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I've traded up from a 749 to a 910S after I decided I wanted something more road focused (i.e. comfortable for longer!). I've had it for three weeks so still early days, but already it's an attention magnet. Very abrupt throttle takes some getting used to and low speed stuff can be a little tricky, but other than that, it'a one hell of a road bike. Yes, the suspension is on the hard side, but the gearbox snicks through smoothly, steering is precise and light, brakes are ok rather than amazing (though going back to a four from a v-twin might also have something to do with that). I'm lucky enough to have this as a plaything with the odd commute thrown in. I tried a CB1000R before the MV and was very tempted by the Honda. Even though the two bikes set out to be similar, they are chalk and cheese in terms of character - hence why i spent the extra on the 910S, and I'm thoroughly glad that I did. I'm also a bit of a short-arse so the dinky dimesions suit me!

    25 September 2008

  • great alrounder

    brutale r

    brisbane qld , AU

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    i use my mv every day for fun and commuting only problems i have are when temp gets to 90 to 93 it sometimes cuts out on tickover and the handle bars need to be 1.1/2 inches higher apart from thatits perfect nippy dam good on the breaks riding in the queensland hinter land ( like cornwall crossed with the welsh mountains ) this is an R1 beater

    31 December 2007

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