Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Here is my take... Been a loyal Ducatisti for almost two decades. Raced for the last ten. I have ridden just about every bike mentioned in this thread.
Love the Tuono V4 Factory. But its about as sexy as a mans ass. Some of the modded ones I have seen are not to bad.
Almost bought a SFS two years ago but kinda wanted something different than a Ducati. Ended up with a Brutale 1090RR.
WOW what a bike!. Actually kinda turned me off to Ducati the bike was so good at everything. All I could think is wow my Ducatis are missing the mark big time.
I have never been an I-4 fan until I got on the MV.
Brutale has as much soul. Actually more in my opinion. That motor is just magic. They way it howls on the top, crazy over runs, and silky smooth everywhere. Plenty of power and great torque down low. Riding in town with traffic is a joy unlike a Ducati. The chassis is light years ahead of anything Ducati has put out. Including the super bikes (have not been on a V4 yet so can not comment on that one). Yes its amazing. I have raced Ducati's for almost a decade and I can say the MV kills them in handling out of the box.
Brutale is way more comfortable also... Can ride that bike all day for weeks on end.
Totally unexpected but that MV changed me. I have since got an F4 track bike because I liked the Brutale so much.
No bike I have been on has the fun factor and special feeling of the 1090rr while being an amazingly livable street bike and good looking.
Now if Ducati builds a V4 Naked with a super bike chassis I'll have one for sure!
2015 Panigale 1299s, 2011 848evo (race bike), 2010 MV F4 (track toy), 2010 Mv Brutale 1090RR, 2007 S4RS (all custom)