Suppose you managed a specialty motorcycle shop and were smitten with particular exotic high-performance model ? Easy access to aftermarket enhancements and ready hands might result in a farkle-fest like this 2006 MV Agusta Brutale 910S.
MV Agusta's brilliant in-line four was an natural fit into the trellis frame for the boutique naked bike, the 908cc hemi providing 139 hp. The Brutale came with a great deal of the performance and technology of the F4, but in a less showy and easier ergonomic package for use around town. The 50mm Marzocchi forks and single-sided swingarm look right at home on the 910S, though making the plumbing look good on the fuel-injected, water-cooled standard must've been a challenge.
The Vegas-based owner of Bellissimoto hasn't had much time to ride this MV, but evidently bought it with a few updates, and made a bunch more. Just to gauge the level of detail, the 6,000-mile bike is shown parked on a full-length mirror, and pictured on the cover of The Robb Report magazine. Looking like a " what-if ? " wish list, here's the rundown from the eBay auction-
Carbon Fiber Upgrades:
Tail - Intake ducts - Upper frame covers - Key guard - Radiator guards - Underseat side panels - Front subframe/headlight bracket - Exhaust guards - Heel guards - Front fender (both pieces) - Rear fender - Upper and lower chain guards - Lower radiator surround
Hard Part Upgrades:
Scotts Steering Damper - Rizoma Handlebars - Rizoma Rearsets - Oberon Bar End Indicators w/ mirror mounts - CRG Arrow Bar End Mirrors - Domino XM2 Race Throttle with cables - MotoCorse Reservoir Covers - MotoCorse Adjustable Folding Levers - MotoCorse Billet Fender Eliminator - MotoCorse Turn Signals - MotoCorse Frame Plugs (complete kit) - LuiMoto Team Italia Seat Cover - Custom Headlight Fairing and Aluminum Mount with ZG Windscreen and custom paint - Full Titanium MV Agusta Racing Exhaust - Marchesini Forged Magnesium Wheels
The Brutale can seem smaller in person than it looks it pictures, and reviewed as a versatile canyon carver with great handling, that only needs a backpack since it's hard to strap anything on. The auction shows a teaser starting bid, not even covering the upgrades - but as any shop owner will tell you, modifications are really an investment in the riding experience and won't return dollar for dollar. This should be a great high-end rider, and the auction offers to mount new rubber at a discount for the new owner. In this case, the most exotic naked bike has been fitted with highest-end updates, lightly used and practically a show bike. Hardly what comes to mind when you say, " used motorcycle "...