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I took my Brutale to an evening track day at Snetterton on Monday 2015May. The weather had been appalling up to 2 pm then the rain stopped. I rode 65 miles on drying roads to the track to check-in at 5pm. We had clear blue skies with a strong wind. The one and only dark cloud promptly dumped a load more rain during the siting laps. The sun and the wind managed to dry out the track during all 3 sessions. I then rode back with a hail storm and heavy rain midway. It sure is great living in the UK!
I really enjoyed riding the Brutale round Snetterton, all my previous track days over the last 10 years have been on my Triumph Tigers so this was my first ride with a light, fast bike with sport handling and brakes. I kept revs down to 9,000 as the engine had only covered 1,200 miles. My MV had no trouble hanging with older R1's, Blades and Gixer thousands. The Brutale's Brembo brakes are simply stunning. On the road I find the rear brake totally under whelming but on a track with heavy use of the front brake the rear is perfect for slowing or sliding the rear. Changes of direction are so easy compared to an adventure bike. When I happened on slower riders I could cut inside, zip past, brake and tip into the next bend. Brilliant fun. I'm not convinced about the standard Pirelli Diablo Corse tyres, they are so hard that they show few signs of bluing or tearing after hard cornering on a track. My old Dunlop Roadsmart touring tyres were definitely softer and more grippy. More recently I rode a couple of sessions at Snetterton on 27 July 2015 then it rained.
Cadwell Park May 26 for my second Trackday evening session. This is a bit of a wimpy shot as I crest the mountain in 3rd, later in the session I had the front wheel higher.