This is the first mv I have ridden. From what I've read they got the mapping perfect on the dragster. It's a hooligan bike. It's hard to keep the front tire on the ground. It's a total blast to ride. It's very comfortable. It probably wouldn't work well for a bigger guy 180+ due to how the seat is shaped. It's also pointless to even attempt a passenger. I got it for the wife to ride and I think she's going to get irritated with me stealing it all the time. LolSweet ! I only managed to try the Brutale 800..despite having the same engine, how different is it from the Brutale/Rivale if you have tried them?