This is not a bike for novices; the power-to-weight ratio makes for some seriously impressive performance. The engine is a dominant part of the package and has grunt in any gear with soaring revs on tap too. Getting this bike on some UK roads with some of the rivals is the only way this bike is going to show the full potential but it's lovely to see some non-typical engine capacities being made available. This is the best Brutale to date regardless of the number of cylinders or capacity. There were tiny issues with throttle jerkiness at low throttle applications but nothing major.