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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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08 910R or 09 989R

What would be the difference other than the $$, is the 989 an improvement?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 10:47 PM
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No. The 989 is a replacement for the 910S, not R. It has more displacement, yes, but in all other aspects the 910R is the better bike.
Now the 1078RR...

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not sure where you are SSXRNR, but I does not look like the 989 will be available in the US.
I own a 910R after almost 15 years with nothing but Ducatis and I must say the Brutale is the most incredible & funnest street bike I have ever owned ---- AND CHICKS LOVE BRUTIE RIDERS!!!
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I just swapped my 910S for an R. I checked out the 989, but even the S is a better bike than the 989. The R is equipped with better parts than the 989 - so i did not have any doubts. The wheels alone is a major difference! Go for the R - or the 1078 RR
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---- AND CHICKS LOVE BRUTIE RIDERS!!!
It's a fact, look it up!

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No. The 989 is a replacement for the 910S, not R. It has more displacement, yes, but in all other aspects the 910R is the better bike.
Now the 1078RR...
that's it!

I'd prefer a 910R to a 1078RR.. cannot explain why, I think the 910R is the best brutale ever made.. insane but "complete" at the same time.
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have both the 910R and the 1078RR....
Love them both but even if the 910R is not as torquy as the 1078RR, its behaviour is more aggressive.
Now, the 1078RR is a Monstaaaaaa....so torquy i never know what gear i'm in.
I think, partly due to its electric engine (with RACE ECU on), the 910R is a better track bike.
Power is delivered is a uncivilized manner.

The 1078RR is a better twisties bike because of the softer & "longer" suspensions.
Power is delivered in a more linear and controled way...until 6KRPM then it's even wilder than the 910R. The famous On/Off throttle effect of the 910R is now practically gone n the 1078RR. This "defect" was and still is part of the Brute's charm...

I think however that with a RACE ECU (when it will be available) and a Ti line, the 1078RR will get back of the 910R's wilderness.
It could then be the ULTIMATE bike.

Until today, i fail to understand why MV came up with the 989R....why not just keeping the 910R going instead?!




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Power is delivered is a uncivilized manner.

The 1078RR is a better twisties bike because of the softer & "longer" suspensions.
The famous On/Off throttle effect of the 910R is now practically gone n the 1078RR. This "defect" was and still is part of the Brute's charm...
So the 910R has harsh suspension, twitchy uncivilized throttle, I had not read or heard of those characteristics before?
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989 has non-adjustable suspension, steel front brake rotor carriers...many small "down-grades" compared to 910 models and even 750 models. I think it must have been an attempt to make a "budget" MV,......I also wonder why.

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So the 910R has harsh suspension, twitchy uncivilized throttle, I had not read or heard of those characteristics before?
you never heard about the on/off and jerky throttle on the 910R...?

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