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1078 vs 910 vs 989

Hi folks! Could someone who's ridden both the 1078 and the 910 (and maybe the 989) enlighten me a bit? I want to upgrade to 1078 from 910 and what I really like about the 910 is that it has to be tamed, and that it's really rough. Also it's probably the last opportunity to snatch a new 1078 right from the factory. I couldn't get to test-drive it however but what I have tested more than once is the 989 and found it to be a lot more... sluggish or weaker for lack of better word than the 910. Wonder if the 1078 would retain basically the same character as the 989 or if it's closer to 910. I've read raving reviews of the 1078 but wonder if all that sheer power translates to 910's rugged character or if it's sort of a different thing or hidden and smoothed out?
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Hi folks! Could someone who's ridden both the 1078 and the 910 (and maybe the 989) enlighten me a bit? I want to upgrade to 1078 from 910 and what I really like about the 910 is that it has to be tamed, and that it's really rough. Also it's probably the last opportunity to snatch a new 1078 right from the factory. I couldn't get to test-drive it however but what I have tested more than once is the 989 and found it to be a lot more... sluggish or weaker for lack of better word than the 910. Wonder if the 1078 would retain basically the same character as the 989 or if it's closer to 910. I've read raving reviews of the 1078 but wonder if all that sheer power translates to 910's rugged character or if it's sort of a different thing or hidden and smoothed out?
I have had a quick ride on the 1078 and can tell you that there is a lot more gogo in it. Its still crazy wild like the 910, but with more more more. Didn't have enough time on it to comment on suspension etc...

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Hey Buck - that's interesting about the 989....could you provide a little bit more data on your thoughts regarding it's characteristics?

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If you are going from a 910s to the 1078rr you will be getting a lot more bike but if it`s smooth and Honda like that you are looking for then you won`t.

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Hey Buck - that's interesting about the 989....could you provide a little bit more data on your thoughts regarding it's characteristics?
No solid data, but I used to drive both in one day a lot, switching from 910 to 989 and back, mostly just commuting around town. 910 feels snappier, aggressive and ready to jump. 989 on the other hand feels like it struggles to accelerate (comparatively, of course) and doesn't seem to deliver the same kind of punch. I feel it even more with a passenger. Whereas the presence of a passenger doesn't bother the 910 much apart from slowing it down a bit, the 989 just leaves a feeling that it doesn't like additional weight at all. Hard to describe really, but the difference is substantial. 989 just doesn't want to "go". It also tends to vibrate much more on higher revs than the 910.

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If you are going from a 910s to the 1078rr you will be getting a lot more bike but if it`s smooth and Honda like that you are looking for then you won`t.
I definitely want something totally opposite from smooth and Honda-like, 910 is very hard and rough not only engine-wise but also suspension-wise and I love it. It's just that 989 (which I expected to be at least as crazy as the 910) kinda got me scratching head.
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I've owned both (2007 910R and 2009 1078RR). You will instantly know you have more power/torque, and the suspension is a HUGE improvement on the 1078RR. The 910R rattled my teeth (especially the fork), while the 1078RR is firm, but not teeth ratteling (valving is much, much better).

Don't worry about the motor.... It wants to GO!

In my eyes the 1078RR is the ultimate Brutale.
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I just got back from a ride on my 910R (with redone suspension)...what a bike!
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I've owned both (2007 910R and 2009 1078RR). You will instantly know you have more power/torque, and the suspension is a HUGE improvement on the 1078RR. The 910R rattled my teeth (especially the fork), while the 1078RR is firm, but not teeth ratteling (valving is much, much better).

Don't worry about the motor.... It wants to GO!

In my eyes the 1078RR is the ultimate Brutale.
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Well I might be going against the trend here but I've switched from 910R to 1078 this year and I reckon that awesome as the 1078 is, the 910 is the one with the real character.. Yup the suspension is better out of the box with the 1078 but a bit of work on the 910 forks and you've cracked it. 1078 has to be treated with so much respect you lose focus on the ride. The 910 sings a beautiful song - Take a look at Power & Torque values - the 910 is awesome by comparison and way more useable - Both are way beyond my limits BTW

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Thanks for replies guys! With any luck I'll become a 1078 owner soon. And I presume once the short Corse pipes have been fitted it would become the REAL Beast!
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