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I'm in an interesting quandary at the moment. While cruising around the web looking at mods etc I came across the Tamburini T1 kit which has blown my socks off. For those that don't know what it is details are here:

http://www.tamburinicorsestore.com/en/store.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=172&category_id=15

The kit + full race exhaust etc is roughly the budget I'd allocated for mods/custom paint job etc to make any 1090 I bought unique. The T1 kit though requires a 1078 as the base bike and can not fit a 1090 (confirmed with Tamburini Corse).

All things being equal, is there much seat of the pants difference between a 1078RR and a 1090RR? Is one more refined than the other? Is there a build quality or reliability difference? The bikes main usage is as a weekend plaything in the Canberra hills where I intend riding it 'with purpose'. It will probably never see a track though.

On a plus side a 1078 saves some up front coin however on a down side it doesn't come with a warranty or some of the tech advancements of the 1090. Thoughts on which way I should jump?
 

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I'm in an interesting quandary at the moment. While cruising around the web looking at mods etc I came across the Tamburini T1 kit which has blown my socks off. For those that don't know what it is details are here:

http://www.tamburinicorsestore.com/en/store.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=172&category_id=15

The kit + full race exhaust etc is roughly the budget I'd allocated for mods/custom paint job etc to make any 1090 I bought unique. The T1 kit though requires a 1078 as the base bike and can not fit a 1090 (confirmed with Tamburini Corse).

All things being equal, is there much seat of the pants difference between a 1078RR and a 1090RR? Is one more refined than the other? Is there a build quality or reliability difference? The bikes main usage is as a weekend plaything in the Canberra hills where I intend riding it 'with purpose'. It will probably never see a track though.

On a plus side a 1078 saves some up front coin however on a down side it doesn't come with a warranty or some of the tech advancements of the 1090. Thoughts on which way I should jump?
Get both, sell the the one you don't like to me for half price! Seriously though, the 1078 is a more unrefined and wants to throw you to the ground. The 1090 is a little smoother but equally as bad ass. You really gotta ask yourself which one looks better to you. Not many can ride one of these to its maximum potential on the street anyway, either due to skill, safety or laws. So if one bike makes 2 more hp than the other, who cares? They are both great in their own respect. I think the dreaded "hub" issue is more of a concern for the 1078 than a newer 1090. Other than that, it seems both have solid reliability. Sometimes reliability has a lot to do with whom maintained the machine before you owned it. I always try to find out who serviced the bike and get some back ground info.
 

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My impression of the 1090 is that it is a bit more refined than the earlier bikes - I've not ridden a 1078 but my 910R just feels more raw... The later bikes are more comfortable, eg if like me you are sensitive to vibes get the 1090.

The 1078 was the last of the built to a spec rather than a price bike. But the 1090RR being the top end still has the good suspension, brakes, wheels etc. It does have some cheaper plastic bits but you'll probably replace those with carbon anyway.

As a weekend toy I'd say you will be very happy with either bike, but I would really ride both if I were you.
 

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All of the above is spot on,my mate has the 1090rr we swap often and truly i love both bikes,Mine is just more furious than his ,more character , the 1090 is more refined but still retains attitude.
Now this will probably make your mind up,the 1090rr seat is more comfy than the 1078,i bought a corbin seat and that issue was solved.if you are at the 6 ft height get the 1090rr more leg room under the tank.

1090rr suspension stock is better feel than the 1078 ask Brian we have spent dollars on the rear suspension,both of us have put the nitron shock on. Rear hub, i have replaced the bearings once only but next time will be installing Mitchy hub.

Now if you decate and change mufflers ,expect to spend money on either model to get it running smooth,but i have heard that some 1090rr where fine,but the 1078 will need a race ecu with pc5 and dyno done to get it smooth running, especially low down do get rid of the snatchy throttle or as Brian has done used the Microtec from Chris at x bikes.My mate uses my setup on his 1090rr .your call on this one.

Like the guys have suggested ride both as i would also want to own a 1090rr.

hard call

cheers eddy
 

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Bloody hell Troz not many cheap Mv 1090RR on bike sales, That 1078 RR Looks good for the price ,you might be able to get him down a bit. Ecu remap and full system, ask him if it is a race Ecu, I THINK IT IS
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I'll be placing an order on a 1090 later this week and then start ordering all the bling/exhaust etc from overseas.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I'll be placing an order on a 1090 later this week and then start ordering all the bling/exhaust etc from overseas.
Whaaaaaattttttt!!!!!!......,Now listen to me.., LISTEN!!!:laughing::laughing:

Only joking...., it is a great bike too.
I wish you all the very best with your new bike..,I'm sure you'll love it!
Brian:)
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I'll be placing an order on a 1090 later this week and then start ordering all the bling/exhaust etc from overseas.
Congrats! I don't think you could have made a bad decision here given the stated options. Did you get a base, R or RR? Promise yourself to ride it for a month or so before you make too many changes.
 

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I'm going to get a base 1090 in Black. Juggling funds around tonight and placing a deposit tomorrow. Got a good deal and brilliant service/advice from Dave at Moto Tecnica in Artarmon. I also want to throw a quick plug in for Moto Technica (no relation) in Melbourne who provided great customer service over the phone yet couldn't match the deal on the day.

Early next week I'll order an (almost) complete MV Corse carbon fibre kit, MV Corse steering damper, Rizoma indicators, Melotti tail tidy kit and MV Corse race ECU from Evolutionbike.it and then order the full race exhaust system, carbon underbelly and carbon hanger from Tamburini Corse. I'm also going to get the dual seat conversion kit from Designcorse to have the same seating configuration as the RR though with a set of black MV Corse seats. Thanks to the sponsors!

This way I pretty much get a similar look to the T1 though with a 1090 as the donor bike and ultimately a custom paint job next year (when I have some funds again).

Either way I'll post pics along the way.

Appreciate all the advice people have provided in a variety of threads. As a minor tidbit to the masses, it turns out that carbon Fibre from the MV Corse and Tamburini Corse ranges have matching weaves. For pedants like me that was kind of important!
 

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Well the deposits down and I've finalised the rather extensive parts list I'll be getting as well - mainly through Evolutionbike.it Phenomenal service from them and I suspect they just became the first place I'll ever check for any MV parts in the future.
 

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Well the bike has arrived and been uncrated. Colour me excited. Thought I'd post a 'before shot' of it stock before the customising begins.

Brilliant service so far from my dealer (Moto Tecnica in Artarmon, Sydney) and from EvolutionBike who I've purchased all the mods for it from.

I'll post some pics once everything is installed.
 

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What Mods you got coming? or you can keep it a secret , just had a look at the 2015 dragster ,I can feel another mv in the stable ,spoke wheels .looks tempting.
 

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In summary the mod list includes:

MV Corse carbon fibre airboxes, radiator covers, oil cooler cover, ignition cover, dash, front fender
MV Corse race ECU
Dual seat conversion kit (i.e so it will have the same seat configuration as the 1090RR)
MV Corse black rider and passenger seats
Melotti tail tidy
Rizoma 'Tomok' mirrors
Rizoma 'action' LED lights for front and rear
Tamburini Corse full titanium race exhaust and manifolds
Tamburini Corse carbon fibre exhaust hanger
Tamburini Corse carbon fibre belly pan equivalent (for an idea of the look google Tamburini Corse Brutale T1 except my pieces are carbon fibre and not painted/carbon fibre)
 
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