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Well the time has come to introduce myself as I have finally got my 1078RR today from Motorama Jersey, thanks to Nick and Will for all their help.

Why did I get the 1078 rather than wait for the 1090 some may ask? Well it comes down to price and a fantastic deal. You can get and do an awful lot for £4000 which is the extra it was going to cost for the 1090!

I will hopefully post some pics over the next few weeks, but in the meantime would like to thank those of you who have helped in my questions I have PM'd to them and who largely convinced me that the Brutale was the bike to get.

My first question to you all is that I have been considering getting the Arrow Thunder exhaust, but am confused by the websites and what I will need to replace/do. It is clear that the Cat needs to be replaced and a midpipe installed, but as the Cat and the header pipes are all one piece on the 1078RR, I presume I also need to swap out the header pipes as well as buying the mid section and end can. Am I right anyone and will I need to change anything on the ECU? (Sorry if this topic has been beaten to a pulp already!)

Anyway, this is one of many questions I am sure I will have over the initial period of getting to know my Brutale, but most importantly I believe I have finally got an icon that looks as good in the garage as it does on the road.

Safe riding to you all.

Dave (Stuck on a rock off the coast of France!)
 

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Much congrats on your new awesome bike!! I plan on being in your position very soon. I don't think that you will miss out much on the 1090, at least that is my two cents. Good luck!
 

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Well the time has come to introduce myself as I have finally got my 1078RR today from Motorama Jersey, thanks to Nick and Will for all their help.

Why did I get the 1078 rather than wait for the 1090 some may ask? Well it comes down to price and a fantastic deal. You can get and do an awful lot for £4000 which is the extra it was going to cost for the 1090!

I will hopefully post some pics over the next few weeks, but in the meantime would like to thank those of you who have helped in my questions I have PM'd to them and who largely convinced me that the Brutale was the bike to get.

My first question to you all is that I have been considering getting the Arrow Thunder exhaust, but am confused by the websites and what I will need to replace/do. It is clear that the Cat needs to be replaced and a midpipe installed, but as the Cat and the header pipes are all one piece on the 1078RR, I presume I also need to swap out the header pipes as well as buying the mid section and end can. Am I right anyone and will I need to change anything on the ECU? (Sorry if this topic has been beaten to a pulp already!)

Anyway, this is one of many questions I am sure I will have over the initial period of getting to know my Brutale, but most importantly I believe I have finally got an icon that looks as good in the garage as it does on the road.

Safe riding to you all.

Dave (Stuck on a rock off the coast of France!)
Congrats! I envy you...

Let us know how it rides; is it as uncontrollable (and as much fun!) as it is written up to be...?
 

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Whats the speed limit in Jersey.......I know its 40 on Guernsey......so good luck and enjoy the ferry trips to france
 

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Yes you sure do have an icon! congratulations on getting this bike. I have a 1078rr Brutale and it is an absolutely awesome bike. I haven't changed the exhaust for the reasons you've already stated. Yes the cat can not be repaced with a mid pipe unless you replace the manifold pipes as well because on this bike they are all welded together. I wanted to keep the origional mufflers but put on 'new' manifold pipes and sperate midpipe but it will have to wait a while as I was quoted £950 for titanium replacements or £725 for stainless steel. I did however get a microtek replacement ECU from Chris at Xbikes (X81) on this forum and it really smoothes out the 'snatchy' throttle.,althugh I have to get mine fine tuned to sort it perfectly. Once again great choice on a great bike you'll not regret it! .
 

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Welcome to the forum::smoking:
 

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Well, got out on the bike yesterday, and having come from a 2009 R1, all I can say is that I am massively impressed. So much nicer riding position, torque out of this world (can well imagine she will spit you off if you don't show respect), and whilst an absolute beast simply remains a pleasure to ride.

Only, grips were she used a tank of fuel in about an hour and a half, yes RedB4 we are restricted in theory to 40mph, so the stop start riding didn't help and the throttle action is quite snatchy at low speeds/revs oh and she nearly cut out on me once when pulling the clutch in.

All of the above I have read about on this forum, so will be keeping a close eye on them before the first service is due. I would though be interested to hear from BG Wells re the microtex ECU as I have read elsewhere that this has helped smooth out the snatchy throttle response as well as being able to control the degree of engine braking, something I had got used to not having with the R1.

Sorry no photos yet but will try and get a gallery sorted soon.

Many thanks to those of you who took the trouble to reply to my first post.

All the best

JerseyBrut
 

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Welcome to the family and congratulations on the baby
 

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Mo problem Jersey. Yes I'd read a lot about the Microtek ECU on this forum actually and as the only gripe I had with my bike was the 'snatchy' throttle, I must say going on the recommendations from various guys who'd fitted it, I decided to get one for my bike. I got it from Chris at Xbikes as did most others here who have it. Fitting it was no problem at all as it comes with full instructions. I immediately found a vast improvement as the bike was so much smoother and the snatchy throttle was gone!. My only problem is at the moment,as a result of fitting the ECU my idle is a bit high. However Brian Jones (mototech) is going to get this sorted for me. When this happens then it'll be perfect. Have a search through the forum using 'microtek ECU' or something and hopefully you'll come across some of the much more knowledgeable guys on this subject. But if you want the smoothness of a Japanese four especially in slow traffic I'd recommend getting one of these ECUs for your bike. Cheers Brian.
 

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Microtec ECU is the way to go to get rid of the odd throttle response, I will be mapping B G Wells' bike next week, so will be interesting to see how it works out.
If you are going to be riding at low speeds most of the time, you will find the throttle pretty snatchy.
You should give Chris at X Bikes a call yourself.

Brian
 

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My first question to you all is that I have been considering getting the Arrow Thunder exhaust, but am confused by the websites and what I will need to replace/do. It is clear that the Cat needs to be replaced and a midpipe installed, but as the Cat and the header pipes are all one piece on the 1078RR, I presume I also need to swap out the header pipes as well as buying the mid section and end can. Am I right anyone and will I need to change anything on the ECU? (Sorry if this topic has been beaten to a pulp already!)

There are several options to change headers/cat.
Some headers can be pretty tight as designed for previous models (not having the high Cilinder)
Mv corse has inox and Ti, also Tamburini corse has a set of headers for their own stubby ( www.maxcorse.com )
I think Arrows does a pair of headers as well. http://www.vesuvioracing.com/466_514/brutale-exhausts.htm
 

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Many thanks to you all for your replies. One last question on this topic, as I now understand what can be done, and that is, is there anyone out there who has run the factory standard 1078RR exhaust and changed it for the full titanium system with the MV replacement ECU and what effect, if any, this had on throttle response and engine braking?

I ask this, as indicated earlier in this thread, the microtex ECU seems to be able to dial this in or out to the riders preference and could decide whether I got the MV kit with MV ECU or brought the Ti items seperately and use the microtex ECU?

Really very impressed by everyones willingness to help, just wish we had someone like Moto-tec here on the Rock to fettle the bike!

JerseyBrut
 

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Not much of a difference. 1078 has cooling sorted out already.

JerseyBrut; my father changed the OEM for complete titanium system. He did not change the ECU and this is why; if you change the ECU, you got to have open exhausts. Titanium ones were a bit too loud for him, so he made dB killers. But, with dB killers installed he did not need new ECU, since the bike vastly improved after installing dB killers to the titanium system, compared to opened titanium system.

Throttle response is way better with titanium system, I can not tell about braking. You can address both things with different than stock ECU, but the only provider that can adjust this things in full scale is Chris(X81) at X-Bikes.
 

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Hope you are getting better weather than us to enjoy your toy.
I had BGWELLS Brutale on our dyno to map his Microtec ECU recently, you should PM him & ask what he thinks.

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Wondering what the range was on a tank ... with the 1078 thinking buying one.. but I'm coming off hyper hate the constant refilling... I heard 6 gallon tank... so I was assuming 170-140 pending on type of ride ... please advise...

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I get about 110-120 miles till the light goes on. My 750 got about 90 miles. So i went from about 22miles to the gal. to about 28.
 
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