Beauty is more than skin deep

As part of the deep clean down, I marvel at the way this bike comes apart. The design Genius creator that was Massimo Tamburini has a unique style which is evident in all his motorcycles. My 907ie also designed by him has so many design similarities and little elements of intricate attention to detail that cannot help but leave you shaking your head in admiration and wonder.

The bodywork features quick release Dzus fasteners allowing the side fairings to be removed in seconds…

The rear tail fairing hinges forward and removal of two pins and the loom connector allows the entire tail to lift off. The fuel tank lifts off after removing two side locating brackets and one centre bolt along with unclipping the two quick release fuel connectors and loom connector. The whole bike takes minutes to strip down to its beautiful chassis.

Stunning details everywhere include MV monograms all over,

Lest we forget…

Other neat touches such as this rubber elbow on the water pipe so it doesn’t rub on the fairing…

Or these rubber bracelets around the wiring loom…

And these remote vacuum ports for synching throttle bodies…

The quick release front nose cone is another revelation featuring spring loaded electrical contacts for the front indicators housed in the mirrors…

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