I guess that MotoGB is part of this forum and they know that my action has nothing against them personally as they simply implement what MV Agusta Italy tell them to do but I cannot conduct legal action against MV Agusta Italia and therefore have to try to get things sorted with MotoGB.
The issue is that I bought an F4 2010 which was part of the recall following the discovery of a risk of rupture of the rear subframes. To fix this risk, MV has created a piece as highlighted here (http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/106-f4-2nd-gen-2010/45207-thread-issues-known-f4-my10-images.html#post511531
) that looks absolutely ugly. On top of that, this part makes the removal of the battery extremely difficult whereas it was very easy before. Since I only rarely use this bike and do not have an electric plug near the bike, I used to remove the battery and keep it connected to an Optimate at home.
The solutions that MV offers are:
- Using this fix
- Removing this fix at no cost and signing a waver saying that if the rear subframe comes to breaking they would not be responsible
- Buying an F4RR rear subframe at a discounted price (which I understand is EUR150 + VAT) and get it fitted at your own cost
In my view, and as explained to MotoGB, I think the only acceptable solution would be for MV Agusta to fix this rear subframe issue the proper way and replace the rear subframe as other bikes outside the serie that was impacted does are equiped with a rear subframe that does not risk breaking. The current fix is clearly a cheap option that saves MV Agusta money but leaves the downside to be carried by the owner of the bike. It is absolutely shocking and even if GBP300 (buying the F4RR subframe and getting it fitted) is not that much for a bike that costs GBP15k, the principle behind MV recall is simply shocking and should not be accepted. I had an oil consumption issue with a Suzuki Bandit 1200 and Suzuki simply recalled all bikes and replaced pistons and cylinders... there was no death risk in that case, the bike costs a third of what an MV costs and they still managed to do a proper recall.
Hope that helps you understand what the issue is and where I am coming from.