Happy new year everyone,. Rode the F3 today to break it in. Had 37km on the clock so nothing too quick. First impressions soon.
How do mv make a bike that sounds impossibly sexy and raw ? Really, what a sound.... And totally stock.
This bike rapes your eardrums, in a good way.
Edit. For those who don't know I had a F4 750 then an F4 1000 over an 8 year period. Currently own a 1098R which is an animal. This is my first MV experience for a few years.
Ride was in queensland on roads ive never been on...from landsborogh, maleny, blad knob and back to colundra. First impressions is that it's small, tiny....petite, and utterly gorgeous. Firing it up reveals a lovely crisp family idle...similar to original F4 . it's only once up and going that the triple reveals its aural delights...amazing sound.
The bike is super light, effortless to change direction, yet feels very very neutral. Never really felt I had to adjust the bikes line at all, just turned in neatly and went where it was pointed. It's did feel a little frisky over some rises and bumby bits, but never out of shape. Steering damper perhaps ?
The fueling was a total surprise. What's all the fuss about ? This is best fueled mv I'd ever ridden, period. No misses , coughs , no nothing. Even though the engine was tight and brand new, it still pulled cleanly and true. Once it frees up a bit it will only get better I'm sure.
The riding position is spot on. A comfy MV.....never thought I'd see the day. You can ride the F3 all day. There's slight pressure on the wrists but I like that anyway, and it let's you know it's still a sportsbike. Brakes are good, but not monblock type stopping power. I think the light weight of the bikes helps it stop . I can see later upgrades for F3 in the brakes dept.
It really is an Engadging ride, even though I didn't really rev it out. It does everything you ask, and it does it so easily , no fuss. It feels modern and nimble, cutting edge compared to F4. Did I say it looks stunning in the flesh ?????
Thinks I don't like....clutch lever and operation of. No click adjustability. It really should be.
Fit of rear seat...Should be single seat version.
All up, fabulous effort by mv, and a ripper price for what you get. The noise of the triple inside your helmet as you open it over a brow is pure heaven....anyone who has one, I can understand why you are in love...