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MV testing the 2010 at Almeria

I was on track at Almeria in Spain for three days this week and the MV factory guys were there with about six of the new bikes.

Now they certainly looked fast, blowing my Aprilia into the weeds on the straight, mind you most things did as it topped out about half way along it, it is 900 metres long with a real tight uphill right at the end of it.

I had a wee foray along to their garage and found a lot of bodywork off one bike with about four mechanics round it frantically trying to sort out a problem, outside there was a black one and the whole rear of the bike was covered in coolant, this is the said bike





I tried to blag a go on one round the track, the answer was a resounding no, anyway they did let me have a sit on one for a picture or two, twas nice i must say





I could have done with the power of the MV in the races, looks like i am gonna have to buy a jap in line four to give myself half a chance of being up their with lap times, needs must and all that stuff

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Thanks for the write up. Would you mind me asking how tall are you including your inseam? The picture of you on the new bike is probably the best indicator of how tall the seat height will be.
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cool man! now tell us how tall the bike is please

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I'm there in Dec on my F4, hope they turn up again.....
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I was on track at Almeria in Spain for three days this week and the MV factory guys were there with about six of the new bikes.

Now they certainly looked fast, blowing my Aprilia into the weeds on the straight, mind you most things did as it topped out about half way along it, it is 900 metres long with a real tight uphill right at the end of it.

I had a wee foray along to their garage and found a lot of bodywork off one bike with about four mechanics round it frantically trying to sort out a problem, outside there was a black one and the whole rear of the bike was covered in coolant, this is the said bike





I tried to blag a go on one round the track, the answer was a resounding no, anyway they did let me have a sit on one for a picture or two, twas nice i must say





I could have done with the power of the MV in the races, looks like i am gonna have to buy a jap in line four to give myself half a chance of being up their with lap times, needs must and all that stuff

Cool pics! Looks a lot better than what I've seen before. Sh*t...

Seat height? Unless you're a dwarf (which I don't think you are), sorry, that's of course "vertically challenged", that looks suspiciously like the 86 cms stated in the new F4's tech spec...

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I am 5' 10", but my legs are not that long to be honest, i take a 32" waist trouser with a 30" inside leg, i trust that will give some indication for those interested.

It did not feel to bad whilst sitting on it.

Oh, and their test rider in my group was bloody quick, the black bike had a mountain of telemetry fitted to it, the huge amount of coolant leakage was not very clever, especially on track.

The exhaust is OK, but i do prefer the round pipes.

Right place right time, absolutely, we had the Moto2 testing going on as well with Jeremy McWilliams and the german superbike champ testing it, you have never heard anything as loud as this thing.

Also there was Bradley Smith, Simon Crafar, Gino Rea, Eugene Laverty, Neevsy from MCN, young Josh Elliot who Jeremy has taken under his wing and boy is he fast, it was quite an experience actually, made me realise how much faster these guys really are when you are on track with them, i had some laps with Eugene to show me the way round, then on the second day i got out with Jeremy for a few laps too.

In the UK i am normally in about the top 20% or so in the fast group on a trackday, but this was a different kettle of fish altogether, there were some really fast people there, it was good though as it drags you on another peg or two.

Being a Scot i was not used to the 29 degrees we had and boy was it taking it's toll on me.

I did a two hour endurance race and an 8 lap sprint race within the three days, deffo a must do track event, if you are interested look up Jeremy McWilliams Superbike Academy or go to Racedays website.

Here i am contemplating the whole experience and thinking to myself, feck i need a cold beer.........................

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great pics! first member to throw a leg over one?
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