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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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considering buying an F4

i have a '04 cbr 1000 and thinking of trading it in for an MV.i want to know how dependable these bikes are and does it have the balls of my cbr? what kinda maintenance do MV's need besides the usual tires/chain oil change.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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i might go ahead with a new one.if i go used what year is best?
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My '07 has been very dependable. They require regular maintenance every 7500 miles. Other than that just oil changes, and cleaning/lubricating the chain. Not really much different than Jap bikes.

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saw one the other day and my jaw dropped.i don't think there's too many here in washington state.
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saw one the other day and my jaw dropped.i don't think there's too many here in washington state.
Mine will be there in a couple of weeks! We will be moving to longview early August.

I have a 2010....great bike. Regular maintenance like any other bike, but parts take longer to get and dealers are harder to come by. In Washington I think you have bellview kawasaki/mv and Moto corsa down in Portland.

It will make you forget all about your CBR....trust me.

I have not ridden any of the older models, the 2010 is more user friendly in terms of riding position, not over heating, and fueling from what I hear.

Only thing with MV or Ducati is that they are made by hand....some bikes have issues some bikes don't. It's the price you pay for exclusivity. Knock on wood, my MV has been issue free, but my Ducati had a lot of problems.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 03:58 PM
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You'll fall in love with the MV from the moment you see it. As a bike with a small production number, you need to be proactive wrt maintenance. Two things to keep in mind:

1) If you buy a new MV (2009-present) and it breaks, you'll be waiting a long time for replacement parts. For details, read some of the stories here on this forum.

2) Make sure you live near an authorized dealer who can perform warranty work on the bike if required. Once again, check the forum here for you dealer's reputation.
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