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My Builder /race engineer who has been doing work on my 2007 MV F4 312R (fork cartridges/seals, rear shock , new hub , billet side stand ,plugs , tune ,added traction control,silicone hoses, racing water pump and Febur racing radiator.) is the poster child for OCD. Great for building engines and ECU tuning and his work is immaculate(and slow lol) He has been in Motorcycle racing for 25 years and has sworn that the Japanese are the only manufacturers that really make a truly good product . The European and Italian manufacturers may make a motorcycle that excel in one area but never thought through as a whole .
Meaning good all around bike ,race machine , ease of maintenance , fit and finish.
What a shock it was to hear the same guy turn and say to me ... I have to admit , I am really impressed with the MV AGUSTA F4 . They really thought this bike through , its easy to work on,(compared to Japanese ) all the pieces line up & mount correctly, fit & finish is excellent and when I took it out for a ride the chassis gave good feedback and stable mid corner.He went on to say the power band was broad and linear, not peaky like the new ZX10R that Kawasaki had loaned the track.
Lastly he looked at me and said ..you know , after all the magazine articles putting the MV F4 as a bike that could be great but needs refinement . I never thought I would like the MV F4, but after I rode the bike it turns out to be my favorite liter bike. I then replied ...Rich I thought the same way till I rode the F4, then I bought it the next day. Will have full report/pics on upgrades when bike returns .

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Jake;
you're preaching to the fan club.......we already know that

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Jake I hope your mechanic realises the best bike to ever come out of Japan was the Kawasaki H2

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This is why I don't rate magazines at all & don't go by their reviews good, bad or indifferent.

Generally in the reviewing business, there is, inter alia:

1. Vested interests,
2. Human bias and;
3. Just plain dickheads, pure & simple.

Until they can get someone to review a bike using my bum, my heart & my soul - I see it as useful as someone telling what tastes good & what doesn't.

Pretty much the bike magazines I like to read are classic & enthusiasts' bike magazines because the political bullshit doesn't impinge on those - it's just about reliving the old world charm.

Like Noel said Jake, you are preaching to the converted which gives a damn good audience It's nice to hear stories like yours where others who were previously blind have now seen the light.


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Rob, without wanting to sound overly blasphemous, I think you should start 'The Church of MV Agusta'........you only require 12 followers (disciples)..... I'd be a starter......ps Churches don't pay Tax

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This is why I don't rate magazines at all & don't go by their reviews good, bad or indifferent.

Generally in the reviewing business, there is, inter alia:

1. Vested interests,
2. Human bias and;
3. Just plain dickheads, pure & simple.

Until they can get someone to review a bike using my bum, my heart & my soul - I see it as useful as someone telling what tastes good & what doesn't.

Pretty much the bike magazines I like to read are classic & enthusiasts' bike magazines because the political bullshit doesn't impinge on those - it's just about reliving the old world charm.

Like Noel said Jake, you are preaching to the converted which gives a damn good audience It's nice to hear stories like yours where others who were previously blind have now seen the light.
I would say that they are inconsistent too. One time its this and the other time its exact the opposite for exactly the same thing. I just guess it has to do with the fact that dont know what to write and cant always write the same orso. When it comes to motorcycle magazines you should not judge who will write the best, but just who will write the least crap...

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This is why I don't rate magazines at all & don't go by their reviews good, bad or indifferent.

Generally in the reviewing business, there is, inter alia:

1. Vested interests,
2. Human bias and;
3. Just plain dickheads, pure & simple.

Until they can get someone to review a bike using my bum, my heart & my soul - I see it as useful as someone telling what tastes good & what doesn't.

Pretty much the bike magazines I like to read are classic & enthusiasts' bike magazines because the political bullshit doesn't impinge on those - it's just about reliving the old world charm.

Like Noel said Jake, you are preaching to the converted which gives a damn good audience It's nice to hear stories like yours where others who were previously blind have now seen the light.
Pretty much. Follow the money. Who advertises the most? Japanese makers and accessory makers for Japanese bikes. Being completely objective sometimes has financial implications.

I am however glad to see "some" honest feedback to MV. If they took some of the criticism to heart and corrected some minor issues there would be some majorly impressive MV's for sale.
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Rob, without wanting to sound overly blasphemous, I think you should start 'The Church of MV Agusta'........you only require 12 followers (disciples)..... I'd be a starter......ps Churches don't pay Tax
count me in Rob

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Rob, without wanting to sound overly blasphemous, I think you should start 'The Church of MV Agusta'........you only require 12 followers (disciples)..... I'd be a starter......ps Churches don't pay Tax
Sorry Chris, I've been distracted by 'scambaiting' it's my new sport of the moment. The game is basically to reply to a scammer (using a Hotmail, yahoo, gmail etc account) and show great interest & even greater gullibility, then via a serious of changed circumstances, the money is lamost there not quite there etc etc, the key to see how long you can keep them online looking for the money in a frustrated state until they simply give up in exasperation.

[email protected] gave up after 3 days of my failed Western Union deposits and failed Pay pal deposits, damn lightweight.

[email protected] is doing far better 5 days in and can he almost smell that $950 shipping fee I sent him - he's worked hard and is seeing is reward on the (vanishing) Horizon, now this guy is a stayer - YEAH!

Apart from being very enjoyable, I am doing a public service by keeping them from targeting others and demoralising them in the process

Ok so, Tax free, Church, MV Agusta? They are things that appeal to me - keep talking I am listening


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