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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 12:08 PM
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they are all great bikes in their own ways....

what I appreciate is the timeless beauty of the MV.....and even though it did not win, a basically 10 year old design can still hold its own against the enormous R&D budgets of the others.

IN truth, a bikes true performance boils down to the rider. But there is nothing wrong with getting some bragging rights if your bike wins.
Agree wholeheartedly!

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I agree too but MV held it's own in 2005 when the F41000 came out and again in 2007 when they won Masterbike so while small, I have no doubt MV can compete with the big boys. The problem is, many of the new bikes using traction control and it's more proof that the next generation MV needs to come out if MV wants to attract new customers.
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The only bike in the test with traction control is the Ducati. The RSV4 does not have traction control at this point, Aprilia decided to release it without. The Honda did have ABS, which also adds nearly 25 pounds.
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Is it me, or does the new CBR paint job look awesome!


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they are all great bikes in their own ways....

what I appreciate is the timeless beauty of the MV.....and even though it did not win, a basically 10 year old design can still hold its own against the enormous R&D budgets of the others.

IN truth, a bikes true performance boils down to the rider. But there is nothing wrong with getting some bragging rights if your bike wins.
Well Said!

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i think i'd take any of that back row of bikes or a triumph. none of that front row really "speak" to me
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I went ahead and bought that particular issue and have been translating parts of it.

Tires used by each bike:
Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa II's (Medium compound)
Kawasaki
KTM
MV Agusta
Aprilia
Ducati

Bridgestone BT003 (medium, type 3)
Honda
Suzuki

Michelin Power One
Yamaha

They basically said while past fashion had been to use one make of tire, that also introduces problems and the manufacturers develop their bikes around a particular make of tire. Hence their decision to go with what the manufacturer represents.

HP/Torque charts, that MV is a MONSTER up top:

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post #28 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 12:03 PM
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well it's no need to shoot the messenger. these bikes undergo significant development almost every 2 years if not every year! the MV has not.

the aprilila is pretty exciting. look a the power between the kawa and the MV. and the kawa is still 999cc? i don't think with motors like that they'll ever get the entire bike sorted. honda has tried to go for balance since they made the 1000. all the competition is stiff. so, what the hell? just buy what you like. it still comes down to rider.
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Other Bikes Maybe Faster, Well Develop Compared To Mv, But There's Only One Bike That I Can Stare At, Polish, Look At It Again In Diff Angle And Sit On My Recliner With A Fine Wine And Say So Myself " You're One Hot Bike That Can Make A 95 Year Old Woman Go To The Store And Buy Tamp Ons!!!!!"
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It's An Acquired Taste........theres Something In Mv That Other Bikes Dont Have........
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