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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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It's time to say goodbye...

It's time to say goodbye...
After now 3 years MV ownership I decided to buy another motorcycle.
There were simply too many breakdowns and expensive repairs necessary. But the worst thing is the long waiting times for parts.
Too bad I really loved my TVL....
But now it will be a Honda CB 1000 R from 2018
I wish everyone here a lot of fun with your MV.

The forum here is one of the best. I got so much help and tips here and also got to know nice people.

Best wishes


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 11:08 AM
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Sad to see you go and a shame your experience was not better. Good choice on the new bike the Honda will be a good work horse, and there is a soul in there somewhere. I use a Honda (VFR) for the normal stuff and the MV's for special days out so if out of action it does not matter, you guys out there spending many £££'s on new bikes and have the need for riding need reliability. Good luck for the future, we are always here if you want to pop in.

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Seeing u were a 3 year MV owner, and spotting with my little eye you rode a Turismo Veloce.
I suspect its a first year 2015 and those had some issues.

Now finally MV admitted they're were slow AF and are going to produce and deliver parts more quickly you bail out.
Worst timing ever mate.

Honda CB1000R is a good looking bike. Enjoy

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 11:42 AM
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Hi Gero

You too? To be truthful I do miss my Turismo and have fond memories of my two and half years and almost 18,000 miles with it. The ownership experience is tainted by the sparse dealer network, poor availability of spares plus a few irritating aspects of the design compromised by the bean counters using below par components. However, if I had the space I would probably have kept it. The thing I miss the most is fine lithe handling aided by the low weight, the Multistrada is, relatively, a bit of a blunt instrument in that respect though it's awesome in almost every other way.

Enjoy the Honda and if you ever make it over to this side of the UK then you have my number.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 12:49 PM
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Hi @Gero HH,

looks like I'm going to feel alone soon… Another one of the participants of MVosges leaving to new horizons. It's sad, but that's it. On my side, I have been warned by many of my friends regarding the requirements of getting involved, and the potential long time to wait for parts, and possibly the requirements of having another bike at home, just in case. I don't intend to leave my MV, I love it, but I suspect newer ones are more reliable… I'm also watching closely what are the options to improve mine on this aspect… Will report in anycase.

(And at some point, I'll have to plan a second ride anyway, as I'm not sure my wife let me the Street Triple too often :-D)

In anycase, enjoy your new ride. And, if you pass nearby my area, you are always welcome for a tour in Vercors or Chartreuse…

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the nice comments.. here.
I do love riding my TVL but, I love it even more with no hassle!
That's the only reason why I desisted to change the bike... the riding season is quit short here and I don't want to waste time to waiting and hoping for parts...

but who knows, maybe someday I'll be a proud MV owner again.

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Hi Gero. I have test ridden the CB1000R and found it a very nice bike to ride and handle. It's a great blend of sports and touring.

Nowhere near the status of the MV, but who cares about status when all you want to do is ride!!
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Sad to see you go Gero, but you will always stay a friend of our little network! Good luck with Honda, I hope you come back to MV one day. I am still persistent to stick with the brand having replaced many of the weak components. My bike works good for now and since I don't see any interesting new alternatives I will stick with the TV. Keep in touch, you know my number!


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