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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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When Harley-D takes over who will service my MV

When Harley Davidson takes over, who will service my MV?

Will it effect the current MV dealers?

Will I be able to take it to a Harley dealership for service?
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1) When Harley Davidson takes over, who will service my MV?
Probably the same dealer you've been using before

2) Will it effect the current MV dealers?
Probably not. Underperforming dealers may loose the franchise or you may see new dealers appearing as HD's precense makes MV Agusta a more stabile franchise.

3) Will I be able to take it to a Harley dealership for service?
Not unless the HD dealer is also an MV dealer -or you don't care if an MV certified mechanic works on your bike.

Think of the relationship of Ford and Aston Martin or Volvo. You don't take your Aston Martin or Volvo to the local Ford dealership (until they also carry Aston Martin or Volvo). I don't even think you'll see much cross sharing in the technology since HD and MVs are in different markets. It would be like a Mustang using the chasis from a Land Rover.
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+1. Just because harley takes over in the background doesn't mean they will be mixing Harley and MV together on the front
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When HD takes over? They already did.

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I was hoping it might help parts availability/shipping.

I don't know if it has or not, but the prices seem to be coming down on parts. I just odered a pillion saddle from PI and it was only $170 WITH all the mounting bits. The seat pad itself was only $116. Used to be $150.
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When HD takes over? They already did.
See. Harley's has owned MV since last August* and nothing's changed.



*http://www.mvagusta.net/newsarticle/...-agusta-group/
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See. Harley's has owned MV since last August* and nothing's changed.



*http://www.mvagusta.net/newsarticle/...-agusta-group/
Of course, nothing has happened either--At all.

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When HD takes over? They already did.
And parts supply was the FIRST thing they improved....I'm sure more to come.

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+1. Just because harley takes over in the background doesn't mean they will be mixing Harley and MV together on the front
Although I have to say that I actually went to a HD dealership while being in Germany...and guess what...they are now carrying MV as well...the guy actually put it like this: "Yeah, we got these send to us after they took over MV"....

Probably only an isolated case....but I cvould imagine that some HD dealers may add on MV as well...it is probably easier than building/finding a complete new dealership...time will tell I guess...

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The world will snow over before i let a Hardly Dangerous mechanic wipe my MV over with an oily rag before attacking it with a multi adjustable spanner and his beard acting as wire wool!!!!!

Screw warranty just go to a reputable Italian bike specialist
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