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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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F4 2010 Purchase Help & Questions UK (London)

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I am based i London and wanting to know locals thoughts on 2 dealers, Black Dog and MV Agusta London?

Also, who do you insure through, being a fully licenced Aussie here for just over 5 years, no garage (pvte mews so pvte property off street). I understand the F4 2010 has an immoboliser, what do u tell the monkey insurance people it is?

I know I can get the BMW cheaper and get insurance (a hefty £1100) but I couldnt stomach waking each morning to see it sitting out the front and would probably wish it was stolen... completely opposite to the MV where I wouldnt sleep and watch it permanently and cry if stolen!

thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 11:10 AM
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Hi, welcome.
I don't know much about either of those dealers, but for insurance I always find confuseddotcom worth a look.
For the immobiliser, just tick 'manufacturers standard' or whatever it says.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 11:37 AM
London, expensive sports bike, no garage! It's not going to be cheap Matt. I'd look at the possibility of renting a lock up near to where you live, the rental might be offset to a certain degree by the insurance saving of having your bike indoors and away from prying eyes.


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. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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Hi Matty - I was in a similar situation in Sydney renting a house with no garage with my F4 750. As John suggests look for a lock up or try an underground car park near by. This worked for me where I could "hide" the bike and chain it up properly. It cost me a couple of bottles of whisky for the attendants to keep an eye out for it.

It helped a lot with my insurance - a lot wouldn't touch me on street at all.

Try mcncompare.com as well for a quote

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hi Matt,

I dont have direct experience of the 2 dealers you mention, but I DO have a very good relationhip/experience with one outside London (not too far away tho). They have treated very well and are super enthuisatic about MVs. Would be happy to introduce you, as i KNOW they will look after you on a 2010 - pm me if interested

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Dude stay away from Black Dog, they are chancers
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, greatly appreciated.

I have managed to get a quote (not incl commute) for around £1264 with MCE a bit exy but in 1998 i got an R1 at the age of 22 after only riding an RG250 (with some mods) and insurance for that was around 10% of bike cost (in Sydney, Aus). So 10yrs later not much has changed regarding me and risk i guess!

Garaged price drops to around 8-900 but will cost more than £300 a month rent one in London!

I guess its now wether am I happy with the alarm and a chunky chain around wheel holding it down?
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Get an alarm that sounds off in your bedroom - ones that just sound on the vehicle are ignored by everyone - especially in London.

Ever thought of moving to somewhere with better insurance/housing costs/riding roads?
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Unfortunately if i move out of London it will be back to Sydney. The 'don is where it's at for the next 2 years at least, figured and MV would make it more fun!

Be interesting if you could find out rate of 'stealability', like how many been purchased and then lifted in central london... but I guess that's obvious enough by the insurance rates as a proxy.
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You guys dont have any tracking services in London like Jo-Jack?

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