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Demographic of a MV owner

Many times, when out for a ride with a friend of mine (a fellow F4 owner), we've sat and chatted about why we own our MV's and perhaps, more importantly, why we keep one. Style? Riding satisfaction?? Yes, those are most certainly two aspects you would expect to hear about MV ownership. Practicality on the other hand? Probably not.

I know we've had polls on the age range of ownership. I think if you stop at any popular biking waterhole (definately here in the UK) the average age of bikers is up there in the late 30's and into the 40's these days. Whereas 30 years ago the average age was much younger. However I think back then the motor bike someone owned was probably the only powered transport they had. But there are plenty of younger guys (and girls) on this forum too.


So be honest, why have you got a MV in the garage?


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No MV's in the garage anymore
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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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So be honest, why have you got a MV in the garage?
1) It's cheaper than a Ferrari.

2) Try and take a nice car for a Sunday drive and you will quickly get the shits being held up in traffic.

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I think back then the motor bike someone owned was probably the only powered transport they had.
That's how it started, for my generation at least. Moped at 14 years of age with no licence requirement, unlimited bike licence at 16, two years before you could even consider driving a box on 4 wheels. Some of us never lost the passion.

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Biking in the UK has drastically changed since Vauxhall started building the Nova 1.3 SR and Halfords started selling huge cheap Sub Woofer speakers from China.

The migrations of the Lee’s of this World have gone over to cars because of the changing social scene. Also, parents nowadays are more aware of health & safety and don’t want their kids to be an organ donor waiting to happen.

I own an F4 simply because I like the way it looks. It’s that basic and biking is in my blood.

PS: There is a massive difference between a UK Lee and a USA Lee

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The day I saw a 200? 750 I was just in AWWE on how cool it looked and How cool he looked on it! We were all riding in a pack and I could stop staring at this thing on how cool it was! I could have been lured into the dark van with that thing and got raped and would never had told on him! So I just saved and sold some possessions mostly my body.. and bought one! Now I have one because it makes me look cool and Im finally popular because everyone wants to know about it! Still working on getting laid out of owning one maybe I should go to the car parks with JDS since its dark and they cant see me!
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I Always wanted a Cagiva , and this was the closest i could get Joke aside, its the look of the bike, and the handling that did it for me. Used to own a Fz1, but the bike never did anything good for my feelings, until i tested the brutale. That bike is what a street fighter is all about
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I have an MV for:

1) It's relationship to ferrari
2) It's rarity Exclusivity
3) It's beauty

I was 27 years old when I purchased it new.

2005 MV F4-1000S

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I'm 52yo and own a few bikes including an F4 1000s.

I bought one because I thought it was possibly the most beautiful sportbike ever designed. To me, it looks absolutely gorgeous from every possible angle.

I had to make a 16 hr round trip to a dealership to buy it and when I got home and unloaded it, my wife said, "My god that thing is beautiful."

I agree.
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I had rode nothing but Jap bikes and wanted to get something that stuck out from the crowd of squids.....so I bought a Ducati. But when the Duc let me down, I switched to the MV. Actaully prefer the inline 4 to the twin.....plus the looks and sound are second to none.

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I bought the MV so I could stand out from the crowd.

When my friends and I are out riding and we stop for a break there's always atleast one person who will walk up to our group of bikes and stare (because they wish they could ride too) and the same thing always comes out of their mouth......." Is that a MV Agusta ? " they don't ask " Is that a Suzuki ? " or " Is that a Honda ? "

And that my friends is why I ride a MV


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