Mono-Posto vs. Bi-Posto - Which do you prefer? -
View Poll Results: Would you buy a Mono-Posto or Bi-Posto F3 or F4
I would buy the Mono-Posto F3 57 58.76%
I would buy the Bi-Posto F3 11 11.34%
I would buy the Mono-Posto F4 65 67.01%
I would buy the Bi-Posto F4 16 16.49%
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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Mono-Posto vs. Bi-Posto - Which do you prefer?

I recently spoke with Giovanni Castiglioni about the reasons MV stopped making the brilliant looking Mono-Posto bikes. He told me that from a marketing
stand point it doesn't make sense because 90% of MV's customers want the Bi-Posto. I personally find that number very hard to believe.

I would like to get a poll started to see what the number would be according to this wonderful site. I believe most MV owners/enthusiasts around
the world read this site on a somewhat regular basis.

So, if you had 2 brand new F3's sitting if front of you, one with a Mono-Posto saddle and the other with a Bi-Posto saddle, which would you buy? Same thing
goes for the F4. Please vote twice.

If you vote, and please do... Please respond with what country you are from.

I will forward this poll to Giovanni after we get a good number of responses. Maybe he's right, mayber he's wrong. Please let your voice be heard!

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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 08:50 AM
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It makes the suspension bad ,a 2 seater (the range of the suspension to work is ......), i went to suspension guru , and my F4 works for me perfect .And me alone.
A complete different bike
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post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 09:39 AM
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I voted, and am in the US. I have owned numerous Ducatis, an F4 750, now an F4 1000, and I am very interested in buying an F3 when they hit the US. I have never had a passenger on the back of a sport bike and have no intention or interest in doing so. The passenger's pillion on a sport bike such as these looks so out of place to me and detracts from the overall design. If given the choice, I would strongly prefer a monoposto option.
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post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 09:55 AM
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I am from Singapore. Owned an F4750S and three Gsxrs1K.
All of them are being converted just for the rider usage, without rear cushion & pinion pegs.

Passenger is just uncomfortable on a sport bike. That's my opinion.
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I agree with everyone's sentiments. Sportbikes are not really made for passengers. Besides I prefer girls that ride their own bikes....I like an independent woman!

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Mono is the only way to go....couple reasons....

1. I ride to be one with the bike, no one on back to worry about or tell me to slow down. I want to zen out in the twisties, clear the ole noggin, can do that with your lady on the back.

2. If you are on a group ride, and a buddy breaks down, you never have to worry about having to give him a ride... Two dudes one bike...NO thanks....we will leave that to the brutie boys.

and one other thing...if 90% of the f4 riders are indeed requesting a Biposto, I would suspect it is because the wife is somewhat involved in the decision process....."its for both of us honey, see you can ride on the back." All the while knowing that it will only happen once, but, mission accomplished.

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post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 10:32 AM
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I'm affraid the answer is not that easy...

I have a biposto but i prefer the monoposto look also.
When i bought the 312R (and the previous 1000 S) i choosed the biposto because, although i very, very, rarely ride with a passanger, i like the fact that i can carry one if i want or need to.
At the time the F4's were my only bisposto bikes (both 999R and 749R are monoposto) so i went the biposto route.
If it was today and since i now have a Brutale too i would go with a monoposto.
It all boils down to what you want/need at the time, so MV should have both versions instead of dropping the monoposto like they did.

With that said, i think that MV does a very good job with the biposto versions as they still keep the beautiful lines of the rear section almost intact
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post #8 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 10:41 AM
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My F4 and Brutale are both biposto but that is the only choices I had at the time (flat black and orange). If I could have ordered, I would have done so monoposto. I am in the US by the way, voting now
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They can make MV bike like Ducati 848-1198 tail, give customer an option if they want take off the passanger peg and seat and sale rear cowl cover

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Mono-posto is ok with me, too. I have another bike for 2-up.

Frankly, I don't know anyone with an ass so fine as to fit on that pillion anyway!


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