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MV F3 as primary bike - is it a foolish decision?

Hey Guys

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Shashank, I am from Boston and I have been riding motorcycles for over 17yrs now. I have owned several 2-stroke street bikes (<250cc) and a Royal Enfield 500.

I have a 2010 BMW S1000RR that I am planning to convert to a track only bike. I have a F3 on pre-order that I'll use for daily commute, weekend rides etc. I own bikes to ride and not to showcase them outside Starbucks. I usually put an average of 15k miles/year on my primary bike.

Is it a impractical decision to have the F3 as my primary bike? I have never owned a MV and I don't know about their reliability. I have seen on numerous threads here that lot of people have had to wait for months to get replacement parts from Italy. If that is true (assuming that MV has not improvised their parts supply chain), should I buy something else that has proven reliability and easy maintenance?

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Hi Shashank,
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your "soon to be delivered" F3..... Lucky you!
There's a lot of members her that use their MV's as daily riders and put reasonable mileage on them yearly and have no issues doing so.
As you mentioned, the only issue my be supply and fitting of any parts/servicing you may need that could keep your daily rider off the road if your local MV dealer can't or doesnt provide a good service.
Also, as with any "first production model" (especially Italian) the F3 might be laden with a few bugs that need to be ironed out before it will be as reliable as your S1000RR.
Good luck!

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That's a very interesting question S.

I love MVs to death and can honestly say that if I wasn't allowed to have any MVs riding motorcycles would be a thing of the past for me.

Ok, so coming with that disclosure, I don't know if I would have a new F3 as my primary bike - I am getting one the minute they arrive in Australia having committed to purchase one in November 2010 but it certainly won't be my primary - bike none of them are.

Many people worry about first edition bikes and I guess if that's your only bike then it could be a valid consideration but having said that my F4 has 21,000 klms and hasn't had a single non service part replaced - meticulously maintained by only the best techs. Perhaps what you put in is what you get out?


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Get a Hummer...

Keep your bike for runs into NH ; )

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Keep your bike for runs into NH ; )

Agreed, I think......I've not yet seen or ridden the F3, but I'm quite enamoured with it. As a daily rider..........heck no! ......but then again, I'm old, fat, and not very fast......

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Agreed, I think......I've not yet seen or ridden the F3, but I'm quite enamoured with it.
Jeez....stop using words I have to look up....

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Hey Guys

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Shashank, I am from Boston and I have been riding motorcycles for over 17yrs now. I have owned several 2-stroke street bikes (<250cc) and a Royal Enfield 500.

I have a 2010 BMW S1000RR that I am planning to convert to a track only bike. I have a F3 on pre-order that I'll use for daily commute, weekend rides etc. I own bikes to ride and not to showcase them outside Starbucks. I usually put an average of 15k miles/year on my primary bike.

Is it a impractical decision to have the F3 as my primary bike? I have never owned a MV and I don't know about their reliability. I have seen on numerous threads here that lot of people have had to wait for months to get replacement parts from Italy. If that is true (assuming that MV has not improvised their parts supply chain), should I buy something else that has proven reliability and easy maintenance?
I would do the opposite.
Keep the BMW for street use and track the F3
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I would do the opposite.
Keep the BMW for street use and track the F3
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the reviews on the f3 make it sound like a much better track bike than a street bike. The beemer does well as a daily scoot or on the track.
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I ride the F4 to work on any nice day, including today. I know a few people on here argue that it isnt designed to do that but it hasnt failed me as of yet (knock on the pressed wood shavings that comprise this desk) and its a hell of a lot more fun than a car.
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