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What's the reason for Ferrari badges on MVs?

Hi, I have been looking at a lot of the wonderful F4s and F3 in the gallery's. I have noticed that there are more than a few F4s and F3 s with Ferrari shields mounted onto the bikes. From full sized shields to small discreet ones on fork legs ect.
Now I know what the association with MV and Ferrari is, and I also know that some shields were added during the early years by some owners to the F4s. Today's was a little surprised to see Ferrari shields mounted up on some F3s to.
May I ask whatare the thoughts behind doing this? Is there a reason for doing this? I am genuinely interested in knowing the reasons why if I may.
I do hope I get the answers to my questions. Thanks Brando
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I think it's the whole thing the F4's F stands for Ferrari. There was a time when Ferrari was involved in helping design the engine for a prototype MV I think 750 cc capacity...based on some F1 engine...I am going by memory here. but finally in the production version of the engine nothing but the radial valves got carried over...hence the Ferrari stamps on a lot of the MVs. ALso a lot of people consider the MV as the Ferrari of motorcycles...

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A few items as others have explained it to me -
- Its Italian
- Its considered the Ferrari of motor bikes
- Ferrari was involved in collaborating with MV on engine design at one point
- Media continues to use comparison statements to Ferrari on two wheels

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Some people just like to try to raise the status of their things. Fake Rolexes and Gucci bags, BMW owners putting 'M' badges on regular BMW's. And my former yard man who managed a Ferrari badge on his ... whatever it was red coupe.


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Do a search Brando, this has been asked many times (and Admin really needs to wake up and update the headings in the Gallery !!!!!!)

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Hi Quad-turbo, I would say that more than half of the subjects posted have been asked before. However I have searched and as yet cant find any threads as to why owners do this from a personal point of view. All I can find is the history of how ferrari was involved in the F4 cylinder heads in the early days, (but nothing to do with the F3s). But as posted in my opening post, I know about the legend/history already.
I was really asking for personal opinions/reasons from MV owners who actually have done it. Any links to such threads would be greatly reseved :-) Brando

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I would say that more than half of the subjects posted have been asked before. However I have searched and as yet cant find any threads as to why owners do this from a personal point of view. All I can find is the history of how ferrari was involved in the cylinder heads in the early days. But as posted in my opening post, I know about the legend/history already.
I was really asking for personal opinions from MV owners who acualy have done it. Any links to such threads would be greatly reseved :-) Brando
Fair enough.....I find often that thread pages become limited for some reason, maybe admin can tell us why?????

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Though I do agree with what you say about the gallery Quad-turbo. I don't find it easy to navigate. Brando
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Most people who deface and F4 or other MV with a Ferrari Badge get flamed for that action. So, there is little info about WHY they do it.

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the F stands for Ferrari
Ferrari engine design team designed and built the first MV F4 750 prototype engine .Apprantly the deal was to always call the the engine F range no mater if 750 or 1100cc (talk of a 1150cc F4 soon)
From a freind at mcn uk Ferrari designed the F3 engine as well as a F2 500cc inline twin engine for MV.Will we see a F2 and a B2 soonish or a MV motard type

most of this information is accesable from the MV history site

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