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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where in this planet is MV not known?

I know that the motorcycling community worships MV and we on this forum love MV more than our better halves, atleast a few of us. (I took the mono F4, so that no body else gets to sit on the bike but me).

Other than a few lucky countries,which countries or inhabitants have not heard of the MV marque?? I know a lot of people in South Asia who have not even heard of a Ducati. For the bike fans in India the Hayabusa is the emperor of racebikes and the Yamaha R1, Kawasaki ZX 10 R, and the gixxer are the gods. They cannot comprehend the fact that someone can pay twenty something grand for a motorcycle when one could have probably 2 and a quarter of Japanese bikes for the same amount. Not a single MV Agusta exists in India, even though many of the Bollywood movie stars are self proclaimed bike lovers. (Side note - there was a super hit movie in India about bank robbers using sportsbikes to rob banks. The movie further fuelled the superbike craze).

Anybody else know of any countries or met people who are clueless about the MV brand. I bet members of this forum would have some interesting stories to tell.
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On a business trip to Canada last week a bike dealer asked me if my F4 was a v-twin. That close enough?

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One of the messenger guys in my office looked at the F4 and asked me if it was the new Ducati 1098.

I preached him about MV and converted him into a MVian
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STURGIS!
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STURGIS!
Haha, good one.

So many people do not know what the MV is! Even in california it seems... but i'm doing my best to spread the passion!!
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Only people that ride know what an MV is. Everyone else always says its beautiful but they have never heard of it. They always ask, "It's Italian like a Ducati right?" and I say yes. Then I explain that this bike is faster, more fun, more beautiful, more exclusive... and handmade. Nobody really cares except riders and chicks who want to ride you... if you know what I mean
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People seem to think my SPR is the new Honda.....I wonder why
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People seem to think my SPR is the new Honda.....I wonder why
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Before buying my F4 I never saw an MV of any type outside of a showroom..ever! Outside of people at the dealer and at Cycle Gear nobody I've talked to has ever even heard of MV. My favorite is when they ask me "so what kind of bike is it?" and I tell them it's an MV Agusta and they say "oh..and who actually makes those?". Poor souls.

But all agree that it's beautiful.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 02:14 AM
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STURGIS!
Actually, riding a H-D here, many know about MV. The other day I was entering a highway via an on ramp and a Road King Classic rider did a double take when I came alongside. He just stick out his hand, thumbs up, and kept the arm extended for the longest time as I accelerated away.

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