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Hullo from a Duc Fan

Good morning. Until recently I had a 900SS and a 996, but there was a problem with the moving company (Indianapolis to Tucson) and they ended up pranging both bikes by setting them up in the truck on kickstands and expecting them to stay upright... The 900SS has been sold, and the 996 is being repaired.

Anyway, looking at a, local to Arizona, 2000 MV Agusta F4 Strada. Bike looks nice, 5600 miles, have to find out where she was serviced of course, but what d'ya think of that year MV? I know it isn't a 200HP F4 2010, but I'm looking for interesting and pretty, not new. Hate it when I see three of what I own at the local Starbucks. :-)

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Check with Steve at Renaissance motorcycles in Tucson. He probably knows the bike...
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Hello Dana....2000 is second year of the F4, and the "New" MV Agusta. There were some improvements made in the next couple of year models, such as dual radiators for better cooling.

Gorgeous bikes, very reliable with correct maintenance. Do NOT like city traffic.
Some of the guys can give you better advice on the earlier bikes.
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"Gorgeous bikes, very reliable with correct maintenance. Do NOT like city traffic."

Planning to use for country desert trip up the mountains and around, with the 996 for more general use. Not sure yet, I have that spending urge, and MVs have caught my eye. LOL. Male jewelry.
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Good idea!

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Check with Steve at Renaissance motorcycles in Tucson. He probably knows the bike...
He really wants to sell me the 2012 F4 that has been sitting on the floor for a bit though, I know. (...)

I'm not a real fan of new, I like projects. Most of my friends seem to like new new, the shiny, but that can be really boring. After all, if it has a warranty someone else will always be fixing the broke stuff. 21st Century plastic for plastic people.

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So ok folks, what say you? Buy or not?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...#ht_626wt_1182
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Buy it! If the number plate is correct that's bike number 100. That's kind of cool to have an even number with an even number year.

Personally the early 750's are my favorites. Plenty of power but not so much where you can't make them scream.
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Wait a little more some knowledgeable folks in here will tune in pretty soon. Will tell you what to look for as well just to be sure its a trouble free piece..
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ok and thanks... Standing by

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Wait a little more some knowledgeable folks in here will tune in pretty soon. Will tell you what to look for as well just to be sure its a trouble free piece..
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Wait a little more some knowledgeable folks in here will tune in pretty soon. Will tell you what to look for as well just to be sure its a trouble free piece..
I think some already did. Notice the guy that posted previously with over 10K posts?

Personally my preference would be an evo2 or later on the 750's but even these early 2000 models are less trouble than the new 2013 models with their fueling and RBW issues.
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