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What a complete pile of BS.

I firmly believe that Proton management is seriously trying to cover their asses with this whole "MV was a big mistake" story.

And sourcing engines from Suzuki - GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK! All of us here know that is complete bullshit. I can't even believe I read that. The Proton CEO must be some kind of retard for saying that.

Or it just indicates how out of touch he is!

My prediction - Proton will continue its slide into serious trouble which will require a big government bailout. MV will continue to make fantastic motorcycles and improve it's financial position.

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SHAH ALAM, March 28 (Bernama) -- The acquisition of MV Agusta Motors SpA was a costly lesson for Proton Holdings Bhd and the subsequent disposal of the insolvent Italian motorcycle manufacturer will allow Proton to concentrate on its core business of producing quality cars.
Ha, anyone bought a Proton recently

This whole article is obviously slanted, and contradictory double-talk.
If MV was bought by a subsidiary of Proton, how was it possibly a drain on Proton's core business.

And certainly, the 1000cc engine is NOT from Suzuki; what
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They buy the Engines for the Cagiva Raptor Models. 1000ccm V2 Engine. I think since the last five years.
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They buy the Engines for the Cagiva Raptor Models. 1000ccm V2 Engine. I think since the last five years.
Yes, and the 650cc as well. Cheaper way out I thought.

Bimota did it with every bike except the V-Due I think (ducati, yamaha, suzuki, bmw...). Aprilia did it with the RS250 (Suzuki RGV250).

What made Proton think that italian business men would tell then the truth?

Makes the MV you bought a bargain, as you bought it below cost, even if you paid retail
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Italian bikes should really have Italian engines. They really do make some of the best in the business and that is the reason I really don't like Aprilia that much. (besides the iffy styling) Rotax makes some great engines but something is missing.

Bimota is nice because they are so exclusive, but telling someone the engine is Japanese..........

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Bimota was a very small company. Buying Japanese and Italian engines for their bikes, where all of the reliability and other testing was done for them, was very smart.

Bimota stuck to their core competency, the design of the chassis, to add value.

The VDue you may remember, their first real engine design, killed them.

Had they not decided they needed an in-house engine, they may still be turning out bikes.


Only an idiot wouldn't notice the cases on an MV engine are totally different from those of a Suzuki in about 3 seconds of inspection.
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Who buys an MV for the motor?

I'd be happy to hear that there's a GSXR, Yamaha, or Honda motor in my bike...

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Who buys an MV for the motor?

I'd be happy to hear that there's a GSXR, Yamaha, or Honda motor in my bike...

Sorry Jack, don't agree with you. Jap engines are brilliant but they lack that indefineable element, call it soul if you like. MV has it, Dukes have it, rising sun machinery doesn't IMHO.


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


No MV's in the garage anymore
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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...…..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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Who buys an MV for the motor?

I'd be happy to hear that there's a GSXR, Yamaha, or Honda motor in my bike...

I didn't buy it for the motor, I love the whole package, but the MV has a GREAT engine. I think it would reduce it's desirability some to lose it.

I think the Mondial is a very desirable bike even with it's Honda engine too however.
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