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Thumbs up Mid Ohio VMD teaser

Just back from 4 days at the Mid Ohio vintage Motorcycle days.

Few thoughts, sure others will chime in.

Weather: Hazy HOT HUMID!!! At least it didn't rain. Drank gallons of water and sweat like everyone else!

MV display: As the featured marque this year, big tent with many bikes from the 50's to present day. Many race machines and all the new toys. 1000R is stunning!

Giacomo Agostini!!!! It was an honor to meet such a legend! Got my side panel on my 910R signed and asked someone to take my picture with him. The guy shook while taking the shot so it is blurry! Watching and listening to him lap the track with his race bike made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!!

My bike was used as a display all weekend...wish the shot came out better....

The highlight (for me) Being able to ride my 910R on the track with nothing but other MV's!! It was structured at first, tips from instructors on form, then being able to go at your own pace was PRICELESS!!!

Last night we were at it again. this time, ALL of the MV workers were able to take out the demo fleet for some laps! just picture about 15-20 MV's just going around!

Then we were able to just hot lap untill we dropped.
What a rush having the track basically all alone for lap after lap!
Then a few of us ran hot laps together.
In the group I was running with was a 1000 Tamburini, F4SPR, a few 1000f4's, Brutales from 750's, S and R's just running the track!

I'm still pumped from running with these guys (all great riders) the thrill of hitting speeds over 140mph on the straights and working these bikes like they should be will be with me for a lifetime!

Thank you Cagiva USA!!

all in all, over two days on the track I ran around 40 laps! look what it did to my tire! All good!!

More later when others come back.

John T

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Ago lapping with his 500cc race bike. What a sound!
My fuzzy pict with Giacomo.
The rear tire of my 910R after about 40 laps!!
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AWSOME....cant wait for more pics

glad ya had a good time

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That is great!! the tire looks like it should after having that much free time out there. Glad you had such a great time, just wish i could have been there to rip up some rubber!

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Few more shots. more to come.
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i picked the wrong time to take a break from this site
wow....
amazing story
fantastic shots.....
sorry about the blurry one with Giacomo

well done......
please show us..... and, more importantly, tell us more... when you have the time



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that USED TIRE shot is really great



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It was the track time that blew me away.

It is just unreal that Cagiva USA set this up for MV owners.

Instructors, training and and tracktime for just MV owners! (FREE)

I really thought I was dreaming. I was doing laps at Mid-Ohio all alone (well no one in site) and I was just smiling ear to ear in my helmet!

Then when in a group, rounding the keyhole at the start of the back straight when all the MV's just opened it up and ran through the gears to 140 and more was just unbelievable!

The 910r was flawless (as was all the other MV's out there) Pure race bred bikes that just seemed to smile as we ran harder and harder lap after lap!

Handling was just about perfect with me being the limiting factor. Just hearing the engines winding out over and over was pure music........

Lucky instructors also. They ran the Brutes and 1000R bikes and they could not stop talking about how impressed they were with the bikes.

I want to do that again............wow.
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It was the track time that blew me away.

Handling was just about perfect with me being the limiting factor. Just hearing the engines winding out over and over was pure music........

Lucky instructors also. They ran the Brutes and 1000R bikes and they could not stop talking about how impressed they were with the bikes.

I want to do that again............wow.
i'm so glad you had this opportunity. it really speaks volumes about MV and their committment to their customers (your "missing" exhaust system, notwithstanding)...

did you have a chance to:
1. meet alex bennett.... director of sales for MV/Cagiva US?
2. ask anyone about your exhaust system and WHEN it might arrive?



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Great report thanks!

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