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MV as a track bike

I recently ventured back on track after a 12 year lay off with a trip to Cartegena where I road my RC8 road bike.

As expected, fell in love with track riding again and at the tender age of 47, I really fancy a track bike again.

Trouble is, I'm not compelled to buy just any old Japanese track nail, I'd love an MV track bike.

My mates say I'm mad, and that I'm asking for trouble. Logic suggests that a Honkawamasuki is the best route, but the thought just leave me a bit flat.

What say you kids?
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I do track days on my 2004 MV SPR 750 (in track livery of course, original body work removed). It is awesome and I have had no problems.
This is what MVs were really designed for !!

I did install a Microtec that transformed the performance, and I would suggest same if you get on an older 4 cylinder bike.

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Track DAy...on an MV?! Have you gone crazy....?

...I would NEVER.....

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Cant go wrong with a F3 675.
Cant go wrong with a F3 800.
Cant go wrong with Gen 1 F4.
Cant go wrong with Gen 2 F4.

You get the point. Get the MV.
As mentioned before, these are after all street legal supersport motorcycles. Designed for the track, "modified" to be legal on the street.

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Just throwing in an opposite view. Why not 're-introduce' yourself to the track with, say, a Honda CBR 600 or Yamaha R6, both of which you could pick up for a song? Then you can graduate to an MV later on with the required knowledge of whether you'd prefer to go the 750, 800, or 1000cc route.

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Just throwing in an opposite view. Why not 're-introduce' yourself to the track with, say, a Honda CBR 600 or Yamaha R6, both of which you could pick up for a song? Then you can graduate to an MV later on with the required knowledge of whether you'd prefer to go the 750, 800, or 1000cc route.
Fair point and makes perfect sense. I love owning and working on cars/bikes and whatever I get will spend most of its life in the garage.

I open my garage and I see my MV and it makes me smile and I enjoy owning it. I like the thought of having a track bike I enjoy owning and feel enthused to work on.

Plus, I don't bounce as well as I once did........ caring about the bike will stop me getting giddy.
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The guys with whom I ride on the track that enjoy themselves the most, ride the bikes they love on the track. The guys who ride things others tell them are sensible track bikes just don't seem to get as much joy out of track riding. YMMV. And no, I'm not asking for you guys who own MV's on the street and Jap bikes on the track to argue it. IDC.

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the 1st gen F4 is a race bike so why not?
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Talking F4 750SR -- The imperfect Track day bike .

I do at least a couple of track days each summer om my SR .. I get overtaken constantly by all the guys on their R6'es or CBR600'eds - But they all to a fault just leave their bikes on the stands in the paddock and come over to admire the SR and ask a 100 questions, and most say .. ahhh I wish I could afford one of those for trackdays
I've made my own set of Carbon fairing parts, and fitted some sliders, but so far I've not dropped it, probably because of my "grandfather" speeds .. I ride trackdays purely for the pleasure of feeling the MV almost make its own way around the track, it's not fast, but its not slow either, and its a "riders bike" you have to work to make it go faster, but compared to the race-kitted CBR600 I've borrowed a couple of times, I'm faster on the MV -- it's just so incredibly stable and predictable, and even though mine has the original ECU, it is so smooth on the throttle .. By far the smoothest 600 or 750 superbike I've ever ridden. Next year I'll get some lighter wheels, with proper sticky Pirelli's I think .. As for reliability: Mine has now done 25000 km, with precicely 2 "faults": a dud spark plug and a burnt out starter solenoid ...

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My 750 SPR has the prowess and power to keep up with, and pass, a lot of other more modern bikes on the track.... I don't however.

Sometimes the "Red Mist" will rise up and I go damn fast....but usually I just have fun at my own comfortable speed.

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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