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F3 1st ride review from Perfect

Well as most of you know I finally brought home my long awaited F3.

Was it worth the wait?? OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH Yes!!

So where do I start? maybe a comment for each category.

1. Build quality

From what I have seen so far it is superb, lovely attention to detail everywhere as you would expect from MV. no faults found and the exhaust was spot on too!

2.Ride quality and comfort

As others have mentioned the seat is a little hard but no more than any other sport bike I have ridden, I had about an hour in the seat and it never bothered me, no padded shorts just my Arlen Ness leathers. The riding position is actually very good for a sports bike and I felt less pitched over the front forks than i have on other supersports, I could get one foot flat on the floor and the bars were a comfortable reach, I am 5 foot 7 inches.

3. Suspension handling

This felt really plush and i rode it on it's standard settings from the dealer, i might lower the rear a little but will leave any adjustment alone until it settles down. The handling is dream and it just flows beautifully around corners, it's effortless and it is so light! it really inspires confidence and the tyres feel glued to the road.
I didn't experiance any headshake, it felt really smooth and planted

4. Brakes.

I would say the front brake is one of if not the best brakes i have experianced so far, i was using one finger though obviously I wasn't riding hard today, the lever feels light and smooth, it's really progressive and after adjusting the lever position I loved the power and response of the front brakes. The rear brake concerned me at first as i was not getting much from it, the lever is lower than I am used to and I found myself pointing my toes down more than usual, there may be some adjustment that can be done but once i got used to it I was happy with them.

5. the big question, engine and mapping.

OK I think we all know there is an issue below 4000 rpm and I did
experiance this many times today. At no point though did it really bother me, it's noticeable but not enough to ruin your ride. Where I live is surrounded by dual carraige ways so I found i was hardly ever below 4000 rpm anyway. I can see why if you lived in really built up area or busy towns it could get tiresome, but in my opinion it's not too bad atall, you soon get used to it and the riding style you adapt to get round it soon becomes sencond nature. i agree with Talula re keeping it first or second gear where you might have normally chosen 3rd.

The power is strong too, it has surprised me how eager it is, it just wants to go and go fast. the throttle is quite sensative and it does take off with only little throttle movement. Although I am running it in I did give a a slightly bigger twist now and again and the induction bark is amazing, it's like an angry wolf, it snarls and growls at you, i loved blipping it as i came down the gears too.

6. Gearbox and clutch

The cutch is spot on, a little bit of slip and extra revs are needed to pull away smoothly but no problems to report here, I also found gear selection great too. I don't think it needs a quickshifter to be honest but some may prefer them.

So any bad points? well no, it took a few miles to get to know it and feel comfortable but the truth is it was a pleasure to ride, it sounds incredible and everyone looks, I spent a long time just looking at it this afternoon, it is out of this world stunning!
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Congrats mate, see all those months of wanting to jump off a bridge paid off afterall.

Just wait for the first time it breaks on you just kidding!

Oh and FYI: she looks fucking beautiful mate

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Great writeup! Is that a mv stand in the picture? Jesus that bike looks so good just sitting on a rear stand
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CONGRATS MATE!!! Thanks for the write-up. Valuable to ppl like me. Safe riding.
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Glad to hear this from you after a rougher than most buildup.

Seriously jealous of you Fuckers getting your bikes!

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Gorgeous bike and thanks for your review!! Based on what people have been saying, I am assuming your bike has not received the new mapping...correct? Does the bike come with that MV rear stand or did you order one from the special parts catalog?

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Thanks for the review and congrats on finally getting her (a long and frustrating wait I gather from your posts)...

Only one thing I can say....I am jealous!!!!

I am trying to justify in my mind the need to buy a third MV .....having sat on one, I just know I need this bike!!!

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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Thank You for Your first impressions. And I'm so glad You love the F3. I knew You would.
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Thumbs up Good report.............

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Well as most of you know I finally brought home my long awaited F3.

Was it worth the wait?? OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH Yes!!

So where do I start? maybe a comment for each category.

1. Build quality

From what I have seen so far it is superb, lovely attention to detail everywhere as you would expect from MV. no faults found and the exhaust was spot on too!

2.Ride quality and comfort

As others have mentioned the seat is a little hard but no more than any other sport bike I have ridden, I had about an hour in the seat and it never bothered me, no padded shorts just my Arlen Ness leathers. The riding position is actually very good for a sports bike and I felt less pitched over the front forks than i have on other supersports, I could get one foot flat on the floor and the bars were a comfortable reach, I am 5 foot 7 inches.

3. Suspension handling

This felt really plush and i rode it on it's standard settings from the dealer, i might lower the rear a little but will leave any adjustment alone until it settles down. The handling is dream and it just flows beautifully around corners, it's effortless and it is so light! it really inspires confidence and the tyres feel glued to the road.
I didn't experiance any headshake, it felt really smooth and planted

4. Brakes.

I would say the front brake is one of if not the best brakes i have experianced so far, i was using one finger though obviously I wasn't riding hard today, the lever feels light and smooth, it's really progressive and after adjusting the lever position I loved the power and response of the front brakes. The rear brake concerned me at first as i was not getting much from it, the lever is lower than I am used to and I found myself pointing my toes down more than usual, there may be some adjustment that can be done but once i got used to it I was happy with them.

5. the big question, engine and mapping.

OK I think we all know there is an issue below 4000 rpm and I did
experiance this many times today. At no point though did it really bother me, it's noticeable but not enough to ruin your ride. Where I live is surrounded by dual carraige ways so I found i was hardly ever below 4000 rpm anyway. I can see why if you lived in really built up area or busy towns it could get tiresome, but in my opinion it's not too bad atall, you soon get used to it and the riding style you adapt to get round it soon becomes sencond nature. i agree with Talula re keeping it first or second where you might have chosen 3rd.

The power is strong too, it has surprised me how eager it is, it just wants to go and go fast. the throttle is quite sensative and it does take off with only little throttle movement. Although I am running it in I did give a a slightly bigger twist now and again and the induction bark is amazing, it's like an angry wolf, it snarls and growls at you, i loved blipping it as i came down the gears too.

6. Gearbox and clutch

The cutch is spot on, a little bit of slip and extra revs are needed to pull away smoothly but no problems to report here, I also found gear selection great too. I don't think it needs a quickshifter to be honest but some may prefer them.

So any bad points? well no, it took a few miles to get to know it and feel comfortable bit the truth is it was a pleasure to ride, it sounds incredible and everyone looks, I spent a long time just looking at it this afternoon, it is out of this world stunning!
A good factual and honest report.......................I'm so pleased that the bike has ticked all the boxes so-to-speak.

Sounds as if with just a tweak to the mapping it'll be even more of a cracker than it is already.

Take care.............have fun.


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