stradale 800 quality concerns? - MVAgusta.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2015, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
New Member
stradale 800 quality concerns?

hey all,

want to trade in my vfr800f and get a stradale 800, but some of these stories about regular failures under 10k miles have me concerned. before the viffer, i had a tuono that kept having stator issues, and i decided i wasn't fond of being stranded -- or having my bike up on the chocks for weeks while i wait for italy to send parts.

anyone have a stradale 800 and gone more than 10k miles WITHOUT issues?

thanks for any input! it's a hella gorgeous bike.
quasigentrified is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Old Wing Nut
 
esq'z me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 18,460
Send a message via Skype™ to esq'z me
Welcome to the family Quasi......

You should realize, of course, that only people with complaints post on Internet forums....the vast majority of owners never have the random problems you may read about.
This is true of virtually any brand/bike you want to investigate.

The 3 cylinder MV with its new Eldor ECU had its share of teething problems (to be expected from such a small low volume company), but it's been a few years now and I think they have the kinks pretty well sorted.

All the manufacturers have their heads in the sand and refuse to admit they build junk.

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 910R (Gina), '04 F4 SPR #275 Track Bike (Lola), YSR50 (The Rabbit), '71 CB100 (Lil' Red), '75 RD350C (Orange Bird) restoration project, '70 Suzuki F50 (Baby Blue)
esq'z me is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Arcimboldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Macronistan
Posts: 412
New Site Garage
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by esq'z me View Post
....You should realize, of course, that only people with complaints post on Internet forums....the vast majority of owners never have the random problems you may read about.
...
Yep random problems.

Some of us use the bike for transportation!
Hence the spurious random problem pops up at random intervalls.

Sheer bad luck.

Complaining about it or warning others about such trifle is crybaby waste of bandwith.

Trailer the thing.
Get the wrench.
Move on.

Calling warranty for such little random thingies like a randomly dead sprag clutch or randomly leaky radiator or randomly replaced cylinderhead or randomly warped brake rotors, or ...

Qvatsh.

WE ARE THE 1%

Quote:
Originally Posted by quasigentrified View Post
...
anyone have a stradale 800 and gone more than 10k miles WITHOUT issues?
Hey Man wait
this bike is only 3 month old!
Got only 5000 miles on the clock.



Fairly impressive work-it-all machine.
Back to you soon.

Don't ask, don't tell one of my exes was a VFR


Dragster
Arcimboldo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 04:50 PM
Senior Member
 
italia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 4,985
New Site Garage
The Stradale is a Rivale with a few non-technical differences. Most of the technology of the Stradale is very similar to the Brutale 800, and to a lesser extent, the F3-800. The Brutale 800 has been around longer than the Rivale or Stradale, so I would suggest looking to B-800 riders to find higher mileage bikes.

Regardless, I agree with Ed. For every story of disappointment posted on the Internet, there are 10 success stories that never get posted.

Kevin
'14 MV Agusta Rivale EAS ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'19 SWM SM500R Supermoto
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Norton Commando 961 SF MkII
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'05 Ducati 749S/924S - Track bike
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'04 Ducati Monster 1000S - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'07 Husky TE-450 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 MV Agusta F4 1000 R 312 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Some people achieve greatness, others have it thrust upon them. And then there are those who are ... born Italian"
italia is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 06:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Arcimboldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Macronistan
Posts: 412
New Site Garage
Exclamation Technical; POW from the top of Lookout Mountain or the shores of Varese lake

Quote:
Originally Posted by italia View Post
The Stradale is a Rivale with a few non-technical differences....
Non-technical differences:
hydraulic clutch, swingarm, rake, frame, length, height, shocks travel, exhaust, engine mappings...

Some of the teething pains of the B3 800 Trepistoni have been addressed.
Some cured with the Stradale.

Also filtering in traffic is easy 'cause the soft bags are ... soft.

Another difference with the Rivale
you won't be clinking mirrors with the cages on a Stradale.

Dragster
Arcimboldo is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Senior Member
 
italia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 4,985
New Site Garage
OK. A few technical differences. But swing arm, rake, frame, length, height, mirrors, shock travel and exhaust are likely not relevant to the OP's query about reliability beyond 10K miles.

Kevin
'14 MV Agusta Rivale EAS ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'19 SWM SM500R Supermoto
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Norton Commando 961 SF MkII
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'05 Ducati 749S/924S - Track bike
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'04 Ducati Monster 1000S - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'07 Husky TE-450 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 MV Agusta F4 1000 R 312 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Some people achieve greatness, others have it thrust upon them. And then there are those who are ... born Italian"
italia is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Arcimboldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Macronistan
Posts: 412
New Site Garage
Talking Lurking random cosmetic failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by italia View Post
...likely not relevant to the OP's query about reliability beyond 10K miles.
Wondering
The longer swingarm might bust reliability before 10Kmi.
More stress over bumps!

Hasn't happened yet.

But such a random failure would be just that
random.

quasigentrified should be made aware of this potentially harmful difference with a true and tried short-arm Rivale or Brutale.

Barely 6000 only yet but I'm watching that swingarm.

Dragster
Arcimboldo is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 03:13 PM
Senior Member
 
italia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 4,985
New Site Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcimboldo View Post
Wondering
The longer swingarm might bust reliability before 10Kmi.
More stress over bumps!

Hasn't happened yet.

But such a random failure would be just that
random.

quasigentrified should be made aware of this potentially harmful difference with a true and tried short-arm Rivale or Brutale.

Barely 6000 only yet but I'm watching that swingarm.
One of many reasons the OP should get a Rivale instead.

Kevin
'14 MV Agusta Rivale EAS ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'19 SWM SM500R Supermoto
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Norton Commando 961 SF MkII
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'05 Ducati 749S/924S - Track bike
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'04 Ducati Monster 1000S - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'07 Husky TE-450 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 MV Agusta F4 1000 R 312 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Some people achieve greatness, others have it thrust upon them. And then there are those who are ... born Italian"
italia is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Senior Member
 
TheX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Austin Texas USA
Posts: 445
I just hit 5,000 miles on my Rivale, 2,600 on the second engine. The engine was the 4th warranty issue they resolved. But hey, I did get the larger tank so now I can go further than 70 miles before the fuel light comes on.

The last 2,600 miles have been flawless, and the bike is a joy to ride. Just don't go into this thinking you'll get Japanese reliability out of the bike.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
TheX is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 07:58 PM
Senior Member
 
italia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 4,985
New Site Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheX View Post
...Japanese reliability ...

Kevin
'14 MV Agusta Rivale EAS ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'19 SWM SM500R Supermoto
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Norton Commando 961 SF MkII
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'16 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory ABS
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'05 Ducati 749S/924S - Track bike
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'04 Ducati Monster 1000S - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'07 Husky TE-450 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 MV Agusta F4 1000 R 312 - Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Some people achieve greatness, others have it thrust upon them. And then there are those who are ... born Italian"
italia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome