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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I'm done

So I sold the Stradale (well part exchanged it).

With 7,500 kms it had many issues

Yep it's exotic and goes like a fast thing on a very fast day.
Yep it stops with the power to make eyes feel the pressure.
Yep it corners faster than I can think but ....

So many problems it needed its 3rd set of cush drive rubbers (at these low kms and a gentle ish rider??), fork seal on the right, indicators at the back temperamental and a light cluster on the back that sometimes showed just 3 of the 6 LEDs, a seat that needed new padding.

Would I return to this marque .... probably not; do I regret owning the bike ..... nope but I also would doubt that I'd recommend one either.

Beautiful but delicate.

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Oh and many stone chips in the headlight lens ..... never had any before .... delicate lens or just unlucky?

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Always a shame to read these posts where a devotee loses faith in the marque - of any brand, not just MV.

I hope whatever you're now astride will give you the pleasure you seek.

I follow this forum daily and tend to wonder whether these 'niggles' are more prevalent in the later bikes than the say, pre-2010 era?

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Cheers, happy travels. Plenty of options out there.

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The newer models certainly are crappy, the 3 cyl line in particular.

Without its brand and loyal fans, the three pots could have well been MV:s swansong......

Hope you have a reliable bike now, but i would courage you to buy an older MV, one from the four cylinder line up!
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...The newer models certainly are crappy, the 3 cyl line in particular.

Without its brand and loyal fans, the three pots could have well been MV:s swansong......
After 4 Trepistoni in a row.
All of them performed quite good.

The Stradale was by far the best bike.
Low maintenance, very agile, fast and fun.
Had it 18 months and about 22 000 miles with almost no issue.
At least no issue that couldn't bring me back home or cost me even one cent.


Maybe you have a more comprehensive experience with the trepistoni lineup
When I compare with the previous 4 pots
the triples are better engineered much lighter, very well made and a lot more reliable.

The 312 R cost me a mint,
fines, maintenance and FUEL compared to the Stradale

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Would I return to this marque .... probably not...
Beautiful but delicate
Good luck with the next one.

BUT
With more than 4.5 times your mileage on the same model
and no significant issue with this Stradale,
delicate it wasn't .
Maybe experience and proper maintenance make a diference
Shirley, not the Stradale.

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I am highly experienced.

Bike maintained to spec.

Africa Twin is now my steed - very different but very enjoyable and a good tool to teach and assess on too.

Sometimes it's just one of those things.

No regrets and the Italian bike ticked off my list of wants.

Remember, "Shiny side up"
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I don't know what you're complaining about. This is simply MV's way of weeding out those that really want to own an MV and those that don't.

And all the limited production Italian/exotic bikes (Ducati included) are the same in this respect.

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Always sad to read stories like that. Every such story as the above deters potential first time customers. Ducati and Aprilia that have overcome this phase of being considered exotic=unreliable have struggled for years convincing customers (some may remember the epic fail of the RSV4 debut when several of the test bikes broke during press release. Today RSV4 is considered absolutely reliable).

Don’t know what model year the bike was, but the three cylinders have improved a lot with the updates in 2015 and 2017 to Euro4. The first gen trepistoni simply hit the market immaturely developped. Hence a lot of long solved issues now shadow the current models’ reputation.

It was a big relieve to read in the first interviews that Mr Sardarov was the first to acknowledge that quality needs to improve in every aspect. Reliability, spare parts, etc. it seems he is the first CEO to have realized that solely focussing on a desirable product without after sales will not be successful.
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Only very few of the owners of Reliable "Trepistoni MV's" take the time to write about all the problems they do NOT have .. They just ride ..

It's only natural that those who DO have recurring problems, wil spend time writing about it, asking questions, complaining and in some cases slagging both the make and model that they were unlucky with..

The "inherent unreliability" of the 3-cylinder MV's may yet turn out to be "not really that bad" once the real world numbers are tallied up. I personally know 7 owners of 3-cylinder "new" MV's only one of them has had recurring problems, the others have has maybe 1 minor fault, most of them quickly fixed under warranty. In total no worse than the BMW owners I know .. Only real difference being waiting times for parts, which has been an issue for MV.
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