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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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This new Turismo Veloce has really got me interested in an MV for the first time. I've always admired looking at MV's but secretly pitied the owners for the reliability misery they must surely be going through! Suffering for the art!

Anyhoo, I have a short list of sport touring bikes to replace my CB1300S, in no particular order:

-TV (beautiful, but I'm kind of afraid of the tech reliability)
-Yamaha Tracer (not beautiful, but cool in it's own way, good performing triple and cheap as chips)
-BMW R1200RS (I owned an '06 R1200R and loved it)
-Ducati MultiStrada (probably way more bike than I need but I will consider it as it seems the TV Lusso is comparable in price, plus another test ride is always fun.)

I've read a lot of reviews, TV posts on this site and watched all the vids about the TV. Might get in a test ride of the non-Lusso this week and will let you guys know what I think.

I'm leaning in the direction of a Red/Silver non-Lusso with heated grips but have promised myself I will test all the bikes on my short list before pulling the trigger. Also I want to be sure a topbox will be available first.

So, cheers guys and thanks for posting up so much info on the TV.


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You need to ride one. It is a smaller bike than the R1200RS or Multi. That could be good or bad depending on what you want. The new RS looks pretty sweet but we're now a no-BMW household (long story) so it'll be Italian joining the Brit in the garage..
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I've always admired looking at MV's but secretly pitied the owners for the reliability misery they must surely be going through! Suffering for the art!
We feel sorry for you too buddy

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Hey Dons, is that a sorry in advance for my first warranty claim for an electrical problem that goes away every time I bring it back to the dealer?

But, seriously, I do admit to being a bit nervous about the electronic tech on the TV. I can see the benefits when this stuff is working good, but just a bit cautious from a reliability standpoint. Maybe I don't need to worry.

As far as the rest of the bike I am very close to sold. Looks good, good specs, etc. very positive reviews so far.

So, I will keep tabs on this forum to hear firsthand from TV owners how the electronic reliability is going. There are some complaints but it doesn't seem like a LOT of complaints.

Maybe after my first ride I will be so smitten that I will throw caution to the wind. Maybe the bike will be like one of those gorgeous but crazy girlfriends that you can't resist

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The TV seems to be doing okay, looks like a faulty switch(button) on L/H bar to be the only problem so far.

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I don't understand all this mistaken reliability concerns......my MVs are reliable as a rock!!

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I'd agree that you need to ride them all, whilst aimed at the same market they have widely different characteristics, you need to find the one that lights your fire.
I wouldn't worry about the tech though - all four bikes are laden with tech so if that's a concern you should be looking for something far simpler. Most of the tech is bought in from common sources with well proven track records.

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I've always admired looking at MV's but secretly pitied the owners for the reliability misery they must surely be going through!
IMHO, modern Italian bikes are saddled with a reputation earned long ago in the days of crappy Carello electrics. Today with globalization the bikes are made with a mix of German, Japanese and Italian components. Names like Bosch, Sachs and Nissen come to mind. I had my first MV for 14 years without anything going south on me. Yet if you go into any Japanese bike dealership you will find bikes in the shop for warranty work. My point is that today's bikes from Europe and Japan are so reliable that we take it for granted. So FWIW buy what you lust for accept the very small risk of something going wrong.
After all you stand a much, much greater chance of being stranded by the roadside with a flat tire than a bike that fails to proceed and who worries about that?
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Thanks guys. All good input to help me decide. My test ride schedule has just been put back by a rainy spell and pesky work making demands of me.

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