Hope so Jim...John have you tried a FBW throttle on the MV triples? Yes it's different, a bit odd at first but within ten minutes of riding it is not an issue, what does impress is the instantaneous response from the engine, the manic pick-up, the sound, and the fun factor which just overwhelms you.
Anyone who can get to an MV dealer just try one of these new generation bikes, I am old school, F4 since 2001, and I can tell you these new bikes are the future, and will only get better.
Much has been made of Ride by wire throttle and to be frank I think there some real imbeciles out there with an overinflated sense of ability and knowledge.
I ride MVs from the 50s up to the 2012 F3 - they are all different (obviously) I go from right shift to left shift, Normal shift pattern to reverse pattern to even hand shift - single cable throttles to dual cable & to the F3's ride by wire.
I can tell you this for a fact, if I didn't know the F3 was ride by wire I wouldn't have had a clue the throttle is just a little different to the others (not worlds apart - just a little different) and I adapt to it.
I am certain these guys focus one something & then it becomes the centre of the universe thought wise and consumes them. It surprises me these guys don't get killed on test rides because the they are so focused on one (in the overall scope) thing that is really not a big deal unless it doesn't work which the this throttle definitely does, that they forget to actually ride the damn bike.
Bunch of soft cock prima donnas trying to justify their existence & relevance to a world in which they are mostly, irrelevant.
* Usual journo rant over (for now)*
** Late Edit: I didn't see Pete's post above before I made this post & to describe as shit is mind numbing in my experience with the bike, obviously us mere road mortals can't properly assess bikes**
Been there, read it, watched it, discussed it.PS: Whatever you die hard MV Owners do DO NOT READ OR WATCH the MCN latest group test with Yamaha MT09/Brutale 800 and Kawasaki 800
I rode one today, and cant complain about the throttle. Latest mapping of sept..
I got the impression that all the testers wanted the MV to come out tops, because of its drop dead good looks, and track performance.
If it wasn’t for this apparent throttle response issue, the MV would have come out top..
I don’t know why bike manufacturers have to follow the car/aero industry and insist on going down the fly by wire throttle route, if they haven’t managed to refine it enough.. What’s wrong with the good old fashioned cable method.
I do not know if true, but heard a story that ride by wire of magnetti marelli is a exclusive contract with Ducati?!Ride By Wire, why the f**k MV went with a hitherto unknown ecu is beyond me?
Bosch/Magnetti Marrelli both make very good proven systems and they both seem to still use cables to the throttle pot to get I guess feeling and accuracy (The RSV4 unit is about the same size as a small clenched fist)
MV use Eldor ecu and Mikuni RBW, why not just take a proven package and simply have the best bike out there? I was really waiting for the MV F3 800, but MV have done it again, maybe next time eh?
PS: Whatever you die hard MV Owners do DO NOT READ OR WATCH the MCN latest group test with Yamaha MT09/Brutale 800 and Kawasaki 800