IMHO the above is just toilet and not indicative of the response you will usually recieve on such a friendly forum. I personally would use information on this site to ascertain the condition of your hub. It is a known weak point of the MV (so such an extent that a fellow forum user has designed and manufactured an alternative) and in a small number of cases has failed catestrophically.Yeah right You bought the the F4 with the intention of touring Europe with it. I can't imagine that somebody could be as blue eyed. However the beauty of our communication age is that You can find informations on every failure on any vehicle possible. So are thousands of F4 / B4 cruising / tracking around the globe and had never a rear hub failure. And guess what, thousands of F4 riders jump on their bikes without even giving a damn f... about rear hubs. Guess what they have ton's of fun and return home with a intact rear hub. Jesus Christ if You are so afraid about a rear hub, You should give up motorcycling in general. Because it is bloody dangerous. Likewise is Live very fragile to begin with.
+100To the OP, firstly welcome to the forum. :yo:
I wouldn't necesarily suggest agree that you have made a mistake. I do know of users on this forum who have toured Europe on an MV with no problems. Certainly not the most practical bike in the world but touring is possible.
I understand that you are learning about the f4 and your new purchase so on this quote:-
IMHO the above is just toilet and not indicative of the response you will usually recieve on such a friendly forum. I personally would use information on this site to ascertain the condition of your hub. It is a known weak point of the MV (so such an extent that a fellow forum user has designed and manufactured an alternative) and in a small number of cases has failed catestrophically.
Motorcycling is dangerous but that doesn't stop you protecting yourself and other road users as best as possible. :jerkoff:
Man, it started off all so well but was tarnished by the swipe at the end!! :stickpokeSecond attempt. The F4S (750) has a very sporty, forwartd stretched riding position, as an nineties race bike. The result is it is a real joy on the track, but has some comfort issues in city traffic, in tight turns of the alpine roads and long rides. So now where You want to go touring I would strongly recommend that You get some handle bar risers (FBF fo an example). It is fairly difficult to carry lots of luggage with You on an F4 too. Some fiddle saddle bags on their F4, other (taller riders) use tank bags, me as a shorter guy use a back pack. So a tooth brush, credit cards, a small camera, underwear to change etc, are the maximum.
Sure the rear hub issue is of great concern and You should always be aware of the correct tightness of the chain, never exceed the torque values and never wash the rear hub assembly with a power washer. If You take care of this and certified MV Agusta service, than are F4's able to reach 5 digit mileages, some made even more than 100.000 km.
No apologize to my first statement, it is simply hilarious to read why peoples buy bikes, what they plan on doing with it and what knowledge they learn from forums. But I hope Submariner that my new statement fits to the great values of the civilized mvagusta.net community.
By the way I'm longer here than You.
Whoshe..welcome to the forum....There are are owners who have had their MVs on the track and had no trouble and there are peeps who have had problems on the road.Easy tigers! The reason I chose an F4 to go touring on was because it's different and I intend to travel light. The reason for the post was after reading the hub threads I wondered if the bike would be reliable enough to see the trip out. I now feel relatively confident that given a bit of preventative maintenance prior to the trip it'll be ok. Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. Even Haupti! :stickpoke