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APRILIA CONFIRMS QUEEN
Five cents, a blink of an eye. It is the gap between the RSV4 and the HP4. After the victory of arrogance yesterday in Cremona ( click here ), today Aprilia has not had it easy to rip the "pole" Marco Simoncelli on the circuit of Misano Adriatico. A little 'because he felt Ducati air of the house and has found itself after the disappointing test yesterday ( click here ), but mainly because BMW during the long acceleration, was able to express his superhuman strength. And Misano, in this sense, is a track much more probative of San Martino del Lago way: the formula of the two tracks, that "an amateur" and that "from world," he convinced everyone . And it served to certify this result: the top of the time, beyond the gaps, is identical in both circuits , a sign that even changing the factors ... the result does not change!

THERE IS A TIME OF MV: "fault" of 200 hp (WITHOUT ELECTRONIC)
Two annotations are dutiful: the first is that BMW at Misano would almost deserved a par with Aprilia (but the regulation is rigid and 25 points went to the RSV4) since it has undergone a detachment really ridiculous plus was faster than the Venetian rival with the pilot B, albeit a trifle ( Click here for all time at Misano ). Someone rightly wondered why the MV Agusta has been implemented only by the good time Ilario Dionisi (Pilot 1). The reason is that the continuing failure of the traction control of the tester F4RR forced to turn it off to make the best lap time . And handle 200 hp to achieve maximum performance is a task that we preferred to entrust only to the professional driver ... On the other hand, for the final ranking, the only rider to have engraved.

And BMW DUCATI: CLOSE ON TIME, IN THE EVALUATION next door!
The test is that the RSV4 R is a step above all , while the F4RR is bringing up the rear because it pays a heavy delay of electronics that does not do honor to a motorcycle beautiful to look at as to drive ( make the big bend in Misano in fifth gear with a front end like that MV is a real pleasure ). The real fight of this test was, however, between the R and the HP4 Panigale, which eventually won the day running a close . About half a second per lap average (but without snagging driving in Cremona maybe we could talk about 2-3 tenths) were already quite a margin content. tabs for the evaluation of 5 meters, this advantage is even thinner, and BMW has Ducati before we could say ... a few thousandths of a second.

Now testers drop the throttle arm themselves ... keyboard. 's time to write the article (and select photos, times and analyze telemetry, attach the video): you will see the result of motorcycling in May, on sale from late April , and here, on Motociclismo.it
 

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Robert, man that Google translate confused the hell out of me lol. Amazing how strong a motor MV now has. Most power at the wheel on their dyno! http://www.motociclismo.it/comparativa-maxisportive-due-record-una-rottura-nessun-reclamo-moto-54728

Now they need to sort the electronics!
Yeah. It's mostly there but not exactly a good translation for sure.

It's really a shame. MV does some really good core engineering but manages to bungle the little details that make a big difference. In tests like these where the bikes are so close performance wise it's those little things that make or break your test result.
 

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Yeah. It's mostly there but not exactly a good translation for sure.

It's really a shame. MV does some really good core engineering but manages to bungle the little details that make a big difference. In tests like these where the bikes are so close performance wise it's those little things that make or break your test result.
I think that is one of the reasons why they introduced some electronics in the F3 and then they put in the big boy electronics in the F4 and signed up for the BSB where they can fine tune the electronics and the updates will subsequently be provided for the bikes. I think that is their intention. Like for example the 2013 Ape has some TC and engine management updates and they rolled those changes back to the 2012 model and my bike has them now. I have still yet to ride with the updated map and so on but I doubt I will feel any difference on the street....maybe not even on the track (cause I can't push that hard duh). But still, I think MV will do something like that. So when the 2014 F4s come out with improved algorithms they will be backported...at least in my mind that is how it will work. The MVs are just too pretty to be buggered by mediocre electronics.
 

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All factory electronics are bit wonky due to emissions and noise regs.

Get thyself microtec, bazzaz or at least piggyback a PowerCommander V with an RG4 for these bikes.
 

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All factory electronics are bit wonky due to emissions and noise regs.

Get thyself microtec, bazzaz or at least piggyback a PowerCommander V with an RG4 for these bikes.
I think the emissions is not the problem here. I think what you are referring to is the fueling. I think in this case it's TC and all that and all that gyroscope goodness that is in these bikes nowadays. All that stuff needs to work in harmoy as they do in the Ape for example. And also let's not forget the MV is a heavy bike and it's geometry doesn't really make it as flickable as say the Ape.
 

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Robert, man that Google translate confused the hell out of me lol. Amazing how strong a motor MV now has. Most power at the wheel on their dyno! http://www.motociclismo.it/comparativa-maxisportive-due-record-una-rottura-nessun-reclamo-moto-54728

Now they need to sort the electronics!
Yeah I'm a big MV fan and am always rooting for their success in these area's but could only imagine that this would be the struggle for a small outfit like MV trying to bring their beauty into the modern digitized motorcycle world.
 

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It would be awesome if they got these little gremlins sorted like the TC, fuelling, reliability etc.. But people ultimately buy MV's because they are the most gloriously sexy bikes that roll off a production line!
 

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Im a huge mv fan its my dream to own the machine that i do and wouldnt have it any other way. however in the article they try to blame the time on the electronics when im pretty sure the professional rider would ride each of the bikes in the test with all electronic aids off to get the most out of the bikes. Even this being the case didnt MV bring another F4 to the comparison? I see that they ran it on the second track both riders completed an official lap time was this bikes traction control working?
 

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I think a lot of MV's problems is not realizing the impact of bad PR and not preparing well enough ahead of time. Most large manufacturers prepare their test vehicles ahead of time to make sure that everything is better than perfect. Heck some of them outright cheat. In addition to unprepared bikes MV has a big "groupie" problem where customers will take just about anything with an MV emblem on it and iron out the problems themselves instead of screaming at the factory. If anything this is harmful to them in the long run as they never are required to have to address issues and ultimately never fix them in the production process.
 

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Have you or anyone else seen the latest issue of Motorrad. It has the F4rr against the Hp4 and the Zx10r, I was hoping that it at least went through the comparison with no issues and that we could have a fair critique. Does anyone have this issue, and can scan it in ? Its on the front page of this month comparison is called High End.
 

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Have you or anyone else seen the latest issue of Motorrad. It has the F4rr against the Hp4 and the Zx10r, I was hoping that it at least went through the comparison with no issues and that we could have a fair critique. Does anyone have this issue, and can scan it in ? Its on the front page of this month comparison is called High End.
I would be interested in this as well. On a slightly unrelated note I wish the RR had a better looking paint schem.:smoking:
 

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I would be interested in this as well. On a slightly unrelated note I wish the RR had a better looking paint schem.:smoking:
Loved the pastel red on the 2012 RR. It was simple and elegant.

The white standard F4 is kind of nice though. :)
 

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Loved the pastel red on the 2012 RR. It was simple and elegant.

The white standard F4 is kind of nice though. :)
Which was made all the uglier with the narrow bands of paint and the gold across the bike...ugh.
 

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Nothing yet?!!!! .... I would think this would be an interesting article i want to see how it stacks up against the hp4 !!!!! Someone has to have the issue or at least be able to get there hands on the information.
 

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what gets me is its only the show ponies that care.. buy a bike because its what you want not because some rags says it makes cool or gives you a bigger dick . if you went by most of the road reports and tests every one would either be on a honda or yam
so my brute aint the fastest .I did not buy it coz it was the bestest i got it because it floated my boat .. They go on about its little problems so what that just gives it personality and all exotic type bikes have them
if i had an F4 i would have got it because i liked it and it felt good .. if i wanted speed i would get a bussa and put a twin turbo on it with nitro
 

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Col, anyone who spends the money on purchasing a MV better not be buying it because of a subjective thought or they would be wasting a lot of money. There are some of us that are simply interested in how it fairs against its main competition. There are plenty of low budget cars that are faster than a ferrari or have more horsepower... for example a simple Shelby mustang that goes for 70k has more almost 100 more brake horsepower than the Ferrari 458 Italia. Do you think that would stray anyone with common sense from buying the Ferrari and driving off the lot with the ford ?! NO I DONT THINK SO ! But once again it is interesting and I am sure there are a few of us that would love to see how it does!
 
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