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Hi!
I'm Richard
My Chinese Name is 陳鴻瑋(Chen Hong Wei)
I don't own a MV yet.
but I really love it ,Brutale especially.
It looks so nice.
Because Customs and Excise is more than 50% in Taiwan.
I Must cost about 31000 USD to buy 910s.
That is too expensive for me.
So I envy y'all very much. :cross:
I hope I have 910s about helf-year or 1 year later.

And I have some question.
1.Does anyone had experience to use travel bag by Brutale.
Where can find information about that.
2.I'm 174cm(5'8"?) tall,Do you think it's difficult to ride for me?
3.It's maintenance cost high or low(about money)

Thank you
(sorry my english is bad :p )
 

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Hi Richard, and welcome !

You made the good choice by loving the 910S. Hope you can buy it ASAP !

Don't worry of you 1,75 m, I'm 1,80 and i feel as comfortable as it can be on that kind of bike.

I've paid around 100 EUR for each maintenance at my local dealer (much sheaper than Ducati !)

And for the luggage, don't forget it's not a bike made for that, but have a look at those web site:

http://www.mvf4.com/Parts/Bags_Gear/bags_gear.html

http://www.ventura-bike.com/english/fitments/display_picture.asp?fitment_id=777

Hope this will help you. Sorry for my english as bad as yours ;o)
 

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Welcome! I recently test rode the 910 and was very pleasantly surprised how "easy" the position/ergo felt, I am 178cm and the seat of the 910 feels much lower than my 3 bikes(2003 Yamaha R6, 98 Ducati 916, 2003 Derbi GPR50 track/race bike).

The 910 impressed me very much, the day I test rode it I was at the dealer to put down a deposit for the 2006 F4 1000 Senna and the dealer offered the 910 for me to ride around for fun, I must say that for the weeks after that I was thinking about the 910 more than the F4! I guess I just didn't expect it to be so easy and fun to ride it.

Are there many MV or Ducati in Taiwan? with the traffic and the wet weather, acid rain(I hope you have a garage), I would think that a Brutale would be a better weekend bike than daily commuter, unless if you don't mind it getting dirty often and scratched by pedestrian and other parked bikes.

Good luck.

Sorry, my English is terrible too :toothless , I speak American a little better.
 

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Welcome to mvagusta.net richard! Hope you can get the 910 as soon as possible with the markup for importing in taiwan.

Secondly, congrats odonata on your downpayment on the new senna :) hope to see it in the registry soon, keep us posted
 

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Welcome Richard,

Quickly passes the time so keeping focus and soon the riding you will be having.

Sorry Richard the "bad english translation" joke, couldn't resist.

Is it legal to have a Brutale in Taiwan? I know in China it's illegal but some still own/ride over 250cc in some reigons.
 

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Hello Richard, welcome to Mvagusta.net. I'm only 5'7" tall and ride an F4, well I'm between bikes at the moment. Sounds like your government take as much tax on imports as mine does on fuel! :wtf:
 

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Hello and enjoy this great site, and your english is just fine, the love of fine motorcycles is a language that crosses all barriers!! :)
 

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Welcome to the site 陳鴻瑋 :)

You won't have any problem fitting the Brutale (or the F4) with you 1,74 cm.
I hope you can get your MV soon ;)
 

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welcome to the site. and don't apologize for english...i can't speak taiwanese at ALL!!

as a matter of fact, with the world becoming a smaller place, it is more apparent that most of us americans can only speak ONE language. well, at least i know a little italian...MV AGUSTA, and VALVOLE RADIALE! guess i need some growth. :nerd:
 

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Thanks to all for your replying and advising.
Here is a great site.You are so friendly.
Now,I know my tall is not problem.

Olive thanks,I abandon to use luggage on Brutale:cross:

At one time I consider get the Brutale for daily commuter.
I live in Kaohsiung city,it located sorth of Taiwan.
The traffic is......Ok(as compared with Taipei :toothless )
To ride bike is more breezy than drive car(It is the reason that Taiwan have so much scooters)
The wet weather is not clear.
Here is not usually to rain,and that I have a garage in my house.
I don't mind I will usually clean my bike.
Luckily,my workplace has a safety space let me to park.
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Okey~~,Those are all my alibi.
The main aspiration of mine just want a Brutale.

It is legal to have a Brutale in Taiwan.
Since Taiwan join the WTO(2002 or 2003 bc).
But people must get the licence if he want to ride bike that over 250cc.

Ducati has the official distributor in Taiwan,and there are many Ducati in Taiwan.
About MV,I don't know who is the importer.
My dealer said they sell 4 Brutales(750s) last year.
There are about 20 Brutales and 10 F4s in Taiwan now.
That's very few.
I had seem Brutale once on the road.(Gad! so beautiful)
Maybe the price is the cause I think.
There many strange law for bike in Taiwan.(like can't ride on freeway and tax problem...)
I hope it will be improving in the future.

All,Thank you Again!!
(Hmm~,I spent 2 hours to post the message,the dictionary is really my best friend :love: )
 

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richard said:
I spent 2 hours to post the message,the dictionary is really my best friend :love:
:eek: Wow :toothless

Have you checked if it's not cheaper to import an MV from another country?

And does Chen Hong Wei, really translates to Richard? :p
 

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Really look forward to seeing pictures of you riding your Brutale when you get one. :) Are the symbols at the bottom of your last post your name in mandarin?
 

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Don't worry about rainy conditions, Richard. In Belgium, we know what "moisture" means !

Brutale is not afraid of rain and really bad weather. She always keep runing.

Hope you'll soon get your 910. Gâân bay ! (Cheers in Mandarin if I'm not wrong)
 

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I forgot that motorcycles are not allowed on the freeways... that must really suck.

Hi, Olive, Gaan bay to you too! (it literally means "dry glasses/cups")! also just a little observation... the rain in Belgium and in southern Taiwan are a little different in intensity, speaking from personal experience of having had the pleasure of being at both places; I remember the visibility going below 5 meters in a heavy rain storm(it stings to be hit by the huge rain drops) in Taiwan... with that said I am sure that Brutale will be fine in the wet.

BTW those symbles on the bottom says "I am a new comer".

Here is not usually to rain,and that I have a garage in my house.
Richard, are you saying that it does NOT rain much in Kao shiung? I would be surprised if that's the case... BTW, you may have guessed it, I have lived in Taiwan in the past.

Cheers.
 

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Chen Hong Wei said:
(Hmm~,I spent 2 hours to post the message,the dictionary is really my best friend :love: )
You should try google translate Chinese to English Beta
Chinese
English

If I say translate "Chen Hong Wei" it says 陈洪韦 which looks 2 out of three correct. Might save you some time. I use it to get rough idea of what is said in italian forums.

Anyway good luck with the purchase of a Brutale.

Cheers,
Al, Australia.
 

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richard said:
There many strange law for bike in Taiwan.(like can't ride on freeway and tax problem...)
Hi,

Interesting that Taiwan has the same law as mainland China about motorcycles on the highway! Only Beijing allows them on the highway if I remember correctly? I can understand for below 250cc but for a large bike it doesn't seem logical to me.
 

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乾杯 兄弟們
It means Cheers ,guys.
乾杯=cheers
It pronounces as Gâân bay.

But it is not in common use on Taiwan now.
We like say 乎搭啦
It is the same mean but more Taiwanese.
It pronounces as HO DA LA !!!
The wording appears that a song.

odonata
You have lived in Taiwan in the past?Oh ,That's surprise to me.
I think you must confronted typhoon then.
You are right,maybe we have different definition for the weather.
I compare with north Taiwan and you compare with your region.
But I really think that the environment of south Taiwan is better than north.

Anyway, rain and wet are not problem to own a Brutale.(even if really heavy)
The money is my problem. :toothless

Cheers :cry:
 

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Have you checked if it's not cheaper to import an MV from another country?

And does Chen Hong Wei, really translates to Richard? :p
I think that all import was assembled must be the same price.
Maybe import all parts of MV to compose will cheaper. :toothless
But it should be illegal to ride on road. :cross:
And no one can do it well.(to compose)

"Richard" is I choiced to call myself when I start to learn english in class.
I am used it.
You know ,While in Rome, do as the Romans do. :p
 

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Richard, what if a private person wants to import his personal bike into Taiwan? still pay tax or no? maybe you won't have to pay?I have heard something like that about Taiwan. if not: May be you can come to the USA or a country that has the best exchange rate with NTD($) and buy the bike(much cheaper than in Taiwan), have a riding vacation for a week or two, ship it back home... Or could you ask a relative or a good friend who lives here to do it for you? Just my crazy ideas :blah: .
 

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Richard, what if a private person wants to import his personal bike into Taiwan? still pay tax or no? maybe you won't have to pay?I have heard something like that about Taiwan. if not: May be you can come to the USA or a country that has the best exchange rate with NTD($) and buy the bike(much cheaper than in Taiwan), have a riding vacation for a week or two, ship it back home... Or could you ask a relative or a good friend who lives here to do it for you? Just my crazy ideas :blah: .
To import personal bike into Taiwan is impracticable now.
It is not necessarily so profit to personal.
Still pay tax, freightage costs and to inspect costs.
Maybe those can be solved by some way.
But if I know that, I should already be a importer now. :blah:
 
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