Thanks for the advice. It is literally my first bike. I have just completed the direct access licence in the UK to get on this bike. I have always wanted an MV after seeing one in a showroom a couple of years ago, so I decided this summer i'm getting one.Welcome to the family....gorgeous bike.
Wow...for a first bike ever you certainly started at he top. My advice would be to take it very easy for the first several thousand miles. That's a heck of a fast and powerful bike to learn on.
Unless of course, you have been riding bikes for years, just not your own !!! In which case...let her rip and hang on.
Lets just say the insurance is more than my 2 cars put together, I was not ready for the £2K hit! :frown2:Direct Access to a Brutale 800RR!I dread to think what your insurance premiums are... As said above, take it easy and let your common sense and self preservation instincts rule your right hand. I suggest that you get used to the bike for a few hundred careful milrs and then sign up for your local Bikesafe course, just one, or sometimes two, days with local bike plod. Have been riding for 45 years and am always up for learning more/honing my skills.
Owch! All the more reason to take it easy whilst you get used to your new awesome machine. As I said in my previous post further training is a good idea and along with a hopefully claim free first year should help to reduce the premium on renewal.Lets just say the insurance is more than my 2 cars put together, I was not ready for the £2K hit! <img src="images/MVagusta_net_2016/smilies/tango_face_sad.png" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" smilieid="145" class="inlineimg" />
Owch! All the more reason to take it easy whilst you get used to your new awesome machine. As I said in my previous post further training is a good idea and along with a hopefully claim free first year should help to reduce the premium on renewal.
It might be worth investing in some crash protection products from a company such as R&G. Not a cure all but could potentially make the difference between having to make a claim and not, especially with a low speed maneuvering drop. An insurance claim is not just about having to pay the excess but also an increase at renewal, even ironically enough, with no claims protection (don't ask how I know this...).
I'll stop with my negative vibes now Enjoy your new bike.
Hi Morasool...welcome to the world of MV Agusta!
As an owner of an 800RR, I would recommend that you get into the dash menu and set your bike to RAIN mode for awhile. When you are used to that, then move to NORMAL mode. After riding that way for a bit, you can then decide if you'd like the full on hit of SPORT mode, or if you would rather get into the custom mode and set things to your preference.
Read your manual....
It is a fun bike. Ultimately, the responsibility is with your right wrist.
Be safe and have fun!