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How much "individuality" do you tolerate?

  • None, The bike must be stock

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  • Some, The bike must somehow resemble the start product

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  • A lot, Any mod is fine, "Once an MV always an MV"

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How much "individuality" do you tolerate?

There are many of us who believe that an MV Agusta is only beautiful fully stock, and that it looses it looks or "purity" with any modification.

There are those who believe that some carbon parts and upgrades are ok, as long as the bike still looks somewhat stock.

Finally there are those who are unafraid of completely changing their bike, whether it be color, wheels, performance parts, or even shape. These people think "once an MV, always an MV"

Which one are you? What is the maximum you tolerate? What parts do you believe kill the bike? Please list the modifications you consider "safe" or "unsafe". Forgive me if this resembles an existing thread.
 

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I think any wheels that could come stock on any of the bikes in the lineup don't take away from the original look, kinda like the march.'s instead of the stars doesn't take away from the look. I have just never been a fan of the 5 spoke CF b/c of the flat hub part in the center of the wheel.

Also, any type of exhaust that still has 4 pipes, i know guys with the Arrow dual's won't like this, but it just doesn't look right with 2 instead of 4. :koolaid:
 

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I like CF parts, mag parts, maybe change wheels... but the overall design needs to say the same as the original bike. The 4 pipe organ exhaust MUST stay for me..
 

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Dova80 said:
I like CF parts, mag parts, maybe change wheels... but the overall design needs to say the same as the original bike. The 4 pipe organ exhaust MUST stay for me..
+1.

I am not fighting for world superbike title, so absolute performance is not a priority when I mod my bike.

for the 4 organ pipes, I would only use the original design like MV Corse, Moto Corse pipes... no Silmoto 4 CF cans, or even the Riding House/Emoto special exhausts for me.

I don't care for the OEM rear fender/turn signal because it looks like after thoughts so I have no issue using the after market small brackets and concealed signals.

I also don't like the clear/gray signal lenses look.

for me, the custom bits need to be in the same league in quality and styling as MV Agusta so I use mostly Moto Corse or MV Corse parts.

Carbon fiber parts get a lot of respect because of the weight saving/strength, high cost and the fact that they are the most exotic material for some bike parts... but asthetically speaking, I am not sure it really is the most attractive looking material? although I have a lot of CF parts on my bike and I have gotten a few more pieces from MV Corse to match the rest of the bike, I am not all that addicted to them.

Just my 2 cents...
 

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I have been dressing my Gina up with trinkets of carbon fiber jewlery, :mouthwate but not too much. Mostly replacing the grey "carbon look" plastic bits like the chain guards....and adding a carbon MV corse hugger. I removed the rear fender/number plate holder and installed a minimal plate relocator that retains the original plate light but moves the turn signals in tighter. Very clean. Clear lenses on turn signals and taillight. I think I am finished, and she looks so much more svelte and sexy. :heart:

OK, I'm obsessed a little bit...but must retain basic original MV styling for sure. I am no Tamburini. ;)
 

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odonata said:
although I have a lot of CF parts on my bike and I have gotten a few more pieces from MV Corse to match the rest of the bike, I am not all that addicted to them.
Ben,
I noticed the pics of the new screen (it would look good with clear lenses:stickpoke ), but where are the pics of all that new MV CF you bought so long ago? :mouthwate
 

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Ben, your bike looks amazing! i'm surprised you got the windscreen so fast! it usually takes about a week and a half. hmm. i'm thinking about the platinum screen.
 

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Dova80 said:
I like CF parts, mag parts, maybe change wheels... but the overall design needs to say the same as the original bike. The 4 pipe organ exhaust MUST stay for me..
+1.
At the end only the exhaust system can change the character of the bike. CF parts, tail light etc. they don’t affect the style.
THE EXHAUST DESIGN MUST stay! MV is always Motorcycle Art!
 

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I don't think I'll be adding anything to my Tambo once it arrives, not unless you guys can recommend any changes, but I like the way it is.

Mods are all personal taste. I think carbon in certain areas likes nice and improves the finish and sheen. I personally don't like it when an owner repaints the bike away from the MV colours, I can recall one on ebay. However saying that, some of the guys have made good use of colours on their bikes which looks lovely.
 

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I don't think I'll be adding anything to my Tambo once it arrives, not unless you guys can recommend any changes, but I like the way it is.

Mods are all personal taste. I think carbon in certain areas likes nice and improves the finish and sheen. I personally don't like it when an owner repaints the bike away from the MV colours, I can recall one on ebay. However saying that, some of the guys have made good use of colours on their bikes which looks lovely.
The Tamburini and the FCC are collection bikes. So this means that if you change anything you are making a big mistake, and your bike will lose the value.

Also you should be more careful riding the Tambo or the FCC, because a crash is a nigthmare.


For this reasons I have an F4R, you can ride hardly, and you can change things without remorse.

But anyway, always keeping the original scheme for sure, and the four pipes exhaust. In my opinion is good a few carbon parts (not so much), any titanium and no more. I like original footrest and wheels. :f4:
 

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for you tambo guy...ti pipes, and a spare set of fairings so you can dig into it. if you feel totallly necessary, radial brakes and veltro/cc rearsets. that would be it, and only if you feel necessary.
 

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For me and my '00 Strada, I think replacing all the black plastic bits with carbon fiber enhances and 'exotifies' it. This is just my opinion, so I'm putting on ther flame suit after this one... but one can argue that an R1 with carbon everything just looks like an owner spent a lot of money at Pep Boys or the neighborhood motorcycle accessory store. But an MV looks RIGHT with carbon fiber; it's an exotic bike to begin with, and seeing one with black plastic almost seems like a disconnect.

IMHO.
 

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I believe the following:
1. It's your money
2. It's your happiness
3. What others think about how you modify your bike doesn't matter.
4. Refer back to rule 1 and 2.
 

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Any mod is fine so long as it's tastefully done. That being said, I don't usually mod my bikes (aside from a smoked windscreen or drive sprocket) since I'm never really sure how long I'll get the bike.
 

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CAG said:
Red stripes on the wheels kill the bike.

They are unsafe too.

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Why are they suppose to be unsafe?

A bit of modding doesnt hurt, like rear carbon fender and louder pipes. Yet they have to be the same shape as original. I know a guy with Sil Moto pipes and it looks awfull to me.

Too much carbon on Brutale ruins the elegance.
 

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I think replacing all the black plastic bits with carbon fiber enhances and 'exotifies' it.
I don't think that counts as all that horrid "carbon-faker" plastic was carbon on the original 750 Oro anyway.

I can't believe they used that awful weave plastic in the first place, instead of just flat plastic. It looks really cheap, and would look more at home on a moped. It's like they intentionally thought "Let's ugly this up a bit." (But hey, if it was Tambo's idea then of course it's genius, I'm just inappreciative, have no artistic eye, etc. :))

Si
 
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