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Hello good friends,

So after my introduction and the desire to finally purchase a new MV sportsbike, I settled for the F4 after much reading and talking to people who owns MV´s.

So I called the salesman and guess what? No more new F4 sold to my country from MV since F4 doesn´t meet the Euro 4 actual requirements. Only Euro 3. My hearth broke.

Despite hating the used market, from bad experiences in the past, it was my only chance to ever own a F4. But at the moment no deals that inspire me confidence or are simply overpriced.

The F4 price was already at my financial top limit to spend but I recall the salesman telling me they had in stock only a black 2016 F4 RR, still with no licence plate and 0 Kms. A 2019 F4RR, MV Agusta price for Europe goes for 27900 Euros, which is way above my limit of 21/22000 stretched.

So we talked and after much negotiation (since they have it since 2016 and I believe just want to sell the bike by now), he sells it to me for 22000 Euros, which I do not think is a bad price.

Of course it is not my first bike, but it will be my first litter bike. I am 43 years old by the way. I know the F4 was already more of a bike that I could ever handle, I can only imagine the RR. I know that I am a conscious person, also because I have 2 kids, so I will probably never use more than 30% of it, sure of that (probably 20% in reality :) ).

I´m still deciding on what to do. What do you guys think?

Also, what are the main concerns on a 3 years bike that has just been getting dust in the store, besides battery of course and fluids that they already commited giving it a deep and rigourous inspection.

Thank you and cheers.
 

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It does not matter if you use 30% or 100% of the bike, if it makes you smile, well that's all that matters.

Concerns, as you say provided fluids etc are changed and well serviced, it should be fine.

Things to do?
What ever aesthetics you prefer, for me the biggest thing was improving the throttle connection. Its a personal thing and i just did not gel with the stock setting. My fix was to flash it with ECU Studio, and to change the quick shifter sensor and enable the blipper.

Its a great bike to thrash around a track, the road, or just polish and ride to a coffee shop, true versatility
 

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It does not matter if you use 30% or 100% of the bike, if it makes you smile, well that's all that matters.

Concerns, as you say provided fluids etc are changed and well serviced, it should be fine.

Things to do?
What ever aesthetics you prefer, for me the biggest thing was improving the throttle connection. Its a personal thing and i just did not gel with the stock setting. My fix was to flash it with ECU Studio, and to change the quick shifter sensor and enable the blipper.

Its a great bike to thrash around a track, the road, or just polish and ride to a coffee shop, true versatility
Thank you very much for your answer and insight. Really appreciated!

Cheers.
 

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27K bike for 22K... And you ask: "I´m still deciding on what to do. What do you guys think?"

Get it. Get it now!
You've seen the bike right....Its not black...its Titanium Grey WITH black. Its a nobrainer.
For a brand new F4RR with the absolute sexiest color possible. No way in hell you gonna let that one go!

Things to change IMO: New battery, new fluids. Even when unused it gets bad over time. And new tyres. (Tyre may have a 5 year life time, but standing still on same spot for long time can create flat spots...or so I have heard).
Thats what I would chance before taking a ride.
 

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My F4RR sat for 4 years after covering only 600km. No major issues, the obvious needs attention as everyone has pointed out, battery, fluids.
If it was me I would also be considering the suspension fluids as not sure how it lasts sitting around for 3 years. If in hard use the suspension should really be changed every 12-24months.

Mine did have a small oil leak which developed near the gear sensor, possibly as this area dried up it cracked. I would get the basics done then ride it gently for a short period and see what comes up, I cant imagine anything major but small oil leaks can appear if the o rings/seals have dried.

I agree with Dansoarr on the ECU Studio, blipper etc, mine is used not he track quite heavily and no major issues have come up once it was brought back to life.

Enjoy....
 

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Hello and welcome.

. . . I´m still deciding on what to do. What do you guys think? . . .
The F4 is regarded in the main as the pinnacle of motorcycling. You have an opportunity to get one at a good price and you want to ask others what to do? Not being critical or pompous, but an MV is a bike one buys with their heart. Sure, as a family man finance must be a consideration, but an MV actually 'becomes' part of your family - or so you will soon learn.

The comparatively minor expense of 'recommissioning' is easily justified.

So, my thoughts? If I were in your position I'd do it. BUT, if your head is ruled by finance (or your wife) be aware that if you need to sell this bike quickly - for whatever reason - you could take quite a few thousand loss on it. That is a fact many of us have to live with, more so for an older bike in a brand new condition. All the best to you.
 

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Hello friends,

Thank you very much for your input. I guess I was just in the need of some reassurance. Also I´m not mechanical oriented and wanted to know if I was making some kind of mistake with purchasing a bike that have been in a storehouse for 3 years.

I was gonna go with an F4 anyway. Just was not sure if sease this opportunity or go for a used one.

Thank you very much guys.

Cheers!
 

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Just do it !!!

Suspension fluid will be fine....even the tires will be fine for you since you won't be going 100% for a long period of orientation and caution. They aren't that old !!

Engine oil will be fine if it has been sitting in climate control and never run. Heck, all the fluids are probably OK.

Brake fluid is possibly the only one that will deteriorate from just sitting due to its tendency to absorb moisture...but in a climate controlled environment, and its sealed system, even that is unlikely.

A new battery, properly serviced.....break it in (your personal orientation period) and then service per the manual.

Just do it !!!
 

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It's a nice deal but if you're struggling to justify the 22k on a new bike Its understandable but perhaps not the only choice for you.
I believe you can find an F4 around the 12K low mile because most of owners around here doesn't seem to ride a lot but of course you do need to check carefully bike history.
I also bought new in 2009 one of the last 1078 and if you decide to get new you won't be disappointed just because it's stopped for so long.
I've seen that bike when it was located in Porto so can tell that the color combo is really very nice:wink2:
 

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This from a relatively good source on the net:

`For example, Mobil expects industrial or motor oils to last for five years if stored properly in the original container. Meanwhile, Total, another leading manufacturer, says motor oil should be disposed of after only two years if not used`

It also states temperature has big impact, especially if stored at low temperates. Also, its the additives that break down not generally the oil.

I am sure you can find people who say to contrary however.

For me its peace of mind, its not mega cost to change all the fluids and at least you know its all in tip top condition at that point and while the technician is doing all of this he will likely pick up on any other issues if any.
 

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Just do it!. The F4 RR is an amazing bike..As somebody said before, it will become part of your family real quick. Change fluids, batt, and enjoy it!
 

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27K bike for 22K... And you ask: "I´m still deciding on what to do. What do you guys think?"

Get it. Get it now!
You've seen the bike right....Its not black...its Titanium Grey WITH black. Its a nobrainer.
For a brand new F4RR with the absolute sexiest color possible. No way in hell you gonna let that one go!

Things to change IMO: New battery, new fluids. Even when unused it gets bad over time. And new tyres. (Tyre may have a 5 year life time, but standing still on same spot for long time can create flat spots...or so I have heard).
Thats what I would chance before taking a ride.
is it wrong that I still love the 4 inline ROUND pipes, and think square pipes totally spoil the look.
 

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is it wrong that I still love the 4 inline ROUND pipes, and think square pipes totally spoil the look.
I have to disagree with you.

On Gen 1 beqause of the more rounding bodywork the round pipes fit and look better.
On Gen 2 the sharper angles of the new bodywork make the square pipes look better. And the Bodis exhaust (I believe its called), is round and sticks out behind rear fairing piece. Which ruins the lines IMO.
 

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Thank you guys for all answers! I´m really excited about it. It will be my only bike... Really hope it can put big numbers in terms of mileage. I never own more than one bike and never buy them to keep them shiny in the garage.

That is my only concern. It seems the great majority of these bikes just see daylight on weekends or on special occasions and that is not my intentio at all.

Cheers.
 

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Thank you guys for all answers! I´m really excited about it. It will be my only bike... Really hope it can put big numbers in terms of mileage. I never own more than one bike and never buy them to keep them shiny in the garage.

That is my only concern. It seems the great majority of these bikes just see daylight on weekends or on special occasions and that is not my intentio at all.

Cheers.
In your previous thread, you mentioned your ride towards your job is like 10km.
Just dont rip the absolute f*ck out of an cold engine and you should be fine for many 10's of thousands of KM's. That sort of fun is for longer rides ;)

Ride her in propperly! Years of enjoyment :)
 

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Ha yes that's my mv sunny days and not really had an awful lot of time to ride.
Have another bike also that I use bike the mv is special.
 
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