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Hi everyone, just thought I'd put down my furst poast. Since I don't own an MV yet, I've only been reading these forums. But soon I'm looking to get a new bike.

I've had a bit of a hunt around on the forums to get the general concensus of the F4S 750s from around 2002. Actually I found a very similar thread where one bloke was considering an R1 or a MV. In my case I'm either going for the CBR600RR or an F4S. Now I know these are very different bikes, but for roughly the same money, the former is brand new, and the latter is around 2002. I've figured out why people buy MVs and how these compare to the jap bikes, and it really is the same reason why I want one too ('want' being the operative word).

I think my only "concern" now is comfort, and I know it's not why we get sportsbikes, but since I'll be on the road 95% of the time, I kinda want something I can spend a few hours on without it being incredibly uncomfortable.

So I suppose I have two questions:
1. What is the comfort level like, on say a 2002 F4S 750 (e.g. 3 hour ride through the twisties? or perhaps an hour through relatively slow traffic)
2. If it is a little firm/harsh, can you get a different seat - will this make any difference at all?

Actually, i have three more!
4. Anyone know where the dealerships are in Melbourne, Australia?
5. Are parts really quite difficult to get in Australia?
6. Is there a significant heat problem with the undertail exahust for a 2002 model?

I own an Alfa, so I'm not entirely unfamiliar with hard to find expensive parts and servicing! I need a beautiful Italian bike to go with my beautiful Alfa :)
 

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You won't be able to ride the bike more than about 2 1/2 hours anyway with out stopping for fuel. I have done a few 250 mile days on my 750 with no discomfort at all.

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Agreed the fuel only lasts ~100 miles then its time to refill...

But you can do all day riding on it, the first few times you will be hurting, but your body becomes accustomed to the position and you will be fine.

No real heat problems it will be warmer with the exhaust coming under the tail but not really a problem.
 

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Good to hear the uncomfort thing was a bit over exaggerated.
I'll be one of those people with only one bike - I'm reading a few things that say the F4 is not such a good idea in traffic as it heats up and can overheat. Anyone know if this is in reference to the pre-Evo 02 models? or does that include the Evo 02 model?

Also does anyone know the significant behind the name "F4"? 4 cylinder? 4-stroke? 4 exhaust pipes?
 

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Good to hear the uncomfort thing was a bit over exaggerated.
I'll be one of those people with only one bike - I'm reading a few things that say the F4 is not such a good idea in traffic as it heats up and can overheat. Anyone know if this is in reference to the pre-Evo 02 models? or does that include the Evo 02 model?

Also does anyone know the significant behind the name "F4"? 4 cylinder? 4-stroke? 4 exhaust pipes?
The overheating is in the 1000R and up models, the 750s did not have the over heating problem, they do run hot but do not over heat


oh and a little history
http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1119&highlight=Ferrari
 

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^Thanks!

I get the feeling a lot of people use their MVs as weekend bikes and perhaps don't do so many miles a year on it? I think I'd use it heaps. Is there any reason why I wouldn't want to really rack up the number of miles on this bike? Also what is the service interval for the F4 750?
 

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Good to hear the uncomfort thing was a bit over exaggerated.
I'll be one of those people with only one bike - I'm reading a few things that say the F4 is not such a good idea in traffic as it heats up and can overheat. Anyone know if this is in reference to the pre-Evo 02 models? or does that include the Evo 02 model?

Also does anyone know the significant behind the name "F4"? 4 cylinder? 4-stroke? 4 exhaust pipes?
Personally I find my 750 Evo3 more compfortable than a Pan European on long distances (I'm not one for bouncing on the end of my spine).

The F4 bit is supposed to be for Ferrari (who did some early design on the engine), 4 cylinders.
 

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Did 270 miles in one day when I was in California to visit my family. My forearms felt like they were goign to explode lol. I was so sore but only in the forearms because I had not ridden A bike in 2-3 months. But other than that, I had no problems the next few days when I did 100+ mile rides.

In terms of mileage 114 and my gas tank light is on. But I dont care I didnt buy it for the efficiency but more for the grin factor. Good luck with your purchase and welcome to the forums. You are starting on an awesome journey!
 
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