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Somehow I must have missed this thread ... :unsure:

But, better late than never:

I'm 59 years old with a masters Degree in Geology and Geophysics (not used for 25+ years) now a Network Specialist ... been on bikes and mopeds since age 14 .. -- Until my 40'ieth birthday I didn't own a car .. only motorbikes ..

Apart from the mopeds (Including the classic Yamaha FS1) my career began with a real beauty: A BMW R27 -- 250 cc single cylinder .. Back than there was no "learner licences" or A1/A2 or any of that silliness .. Get your licence and go buy the bike you wanted (or could afford :LOL:)
The Beemer was a gift .. it was a sorry mess but running, I got it at age 17, spent 2 years restoring it frame up - then got my license at 19 -- Being a student meant that this was my daily ride for the next 10 years.. and some touring as well.... I was stupid enough to sell that bike when I moved to England in the early 90ies -- At that time England was a bikers paradise to me, no 180% registration tax on new bikes .. So a line of bikes followed .. Honda VFR 750, Ducati 900SS (Loved that bike!!) I learned to ride fast on that, and did my first trackdays on it! Then a 916 followed (Junk, always something wrong with it .. kept the 900SS fortunately - Then got into 2-up touring with my wife-to-be, and bought an FJ12ABS --
All bikes went, when I moved back to Denmark .. Could not afford what I wanted(180% tax, remember!) so ended up with a Honta VTR1000 -- Nice, but uninspiring bike -- Sounded like a lawnmower when riding it, but awesome from 5 feet away -- Now there was a family, two daughters, and a house in the countryside, so only an old BMW boxer in the garage for some time .. got a bit into Audi's -- primarily a Hoehnester tuned RS2, that made most other cars seem very tame :p (550 BHP on full boost) A change of job and modernizing the house, meant goodbye to that sort of sillyness.
I then went into Bike Dragracing .. running a mean Hayabusa and a Suzuki/puma top-fueller in a team -- In 2013 while hunting for a new bike for a friend, i came upon the MV 750SR -- a bit neglected at a dealer that was already at that point on the way to going bust .. I fell in love with the MV immediately.. But really didn't want to buy a bike at that point, so I made a very low offer on the bike, and told them to call me when they were ready to part with it at that price, thinking it would probably not happen .. 2 weeks later they called and asked if I was still interested, and I took another look at the bike, which was when i noticed some oddities ... No yellow rev-counter, but a white one -- silver wheels, and a red carbon front fender .. I did a bit of google fu, and found out that the dealer did not know that it was a "special" they wanted to offload on me... Since I was still a bit apprehensive about buying another "famous" italian bike with the stigma of poor reliability and hyper-expensive parts, I kept my cool and made them an even lower offer, stating the rather scruffy look of the bike, and the visible corrosion on the engine parts :LOL: -- Mind you -- In every other country the price would probably still bring water to your eyes -- close to £15000 or $20.000 .. In the end they took my offer .. And I'm now part of a very exclusive flock .. owners of the rarest of MV special editions. And to my surprise also owner of a very reliable and bonkers sportsbike..
This bike is quite simply the second most reliable bike I've owned, second only from the VFR750 ...
 
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First time MVA owner, just took delivery of a 2020 TVL SCS RC yesterday, and boy howdy she's a looker. Only hiccup was the battery being dead on arrival; apparently the dealership thought 2 hours on a trickle would get the job done after sitting for close to a year.

Anyway, I live in Nashville, TN. I work in Business Development in the Pharmaceutical industry and invest in real estate on the side. I have a degree in molecular biology that was meant for medical school, but not all things go according to plan.

I've been riding for 8 years now, started on an '82 Suzuki GS650GL, and what a peach of a bike. Bit temperamental in colder temps and a bitch to sync all 4 carbs, but older UJMs still have a special place in my heart....and did you know that Suzuki used to make really great bikes?! 😆 Bought an '81 brat built CX500 about a year later that dropped a cylinder on me. Between that and the constant fettering with the Suzuki I decided I was done with older bikes for a while; I wanted to ride, not repair. I rode a few Monsters during a Ducati demo day in 2015 and they really stuck with me, so in 2017 I went and bought myself a new Monster 797 in Star White with the red frame and wheels (she was sooooooooo pretty). I rode the snot out of that thing. Loved that I just had to into the garage, stick the key in, thumb is alive, and off I was. That bike was the reason I really became a "motorcyclist"; I made it my primary mode of transportation from that point forward.

Unfortunately I totalled that bike in 2019 on a sketchy backroad going, not necessarily too fast, but too fast for the low lighting and pavement conditions. Shortly after that I got my first taste on an MVA, a 2006 Butale 910R. Man....that was it for me, knew I had to have one....and instead bought an Aprilia Shiver 900 because it was a steal. The Shiver has been a decent bike, but I wanted it to be like the Monster, and truly it's just not that good. The chassis geometry is more supermoto and less sport naked, but it's really too heavy for either. So I pre-ordered the new RS660 to replace it, and it arrived today actually!

While I was waiting on the RS660 I decided I wanted a sport tourer, and started shopping. I stumbled on a TVL SCS RC on ebay out of Vegas that was at a steep discount, and it just felt right. It was delivered yesterday and it's my first MVA and I'm overjoyed so far!

Cheers y'all!

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Welcome to the mv family here. Good people that are happy to help with any questions you may have , i am good at uprade selection as i have done many builds over the years and have a buddy who is pro racer that is skilled enough to test limits of suspension , braking components. (my skills have gone to shite lolol Again Welcome and have fun this summer .

PS are you a road race fan yet? (MotoGP/WSBK)
 

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DK welcome in 2009 the European manufacturers surpassed the Japanese and have never looked back. I have a Superbike collection owning both Japanese and Euro Superbike so its not bias just obvious as the motopress hasnt picked a japanese Superbike best for a decade . Japanese fanboys are biased as they will pick out a bad tail light of a Ducati/MV from 1999 yet disreguard the NEW Honda CBR1000RRR recall for BAD CONNECTING RODS? Dont get me wrong japanese bikes are not bad just not as good as they where in the 1990s when they where bullet proof. MY PERSONAL VIEW is the best bike in the world is the one YOU like best be it the latest ,greatest Superbike or a Chinese touring Scooter.. I have all the latest greatest new superbikes, but my favorite is my 2012 MvF4RR worked to F4RC Spec(or as close as i could, Matched the HP but even though Chrome moly forged con rods stronger than titanium , they are heavier so could not increase redline . Not that i need to racing is now for younger riders my skills are shite now lol. ANYHOW YOU have fun come spring and see you on the site .
 

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PS are you a road race fan yet? (MotoGP/WSBK)
Yeah, catch as much of both that I can. Made the pilgrimage from Nashville to Austin for COTA in 2019. Did an Iron Butt Challenge on the way back on the 797.
 

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BTW Xanders , Beautiful and compitant bikes you have there . I never thought i would like an MV, thought all beauty no substance . Until i rode one and was shocked on how well the 2007 Mv F4 1000R handled MV and KTM proved the steel trellis chassis can still compete at the highest levels . KTM in MotoGP MV in Moto2 AND lets not forget Leon Camier and the MV F4RC could hold an Apex better than any bike in WSBK. Never will forget how MV WSBK team and the MV F4RC shocked the world with 4-5 place finishes. To quote the Announcers ... The Ducati and Kawasaki superbikes are the best ,... but the MV F4RC IS THE BEST OF THE REST. The F4RC was a better package than the Yamaha Ri, Honda CBR1000RR and the Suzuki GSXR 1000RR USING A WORKED 20 YEAR OLD ENGINE DESIGN AND STEEL TRELLIS CHASSIS which race chassis engineers had proclaimed non competitive.
 

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First time MVA owner
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I decided I wanted a sport tourer, and started shopping. I stumbled on a TVL SCS RC on ebay out of Vegas that was at a steep discount, and it just felt right. It was delivered yesterday and it's my first MVA and I'm overjoyed so far!
Beautiful bikes

But...

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Why keep the hand-guard blinkers upside down?


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Inquiring mind all that :unsure:
 

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Yo my mane is Flash Vinnig, 8th gen cannabis grower, been married 11yrs, have 5 boys and been riding since 17, a master of martial nikio, karate, jitsu.
First bike was 01 cbr f4i loved that thing, 2nd was a 05 cbr 600 at 19, 3rd was a 08 gsxr 750, 4th was ducati 899 at 23yr old.
I went to baylor university graduated major in biomedical engineering. Currently working on getting hemp biodegradable fuel rolling. Thats it for me haha!
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