So I have been all s1000rr since I put my deposit down on one last month. Not expecting delivery until June. SO, being that I get bored in the mean time I start going on line and researching my "to be" next bike when I come across the damn MV agustas. Well my initial thoughts were, "nice looking bike, but I don't need another headache of an italian machinery like the ducati that has questionable reliablilty and is fickle". My main purpose for getting a new bike was to get another inline 4 to go along with my 1198 twin. Also, nice to have a back up for "when" the ducati decides it needs to visit it's friends at the service dept. Like a lot of people I came off of jap bikes. I like them, but the italians do know how to style a bike for sure. So I agree the mv looks better than the s1000. What I want though is a bike I like the looks of and one that will provide me years of enjoyment and not feel the need to upgrade the the latest and greatest everytime one comes out. I want something that is reliable and that can be serviced if need be in a reasonable amount of time. The s1000 has the gadgetry, the looks are another story. While I don't think it is ugly by any means it certainly is different. it has a 3 year warranty which says to me this is a friggin reliable engine that we will stand by. The Mv I am not as familiar with. It seems to be a much smaller company in limbo. I don't know if they are going to be as reliable? Or am I going to be replacing radiators and what not every 600 miles? If MV goes under can a qualified non mv mechanic service this bike? I am really at a loss. If the MV 2010 models can deliver I may have to rethink my BMW. I am interested to hear your guy's thoughts and how many of you have had troubles with your bikes and how much mileage you put on them.