lewdog998 said:hey ducostloti.....
I just noticed you are in NW arkansas.........I ride the ozarks quite often....Im out of Memphis area.
going to a ralley around bull shoals in late september.
Your dealer is partially right.bourget1 said:I am thinking of buying one of these but have never ridden one. I have tested a 999Ducati. The Duc dealer told me MV1004S is a track bike and not good around town. Is MV relatively easy to ride? I do think they look fabulous but need advice.
I agree about the mechanic/shop doing the prep and service. I've had three Ducati (748,996,999) and two MVs and the MV's tended to be more problematic. The MV's problems (at least the first one which was a headache) was really due to poor dealer set up. With the second MV, I learned there's little margin for errors on the MV (ie:fuel couplings can be crushed if you're not careful reinstalling the gas tank).916SPS said:There where several comments about the reliabilty. Whether a bike is reliable or not depends heavily on the dealer and what you can do yourself.
If a dealer / mechanic doesn't know what he's doing it doesn't matter which brand you choose, you will be frustrasted one way or the other.
Unfortunately there are very few MV dealers so this could cause a problem.
I never notiice the seat anyway, I ride mostly on the balls of my feet and hardly have my full weight on the seat for long. On long straight roads with luggage the seat may be an issue. I rode my Ducati 996 from London to Nice (France) a couple of times and whilst it was doable it was certainly no tourer, the MV F4 feels ergonomically very similar so I would expect a similar experiance.lewdog998 said:the seat on my 998 is like a couch compared to the concrete slab on my F4.....but its worth it,,,dont even notice it after a while....
0 to 30 minutes damn this seat is hard.
30 to 60 minutes damn this seat sucks, my ass is sore
60 to 120 minutes its not so bad, the tingling sensation is kinda groovy
120 minutes + just fine...nice and comfy, my ass went numb and I cant feel a thing.