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Hello everyone, this is my first post on mvagusta.net.

I'm considering buying a new F41000 and from a riding point-of-view I'm quite adaptable, so I can cope with weird mirrors, hard seats and all the other complaints that the media direct towards the F4. I don't do trackdays, motorways, pillions, touring or shopping, my motorcycling is strictly fast flowing road rides.

But, and this is a big but, breakdowns are a no-no for me. I don't mind minor malfunctions and recalls but anything that causes the bike to stop on the road will kill it for me.

So how often (if at all) does your fully maintained F4 go wrong, and how long does it take to fix it ?

Thanks in advance for your replies.
 

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Valentino Rossi said:
Hello everyone, this is my first post on mvagusta.net.

I'm considering buying a new F41000 and from a riding point-of-view I'm quite adaptable, so I can cope with weird mirrors, hard seats and all the other complaints that the media direct towards the F4. I don't do trackdays, motorways, pillions, touring or shopping, my motorcycling is strictly fast flowing road rides.

But, and this is a big but, breakdowns are a no-no for me. I don't mind minor malfunctions and recalls but anything that causes the bike to stop on the road will kill it for me.

So how often (if at all) does your fully maintained F4 go wrong, and how long does it take to fix it ?


Thanks in advance for your replies.
It's a lot more reliable than your current M1 :stickpoke :flickoff: :bash: :ahhh:

btw I'm Mick Doohan, how do you do :wave:
 

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How long is a piece of string? My bike has never even hiccupped and if it did so what the bike is worth any problems it'll throw at me. I honestly could not see any other bike on the market that offers what this machine has i had a twelve grand budget and boy did we look, but my money went on the MV F4 1000. Best thing i ever did.
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Hello, I have had my mv for 3.5 years. It a 750 F4. 18000km. The only problems I had was from the dealers over here. They just dont care about the product. Wish I could buy the wrights to import them. I ride my bike on very fast roads. Done a couple of race tracks. Even a drag once, just for fun. It has never left me on the road. Well once. But that was the front tyre that collapsed. I think the bike just needs to be serviced properly. A good dealer is always good to have.

Dani Padrosa
 

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It's not the reliability that's the problem. I don't see why they should be any more or less unreliable than a Japanese motorcycle. The problem comes when it does let you down, how long you have to wait for, or how much you have to pay for, parts.

Barry Sheene
 

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Thanks for your reply Dani, it's just the lind of feedback I'm looking for. I don't buy motorcycles to look at, or as an investment, I'm only interested in riding. And Barry I agree that an MV shouldn't be any less reliable than a Japanese machine but the purpose of my question was to try and find out if this is the case; have you had problems with your MV F4 ?
 

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There have been problems that have caused people to stop on the road. Honestly, I don't think it's any more likely than your average Japanese bike, though.

Mine stopped because of the dreaded fuel line coming off in the tank problem, which I believe they have fixed by now. But I did have to tow it home for that.

I have probably 2000 track miles on mine (or so) and no major problems. This is an '01 750.

There was that problem with engines letting go on a few F41000s bikes, but the new R shouldn't have that problem.

Andy Ruhl (ME! #17 Expert racer but definitely no Rossi! Heh!)
 
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