2017 TVL RC
I figured out what is off about the paint scheme. The silver side covers need to be a different color
Looks fabulous. The wheels are a very nice touch. Love those.the garage has got some space, a little late but better late than never in the parlor, the MV belongs over the winter (currently 11 ° C +) Wünsche allen eine Top Saison 2022
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Nice bikes Paxtonf1! Sorry to hear about your 996. On that note, how does this bike compare to the F4? I know the v-twin is quite different from the F4's inline 4, but what's your opinion? May I ask why you kept the F4 and sold the 996?
Thank you for the detailed response Paxtonf1, so much useful information. It is more or less inline with what I have read about the bike but I actually didn't know they were so fragile. I made a good note of this and will definitely double check servicing history if I finally pull the trigger. Unfortunately mint condition 996/916s don't come cheap these days :/@F4AL Very good questions. First off, the riding experience could not feel any different. The 996 feels vastly more "mechanical" than the F4. Between the lumpy L-twin and the dry clutch chatter, the 996 feels like you are riding on something from the 1930's compared to the silky smooth inline 4 on the MV. At 6'7 tall, I actually found the 996 much more comfortable (legroom wise) than the F4 but they still do have about the same seat room as one and other and the same reach to the handlebars. The Ducati also feels much more fragile than the MV. I honestly love both bikes but they are two different animals. The Duc is much torquier than the MV however the MV (750) has much more power up top. Oh and the Duc gets a lot hotter in traffic than my dual radiator'd F4750.
As for why I kept the F4 and booted the Duc..... well listen, it's not the easiest job in the world to upkeep three old Italian exotic motorcycles. I do a lot of the work myself and unfortunately I dont have the time to be a custodian for three bikes. The 848 is very sentimental to me as it is a post divorce present to myself after a very hard split. The MV was always my dream bike. Ever since I first gazed upon one at Ducati Miami in the late 90's, I was hooked and I knew I had to have one. Right before I bought my 848 in 2018, I had the chance to buy an Agostini for a little under 8 grand. I was lethargic and didn't pull the trigger on time and since then I always viewed the MV as the "one that got away". This past August, I had the opportunity to buy an F4 again and though its not an AGO, its mine and it is the bike of my dreams. I will never sell it. It currently has 18k miles and it will clock many, many, many more over the years. I will certainly miss the 996 and would recommend to anyone to buy a well sorted one like the one I just sold.
This! It literally takes 5 minutes to remove all the panels! 👍Not mention the F4 is a lot simpler to work on !!