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When Harley Davidson takes over, who will service my MV?

Will it effect the current MV dealers?

Will I be able to take it to a Harley dealership for service?
 

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1) When Harley Davidson takes over, who will service my MV?
Probably the same dealer you've been using before

2) Will it effect the current MV dealers?
Probably not. Underperforming dealers may loose the franchise or you may see new dealers appearing as HD's precense makes MV Agusta a more stabile franchise.

3) Will I be able to take it to a Harley dealership for service?
Not unless the HD dealer is also an MV dealer -or you don't care if an MV certified mechanic works on your bike.

Think of the relationship of Ford and Aston Martin or Volvo. You don't take your Aston Martin or Volvo to the local Ford dealership (until they also carry Aston Martin or Volvo). I don't even think you'll see much cross sharing in the technology since HD and MVs are in different markets. It would be like a Mustang using the chasis from a Land Rover.
 

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+1. Just because harley takes over in the background doesn't mean they will be mixing Harley and MV together on the front
 

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I was hoping it might help parts availability/shipping.

I don't know if it has or not, but the prices seem to be coming down on parts. I just odered a pillion saddle from PI and it was only $170 WITH all the mounting bits. The seat pad itself was only $116. Used to be $150.
 

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When HD takes over? They already did.
And parts supply was the FIRST thing they improved....I'm sure more to come. :)
 

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+1. Just because harley takes over in the background doesn't mean they will be mixing Harley and MV together on the front
Although I have to say that I actually went to a HD dealership while being in Germany...and guess what...they are now carrying MV as well...the guy actually put it like this: "Yeah, we got these send to us after they took over MV"....

Probably only an isolated case....but I cvould imagine that some HD dealers may add on MV as well...it is probably easier than building/finding a complete new dealership...time will tell I guess...
 

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The world will snow over before i let a Hardly Dangerous mechanic wipe my MV over with an oily rag before attacking it with a multi adjustable spanner and his beard acting as wire wool!!!!!

Screw warranty just go to a reputable Italian bike specialist
 

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Of course, nothing has happened either--At all.
Not really. HD has kept MV alive. The way things were going for MV they were headed straight over the falls.

So, I'd say a LOT happened. MV is a going concern, albeit as part of HD, and we are all anxiously awaiting the F3! Considering that MV was going out of business, it's huge.

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Harley has 780 US Dealers and one in Daytona is planning on carrying MV and that's a mega dealership that currently sells BMW, three of the four Japanese brands, KTM and H-D (at least said dealer told me that was his plan at an H-D dealer conf in DC a few months back) Harley now owns MV and they have no plans to push their dealers to carry MV's and the dealers have no interest. Different business all together.

MV dealers sell and service MV's, not H-D dealers
 

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Harley has 780 US Dealers and one in Daytona is planning on carrying MV and that's a mega dealership that currently sells BMW, three of the four Japanese brands, KTM and H-D (at least said dealer told me that was his plan at an H-D dealer conf in DC a few months back)
If that's Bruce at Destination Daytona, they also carry Ducati (or at least they did when I went there a year ago), but the Harley dealership is in its own separate building in the complex.
 

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If that's Bruce at Destination Daytona, they also carry Ducati (or at least they did when I went there a year ago), but the Harley dealership is in its own separate building in the complex.
Think so...it was six months ago, but that sounds right. Said he was really the Harley guy and his kids looked after the "imports"
 

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The world will snow over before i let a Hardly Dangerous mechanic wipe my MV over with an oily rag before attacking it with a multi adjustable spanner and his beard acting as wire wool!!!!!

Screw warranty just go to a reputable Italian bike specialist
Exactly! The multi adjustable spanner and there 4, 8, and 20 lbs hammers would be the only tools they could use. The MV is metric!
 

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The world will snow over before i let a Hardly Dangerous mechanic wipe my MV over with an oily rag before attacking it with a multi adjustable spanner and his beard acting as wire wool!!!!!

Screw warranty just go to a reputable Italian bike specialist
Really funny James, but prejudicial and not necessarily true. I know a couple of Harley techs that I would be very comfortable having them work on my MV. Like many gifted techs, these guys are artisians and highly skilled, even if they do have numerous tattoos.....:)
 

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Tractors are technical too- im sure those mechanics are very skilled but let them loose on my MV- not on ya nelly :)

**No Hardly Dangerous Technicians or Tractors Boys were hurt or traumatised during the writing and research of this posting**
 

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James: Better late than never with you response, but again, I respectfully disagree. Alan, my former service manager at my Honda dealership was/is a mechanical genius. He can work on anything from a sophisticated Honda automatic transmission to my Dell laptop. Again, he's a genius.

I've done business with Greg, a self taught old school Harley guy that builds (from scratch) his own top fuel drag motors for his motorcycle racing team. He once took an EVO bottom end and mated a Shovel Head front cylinder and a Pan Head rear cylinder, and made the Frankenstein engine run. I saw the bike and heard the engine. I asked him why......and he said "Just so I could prove it could be done". This guy's a genius also.

I'd be happy with either of these guys working on my Brutale. Fortunately, Alan still works for me. He's currently restoring my antique firetruck. Unfortunately, Greg will only work on old Harleys. He won't even let a Japanese bike on his lot.

My point is this.....Give a gifted technician the tools and the shop manual, and he'll do fine.
 

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There are a few unsung genuis' out there i agree. Sounds like you have both of them State Side, over here Harleys have a questionable following, and as such so do the people who work on them. i know the ethos for owning a Harley and i think its great- it works in the U.S,open roads, the cruise etc. over here where is pisses it down for most of the year and the roads are twisty and full of sheep being moved from field to field / pot holes I feel its rather lost in translation.

Picture this- the bearded wonder is sick of the governments taxes and policies, tired of being bolstered down all week with his job and the wife is nag nag nag about doing things together. AAARRRRR responsibilities, so he thinks to himself- im going to kick back and take to the open road, feel the freedom and F**k the establishment. He don's the gear, leather hot pants and dodgy waistcoat, fires up the beast- opens the garage door and there it is- bucketing down with rain or white out with frost and salty roads. Oh bugger he thinks, forgot about the weather check. Better take the wife and kids shopping instead.

Sounds like your friends are veritable genius' and your a lucky guy to have found them. Nothing like a dedicated perfectionist mechanic who looks at the job rather than the clock
 
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