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I sometimes think that a prospective MV buyer could visit this forum and be put off by some of the technical threads where we debate and mull over the " Achilles" areas of the bikes.
To be fair most motorcycles will have their idiosyncrasies and so a distorted picture can be presented to the incoming enthusiast. This may put a good number off..and that's not good.

For me MV ownership is like having a beautiful, intelligent Missis who lamentably cannot toast bread without burning it...Not a big issue given the full picture : )

I've owned MVs now for a few years and I keep her because when I ride the F4 there is a harmony between the bike and me that isn't there with other bikes..The bike becomes an extension of my nervous system. I have immense confidence in the cornering and braking abilities of the bike which I know when I am assessing will outstrip my abilities several times over.
The engine is like mechanical heaven to me..I like that I can hear it's magic and feel it.

To work on ..and I have : ) The MV is the most pleasurable bike to wrench/spanner that I have ever owned. It's a joy..

Then there is the jaw dropping beauty..:mouthwater

Lets hear it for MV Agusta : )

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I sometimes think that a prospective MV buyer could visit this forum and be put off by some of the technical threads where we debate and mull over the " Achilles" areas of the bikes.
To be fair most motorcycles will have their idiosyncrasies and so a distorted picture can be presented to the incoming enthusiast. This may put a good number off..and that's not good.

For me MV ownership is like having a beautiful, intelligent Missis who lamentably cannot toast bread without burning it...Not a big issue given the full picture : )

I've owned MVs now for a few years and I keep her because when I ride the F4 there is a harmony between the bike and me that isn't there with other bikes..The bike becomes an extension of my nervous system. I have immense confidence in the cornering and braking abilities of the bike which I know when I am assessing will outstrip my abilities several times over.
The engine is like mechanical heaven to me..I like that I can hear it's magic and feel it.

To work on ..and I have : ) The MV is the most pleasurable bike to wrench/spanner that I have ever owned. It's a joy..

Then there is the jaw dropping beauty..:mouthwater

Lets hear it for MV Agusta : )

joe
:yo: I concur...there is nothing more satisfying (except my wife) than going down to the garage and just tinkering with my Italian mistress...don't even really need to do anything, so long as I can ogle (unashamedly) my mistress...

I have had the pleasure of owning an F4 (for only 8 days admittedly) and my current Brutale. I love my Brutale, as you may already be aware from my countless posts, because it fits me like a glove and I can enjoy the 'mechanicals' of the Brutale which are far more visible than on the F4....:)
 

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I,ll Bite

I keep my MV for a number of reasons. Here come a few.

I like different things. Dislike the main stream and stereo typical stuff. ( I dont fit the mould nor do I try )

I like beautiful things , nature ,people ,art ,machines , and can see beauty almost everywhere.

I like to have what I want ( its in the shed because it fits the bill ) along with some other bling from the past.

I like power.

I like handling.

I like to be in my comfort zone in the knowledge that this bike will outperform me on most occasions.

I like it because it still , although now 10 years old ,is still modern relative to todays styling...and handling...!

I like it for many other reasons... none of which I can think of now so I,ll bugger off. :drummer:

and I like you Joe cause you cared to ask....
 

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I had this conversation a couple days ago with the owner of Eastern Cycles when I dropped off Cindy's Brutale for its initial service. I lament the day that I put the bikes away for the winter. That was Dec 2nd this year. I know that when I get on my F4 again in the spring, it will be, as Joe said, an extension of me. Of course, I park it up so that it is the first thing I see heading out the door and the last thing I see heading in....
 

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Great Post from gotojoe!!!! and well said.

Sadly, for reasons I do not understand discussion forums of all kinds seem to attract people who want to complain. I have a colleague who says they are populated by people who have their finger hovering over the "whinge" button:):) Of course - that's not totally true - but sometimes it feels that way..

I first saw an F4 Senna - number 153 of 300 I think? - when I was working in Monaco about 9 years ago. It was in the showroom window of a British car dealer ( strange I know:) ) I could not believe it was possible to make a motorcycle look SO beautiful - like seeing Concorde and thinking that it looks good so it IS good. I had absolutely no idea whether it was any good or not - and didn't care. I felt like a schoolboy who presses his nose against the shop window. It was love and lust at first sight:mouthwate

Anyway, my time in Monaco turned out to be shorter than I anticipated but the seed was sown. Then an opportunity came up to return here again at the end of 2010. Within about 5 weeks I saw an F4 750 EVO3 for sale. I went to to look at it in Toulon and made the "mistake" of trying on the MV leathers that came with the purchase. Of course, they fitted and I was doomed:):):):)

As you have said - nothing on 2 wheels comes close to the feeling that I get when I am riding it. Sometimes it feels like I am riding a turbine. I am surrounded by great countryside and mountain roads and it is like the machine is "home" The 180 degree hairpins around here can be a bit tricky with the limited steering lock but...hey, you have to be careful.

So, yes, I completely concur - enjoy this wonderful creation that looks like it was carved from pure passion and beauty and then somehow they also made it work.

The previous owner also talked about it being like a woman..:)

And when it has a problem - mine has not so far - then remember what you felt like when you first saw it..:f4::f4:

The Japs have made some great machines but none of them have the charisma that comes with this fabulous bike.


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great thoughts. For me its about the pleasures that come in three very different phases. Getting my F4 a few months ago was a decade long process of lusting after this bike, choosing to sell off my 916, choosing not to get the 1098, RSV4, BMW1000RR, or waiting for the 1199. Now that I have the bike its the excitement that comes from personalizing my bike, and learning all the little quirky details that come through seat time that you will never get from forums, sales pitches, or even word of mouth - you just have to live it! Finally, there will come a time of "whats next?". Unlike what started this process - I'm not coveting my neighbor's mistress. I am centered - I am loving the present. Peace!
 

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the brutale and this forum has it quirks,and no doubt its not the most reliable bike or the best bike for parts, etc, etc.. blah blah.

however, like others say, when the bike is leaned over and turning and you are accelerating out of a turn its amazing.
the sound of the engine at anything above 4k rpm is intoxicating.
the looks are great and you just don't get tired of it no matter what.
and let's be serious there is a certain allure to knowing that you have a bike that not everyone will ever want or even get, not that it really matters but for me its a forgotten tid bit that is stored in the back of my head at times.
 

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Only had mine 3 weeks ......yes it has its odd quirks (character) it will go wrong (italian) it will need loads of TLC (l love tinkering/cleaning my bikes) . I want to ride it even in the damp/wet and cold (mad) but it is different, looks so good and the stuff of dreams (schoolboys and men included)

As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and I bet you've got a MV as your desktop wallpaper on the PC. :)
 

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you meet the nicest people on a MV (well almost.... some of you are just...)

and everything every one else has said
 

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I rode it yesterday and it made me very happy. Same feeling that I had when I rode it for the first time. Nuff said
 

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I still have my my-2000 F4 750 because:
She handles like a dream.
She screams like the Ferrari engine that inspired it.
Everything is just so beautifully designed, not to be mistaken for perfect mechanical design;-)
I never get bored looking at her.
Every trip is an experience, every outing becomes something special, I feel better when I'm riding her.
I became a better rider on her.
She was designed by the best designer ever, who's ultimate design resulted in the bike in my garage.

There are better, more powerful bikes. But none of that matters when you're riding on a good running MV.
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It all goes back to the first time I rode her. It was just soooooo cool. The bike is totally radical compared to anything else....it made my Duc 1098 seem mundane. The look, the riding position, the overall feeling of the bike, and the sounds- like an Italian opera! I'll never forget that first ride and I continue to giggle under my helmet everytime I ride her.

The response from people is pretty cool too. Like when I was sitting at a stoplight, and a van was coming the other way.....a young, black man was driving, he saw my bike, his jaw dropped, his eyes got real big, and I could hear him say "f*********ck". How many GSX-Rs or CBRs get that response?

Great thread BTW Joe!
 

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'bella' my extravgant italian bitch ..high maintainance ..fragile..she drinks vino at an astonishing rate but after 2 years 8000 miles a cracked rad, 2 fork seals, one oil leak a broken manifold, replacment battery and 5 rear tyres i still love her timless looks and that top end rush....she is slowly bleading my walet dry ...all said im addicted, on a sunny day on the mountain road 'IOM' with the grip to the stop heart in my mouth ....it suddenly makes sence..sex on wheels
 

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Love at first sight.

MV Agusta was a dream bike for me since I saw The F4 for the first time in year 2000. And the emotions
was greater when I saw the first brutale in 2004. In 2008, I had enough finances to buy me my current
910R. The bike ran just as good as it was beautiful. I felt comfortable with how the bike behaved after
the first few meters.

Now the dream is to buy an F3 and F4 that I can use when my B4 does not work.
 

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I agree with all the above, plus the following:
- The more you look the better it gets e.g. when a Ducati owner looks at his frame welds and then says 'I wish mine were as tidy as yours'
- The more you ride, the better it sounds - find a place where you can wind it out to the upper revs
 

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A few times when money has been tight, I've mulled over the idea of selling my F4. In fact if someone made me a good offer now I might well consider selling it, however every time I look at it, I realise there is no other bike out there still that stirs my soul like the F4 does. I hardly ride it, a couple of hundred miles a year perhaps, but it is truly a work of art IMHO.
 

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It all goes back to the first time I rode her. It was just soooooo cool. The bike is totally radical compared to anything else....it made my Duc 1098 seem mundane. The look, the riding position, the overall feeling of the bike, and the sounds- like an Italian opera! I'll never forget that first ride and I continue to giggle under my helmet everytime I ride her.

The response from people is pretty cool too. Like when I was sitting at a stoplight, and a van was coming the other way.....a young, black man was driving, he saw my bike, his jaw dropped, his eyes got real big, and I could hear him say "f*********ck". How many GSX-Rs or CBRs get that response?

Great thread BTW Joe!
I relate to what Mike says. I can remember the first time I rode her :naughty:

The feel of the overall package was incredible. Mostly because I had never riden anything like it. My curiosity to explore its limits was immediate. The test ride led onto the high way. The long left hand artierial corner that led straight onto the highway was like a sweet caress :naughty: Then the risk of losing my licence on opening her up :drummer:
Oh sweet lord , put your head down, the induction, its intoxicating.....:mouthwate

Then the slow traffic light crawl back to the shop. Man..... the looks the bike attracts, yeah, I felt like a rock star :yo:For someone as ugly as me, this is a revelation :laughing:

Yeah, I'll never forget that first day :smoking:

Good post Joe :)
 
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