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I had the misfortune of wrecking my Dragster back in November.:frown2: I took it too a local MV Agusta dealer and they are just now finishing the estimate. The amount of damage is about $8,000.

But it seems like the shop does not want to do the repair. Saying how parts will not be in stock for this bike and it will take a long time to repair and it should just be totaled out.

I personally don't care how long it takes to get repaired. Just want to fix the bike.

Anyone recommend a MV Agusta dealer particularly one that is good with repairing these bikes?

I'm willing to ship the bike to a shop that wouldn't mind taking on this task of repairing the bike
 

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Which shop in Florida did you take it to already?
 

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They want to total it out and put you in a new one. It’s a good business model for them.

Tell them to fix it. If not call MV Agusta and tell them one of their authorized dealers isn’t honoring service.

That’s where I would go. YMMV.

I had the misfortune of wrecking my Dragster back in November.
I took it too a local MV Agusta dealer and they are just now finishing the estimate. The amount of damage is about $8,000.

But it seems like the shop does not want to do the repair. Saying how parts will not be in stock for this bike and it will take a long time to repair and it should just be totaled out.

I personally don't care how long it takes to get repaired. Just want to fix the bike.

Anyone recommend a MV Agusta dealer particularly one that is good with repairing these bikes?

I'm willing to ship the bike to a shop that wouldn't mind taking on this task of repairing the bike
 

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I would highly recommend Eurocycles.

They are in Tampa and I am pretty sure they have shops other places.
 

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Is the title going to change to a 'salvage' title?
 

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I don't think so the bike is not a total loss. Its mostly just cosmetic damage.
Cool. Good luck with the repairs
 
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I don't know how far off base they are when they say it will take a long time. It took me 4 months to get a fuel tank. The dealer maybe just telling you how it is.
I have dealt with Unique Super Bikes in Miami. I only made a purchase from them and they shipped it to me in MA, so I can't vouch for their service/repair, but my experience with them was very good to excellent. The guy you would want to talk to is Leo.
 
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Firstly, really sorry to hear you damaged your bike, and such a beautiful one. I hope you came out of the accident ok.
As for your dealer that has the bike, say you want it repaired but get a realistic estimate of how long the parts will take to arrive from MV, again you have a special so expect a delay. Then take this info to the other dealers mentioned and compare. If they say the same thing the choice is down to you who you choose to rebuild your bike.
 

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if your not planning on keeping this bike forever, then just total it and buy a new one, if you have the insurance to do so. $8,000 sounds like a total (branded title for sure). resale is bad enough on our 3 cylinder MV's, add a branded title.. If not how ok are you on waiting for quite some time for parts?
 

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Insurance companies don't like to "total" out an expensive bike if the money is coming out of their pocket. What is the market value of the bike? If that cost is more than the $8K they are paying now and is something your insurance company has to eat they probably won't total it. If they do then your rates will increase or they will not renew your policy Insurance companies don't loose money.
 

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Firstly, really sorry to hear you damaged your bike, and such a beautiful one. I hope you came out of the accident ok.
As for your dealer that has the bike, say you want it repaired but get a realistic estimate of how long the parts will take to arrive from MV, again you have a special so expect a delay. Then take this info to the other dealers mentioned and compare. If they say the same thing the choice is down to you who you choose to rebuild your bike.
This is exactly what i plan to do. I have know doubts it will take longer than expected but i have no qualms with that.
 

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I guess insurance is different in Florida.

Here they write bikes off (either "economic" or "stat" ) at the drop of a hat...

if the excess isn't too bad, I'd actually be hoping for a full write-off and a decent cheque...

my bikes are all insured "agreed value" so I know what I'm in for...


hope you get a result you can live with...
 

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Insurance companies don't like to "total" out an expensive bike if the money is coming out of their pocket. What is the market value of the bike? If that cost is more than the $8K they are paying now and is something your insurance company has to eat they probably won't total it. If they do then your rates will increase or they will not renew your policy Insurance companies don't loose money.
Market value I will assume is between 23-26k. My insurance said the current amount of damages to be fixed is less than half the total price of the bike. If the amount to fix it was half or or greater than the total amount of the bike then they would total it out.
 

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Market value I will assume is between 23-26k. My insurance said the current amount of damages to be fixed is less than half the total price of the bike. If the amount to fix it was half or or greater than the total amount of the bike then they would total it out.
Since nowhere in your profile or this thread do you establish the year of your B3 800 Dragster RC, I took the liberty of using the last year of data in KBB. I think you have an inflated sense of what the insurance company might see as "bike value":
 

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Market value I will assume is between 23-26k. My insurance said the current amount of damages to be fixed is less than half the total price of the bike. If the amount to fix it was half or or greater than the total amount of the bike then they would total it out.
Since nowhere in your profile or this thread do you establish the year of your B3 800 Dragster RC, I took the liberty of using the last year of data in KBB. I think you have an inflated sense of what the insurance company might see as "bike value":
It’s a 2018 dragster RC, the insurance adjuster said the cost of repairs wasn’t even near half the total cost of the bike. That’s why I assumed that price.

If it was the price you have in the attachment the insurance company would of deemed it a total loss.
 

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In the real world something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it.
I checked my area (Boston) using NADA as KBB did not have a listing for a 2018 Dragster RC.

here is a link: https://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/2018/MV-Agusta/DRAGSTER-RC-798cc/Valuess

IMO no insurance company would want to shell out $24K vs. the $8K it would take to repair it. Even if it would take $13K to repair it that is far less then the market value which they would be on the hook for.
 

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It’s a 2018 dragster RC, the insurance adjuster said the cost of repairs wasn’t even near half the total cost of the bike. That’s why I assumed that price.

If it was the price you have in the attachment the insurance company would of deemed it a total loss.

Wouldn't it be informative to members trying to give you help if that information was in your signature line.....or anywhere in your post? :smoking:
 
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Well the bike is a total loss due to some frame damage. Looks like i'll look for another leftover 2018 dragster or a 2019 dragster.
 
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