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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    But where is the soul!
    With the devil, you have to sell it to him to fix the bike when they break
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Oh they look pretty and handle well.

    Lets put aside the carbon and magnesium F4 CC.

    But their current top of the range offering the F4 RC.

    $62000, let that figure sink in. You get brembo, Ohlins and an extra exhaust.

    Take any other top spec Jap bike, even now that they have taken a leaf out of the Italian book of various version of the same bike.

    Yamaha's R1M $32k
    Suzuki's GSXR1000R ~$28k
    Honda CBR1000RR SP2 $37k
    Kawasaki ZX10RR ~$28k

    All equipped with top flight suspension and brakes as well but at 1/2 the price and twice the reliability.

    Oh and a warranty that will fix something on a hunch immediately, opposed to say a collapsing rear wheel bearing where the MV factory says "yeah we know it can do that"
    More to the point, if you're chasing an italian bike with soul, you could take that 62 grand and buy a few 1199s for redundancy whilst the other two are in the shop... (or awaiting insurance claim for catching fire).
    “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa
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    Things have changed more recently on the parts front. There was no Aus distributor for a while. It took 8 months to get a new side stand a couple of years ago for mine which came in in the wrong colour and the shop staff just shrugged at me and said to take it or leave it. The dealer was incredibly negative about the brand in general and everything was a hassle. The arse fell out of the market for them when they changed ownership and lost the Aus distributor. That's also when warranties went to shit because there was no-one in Aus to honour them).

    I was starting to get as cynical as Turbo... then I took my bike to Corse Motorcycles when they opened. They're awesome and I didn't wait more than a couple of weeks for anything through them. They're also passionate about the brand.
    I didn't always love the bike (8 months downtime waiting on a part will do that) but mine was pretty much mechanically bulletproof. They're shit in the city, but get them onto a country road... ahh the memories!

    My MV (a2008 F4) was the most reliable bike I've ever owned. Not so sure about the newer ones. You have to be a certain kind of person to own them, though. Don't get one if you want to sell it in two years. For most people I'd say just buy a japper. I did love that bike, though. It's kind of a love-hate-frustration-reward thing that I can't explain.
    "Look wise guy, I know I'm a racer, I can feel it in my code."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    But where is the soul!
    Ahh soul!.....
    Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice View Post
    You have to be a certain kind of person to own them, though. .
    You can say that again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    You can say that again.
    What are you callin' me!? LOL
    "Look wise guy, I know I'm a racer, I can feel it in my code."
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