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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'd like a MV Agusta

Either a Brutale 800 or an F3. I think these bikes look great. The closest dealer is 2 hrs from phx in tucson, Az. Might be worth the trip to check these things out.

What are your thoughts?
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Not my cup of tea, but to each his own.


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How about the turismo 800?
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How about the turismo 800?
Haven't seen one in the flesh but on paper it sounds fascinating. MV Augusta machines are works of art but are expensive bikes made with costly high quality components, and they can cost an arm and a leg to insure. That can make the purchase price just the beginning of an expensive love affair. Perhaps something like a high maintenance trophy mistress?

If you have the means to both buy and support such an exotic machine, I say go for it - you only get one trip down the road of life. What better way than aboard an Italian beauty like the Turismo. Just my opinion, but I do own and love an Italian car - really love it. Oh, and I've an Italian wife too.

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i've got the hots for the brutale and the dragster. i say do it.

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They certainly are nice to look at. Not sure how pleasant it would be to actually own one though. From what I've read, they seem to be tuned more for the track than the street.


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I just looked at their website,

uhh, when did they release an upright version for the non-crotch rocket crowd?

Sweet.

Although I probably can't afford even the crush washer for the Italian-speaking oil drain plug.



Here is a link to their website, a couple touring bikes that surprised me.

I claim they stole the idea for the fake plastic wanna-be skid plate from the VERSYS...

http://www.mvagusta.com/en/



MV Augusta states " Emotional Touring".

That of course puts the infamous Kawasaki KLR in perfect perspective...





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Sweet.

Although I probably can't afford even the crush washer for the Italian-speaking oil drain plug.
Yeah it is pretty sweet. And while I prolly could afford it, why spend the money when you can get something so similar for so much less? To say nothing of limited dealer support. Be that as it may, I'm happy to see more mfgs jumping on the practical bike bandwagon. From a consumer standpoint, too much variety is a good problem to deal with.

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When they say "emotional touring", do they mean the frustration you will feel when the bike breaks down, 1000 miles from your home, during your only week on vacation a year, after day 2 and the part is 2 weeks away ... ?




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Ive ridden an F4 and may I say how aggressive the riding position is. You may think a gsxr, CBRRR, Penigale are aggressive but the MV was balls out with its seating position. Then there was riding it! I've ridden some cool stuff in my time but HOLY F&*K!!! That thing is something special. Don't let a bunch of soft old men tell you not to ride on. Everyone should have a go at least once in there lives just to put things into perspective. Its not like an S1000RR or an R1 its different and I realy cant place a finger on it. I hear the F3 is just as bonkers but I cant speak from experience. I say go for it! If I had the "dolla dolla billz" I would have an MV in the garage. They are gorgeous to look at and are really quite special.
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A guy in my weekend riding group has an F4 1000. I was a little kid when I saw it, granted it is a 2005. The bike looks great and sound great too.
Hmmm, a 2015 versys 1000 lt and a 2015 brutale 800( or 600 give or take a cc) are about the same price right? Aside from insurance cost, would be nice.
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