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Old 06-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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I am thinking about switching over to the dark side! Looking at going from my 2010 R1 to maybe an MV Augusta F4. I know the Italian bikes are expensive to maintain; but they are so sexy! Can anyone help talk me out of it!
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Italian bikes are like gorgeous but high-maintenance girlfriends... it's an absolutely thrill to take her out on a date/ride and watch all the guys' drooling over themselves. But be prepared to put up with her frequent tantrums and her voracious appetite for attention and maintenance. And even though their brand of jewelry/bling are far more expensive, you'll be happy to buy them, because nothing else looks right on such a fine body.

Yet... every time you slip the cover off her, throw a leg over, and get on top... you will harbor no doubt that it is all worth it.
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Don't you have Fiat on the side of your bike? If so you have the best of both worlds. Japanese reliability and Italian sexiness in one bike.
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Italian bikes are like gorgeous but high-maintenance girlfriends... it's an absolutely thrill to take her out on a date/ride and watch all the guys' drooling over themselves. But be prepared to put up with her frequent tantrums and her voracious appetite for attention and maintenance. And even though their brand of jewelry/bling are far more expensive, you'll be happy to buy them, because nothing else looks right on such a fine body.

Yet... every time you slip the cover off her, throw a leg over, and get on top... you will harbor no doubt that it is all worth it.
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Have a freind who used one to commute when he lived in London...

His only complaint was overheating....
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Once you've gone Italian, you won't go back (assuming you respire and have a pulse). That isn't to say you won't have regrets, doubts, and moments when you feel like kicking your bike over; however, if you restrain yourself you will soon be reminded why you put up with it.
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I keep hearing conflicting numbers on how much it cost to maintain and how often! My R1 4K service was $200. Valves don't get looked at until 16K and most times don't need adjusting until 32K. I know the older Ducati 1198 had to get constant valve adjustments! I think they fixed the issues with the newer ones. From a performance stand-point can anyone compare bikes with Italian! Thanks guys for all the input!
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call and ask

andy is kinda arrogent, but he knows his chit

he is the MV dealer for houston

$ for $ the bikes are a better deal.

and the old addage, if you have to ask, you can't afford it comes to mind.
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That's a very good point! I don't think guys that drive Ferrari and Lambos care about how much they cost to fix! My buddy who works at Houston Yamaha used to sale MV's at that store; but the clients were so specialized they quit! They still do however service them there and from what I hear it's pretty pricey!
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Mine never had a heating issue and was super nice, but it was built for a small italian dude. So the cockpit on these bikes is not exactly comfy for normal build dudes.
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I'm at MV of Houston/Metric Motorcycles right now. There's an incredible looking new F4, red and white, sitting on the floor. $27K out the door......DO IT!
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