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    My 2011 MV Agusta F4

    Hi all. Since I was here in 2015 I've acquired what was always my dream bike - an MV Agusta. I test rode a 2008 F1000R, a 1078 F4 and finally a 2011 (so the current shape) F4.

    The last one blew my mind and I couldn't buy it fast enough. The previous owner went nuts on it, so it was fitted with a titanium Bodis exhaust, a K&N filter to match, carbon fibre everywhere possible, and heaps of Moto Corse bits. MV's are a bit tight in the leg room department, so the addition of footpeg plates (incredibly pretty for such a basic item) made it a lot easier for 6'2 me.

    And the noise. Oh my God - the noise. There is nothing in this world, apart from maybe an early F1 car, that sounds like this bike. Aprilia's V4 sounds good - believe me, this sounds better. It's a low brup brup brup at idle, and it builds to a scream which is just - incredible. The titanium turns a nice blue as well. Standard they make 186 hp, with the pipe and filter this should be in the mid 190's. It's fast up to 10,000, then all hell breaks loose and it's truly scary. Even though it's an inline four, it doesn't feel or sound anything like a Jap thou. It's angry, violent, just a bloody beast.

    Handling wise, it's beautiful. Feels so nimble yet stable. It doesn't have Ohlins, but the Marzocchi front and Sachs rear feel top shelf. MV gear their bikes a bit shorter than other 1000's, so it's very usable around town apart from the incredible heat it pumps out. If I see a redlight, I do a u-turn! Sitting stationary cooks my arse.

    Anyway, I won't sell it. It's just amazing.

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    Really nice pics

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    And some more MV spam.


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    Very nice, probably my favourite looker. I'd have one except for the poor dealer support around here.

    Cheers

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    That's gotta be one of the nicest looking bikes ever made!

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    Just stunning !
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    Beautiful machine!
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    MV do it so well. Every part seems to be made to complement the whole. The pegs have 'MV' cast into them, the bars do too, and even the master cylinder reservoirs are shaped, rather than just looking like a plastic flower pot like every other bike.
    When I'm not using it, it sits in my lounge. And I just look at it.


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    Beautiful machine, sir.
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    Fiend, it's interesting to me that you rode two of the first gen F4s but liked the second gen better.

    How does it feel compared to the F4 1000 and 1078? The 1078 especially had a ton of power, but you feel as though the 2011 bike has more? Bodis exhaust on either is indeed incredible. Might that have made a difference in your choice?

    I bought an '05 F4 1000S with 339 miles on it five years ago. Have since sold it to fund a project, but I did love that bike. Even with just a cat-less mid pipe and stock exhaust it had an amazing sound. Made 161.78 horsepower at a local dyno day.

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    beautiful bike and yes I bet on a warm day those pipes will cook your arse ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAndrewG View Post
    Fiend, it's interesting to me that you rode two of the first gen F4s but liked the second gen better.

    How does it feel compared to the F4 1000 and 1078? The 1078 especially had a ton of power, but you feel as though the 2011 bike has more? Bodis exhaust on either is indeed incredible. Might that have made a difference in your choice?

    I bought an '05 F4 1000S with 339 miles on it five years ago. Have since sold it to fund a project, but I did love that bike. Even with just a cat-less mid pipe and stock exhaust it had an amazing sound. Made 161.78 horsepower at a local dyno day.

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    Hi John. My choice was influenced by a few factors. This one was in the State and easier to get to. The other ones I'd ridden had already sold, or were a bloody long drive to get to again. Also, they were pretty close to standard. When I added up the price of this bike and the cost of all the mods, it was a no brainer.

    Power wise, I can honestly say that all of the 1000cc MV's make more power than I can use unless I'm on a race track with a very long straight! The 1078 felt torquey but the 2011 isn't too far behind, especially with the Bodis fitted.

    All of the MV's are so beautiful. If I'd seen a 1078 loaded with extras like this one was, I'd have been just as happy to buy that!

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    Beautiful bike. I could well be wrong but 1st pic looks like the road between Blewitt Springs & Clarendon..

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    Spot on mate. I had about 45 seconds before a livestock truck came belting up the road! Photo turned out quite well considering I was shitting myself.

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