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Hello all, happy new year and all that stuff.


Sorry there is no poll attached to this thread....I thought I would break tradition!

I am wanting to know about MV 1000, does anyone here own one or know someone that owns one that I could fleece some information from??

Many thanks!
 
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Re: MV 1000?? Wonna Know Some Info Please (Monstaman)

I once heard they had Suzuki motors. I don't know if this is true or just a rumor....The yellow one that casoli did is beautiful
 
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Every time I hear MV...I gotta post a pic....



Mmmmmmmm puuuurdy.
 
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Very yummy indeed!, 1000 Tamburini, we saw the 1000 AGO CF Tamb at Phillip Island at the GP's......I nearly came in my undies
 
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$48,000, 18kt gold plated serial#'s, sooo sweeet! wonder if Jimmy 540i has one?
 
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There was a test on a Mamba in Aust Moto News a couple of issues ago,WOW it was the
BEST looking bike I have seen in YEARS.
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Re: MV 1000?? Wonna Know Some Info Please (Monstaman)

My riding buddy J.U. 996SPS has a MV1000 AGO that he has had for about three months. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet though. It does NOT have a Suzuki motor. The level of detail on the bike is amazing, makes my Ducati look like a tractor by comparison. It revs like it doesn't have a flywheel. The ones here in the states are a bit too lean or the TPS is not set right or something. Supposedly they have a chip that cures the injection system. Stock, the thing will be running at a stop light and just die like you turned the key off. Fires right back up, but dies none the less. Jeff tells me it has the feel of a Ducati, but it steers quicker. That could be because of the Michelin Pilot Power tires profile too, not sure. I won't say it's fast, because at 160 hp, well........you know.

If there is anything negetive to say about it, it would have to be the dealer network and CAGIVA in general. They just got bought out by Proton and now they have a big influx of money, but their idea of customer service is not good. He still doesn't have an owners manual in print (to appease him they mailed him one on CD) and it took over two months to get a scratched body panel that get nicked in shipping. He has a real fear that if he throws it down the road, it could take six months to get parts. He loves the bike, but CAGIVA won't return even one email, nothing.

As easy as it has been for me to get Ducati parts after my late season crash, it's like I have a Chevy compared to a Bugatti. I have been impressed with Ducati parts distribution. Never thought I'd say that.
 
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I ride one and ask away. Many owners are present at the links provided by Ian above.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by brad black »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">we've sold a few. what do you want to know?</TD></TR></TABLE>

How much for my MH and when can I have a MV?

Ian748L...I didn't think I was that see through


I particularly like the blue and silver, I would put up with a Tamb if I had too (and more to the point had endless cash
) so a std thou would do I think.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sfarson »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I ride one and ask away. Many owners are present at the links provided by Ian above.</TD></TR></TABLE>

As knowing you from the board Steve and you not trying to sell one to me can you give me your real world impressions both good and bad.

Thanks dude.
 
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I bought an AGO for Christmas from GP Motorcycle in San Diego. I took delivery on the 27th of December but haven't had a chance to ride it due to the weather. What would you like to know? The details on this bike is amazing. I have a 996S and Aprilia Factory and there is no comparison at all when it comes to details. Yes, I have no manual whatsoever. It came with Racing pipe and a diffrent chip from Ferracci. It also came with rear stands, beautiful bike cover (almost like a silk), authenticity plaque with frame for production number, (written in Italian though), grip cover (no idea what for), and 1 piece suit that say Cagiva MV Agusta. I'll give a review once I get a chance to ride it.
 
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I am totally smitten. Of course the visual delights abound, but the ride is extraordinary. This thing has beauty and power underneath the skin. For a good review, go to mvagustamadness.com and note the MV vs R1 vs Mille article on the home page. Motorcycle.com just had a cover rave review.

Briefly, the ergos are sporty, the ride confidence-inspiring (I'm quick, easily on it), and the intake roar is something to behold. It is awesome. Of course the fit and finish is top shelf.

Other... The ergos are 998 like but adjustable (pegs), some of the controls are... interesting - horn is swapped with where the turn signal switch is on most bikes, and adjusting the clock, trip odometer, can be a trial. There is little engine braking... interesting to experience. Bought the F41000 in September and it has been completely reliable in the Colorado winter so far.

Preceding said, it is one of the finest sportbikes available, bar none. Worth the extra $$$ imo. Sold two bikes to pick this up. To be sure, I am a Ducati fan #1. The l-twin knows the phone number to my soul, but this MV is one exotic, Ferrari like bike (Which reminds me, I believe Ferrari had a role with the development of the radial valved engine).

Token pic...



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Damn, that is one fine picture.

Thanks for the elaboration on the bike, maybe I'll wait another year, and not "settle" on a lesser bike, if you know what I mean.

The look is shear unadulterated sex on wheels, it's good to know the performance, and the ride backs it up.

I used to be content with maybe picking up a '03 750, now I'm thinking about going ALL the way.
 
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I imagine you will enjoy having both a four and a twin in the stable. I really enjoy riding the MV and its a very different experience. Kind of like a good beer and a good red wine. Both great but entirely different. The silver blue looks great. I think the blue and yellow are on the 2006 models. Not sure though. Have they got an MV dealer out there in New Zealand? We are lacking one here in Hawaii but I have not needed one yet and do most of my own maintenance.
 
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Re: MV 1000?? Wonna Know Some Info Please (Phil 998)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Phil 998 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My riding buddy J.U. 996SPS has a MV1000 AGO that he has had for about three months. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet though. It does NOT have a Suzuki motor. The level of detail on the bike is amazing, makes my Ducati look like a tractor by comparison. It revs like it doesn't have a flywheel. The ones here in the states are a bit too lean or the TPS is not set right or something. Supposedly they have a chip that cures the injection system. Stock, the thing will be running at a stop light and just die like you turned the key off. Fires right back up, but dies none the less. Jeff tells me it has the feel of a Ducati, but it steers quicker. That could be because of the Michelin Pilot Power tires profile too, not sure. I won't say it's fast, because at 160 hp, well........you know.

If there is anything negetive to say about it, it would have to be the dealer network and CAGIVA in general. They just got bought out by Proton and now they have a big influx of money, but their idea of customer service is not good. He still doesn't have an owners manual in print (to appease him they mailed him one on CD) and it took over two months to get a scratched body panel that get nicked in shipping. He has a real fear that if he throws it down the road, it could take six months to get parts. He loves the bike, but CAGIVA won't return even one email, nothing.

As easy as it has been for me to get Ducati parts after my late season crash, it's like I have a Chevy compared to a Bugatti. I have been impressed with Ducati parts distribution. Never thought I'd say that.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Even with the chip and pipe, the TPS still needs to be adjusted 1 mm counter clockwise.

Runs a whole lot better, especially on low end and off idle.

 
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Pics at Palomar Mtn. in Sept.

 
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Morning Commute

 
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