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.