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Learn Me: MV Agusta - January 14, 2017, 02:41 PM

Anyone have experience with MV Agustas? I'm considering selling the Tona and picking up a Brutale 910R. Just want to give the Italian bikes a shot.

I heard they're pretty reliable and since the valvetrain is shim under bucket the clearances rarely go out of spec.

Only concern would be sourcing parts since I assume they'd come from Italy. So there'd be some downtime if something fails.

Alternatively looking at the Ducati 996/998 sportbike. But I'd rather not mess with belts and the desmo/testa valvetrain. Too much money and work.


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MV are generally pretty reliable mechanically but can have fidget electrical systems. Ducs are Ducs, a 998 is much more reliable than a 996, both require the proper care but the Testastretta is on par with other bikes of the time as far as reliability, they do NOT like to skip service though.


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I would say that having an Italian exotic bike as your only mean of transportation is fun, but it's bound to have some bad days. I did it when I was in college (only had an 888 and no car), and I wouldn't change it, but there were definitely times I wish I had a shitty and reliable Civic...


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January 14, 2017, 04:29 PM

I've got a car for daily transportation but do rack up miles on two wheels. Just completed my first year of riding and did 22K miles on my three bikes combined. There's always some sort of maintenance involved.

The 996R has the testa motor as well right? I've seen them go for similar or higher price than the 998.


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January 14, 2017, 04:43 PM

If you want Italian, check out a Tuono. The Rotax engines will get you places.


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I've got a car for daily transportation but do rack up miles on two wheels. Just completed my first year of riding and did 22K miles on my three bikes combined. There's always some sort of maintenance involved.

The 996R has the testa motor as well right? I've seen them go for similar or higher price than the 998.
The 996R is a race machine with tags, and yes it does have an early version of the Testastretta. I would be surprised if you could find one for anywhere close to a 998, they command much higher prices as they were limited and numbered


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If you want Italian, check out a Tuono. The Rotax engines will get you places.
Ditto, that Austrian engine might not be quite as exciting as the Duc, but it's reliable and has great grunt


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Speaking of which, ahem...

2008 Aprilia TUONO | Classic, Muscle, Exotic Cars for Sale to buy


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damn thats sexy.. I may have to come take a looky.. you guys finance used bikes?? I'll taker for $100 a month


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We do finance actually... #justSayin'


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The Bruale 800 is one of the only bikes in its class I think looks better than the Street Triple. Those Italians know a thing or two about style. Too bad they all took the day off when the the gauge cluster was due. What a cheap looking POS.
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January 19, 2017, 02:01 PM

How's your pricing work there?

NADA or Market Value: $25,750.00
Savings of $18,760
Offered price: $6,990

Where-as from NADA's page
Suggested List Price Low Retail Average Retail
Base Price $16,999 $5,675 $7,465
TOTAL PRICE: $16,999 $5,675 $7,465

Just sayin. And why'd the motor need completely rebuilt after 6k?


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How's your pricing work there?

NADA or Market Value: $25,750.00
Savings of $18,760
Offered price: $6,990

Where-as from NADA's page
Suggested List Price Low Retail Average Retail
Base Price $16,999 $5,675 $7,465
TOTAL PRICE: $16,999 $5,675 $7,465

Just sayin. And why'd the motor need completely rebuilt after 6k?
No idea how he priced the bike, I'm guessing he factored in what it would cost to buy a new one and do the mods he did to it. It's just BS marketing, what matters is the final price which is very fair.

And if I don't remember wrong this particular bike had an unsolvable oil leak that was more than just sweating, it was getting on the back tire so it got an engine tear-down and rebuild.


2011 Ducati Diavel Chromo (Current)
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure (Current)
2006 BMW R1200ST
2003 BMW K1200GT (Current)
2004 Ducati 998s Final Edition (Current)
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1998 Pegaso 650
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