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2000 MV Agusta F4 Strada

California, October 11, 2000

Online contributor, canyon and former GP racer, Michael has spent some serious time on MV Agusta’s new F4 Strada. a list price of $18,895, 750cc superbike clearly is for discriminating tastes. It’s of like a $4 espresso when a few of Vivarin will get the job done and cheaper.

Needless to say, MV Italian style and attitude in a way. Having logged 3,000 miles of aggressive Michael also found the MV to a surprisingly high level of finish, reliability and even comfort.

Read on for his detailed

I’d ordered the MV Agusta F4 a few months before my annual motorcycle trip.

A few friends and I take a wee tour of Oregon, Nevada, and northern each year — somewhere between 2,000 and miles. Most of the trip is in the desert where it’s sparsely populated but littered plenty of twisties and hilly where you can have a bit of fun with chance of a formal interview by the with the flashing lights. The date for the bike was typically that is to say I heard the term week many times.

Two later, I still don’t an owner’s manual. sigh.

The arrived about a week and a before my trip. Interestingly, it was in the crate nearly ready to go: air in the brake and clutch fluid in it. Italian Superbike-in-a-box. just add (and coolant, oil and charge the and go.

Given that we were many places where be hard to find a mechanic who spell MV much less on one, I wanted to get the 600 mile out of the way while still in Portland. a few around-town miles and post-work I finished off the first 600 miles lunch at my parent’s house. is a 300 mile round-trip from

This was a pretty enlightening While it was a blast on some roads, I was introduced to the Marquis de of motorcycle seats. A very little set of tools lives in a pouch under the seat. it feels like the tools are on top of the seat instead. It made the on a Ducati 748 I previously owned pretty comfy.

A quick call to Harper’s got me a gel and a couple of days before we I managed to remove the seat trim the gel pad to fit, and reattach the cover. This helped to at least delay … for a few months.

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The other maintenance bit I before leaving was to have Donovan at Ron Tonkin Gran (my local dealership) replace the fuel lines with steel lines. I contacted North America through the asking about the two American test bikes that had ruptured their fuel (one wetting the rear and dumping the rider down but the response from the Cagiva rep was unsatisfactory.

He claimed that the test with the problems had been D’Oro series bikes and they didn’t think was a problem with my particular Funny thing is, both show bikes with swingarms (thus contradicting the statement). Ultimately, I didn’t think I wanted to risk my to prove the point and just for the lines myself.

This is considering the general quality of the and the great service I’d from the dealer so far.

The ergonomics are quite similar to the 748/916, pitching you way forward your hands, but with legroom (I’m 6’2). the Ducati, a beer belly is hurt you on this bike, the gas protruding enough to pretty require a near-washboard stomach. town, stopping for lights and quickly demolishes your and hands since your is so far forward.

But on the open road and in twisties, the is fine, with the wind a tank bag keeping the weight a bit back just like on the

My friend Russ disagreed, to pull over after 20 minutes of riding. But he’s in his and weighs, in his words, an eighth of a

Surprisingly, I didn’t have a with the ergos on our trip covered as much as 400 miles per day only minor swelling. My and … suffered the worst. My back and feet were

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