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post #3826 of 4780
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post

Are clothing sizes ever completely congruent between different models?

There's usually some difference, but this was notable, at least for me. The Scorpion's a tighter fit than the leather, despite being a size larger? Struck me as odd - it's the biggest disparity I've had between a pair of jackets.
post #3827 of 4780
MV Agusta Rivale looks sooo sooo soo sooo much better than the Multistrada/Hyperstrada/Hypermotard. Not sure what it's supposed to compete with, but it begs the question, "Why did Ducati make the xxxxxstrada so damn hideous????"

I also think this is what Yami tried to do and failed with the FZ-09, design wise. This is a really good looking bike.

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post #3828 of 4780
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

MV Agusta Rivale looks sooo sooo soo sooo much better than the Multistrada/Hyperstrada/Hypermotard. Not sure what it's supposed to compete with, but it begs the question, "Why did Ducati make the xxxxxstrada so damn hideous????"

I also think this is what Yami tried to do and failed with the FZ-09, design wise. This is a really good looking bike.

mv-agusta-rivale-800-18.jpg

I think the comparison should be against the Streetfighter, not the MTS which is more of an adventure bike
post #3829 of 4780
MV Agusta, the company, is currently for sale. Good luck getting parts if you have an off.
post #3830 of 4780
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

MV Agusta, the company, is currently for sale. Good luck getting parts if you have an off.


Again?  Didn't they get their independence from harley something like 3 years ago?

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

MV Agusta Rivale looks sooo sooo soo sooo much better than the Multistrada/Hyperstrada/Hypermotard. Not sure what it's supposed to compete with, but it begs the question, "Why did Ducati make the xxxxxstrada so damn hideous????"

I also think this is what Yami tried to do and failed with the FZ-09, design wise. This is a really good looking bike.

mv-agusta-rivale-800-18.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post


I think the comparison should be against the Streetfighter, not the MTS which is more of an adventure bike

 

Nah the Brutale is the Streetfigher's foil.  This is more Hypermotard territory

post #3832 of 4780
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

MV Agusta, the company, is currently for sale. Good luck getting parts if you have an off.

Parts suppliers are usually third party. Not sure what an MV sale would have to do with that.

I'd be more concerned with the shitty dealer network. There's one about 30 miles from me but I imagine them not being somewhere like... Cleveland.
post #3833 of 4780
Just ordered a pair of the Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves.

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Took a short ride this weekend and my hands froze in no time.
post #3834 of 4780

That sucks.

 

Try those Furygans and let me know how it goes ;)

post #3835 of 4780
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Just ordered a pair of the Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves.

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Took a short ride this weekend and my hands froze in no time.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

That sucks.

Try those Furygans and let me know how it goes wink.gif

Oops. I probably put those statements in the wrong order. My hands froze this weekend so I bought the Alpinestars as they got good reviews from Revzilla.
post #3836 of 4780
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


Parts suppliers are usually third party. Not sure what an MV sale would have to do with that.

I'd be more concerned with the shitty dealer network. There's one about 30 miles from me but I imagine them not being somewhere like... Cleveland.


MV Parts are made third party? That doesn't sound right... Anyhow, what I mean is: if the company can hardly keep itself afloat and the dealer network is ever shrinking due to the company's inability to keep up with the demand for parts, why risk owning one? The owner of my Triumph shop used to sell MV too. It was bad for business. Anytime a customer needed a part the bike would sit in his shop for a month or two at a time.

 

I'd have bought a Brutale by now for sure if I were sure I wouldn't crash it. Maybe when I'm in my 40s. If all my limbs still work.

post #3837 of 4780
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


MV Parts are made third party? That doesn't sound right... Anyhow, what I mean is: if the company can hardly keep itself afloat and the dealer network is ever shrinking due to the company's inability to keep up with the demand for parts, why risk owning one? The owner of my Triumph shop used to sell MV too. It was bad for business. Anytime a customer needed a part the bike would sit in his shop for a month or two at a time.

I'd have bought a Brutale by now for sure if I were sure I wouldn't crash it. Maybe when I'm in my 40s. If all my limbs still work.
I mean they prob get a lot of parts from suppliers. But it all amounts to the same thing. If they can't convince the suppliers to stock up on parts, there won't be any when you need them. It's definitely risky. Seems like they are getting their act together. I'd give it a few years
post #3838 of 4780

Ahem. Just to reiterate.

 

 

post #3839 of 4780

I need pics of my girl with my bike, but now it's cold :(

post #3840 of 4780
This might be a one-off quality issue but I noticed this on my new Gringo helmet this morning:

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Sent an email off to Revzilla customer service to see what next steps are.
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