2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312
Motorcycle ArtBy (I am an Owner) on Jul 26, 2012
You know you have something special when you enter your garage to just look at this beauty. I will always dismount, walk away and turn back to gaze over again. I ride and own this bike with a real sense of pride knowing that it has world class performance and looks to match. If you want a Ferrari ... on 2 wheels, this is it. The exhaust notes that excite the ear rumble out of the distinctive organ pipes under the tail. I fully expect to own this masterpiece for a long, long time.
2008 Black and Grey F4 312RBy (I am an Owner) on Apr 07, 2012
Let me begin by saying that of all the motorcycles I have owned over the years the MV F4 is one of the most exciting and beautiful pieces of craftsmanship and engineering available. For the mortal man or woman this machine is everything one could want right out of the box. Dial the suspension in ... for your weight and away you go. I did not have to spend a dime to upgrade the suspension like another Itailan maker I have three of. I have spent thousands sorting out the suspension on my other bikes to get them where the MV is just as it comes.
My F4 feels like it is on rails and the tallness of the bike disappears right after takeoff. The bike feels solid and sure as the present rushes into the future like the dates fly upward on a time machine the more you push the lever forward. The sensation of exceliration almost overwhelms with an electric motor smoothness. The transmission is flawless slipping from gear to gear with what I would call a mental effort only required. The gear spacing is perfectly matched with no leaps of ratio from one gear to another.
The brakes are as smooth as the throttle is only in reverse, powerful, crisp, predictable one finger stops, two fingers can put you over the bars if you get too carried away. No mushy feel to the front brake lever as the fluid transfers your command to the calipers. No harsh initial bite, only that velvet MV power at your finger tips.
The sound with the stock exhaust is a fair warning of the potential
awaiting your desire with just a gentle backward roll of your wrist.
Back talk on decellaration, oh yes, lots! The growl on decellaration is just as sweet as the hair raising siren is as the machine leaps forward as fast as the tach needle races across the face of the dial.
Take a virtual tour with your eyes and mind beginning as you walk closer to one. You will find yourself being drawn in like you would to a black hole deep in space. The closer you get the more powerfully it draws you in. The beauty and the visual detail increases the deeper you look. The trellis frame hand crafted TIG welds now come into focus so delicate but yet strong and so finely fit. Attention to detail like a giant glass cased watch. Looking to long you will unknowingly slip over the invisible event horizon from which there is no escape. No power exists to save you from the joining that will eventually come. You may orbit for a time but that orbit becomes closer and closer until you find yourself writing that check destined from the printing press it was created on passes from you to the seller.