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MV Agusta F3 or Ducati 848

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by barlowrs, Feb 23, 2012.

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Which one:

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. MV Agusta F3

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Ducati 848 Evo

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. The Driver

    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    No argument, but the maintenance bit bugs me to no end...

    Indeed..
     
  2. hard2kill

    hard2kill Well-Known Member

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    i prefer the motor on the 08+ r6r ...i feel its smoother an pulls better up top... and you are right they are beasts on the track.....with that being said i would go with the MV....they are much smoother then the ducocky and on the street a smoother ride....not to mention the crazy sound they have...

    i miss my r6

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  3. hard2kill

    hard2kill Well-Known Member

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    maintenance is pricey on the MV but if your gonna spend that much you gotta pay to keep it up....its an amazing machine
     
  4. extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    You do know the guy who designed the 916/996/998, the most iconic sport bike design EVER is the same guy who designed the MV Agusta F4 (same essential design as the new F3)... The 848 & 1098/1198 was a throw back to the original 916 design after the 999 almost bankrupted them.

    Ok, just some dollar figures and the newer ones are not a much but this gives you an idea.
    2009 F4 312RR, 800 mile service with checking valves - $1285 plus $500 for installation of metal fan blades, high flow impeller, and engine ice. The F4 was notorious for overheating. I would run around 200 degrees doing 60 mph in seattle. The bike was built to be doing 100+ mph's.

    2002 Ducati 998s, 10,000 mile service with cam belts, full tune up and service, new steering head bearing - $1050.

    Dont be shocked by maint prices when you take them in. Expect to pay $100/hr for service, especially for an MV.
     
  5. extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    Here is my Stable.. Enjoy...
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    The exhaust on my MV. I love this bike so much.
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  6. NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Love the lines of the MV
     
  7. Shetto24

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    @ extrememachn1 : SICK.

    Off topic. Being older and a little more speed conservative now, I'm thinking about a 796 Monster. Aesthetically, it's sexy as f--k. Any thoughts?
     
  8. extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    Thanks, I have spent a lot of time in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and other parts of the world to have all the toys I do so...

    I personally love the lines on the monster. Never been to keen on the dual spark engine (same one thats in my Hyper). I dont think you can go wrong with it, its a great and classic bike.

    My opinion, if you want pure sex and money isnt an option go with the MV. If you want something a bit more user friendly but still will rock your world, go with the Ducati.
     
  9. NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Pure sex. Pure sex. Pure sex. Pure sex. Pure sex. Pure sex.
     
  10. greenguy3

    greenguy3 BOOM goes the dynamite!

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    Definitely get the MV, they're sweet...all the ducs over here in Italy are broken POSs
     
  11. barlowrs

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    OK, well I couldnt wait for the F3 to come out so I picked up an 848....once the F3 comes out, maybe I will check it out as well. but for the time being...my new baby on her way home:

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    She is an entirely different animal than my R6 track bike, the V-twin has nice feeling, though clearly not built for streets. Running though parkinglots is hard because her RPM is so low i have to either slip the clutch or speed up way to fast for parkinglots....going down the freeway at 80 mph, i have to stay in 3rd or 4th..if I hit 5th or 6th, her RPMs are way down in they mud.....she is a beast.
     
  12. tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    damit I should have gotten the hi clearance bumper


    oh and congrats on the new bike :D
     
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