NEW 2001 MV F4S $1,000 under MSRP AVAILABLE!!!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread
Fay Myers in Denver, Colorado has a 0 mile 2001 MV Agusta F4s that is going for $1,000 under MSRP.
If anyone is interested, please contact Phil Switzer at (303) 744-6632 ext. 7113.
I was planning on getting this bike for and out the door price of $20,002 (which included $422 shipping to Arizona) but I bought a 2000 model locally last Saturday.
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, Arizona) (Agibbs748@aol.com), April 25, 2001
just for info, the price for a new F4 1+1 in germany is 33000,- marks thats about 15500,- USD bregards kuchi
-- Heinrich Kuchlbauer (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2001.
Just got mine delivered straight from Italy, no waiting list. I paid $13,000 and close to $2,000 for having it flown here with British Air with insurance and some other charges to my door. All I had to do was put gas in it and charge the battery for 24 hours but after 2 and a half hours I took off on it. Don't let them charge you for any preping for the bike and also it comes with a stand when it comes from italy.
-- gabriele cecere (email@example.com), April 25, 2001.
Gabriele, are you in the UK or in the States?
If you bought a gray market bike in Italy and lived in the U.S., I believe you'd have to bring it up to U.S. regulations and that may cost some $$$. I THINK gray market bikes don't have warranties.
In regards to "set up", it really surprising how many dealers charge for setup, when they're legal bound to do it any way. Fay Myers was charging for set up. In contrast, my local dealer, Renaissance Motorcycle, does not.
-- Allan Gibbs (Agibbs748@aol.com), April 26, 2001.
You can't import one to the US without MV's (Ferraci's) help. The modification needed are few, however you need to document to the US government that the changes have been done. To do this you need a list from the OEM stating what parts on the bike you want imported do not meet US spec. Ferraci will not give this support and MV in Italy won't either. They are afraid of parallel importers. So as of now legally importing a foreign bought MV into the US is totally impossible.
Teething problems are to be expected on a new motorcycle, what is important is how the company treats its customers during this stage. My opinion is that MV in the US (Ferraci) is unprofessional, rude and not ready to participate in grown-up motorcycle distribution. My brief F4 ownership encounter was the worst motorcycle ownership experience in my life, bar none. I was left stranded due to mechanical failures more than once, which included an engine that failed under light load in less than 2000 miles. Worse that this was the company's attitude toward me as a customer. Which was inexcusable. MV should be afraid of word getting out that they have parts supply problems and general bad attitudes toward their customers. However, if the bikes are now being discounted off the showroom floors in Spring, one might get the idea that word has already gotten out and that the party may be coming to an end rather quickly. Combine that with reports that all production in Italy has been halted and the dumping of oro parts, you might get the idea that you will be left without any support soon ala Bimota. Not that that will be much different from the current situation.
-- Michael Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
Guys don't get fooled. Before I bought it in Italy I did some research and I checked with Cagiva in Pennsylvania and they said some bullshit but my man in Italy said it was a standard bike. I have all the documents that customs gave me and the only thing that was not given to me was a manual and I called up my man in Italy and he is sending me one. They will tell you some bullshit but do your research it is already standard for the U.S.A.
-- gabriele cecere (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
Well, there are only a couple of small parts that are different. Headlight switch (the US model doesn't have one), and the headlight bulb and lens. But that's not the point. That needs to be documented to the satisfaction of the US government. You need the OEM's cooperation to do that; it's in the statute. Short of that the only option is smuggling it into the US and doing without registration. Italy and the UK are both in the EU so moving a bike from Italy to the UK has no relation to moving a bike from anywhere into the US. If anyone knows of anyone who has legally gotten a foreign bought MV into the US, I'd like to know how they managed it. Baring good documented proof of that, be sure anyone who claims it is no problem to bring an MV into the US is full of shit and talking about things they don't actually know about.
-- Michael Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2001.
HELLO EVERYBODY. I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM SHIPPING A MV AGUSTA F4 TO LOS ANGELES NEXT MONTH. I LIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY AND THIS IS WHERE I BOUIGHT THE BIKE. I GUESS SINCE I AM SEVING IN THE US. MILITARY SHIPPING THE BIKE BACK ISN'T A PROBLEM. THE BIKE IS WONDERFUL BY THE WAY!!CIAO!
-- darrell forbes (email@example.com), April 27, 2001.
Hey Mike either you are on a waiting list hoping to get one or dreaming about it and that is where you will stay in a dream. As for me I will be enjoying my ride on my brand new 2001 MV. Darrell I was just in Italy visiting many relatives near Naples. Enjoy your MV.
-- gabriele cecere (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 2001.
I am looking into purchasing a 2000 F4 S from a private induvidual here in central Florida for what I believe to be one of the best looking bikes I have ever seen. I do however want to change out some stock parts for carbon fiber, as well as aluminum to magnesium. Does anyone know where I might be able to locate such items?
-- Brian C. Carroll (email@example.com), April 28, 2001.
Hi you all doing , having rode my f4s for 13months & covered over 4500miles, & visiting the florida area. Is there any locations nearby for decent accesories & clothing as we get shafted here in the uk. please feel free to ask any questions on the bike etc
-- alex kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 2001.