Silver 1+1 (several points and Questions)greenspun.com : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread
I think i'm correct in saying that the F4 was only available in Silver on the 1+1's. oes anybody know how many of this were built and how many made it to the UK?
Unfortunately, this number is now one less, due to the bike and myself taking part with an involuntary coming together with a crash barrier.
Sorry ppl, for i know i have sinned!!
Still, will be breaking the remains of which consists of many untouched parts, so some of you may be able to benefit (was only month old at time of crash)
Will advise soon
Anyone know where i can buy another, because the accident wasn't the bikes fault and i thought the bike was wonderful. Must be official UK and in Silver again. New please, or very nearly new.
Would still like my original question answered if anyone knows the answer. This wasn't a piss-take because i wrote one of, was a serious question thanks.
any feedback most appreciated.
-- Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 10, 2002
Paul, I can't tell you how many were built, but I can tell you that my dealer here in the states has a Silver F4S Monoposto on the floor. I was under the same impression as you until I saw the single seater. Sorry to hear about your bike though and good luck locating one in the U.K.
-- Todd Mazzola (email@example.com), May 10, 2002.
Last year, I was trying to sell my 2001 996 to a person who had a 2000 red/silver MV bi-posto. I saw his ad on eBay and confirmed it's a two seater red/silver.
My impression was the monos were red/silver and the bi's were all silver. Hmmm. Sounds like someone's have some fun switching colors at the Cagiva factory. :)
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, Arizona) (Agibbs996@aol.com), May 10, 2002.
No, you're wrong. I'm a proud owner of a 2002 MV F4 S 1+1 red/silver (rosso corsa, to italians). To tell you the truth, here in Brazil, there's only mine in this color (2002 1+1 rosso corsa), and other 4 bikes in silver (2002, to sell). I find that MV build more silver 1+1 bikes than rosso.
Can anyone tell me the difference between MV 2002 and the late models?
-- Igor de Lacerda e Schutz (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 10, 2002.
I TO HAVE A RED AND SILVER BI-POSTIO HERE IN THE UK,ITS A 2000 MODEL.
-- charles richards (email@example.com), May 11, 2002.
Okay. Now I'm really confused. I took a look at Cagiva's site again and they display red/silver = mono; silver = bi-posto; black or red/silver = SPR. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
In regards to the differences between 2001 and 2002, as far as I know, it's just a power increase, although I don't know specifically what makes the increase in power. The 2000 model had 124hp, 2001 had 127hp, and 2002 has 135hp.
BTW, I just got the photos of my Silver bi-posto developed. They're on this site if anyone's interested:
-- Allan Gibbs (Agibbs996@aol.com), May 11, 2002.
Hey Allan. There was a red/silver 2 seater at Renaissance a while back that got munched. The guy was sitting there stopped minding his own business and a car hit him. He was on the side of the road too which makes it even stupider. I guess the 2002 1+1's are all silver though. Cagiva mentioned that the silver one was going to be the "most accessible" but yours is the only one I've seen in person.
Re: the pics. We should meet up. I can show you how I put on the license plate and got rid of that hideous metal bracket monstrosity. If you take off the metal bracket, there are 4 holes (2 are filled with rubber "bumper" thingys). I just drilled a hole in the license plate and used the 2 vertical placed holes. I drilled a hole right between the A and Z in AZ, then the bottom hole you just use a bolt and a washer at the bottom edge of the plate. Works pretty nice.
I'd also like to ride side by side with you and see if your bike is faster now that I've got the pipe and chip. I'm guessing you'd still run away because I believe my ass accounts for at least 50 more pounds than yours...
-- Andy Ruhl (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2002.
The dealer in Springfield, IL, has monos and 1+1's in both color schemes. Name of the dealer is Hall's Husqvarna Ducati and Gas Gas. 217-789-0107. Yes, I know it's not in the UK, but info for US buyers.
-- John Haas (email@example.com), May 12, 2002.
"I'd also like to ride side by side with you and see if your bike is faster now that I've got the pipe and chip. I'm guessing you'd still run away because I believe my ass accounts for at least 50 more pounds than yours..."
I'll definitely let you know next time I'm heading down to Tucson! BTW, one of the secret advantages is my short frame is the ability to conceal the weight! So let's not talk about power to body-weight ratio. :) It's coming to the point where I can't hide it anymore. Any fatter and I think I'll have to move to a Harley! :D
See: http://pstr- m05.ygpweb.aol.com/data2/00B/29/86/80/D9/tY0misqJXVSy5HfEDseEVd- ABf7iatF90180.jpg
But here's a thought that probably deserves it's own separate message. What would MV Agusta owners think of holding a MV Agusta convention in someplace like Las Vegas or some other part of the country. I know some car enthusiasts do thing is Vegas in May, and was wondering what MV owners would think about our version of Hollister or Sturgis. It would be nice to meet the other 20 MV owners in the U.S. ;)
-- Allan Gibbs (Agibbs996@aol.com), May 12, 2002.
Hi Paul, sorry to hear about crash, however I also have a silver F4 1+1 here in UK and would be interested in spares. I thought it was only the 1+1 that was all silver but other replies indicate that factory possibly made all silver mono versions but I,ve not seen one. cheers Peter
-- Peter Arrigoni (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 13, 2002.
Allan, as for a convention or something, I have seen a few MV's at the World Superbike race at Laguna Seca. In 2000 I saw exactly one, but I think there were 3 or 4 at the 2001 race. I'm guessing there will probably be 10 or 20 at this year's race. I'm semi entertaining the idea of trailering mine up there because it's much easier to park if you've got a bike. Plus, if you get there early enough some vendor may pay you to put your bike in his tent... Or something like that.
Wish I could ride it up there, but that's not an option! 2 hours at a time is my limit on this bike...
-- Andy Ruhl (email@example.com), May 15, 2002.
Are any of the MV F4 parts still for sale?
-- ian (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 2002.