Mark's Motorcycling History

MV Agusta 750 F4 2002

I bought the 2002 750 MV Agusta F4 in 2004 with only 4000 k's on the clock. I found that after 15 years of ownership of my MKIV Guzzi Le Mans I was riding it too close to it's limit too often and needed a bike that I could never ride to it's limit. I have ridden Fireblades, R1s etc but wanted something Italian and sporty and a bit different. (i.e. not a Ducati) I still have the Le Mans which I mostly use now for longer distance touring.
I test rode the 1000 F4 but it was too much of a beast, I wanted something easier to ride and I find that the 750 is a "sweeter" bike. It took me about 6 months to get the hang of the MV. At first it felt twitchy, you just had to think about leaning it and over it went a bit too fast and far for comfort, but I got used to it and it is without a doubt the best handling bike I have ever ridden. In the pic it has a rack, I bought a damaged seat which I fitted the rack to and when I want to tour I just swap the seat. I made my own riser bars which have the clutch and brake master cylinders remotely mounted and operated by cable via Magura levers. This allows me adjustment as to where I want the bars and the levers. The original bars had no adjustment at all and were way too low and forward and the levers level where as I like my levers facing downwards about 45'.
The MV really is a work of art and when I'm too old to ride it I plan to keep it in the lounge room as an ornament (if my wife will let me!)


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