Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Stony Plain (West of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
I Ride: 08 ZX10R, 18 ZX6R, 17 Z125
I used to work the parts/service counter at a dealership that sold MV Agusta (Echo Cycle, Edmonton). My opinion is that they are one of the least reliable modern motorcycles on earth. Constantly having customers buy a new model off the showroom floor and have it back in the shop for months (yes, plural, monthS) at a time before it even hit 500km's. Dashes stop working or get glitchy, starter sprags are a huge issue. Multiple electrical gremlins. Abundant leaks. Worst of all the parts availability is absolutely horrific. There is no stock (95% of parts are made to order), no dealer support, and they don't really care. You'll get it when you get it and there is literally FA you can do about it.
If you order a part at the end of July it get's bumped in to September because they take August (all of August every year) off. September/October is consumed with the backlog from August, and they're back to "business as usual" sometime around halloween. By business as usual I mean we're down to two months parts availability again. But the part you ordered in July will get to your dealership or door around November. This is totally normal behavior for them.
The MV bikes themselves are beautiful and a blast to ride. Lightweight, low CG, very mechanical feel and totally different than a Japanese bike in nearly every way. Power delivery is awesome, and one of the best sounding stock pipes I've ever heard. But they're lumps of unreliability made of unobtanium and if I got one for free I wouldn't ride it, I'd sell it before it broke.
Last edited by KawasakiBrad; 10-15-2019 at 03:07 PM.