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Unread 2012-08-20, 05:15 PM   #1
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Congratulations Ryan Stewart!

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The MV started its life as a mid-life crisis purchase for my dad. He bought it new in 2002 as an emotional purchase. He then rarely rode it, it spent most of its life on a paddock stand under a cover in his garage.

Last fall I started to feel the bug living in Atlanta, our seasons are pretty much year round. I rode dirt bikes as a kid but never a street bike. I logically started looking at more practical bikes like SV650s and the like. One day I just shot him an offer based on my budget (not expecting him to accept it) and he took it. One month later the bike arrived in an enclosed trailer thanks to a shipping company that was recommended here on KCSR.

Even in its stock form its still a formidable bike. High-end components, beautiful design and, despite its small motor (750) nearly 140hp.



She wasnt perfect when I got her but about as close as you can get, low-mileage is an understatement:


Unfortunately, being 10 years old, the plastic components of the fuel system had failed. All this and I couldn't ride it. I had to tear it down but took the opportunity to replace and upgrade the entire fuel system, I don't like to do things twice. The nice thing is you can tell this was really built for racing. Everything comes off in a simple and modular fashion. Even taken apart its still pretty:


I haven't done many mods because its pretty well setup out of the box. Showa forks, Sachs suspension, forged wheels, 6/4 piston calipers, etc.

The one thing that is a MUST out of the gate is HID headlamps. The small projector lamp is attractive but is like holding a lantern in front of the bike. You can out-ride your lights at 15mph.

Second thing was to ditch that terrible looking rear fender. I created an aluminum bracket that mounts to a strut between the exhaust for the license plate, illuminated that with LEDs and relocated the rear turn signals into the seat vents using a waterproof array of LEDs designed for boats. I also put in an LED taillight and matching front turns:



Finally I replaced the stock bodywork with carbon fiber bodywork. This was two-fold. It allows me to keep the original bodywork pristine (OEM parts are a bitch to get) and shaved 15lbs from the bike. I also like the look.

This is how she sits. If I can shift the E30 I have a source for magnesium wheels, swing arm, frame plates and a top triple from a series Oro (the concept bike that mine was spawned from) quite soon. Its tacky gold but would really reduce the unsprung weight.





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Unread 2012-08-20, 06:48 PM   #2
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Congrats on the win and a great looking bike. I can never get used to the exhaust though.
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Unread 2012-08-20, 06:59 PM   #3
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Such a gorgeous bike
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Unread 2012-08-20, 07:01 PM   #4
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Congrats on the win and a great looking bike. I can never get used to the exhaust though.
Its great for getting girls on the back when its cold out. Its one effective ass warmer.
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Unread 2012-08-20, 07:25 PM   #5
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If I allowed myself to vote for COTM, this is the one that would have gotten my vote. Best looking bike ever made
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Unread 2012-08-20, 08:14 PM   #6
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Its great for getting girls on the back when its cold out. Its one effective ass warmer.
Now I get it. I've always wondered where I went wrong

Nice bike. I hope to see you out on it sometime. Atlanta road trip?
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These bikes are awesome. Definitely not common at all.
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Awesome bike man. I actually watched a show on how they made this bike probably 2 weeks ago, before I even saw this here. It is absolutely amazing in the time, detail, and precision that went into this bike. Every single part was gone over with a fine tooth comb - even if the builder or the mechanic would be the only ones ever to see it. They specifically mentioned that they wanted the exhaust to have a certain sound and look, so they contacted an organ maker to help with it.
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how many miles are on it now?
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I absolutely love everything about this bike. The mods are very tasteful and good grief is it unique looking.

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Danke sehr!

Miles wise I probably ticked over 4,100 since I got it in October. I usually keep the dash on the clock so I dont pay much attention.
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Unread 2012-08-23, 08:34 AM   #13
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Nice bike... not really familiar with those. Congrats!
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how many miles are on it now?
Turns out it was actually 4600 since October. I haven't been slacking.

Carlos, nobody is. They only make a few thousand annually so they aren't represented. Also not much in the Midwest. KC had a dealership but youre talking about a Ducati dealer that would have 3 MVs, not bespoke. They typically are just the "expensive bike in the back of the showroom you aren't allowed to sit on."
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I had a chance to ride one this year and must say it's a feeling unlike many bikes in it's class.

Your's is an awesome example of an MV
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