Wanting What I Can’t Have


2007 MV Agusta F4 1000R
2007 MV Agusta F4 1000R

On my way home from work today, I had to make a few stops to pick up some things.  One of those stops took me right past the Moto Forza Italian bike dealership, so, without anything better to do, I went in just to look around a bit.

They had your Ducatis, your Benellis, etc.  They also had this bike.  The very one you see pictured here.

It’s a 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000R.  Unused.  It has 9 miles on the clock.  174 HP.  82 lb-ft of torque.  Sticker price…$14,999.

I told the guy I’d probably be getting an isurance settlement check in another month or so.  He just laughed in my face, and said, “Oh, it’ll be long gone by then.”  Thanks for the ray of hope, Ass.

So, how did they come by a new 2007 F4?  Well, according to Moto Forza’s web site:

MV USA came up with a handful of new bikes that had somehow slipped through the cracks. Some were display bikes for trade shows, some bikes were used for promotional photographs, etc. This 2007 F4 1000R up for sale is one of these few bikes.

Some sorry SOB is gonna walk into Moto Forza in the next week or so and buy it.  I hate him.

I just keep telling myself, “It’s got a archaic chain drive.  This is 2009.  What am I supposed to do, spend my Saturdays lubricating a chain like an animal? Who needs it?”


Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

1 thought on “Wanting What I Can’t Have”

  1. Man!  Mortgage the house!  $15K for an F4???
    But yeah, the point is kinda moot now.  It’s 24 hours later, it’s undoubtedly gone!  🙁

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