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?”