MV 1000 or Duc 999R? : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread


Has anyone out there ridden both the MV 1000 and the Ducati 999R? I'm down to getting one bike here, and I would value your comments in helping me make my decision for either of these bikes.(and yes, I know the Ducati is ugly ;)).


- Steve

-- Steve (, October 17, 2004



I would be surprised if you manage to get an unbiased opinion arround here.

GET THE know it makes sence!

-- Mark M (, October 18, 2004.

4 months ago I also had a similar decision to make between the F4 750 and Duc 749. After seeing them both in my local shop it was no contest....I didn't evern bother riding them. Needless to say I ended up with the F4 and never looked back. I wasn't going to give up 10K for something that would make me grimace every time I'd open the garage door!!

-- Takis Markatos (, October 18, 2004.

Well lets see........ I just went down your road and definately ended up a winner... Ducati is ugly and MV is beautiful.. Over 150 rear wheel hp vs less.... $1000 services vs $200 services.... Buy yourself a set of Marchesini's for the MV.... (sexual).... Look at the detail between the two bikes... No comparison....

-- Grant Paynter (South Australia) (, October 18, 2004.

If performance is the main issue, then it's very hard to beat the Japanese bikes for the dollar.

If it's the V-twin sound, it's hard to beat Aprillia.

If it's exoticness, it's hard to beat the MV Agustas (if you're looking at the 999R, then compare it with the Tamburini.

Unfortunately, that leaves Ducati with v-twin sound, decent performance, questionable athestics, but at exotic prices. For $18K, it shouldn't have to "grow on you."

-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, AZ) (, October 18, 2004.

The 999R is most certainly a better ride than the MV, but it is not as beautiful, although it looks better now with the new front. but the price difference would make me choose the MV, 35000 euro for the 999R and 23000 for the MV.

-- jacob (, October 18, 2004.

Decisions decisions, I love Ducati's and love MV's, but comparing a Ducati 999R with an F4 1000, is a very difficult thing to do, apart from the fact that the 999R was not designed by Tamburini !

A big bang twin, or a 150 BHP Italian 4 cylinder ?, I have a 999R Fila Rep, it a fantastic bike, also had 996R, 996SPS FOGGY, 955 etc, but own MV oro and Senna and would never part with them, I am due to take delivery of F4 1000 AGO, its a beautiful machine and if I had to part with the 999R to buy the F4 1000 I would, go buy the MV !!


-- Rob Burn (, October 18, 2004.

Yeah, most people recognize the Ducati name when you mention Italian bikes. But, when I stop anywhere with the red & silver MV, I always receive compliments even from "cage drivers." It's amazing that even non biking people can recognize beauty.

-- Kenny Nash (, October 18, 2004.

get the mv. i chose between the 999s and a mv spr i miss the sound of the twin. i went to a ducati cathering about two weeks ago and my spr got alot of looks and jaw droppin when i pulled up.i love this bike!!!!!!!!!!!

-- kingtut7300 (, October 19, 2004.


There is no comparison. The twins can not be compared with any other type of cylinder arrangements as well as the rest of the engine types should not be compared with twins or singles or what have you! They are different. Ride one and decide then. There is a world of difference between these two bikes sand you can't simply use the arguments that one is better. They are both Italian with the advantages and short comings that is generally associated with these breed of bikes. Remember that when you are riding one, you can care less about others looking at you and on the same token, you should be able to enjoy your investment visually. I'd say go with what your heart tells you. You will not regret either one! Thank

Yours Sincerely, Stephano Motowheels

-- Stephano.R (, November 02, 2004.

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