I am making a guess that you might be in the Orange County/LA area. If so, MV Agusta is looking for a dealership or two (and have supposedly narrowed it down from those who are interested) to represent these areas. All the dealers that most know were mentioned (Pro-Italia, European Cycle, etc,) but they are being very tight-lipped about who will be chosen. They are looking to expand their market and stop losing potential sales as their number one complaint is not about their motorcycles, but their lack of dealerships and service. Drop-dead gorgeous machines and even my wife said to me that my next ride should be a MV Agusta as they are so beautiful...not that I would ever be capable of riding any of their model line-up to its full potential.
On a final note the MV Agusta reps. said that they fully intend to keep the pricing of the MV Agusta at MSRP and the dealer who gets it will have to do so. They are only interested in a certain level of buyer--those who have the money.
'As for me, as bitter and jaded as my 36 years of unflinchingly staring life in the ass has made me, I still have a little kid somewhere inside that loves to hum the theme to "Speed Racer" as I open up the throttle...'
Can we make this the official MO motto? This is about the funniest thing I have read in print in a while.
I never thought about this, but I asked around a little at my local CycleGear if they knew anyone who had "crash-tested" them, and the guys said that they knew someone who had, and the metal plates had gotten extremely hot, and given him some very nasty burns. So I guess they're not the best idea after all.
I have owned a pair of Teknic Streetfighters for 3 years now, and I've been thrilled with them. I also got them for about $60 on-line, so they were a bit of deal. But they are very very comfy, and they have held up through rain, even some snow.
MO, thanks for the review. The Chrome Tech gloves have been available for two years now, and due to overstock, they're being discounted now by the distributor, Tucker-Rocky. Which means they can be had at many retail outlets for probably $59, which saves you $100 (that's a front tire) off the Icon TiMax. Also, IFW will have these Chrome Techs, as well as lots of jackets and pants, at our annual warehouse sale on March 27 in Tustin, CA (blatant plug).