Wow! Lucky you...in my eyes, that's the most beautiful sportbike on the market.
However, like already mentioned it's a terrible first motorcycle. Keep it for the future though!
First good bike, Ninja 250 or Ninja 500. Suzuki GS500. The 250 is quick enough around town and will pull to 100mph, but lacks some passing grunt at highway speeds. Can't go wrong with any of these bikes however. Look them up online, read the reviews, go check some out, sit on them, ect.
Put some good miles on your first bike, try to log a few thousand before jumping up. I don't even know if the MV is a good second bike!
Compared to a Hayabusa...I don't really know. The Hayabusa is a pure beast though, 1300cc's. I wouldn't even feel comfortable riding one and I'm on my third bike. Either way, if the MV has 166hp, that's a VERY fast bike. You can easily wheelie it, spin the rear wheel out, and just get in a lot of trouble with very little effort. And being a new rider, you won't know how to properly react to those mistakes.
Also, take the MSF course!
Last edited by slaps76; 12-11-2005 at 06:05 PM.