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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a 2014 f4r???

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I'm new to the forum and today have ridden an f4 for the first time and loved it. I've attached a photo of the bike. I just need to know, is this bike an f4r or just standard f4? It is being sold as a 2014 f4r but from all the reviews etc. I have seen I haven't seen one in this colour with these graphics. Any help identifying the model would be appreciated!!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 05:21 PM
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Looks like a 2011 standard F4.

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thanks for the reply, are there any telltale ways to easily spot the differences between different years and models?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 06:26 PM
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Yes, colour scheme, and if it does not say R or RR on the fairings, then it's just an F4. The wheels and sometimes brakes etc is a giveaway, check the manufacturers listings for colour scheme differences. There's a list in the Tech Tips section too. Welcome to the forum mate.

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2010 or 2011 I had this same bike till bike got stolen

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Thanks again for the replies, I took this up with the dealer and they emailed my back saying it is definitely a 2014 "r" model. It is on a 2014 plate but must have just been registered that year which I can understand their misunderstanding, but the fact they're disputing that it's an "r" model when I trust now that it definitely isn't has given me an uneasy feeling about them, I think I'm going to keep searching elsewhere.
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2013+ F4R has an Ohlins rear shock and lightweight Marchesini wheels, also, the engine case covers are gray, not black. The wheels on the picture were used up to 2012.

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The dealer has now backtracked and said it is indeed a 2010 model which was registered in 2014 but they are still not admitting that it isn't an "r"
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 07:24 AM
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That is a 2010 model year standard F4. No doubt. I have one identical to it.

The confusion over the 'R' designation is because the model number is F4-1000R. This is NOT the same as the F4R, which I think didn't come out until 2012 and had the CorsaCorta (short stroke) engine.

So, if the dealer is calling it an F4R, they are plain wrong and at risk of mis-representing/mis-selling.

If it's any consolation, the standard F4 like that makes a good dollop more torque than the later R model because they sacrificed torque to get a higher rev ceiling and peak bhp figure. I'd go for torque over bhp any day.

Note that from 2013 onwards (of which that bike is not) the standard F4 also got the corsa-corta engine.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 07:32 AM
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One more thing: I think it's probably a very early 2010 production bike. The reason for this is that it looks to me like it's had the sub-frame strengthening brace fitted (visible through the gaps above the rear peg hangers). They did this as a recall to fix a cracking sub-frame problem before they fixed the problem permanently on new production models (partway through '10) by a slight re-design to the sub-frame.

The brace is a horrible botch and I hated it so much I paid for a new sub-frame just to get rid of it. It spoils the looks if you want to take the pegs off and it makes battery access/removal a nightmare.

You could verify that with the dealer, though it sounds like they haven't got much of a clue what they have, and if it's the case, I'd look for another if I were you. Nothing wrong with the bike per se, but why put up with that botched compromise when a later 2010+ won't have it at all?
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