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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Any problems with throttle response on 2015 F4s?

Having admired MVs for many years, I am finally considering an 2015 F4. However, as I have been reading up on them, I find a lot of references to unreliable "ride-by-wire" experiences on recent models.

Here are some quotes from articles I've read. (Some of these are about the F3.)

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2014/0...et-comparison/

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"It has a lot of issues with the throttle," Northover agrees. "You're never quite sure what you're going to get when you open the throttle."
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...it was the machine we wanted to get off of the quickest.
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/revi...cycles-review/

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There is nothing more frustrating than coming out of the turn, whacking the throttle, and having nothing happen. This "false neutral" of throttle inputs is something I have seen on both the 675cc and the 800cc models, and it leaves you thinking the F3 800 isnít quite done.
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/f...kes-mv-agusta/

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The F4 RR's throttle feels snatchy and disconnected, like last year's F3.
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...but on a track, mid-corner, not knowing what you're going to get when you twist the throttle is unnerving and takes all your attention, when you should be thinking about where you're going.
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There's nothing I like about this bike, it's the worst bike I've ever ridden. It's horrible. It's like riding a video game Ė there's no throttle connection. Whatever's going on in your hand is not going on in the engine Ė it's just weird. Even flat-out it's unpredictable.
Are there any 2015 model owners here who can chime in? What are your thoughts/experiences with the F4 throttle response? The "dedicated" riding position I can live with but a lack of confidence or "you never know what you're going to get when you turn the throttle" really concerns me.
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Maybe have a look in the maintenance section.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-14-2015, 06:37 AM
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2014 F4 throttle is great once you set it up with the settings you like. I have the recommendations from a magazine and they were spot on. I find the riding position much like a Ducati 999 which is pretty comfy.

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If the 15's are the same as the 14's I have to say that the stock fueling setting is easy to modulate in sporty riding. It's pretty darn good. Then again, I don't race so YMMV.

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Agreed, once I set it up through the Custom settings menu I am completely happy with my 14"s throttle. I would think the 15's is exactly the same. Here are the settings I use.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2013/0...rr-first-ride/

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Flyboy was wondering if anyone has tried that map. I think I will give it a whirl. After all the updates mine is pretty smooth except around 10 mph and under in parking lots.

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No issues on the '14 and I beat on that bike every weekend on some very tight mountain roads. As long as you are in the right gear, there are no flat spots. I am yet to try the setting offered by the magazine.

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Thanks for the responses. I did have a look through the maintenance forum, and while there was a report or two, it wasn't endemic as the media reviews might suggest.
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I have to agree with everyone else. I enjoy mine much more once I set up the custom map settings. I actually have my gas/throttle sensitivity set to rain and my throttle response to race/sport. They are different settings and one works the throttle sensitivity and the other control throttle opening at the intake. Someone else may be able to confirm I have it correct and not backwards. It does make a difference which one you adjust. My 15' F4 is my 1st bike with ride by wire and I found myself having a slightly less steady throttle hand than I thought. Throttle sensitivity in sport mode would cause the bike to surge a little as I hit bumps (mostly on highway riding). Once I set it to rain mode it works great for me and haven't had any issues with throttle response or sensitivity at all.
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Flyboy was wondering if anyone has tried that map. I think I will give it a whirl. After all the updates mine is pretty smooth except around 10 mph and under in parking lots.
I use it and like it!

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