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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-03-2015, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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F4 problems: old article / maybe some answers

Found this "old" article about the 2013 F4RR: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/f...kes-mv-agusta/

This sounds a lot like a few of the problems that some of the members are discussing here ?!? -Davis
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 08:02 PM
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Wow, eye opening article and MV is not impressing me enough to upgrade. (But I really do

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I did read that article when it came out; and, deeply disappointed by it. However, as I was looking for the reviews on 2016 RR, I came across this:
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...-f4-rr-review/

This review is far more positive. So, I am thinking the software update (or, lack there of, in the case of MotorcycleNews) would have been the difference.

Also, I believe for the first time ever (in my limited observation), F4 RR was picked over Panigale S, for the street riding:
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...-agusta-f4-rr/

And, 2015/16 models are supposed to have software updates, which should have fixed a number of issues. Perhaps, 2015 owners could chime in and share their views.

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I wonder has any magazine had a MV F4 as a longtermer? Would love to read day in day out impressions and stuff like that, instead of the track launches.

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I feel that you need to live with the F4 for a while to get used to it and learn to ride it. When I have gotten on my bike the first time, it was uncomfortable and very sketchy to ride fast. After a while, all other bikes feel uncomfortable and the F4RR is perfection on the street and track. Go figure.

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Interesting articles and would also like some longtermer reviews.

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I know what retrodrive means about getting comfortable with a new bike/riding position.
I also went from from an upright position to the more sporty position of the Ducati ST2, and it took me a good few months to feel totally relaxed.
Same thing going from the ST2 to F4, however I get the feeling the F4 will never be an all-day comfy bike (without modifications to bars, pegs and seat).
So far the longest journey on the MV has been 3 hours. It's my daily ride and in May I'll be touring for a week and hoping to use the (2010)MV as it's fueling is so smooth and it can be ridden like a twist n go around town.


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I feel that you need to live with the F4 for a while to get used to it and learn to ride it. When I have gotten on my bike the first time, it was uncomfortable and very sketchy to ride fast. After a while, all other bikes feel uncomfortable and the F4RR is perfection on the street and track. Go figure.
You are right; F4 is sort of an acquired taste. When someone looks at it, he/she falls in love by the beauty of it. But, it expects more from the rider. When compared among the highly-sorted and refined superbikes, the quirks and dare-i-say, certain deficiencies become intolerable in a day or two test.

By the way, how does your RR sound, at idle and over 5k RPM? Are you running stock pipes? I am desperately trying to figure out the sound, which is very important to me. I read that the second gen bikes lost that unique sound of the first gen. Thanks.

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Interesting articles and would also like some longtermer reviews.

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I know what retrodrive means about getting comfortable with a new bike/riding position.
I also went from from an upright position to the more sporty position of the Ducati ST2, and it took me a good few months to feel totally relaxed.
Same thing going from the ST2 to F4, however I get the feeling the F4 will never be an all-day comfy bike (without modifications to bars, pegs and seat).
So far the longest journey on the MV has been 3 hours. It's my daily ride and in May I'll be touring for a week and hoping to use the (2010)MV as it's fueling is so smooth and it can be ridden like a twist n go around town.
Yeah, F4 isn't really a touring bike, though it's possible. I once did about 2k miles round trip. I will NOT do it again, ever! I had to try though. I suggest using Throttlemeister or something similar to relieve your right hand from time to time.

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By the way, how does your RR sound, at idle and over 5k RPM? Are you running stock pipes? I am desperately trying to figure out the sound, which is very important to me. I read that the second gen bikes lost that unique sound of the first gen. Thanks.
Sounds like no other bike out there...simply beautiful. I am not sure about the comparison with the past gen a I have not played around with first gen F4 enough. You can always do a valve delete on a stock exhaust to make it louder on the lower end.

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