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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-11-2018, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of upgrading from F3 to F4

Hi guys,
I have 2017 F3 800 and while im happy with the bike, it is bit cramped for my my long legs.
Also the details can be bit lacking, if you look close it shows its built on a budget. I know 1st gen F4 is a piece of art, did they start cost cutting with 2nd gen?
If i get an F4 it would be 2018 standard because i love the classic red/silver colour.
Does anyone have experience with F3 vs gen 2 F4?

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Hi guys,
I have 2017 F3 800 and while im happy with the bike, it is bit cramped for my my long legs.
Also the details can be bit lacking, if you look close it shows its built on a budget. I know 1st gen F4 is a piece of art, did they start cost cutting with 2nd gen?
If i get an F4 it would be 2018 standard because i love the classic red/silver colour.
Does anyone have experience with F3 vs gen 2 F4?

Cheers
Canít give you a comparison, but a good friend of mine has a 2007 F4 R. Itís a physically smaller bike than my 2010 F4. Both bikes are pretty standard and the newer one definitely makes a nicer noise. I would say the ergonomics are better on the newer bike,dash etc. I find it pretty comfy to ride, Iím 6 foot and I only get aching wrists after about 80 miles. It soon goes away after a stop for 5 minutes. Iíve got no issues with the quality on my bike.....

Also, are they still making new standard F4ís ? Iím also thinking about a new one before they go out of production....

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Also, are they still making new standard F4ís ? Iím also thinking about a new one before they go out of production....
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Canít give you a comparison, but a good friend of mine has a 2007 F4 R. Itís a physically smaller bike than my 2010 F4. Both bikes are pretty standard and the newer one definitely makes a nicer noise. I would say the ergonomics are better on the newer bike,dash etc. I find it pretty comfy to ride, Iím 6 foot and I only get aching wrists after about 80 miles. It soon goes away after a stop for 5 minutes. Iíve got no issues with the quality on my bike.....

Also, are they still making new standard F4ís ? Iím also thinking about a new one before they go out of production....

Fred
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To me, the cost cutting started in 2009 with the 1st gen 312RR. The plastic and metal parts are visibly cheaper/flimsier.
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Wow! That's a significant difference I would never have noted had they not been standing side by side. I love my 2007, but seeing that I am sure I would find the 2010 more comfortable also. (I'm 5'9")
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That's a huge difference!... But I am a F3 800 lover!
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To me, the cost cutting started in 2009 with the 1st gen 312RR. The plastic and metal parts are visibly cheaper/flimsier.

Sadly happened on all bikes. The fasteners on the F3 turn white if someone drinks a bottle of water near them. My ZX6-R had SS fasteners, they didn't corrode (much), but they were made out of cheese and melted when you used them more than once.



Most bikes sadly have the decals applied after the paint not and not lacquered in, as cost saving method, which means you get polish and wax build up when you clean and eventually they peel off.

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I canít believe anything makes a nicer noise than a 1st gen F4! Need to take a serious look at trading the B3 for newer F4.
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Hi guys,
I have 2017 F3 800 and while im happy with the bike, it is bit cramped for my my long legs.
Also the details can be bit lacking, if you look close it shows its built on a budget. I know 1st gen F4 is a piece of art, did they start cost cutting with 2nd gen?
If i get an F4 it would be 2018 standard because i love the classic red/silver colour.
Does anyone have experience with F3 vs gen 2 F4?

Cheers
check the seat heights, I had a 2007 312r, and now have the 2012 RR, my wife has the F3 800 - you mentioned you have an F3 and are cramped. you will find the F4 is a bit more comfortable due to the width of the bike and not so much the rider seat height.

the Gen 1 was a taller feel to me than my Gen 2 but I have also not touched the riders adjustment .. either bike is FUN but I have to say and Arthur can attest, the GEN2 has some advancements that make it more fun to ride
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