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2013 F4R first ride!

Well...............its finally here (and yes, it is mine) pics attached of the beast arriving and first ride yesterday initial impressions (and Pete, I am being a very good boy regards running it in) and this is compared to my 2010 F4 and the F4RR (which I had for 3 days to evaluate) this is without doubt, the "best" MV I have owned ( and I have had nearly all of them) I set the bikes electronics up through the Custom mode and had everything set to "standard" (and there is a lot to play with!) the only setting I changed was turning the quick shifter on; I have never ridden a bike before with one and WOW, it is absolutely amazing no more clutch for me is incredibly seamless, fast and smooth plus addictive(cant wait for the downshift auto blipper which will be fitted later)

The ride by wire throttle is superb and sooooooooooo smooth; makes the whole riding experience "easy" as the transition from downshifting into corners / back on the gas mid corner is effortless almost as if the bike is on auto; the big difference however is how this bike turns / feels; the rear ride height is higher which no doubt helps however there is no effort required as it simply turns with little effort and once over is absolutely balanced / neutral; brakes are superb and front end feel is excellent; the new suspension package (Ohlin's rear, revised front) is amazing on standard settings, incredibly compliant however rock solid whilst providing great feedback will have to wait for the power impressions however on standard throttle / engine settings feels like there is a manic "best is yet to come" experience so............ stay tuned for more feedback and cant wait to get to the track
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Great to hear. That is one very nice bike.
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Great to hear. That is one very nice bike.
Thanks R......... should have also mentioned the fit and finish on the bike is superb and apart from my old Senna, definitely the best
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Absolutely gorgeous!

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So you had the 2013 RR for 3 days? That would be an interesting comparison. I would have liked the RR but that's an expensive 6HP, and probably beyond my budget. + I'm not really good enough to need the better suspension.

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Looks better that the RR.

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Looks better that the RR.
That's true! I've got the white F4.

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Well Done J. I agree looks better than the RR.
Not much alloy on those wheels,must be very light
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So you had the 2013 RR for 3 days? That would be an interesting comparison. I would have liked the RR but that's an expensive 6HP, and probably beyond my budget. + I'm not really good enough to need the better suspension.
B, The RR is an "extreme" super bike and the extra 6hp feels like a lot more; for us mere mortals we would more than likely be riding it on the dumbed down engine / power settings to really enjoy the bike which I guess defeats the purpose; the R is really "an every mans super bike"


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Looks better that the RR.
Couldn't agree more Pete and.....................................its red and silver: jsm:


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