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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Will the new F4 be all hand built?????

The old F4 was hand built!

In case you haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRh5YWbdzbE (this is part two)

I don't think they will have the time to built the new model like this. The production number will be a lot higher. After seeing the new vs. old engine pics I have my doubts.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Hand built gives the impression that the build quality will be superior, I'm not sure that's the case.


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. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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i don't think so, price would be higher

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For sure it will be handbuild.
No automation machines available in varese, and who tells the numbers will be much higher?
For me it's not so clear that the market will consume more Mv's then before.

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For sure it will be handbuild.
No automation machines available in varese, and who tells the numbers will be much higher?
For me it's not so clear that the market will consume more Mv's then before.
+1 I agree
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 12:01 PM
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HB you're right, it will be anyway a bike for a market niche...handbuilt for sure as usual.

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I might go over there again and ask if I can help build mine!!

Last time there the factory was shut so I didn't get my hands dirty at all! But my bike was being made while I was in nearby France and maybe that is the reason why I will keep this one forever!

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Handbuilt? stirs up a lot of options like a craftsman hand peening an aluminium tank? I doubt it.
Anyone who visits the Milan show will see just how easy it is to make a bike in Italy, the Acerebis stand has plastic fuel tanks and covers on show from just about every bike and it goes on with castings, frames, electrics etc.

Whilst visiting the Ducati Plant I saw boxes arriving of forks.......with calipers, handlebars, clocks, switches already attached!!

These days Motorcycle factory's are little more than assembly plants, very little actual 'manufacturing' goes on, not like the 'old' handbuilt days

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With the price decreasing, they certainly have to be less careful with engine building..
Doesn't mean it will be less reliable, just less nice once you open it... Same thing the did at Ducati a few years ago...
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I don't think their process is changing even if the parts will be cheaper. I think they'd mention if they found a way to save money or increase production time. That info would be appealing to potential investors.
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