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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Saw the new F4 today

Things I liked:

1 - Shape of the Gas Tank
2 - Front fairing and headlight looks better in person
3 - Bike looks narrower and smaller (although I don't mind the big bike feel of the previous F4
4 - seat wider and more comfortable
5 - shorter reach to the bars

Things I didn't like

1 - Tail section styling
2 - Exhaust section does not flow with the bike. Gap between exhaust and bodywork. not clean at all
3 - funny mid-pipe exhaust shape
4 - black wheels
5 - plastic-icky look and feel in some sections (Front fender was terrible)

Summary: The previous model F4 has superior build quality; from the bodywork down to rear suspension. The new F4 feels like a modern bike. Lighter feeling for sure and more compact as well as comfortable. The new bike is definitely more biased for the street whereas the older model was designed purely for the track.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 11:06 PM
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Things I liked:

1 - Shape of the Gas Tank
2 - Front fairing and headlight looks better in person
3 - Bike looks narrower and smaller (although I don't mind the big bike feel of the previous F4
4 - seat wider and more comfortable
5 - shorter reach to the bars

Things I didn't like

1 - Tail section styling
2 - Exhaust section does not flow with the bike. Gap between exhaust and bodywork. not clean at all
3 - funny mid-pipe exhaust shape
4 - black wheels
5 - plastic-icky look and feel in some sections (Front fender was terrible)

Summary: The previous model F4 has superior build quality; from the bodywork down to rear suspension. The new F4 feels like a modern bike. Lighter feeling for sure and more compact as well as comfortable. The new bike is definitely more biased for the street whereas the older model was designed purely for the track.
Agree on all points.

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2009 Harley Davidson VRod Muscle
2010 Ducati 1198S
2010 MV Agusta F4
2011 BMW K1300S
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 11:57 PM
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Back in April 2010 I saw the new F4 at a dealer event. I noted (on this forum) that the exhaust and some of the cosmetic parts of the bike felt, looked, and appeared cheap (poor quality). Comments which were uttered by the other MV dealers at the event. The posture of the new F4 felt the same as my 2006, but some said the lean angle wasn't as aggressive on the 2010. This may be more comfortable for some riders. I did not get to ride the bike, so I'll leave that to the lucky few who get that opportunity.

Whatever your choice; enjoy.

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Things I liked:

1 - Shape of the Gas Tank
2 - Front fairing and headlight looks better in person
3 - Bike looks narrower and smaller (although I don't mind the big bike feel of the previous F4
4 - seat wider and more comfortable
5 - shorter reach to the bars

Things I didn't like

1 - Tail section styling
2 - Exhaust section does not flow with the bike. Gap between exhaust and bodywork. not clean at all
3 - funny mid-pipe exhaust shape
4 - black wheels
5 - plastic-icky look and feel in some sections (Front fender was terrible)

Summary: The previous model F4 has superior build quality; from the bodywork down to rear suspension. The new F4 feels like a modern bike. Lighter feeling for sure and more compact as well as comfortable. The new bike is definitely more biased for the street whereas the older model was designed purely for the track.

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