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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Got my new F4

Picked up my new F4 yesterday! (DesmoHugh, from Gold Coast Motorsports, LI). My biggest concern about the bike was the riding position. I gave up my 02 because I could no longer crane my neck to look straight ahead. This bike has a similar position to my 1098S Ducati which I can ride several hundred miles without much problem. Big relief there. I carry a lot more corner speed on the F4 then the Ducati. Also did the same when swapping bikes with a friends S1000RR (Duc vs BMW). I wonder now if the new bikes are that great or if there is something wrong with the setup of the Duc. I can't articulate what I feel on the Duc, just know I'm a lot faster on the other 2.
The sound of the F4 is a symphony! The look of the exhaust is Frankenstein. WTF were they thinking?? There was wicked traffic leaving NY and my right leg was baking. The same kindergartner that designed the exhaust, designed the front fender. Bleccchhh! Seat height is high. I have a 32" inseam and I'm on my toes at stop. More comfortable flatfooted as on the Duc and BMW. The seat is wide. Wider then need be for my skinny ass. A narrower seat would likely let me flat foot.
Gearbox and slipper clutch are great. Gearing isn't optimal for street riding. At 35mph, your lugging the engine in 2nd gear.
Dash is cool. Love having a gear shift indicator. Would prefer a traditional tach. Haven't tried any of it's functions yet.
The signal cancel button on the Duc is where the horn is on the MV, so I kept scaring myself.
Not crazy about the look of the rims, no big deal.
Bike is FAST!! It does have a flat spot around 4K, no big deal. I can't wait to ring it's neck.
Suspension is much more compliant than my 02 F4 and the Duc. Felt great.
Despite the negatives listed above, I'm thrilled with the bike and have no regrets on the purchase. GET ONE!!
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Picked up my new F4 yesterday! (DesmoHugh, from Gold Coast Motorsports, LI). My biggest concern about the bike was the riding position. I gave up my 02 because I could no longer crane my neck to look straight ahead. This bike has a similar position to my 1098S Ducati which I can ride several hundred miles without much problem. Big relief there. I carry a lot more corner speed on the F4 then the Ducati. Also did the same when swapping bikes with a friends S1000RR (Duc vs BMW). I wonder now if the new bikes are that great or if there is something wrong with the setup of the Duc. I can't articulate what I feel on the Duc, just know I'm a lot faster on the other 2.
The sound of the F4 is a symphony! The look of the exhaust is Frankenstein. WTF were they thinking?? There was wicked traffic leaving NY and my right leg was baking. The same kindergartner that designed the exhaust, designed the front fender. Bleccchhh! Seat height is high. I have a 32" inseam and I'm on my toes at stop. More comfortable flatfooted as on the Duc and BMW. The seat is wide. Wider then need be for my skinny ass. A narrower seat would likely let me flat foot.
Gearbox and slipper clutch are great. Gearing isn't optimal for street riding. At 35mph, your lugging the engine in 2nd gear.
Dash is cool. Love having a gear shift indicator. Would prefer a traditional tach. Haven't tried any of it's functions yet.
The signal cancel button on the Duc is where the horn is on the MV, so I kept scaring myself.
Not crazy about the look of the rims, no big deal.
Bike is FAST!! It does have a flat spot around 4K, no big deal. I can't wait to ring it's neck.
Suspension is much more compliant than my 02 F4 and the Duc. Felt great.
Despite the negatives listed above, I'm thrilled with the bike and have no regrets on the purchase. GET ONE!!
Congrats! I was actually at Goldcoast that day, probably just missed you. Really appreciate the honest review. If it's as comfortable as the Duc 1098, I'm sold. I figure I can replace the cheaper looking front fender with carbon and don't mind the new exhaust (at least not as much as others). I'm a bigger guy, so I expect will appreciate the wider seat. My concern is around useability when not aggressively riding. I don't plan to track the F4, got a bike for that. So when you say "flat spot" at 4K rpm, does that mean it has that "jump" in trottle response at 5K like the older versions? I had an '07 and got rif of it after a couple months due to what I perceived as a jerky throttle response. That would kill the deal for me as smooth acceleration is a must. Appreciate all insight...

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After riding with "the big pilot" you are bound to get better.
Glad you are carrying more speed into the turns... after all you could not go any slower
Happy you like it.
I might be coming up to next Friday and we need to go for a ride on Saturday. 10 F4, S1000RR, Senna, and the big pilot.

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Congrats! I was actually at Goldcoast that day, probably just missed you. Really appreciate the honest review. If it's as comfortable as the Duc 1098, I'm sold. I figure I can replace the cheaper looking front fender with carbon and don't mind the new exhaust (at least not as much as others). I'm a bigger guy, so I expect will appreciate the wider seat. My concern is around useability when not aggressively riding. I don't plan to track the F4, got a bike for that. So when you say "flat spot" at 4K rpm, does that mean it has that "jump" in trottle response at 5K like the older versions? I had an '07 and got rif of it after a couple months due to what I perceived as a jerky throttle response. That would kill the deal for me as smooth acceleration is a must. Appreciate all insight...
Race ECU RG3's and cat removal cured virtually all traces of jerkiness on my 1078. When I briefly rode the new F4 last Wednesday I certainly found throttle response and engine character to be smooth, albeit a little gutless midrange; no real problems there.

Apart from my other comments which you can find in the thread I started Wednesday night I found the gear ratio spacing on the new F4 less "close ratio" than on my 1078. I suppose you could get used to that, but the close ratio box (tall first gear, rest follows closely stacked) certainly suits the deep power from low down the 1078 has. Oh, and the new F4's gearchange is, compared to the 1078's, a bit sloppy. Longer stroke. You'll get used to that as well.

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Someone said - This thread is worth nothing without pics !!! Congratulation , which color did you get ???

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Some pics of the new F4 can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1019802137

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I also appreciate your opinion! Coming off of an R1, I am considering the F4 or 1198S.
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Congrats on the bike! And please remember, rubber side down!

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