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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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How to decide which F4

Well I bought an F4 yesterday I'm just not sure which one. I've called the dealer three times changing my mind he must think I'm insane. First I ordered a 312R and it will be in on Wednesday. Then I saw the the 1000Rs are being discounted a $1000. So I thought $3000 for 9 hp is it worth it. Normally my answer is absolutely but I'm maturing in my old age and said no. Then I started reading about titanium values you've got to love titanium vales. So I called my salesmen back and told him to switch it back to the 312R.

Then I did a google search for 1000R vs 312R well I ended up here looking at a dyno sheet showing better power pre 10k for the 1000R. So I called the dealer back and switched to the 1000R. After that the salesmen told me he would put a hold on both bikes and I can pick on Tuesday. Now I've spent alot of time reading various posts including someone else who asked excatly the same question and I'm completely confused.

Other then the 9hp which I will never use is the 312R that muck better. It seems both have their strong points and I think that the 1000R may be a better bike for my purpose. Mostly street 6-10 track days a year. What about the 5K surging is it that much improved in the 312R, will it take the $3000 savings to sort out that issue anyway.

Sorry for the long post and I apologize for asking this question again I'm really just venting my frustrations. But anyone has any new advise I would appreciate it greatly.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 07:35 PM
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312R !

the way you flip flop it will be sold with next special anyway...

312R masterbike winner 2007...nuf said...

next time, search this now oft broached subject..


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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 07:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum...I say 312R as well, either way you can't go wrong.
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 08:31 PM
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312! Get it in black if available.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
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Hmm. Yeah, I saw 312 too.
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 10:25 PM
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Hmmm......9 bhp you'll never use or $3,000 you will use........

Don't get me wrong, get the 312 if that's what you REALLY want. I do believe in getting latest and greatest (no regrets), but have figured out that with bikes, it's the dog chasing the tail! Next year, they'll put out the 320, then the 327, etc. We'll NEVER be able to keep up (and trust me, I've been trying!)

I was faced with the same dilemna and went with the 1000 R. Acually got the bike at a $2,000 discount! I will be putting it into carbon parts and an RG3. While it would have been nice to say "my bike is the fastest out," I don't plan on topping out my bike anytime soon, but if I do and only hit 189 vs 194......I'll live (figuratively and literally).

If it's value you seek, can't miss with the 1000R. If $$ is no object, of course, get the 312......but then if $$ was no object we probably wouldn't be having this discussion.

Sure you'll be happy either way!

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I agree with DesmoHugh 100%. After contemplating the exact same issue I decided on the 1000R for all those same reasons.

.....but then I saw a Senna and bought it instead. All common sense went out the window!
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 02:17 AM
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To be very honest, all F4's are excellent, S,R or 312 models! try them out, and see for yourself and what you prefer, just owning an MV is special thing and a privilege!

Good luck!
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If you have the money go the 312R.

Did I say I want one too!

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 04:26 AM
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If you're using it primarly as a street bike and the R is $3.000 less than the 312R i say go for the R and get an RG3, mid pipe, PC3 with a well done custom map, and maybe you can still get some carbon bits.

BTW welcome and let us know what you end up deciding
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