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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Different mags = different results

Tested at Valencia track.
Australian Two Wheels mag: preferred the handling of the F4RR as being more precise, due to lighter wheels and slightly different setup (adjustable swing arm pivot set to max up)
Performance Bike mag: seemed to prefer the handling of the F4 as being more precise

Both mentioned functional quick shift and auto blip on downshift! Must be getting close to release for those of you who are hanging out for it.
Just goes to show that it is still a matter of personal opinion when it comes to bike evaluation....
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:53 AM
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Do you have a link, are they just comparing the differences between the f4rr vs the f4r?
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Aussie mag is a hard copy and I don't have a scanner sorry.
I saw the pommie mag on the shelf and came home and downloaded the app to get the ipad copy for less than half the price of the paper copy, so no link for that either.

Both mags did a multi page review of both bikes. I was intrigued by the widely different views of what appeared to be the same bikes at the same track on the same day.
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Great point. It's really a shame that Motorcycle tests can't be more objective and measurable like car tests. Tests like the braking test and cone slalom are easily repeatable and can show the car's handling beyond what someone "feels". Due to the dynamics of a motorcycle's handling and the skill and speed required it makes it difficult to measure. There's still "feel" involved with some of the high speed stuff but it's a lot easier to take a car to the edge than it is a bike due to the redundant set of wheels. You can't exactly test understeer and oversteer on a bike without a huge amount of skill and risk.
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Great point. It's really a shame that Motorcycle tests can't be more objective and measurable like car tests. Tests like the braking test and cone slalom are easily repeatable and can show the car's handling beyond what someone "feels". Due to the dynamics of a motorcycle's handling and the skill and speed required it makes it difficult to measure. There's still "feel" involved with some of the high speed stuff but it's a lot easier to take a car to the edge than it is a bike due to the redundant set of wheels. You can't exactly test understeer and oversteer on a bike without a huge amount of skill and risk.
RC.................very very well put:j sm:


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RC.................very very well put:j sm:
Appreciate the kind words.
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