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F3 (675/800) vs. F4

Does anyone have both of these models? I'm thinking about picking up an F3 (probably an 800) for track day duty and I'd like to hear the perspective of anyone that's ridden both models. Especially if you've done track time on both.

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Can't give an informed opinion, sorry. But I'd be really interested in hearing about this.

When I was looking to buy my F3, I was offered an F4 at a very similar price. For me the F4, was just too big. I think for a fun out and out track day, you can't go wrong with an F3 800. If I'd had the cash it would have been my premium choice.

Not that I'm disappointed in the slightest with my 675.
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hi, I've just chopped my 675 for the 800, i also have the F4 R in the garage, its still early days with the 800 only got it on good friday so have yet to really give it some, but first impressions are very favourable, love the shifter and slipper clutch, as far as comparing F3 to F4 its a difficult one bikes are like chalk and cheese .
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I like both, for different reasons. It's the typical 600 & 1000 question. If I picked a F3, it would be the 800, more power, better brakes, slipper clutch. Easy choice.

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The F4 is a lot of bike for the track. I don't in any way regret buying and owning it. But a middle weight is more suited to track duty. I don't visit many tracks that allow me to "stretch the legs" on the F4. But I knew that going in.

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Can't give an informed opinion, sorry. But I'd be really interested in hearing about this.

When I was looking to buy my F3, I was offered an F4 at a very similar price. For me the F4, was just too big. I think for a fun out and out track day, you can't go wrong with an F3 800. If I'd had the cash it would have been my premium choice.

Not that I'm disappointed in the slightest with my 675.

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The thing that has always turned me off about middle weight bikes is the fact/sense that you have to wring the snot out of the engine (run high revs) to get to their powerband. Obviously this is not the case on an F4 or any other literbike. Do you guys have to wind up the F3 to get power out of it like you would on say an R6? I have heard good reviews on the Triumph 675, which I feel is the most comparable bike to the MV Agusta F3 range of middle weights.

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hi, I've just chopped my 675 for the 800, i also have the F4 R in the garage, its still early days with the 800 only got it on good friday so have yet to really give it some, but first impressions are very favourable, love the shifter and slipper clutch, as far as comparing F3 to F4 its a difficult one bikes are like chalk and cheese .
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I like both, for different reasons. It's the typical 600 & 1000 question. If I picked a F3, it would be the 800, more power, better brakes, slipper clutch. Easy choice.

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This is my opinion and mine only

I have a 2006 F4s; a 2008 Brutale S, a Desmo, F4 CC and lastly a F3 675

Before buying the F3 (last one I bought) my track bike was the Brutale. Easy for me ... it was the cheapest of all

Now my track bike is the F3 ... but because it is pure fun. Tracks here are quite technical. So no super long straights (except TWS) so you dont really need a liter bike.

And yes, if you ask the question ... I took all my bikes to the track, with the exception of the CC.
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What made you trade your 675 for the 800 if you don't mind me asking?

Once you have put some miles on the new F3 800 I'd be interested in hearing what you think about the engine in it versus your experience with the 675.

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hi, I've just chopped my 675 for the 800, i also have the F4 R in the garage, its still early days with the 800 only got it on good friday so have yet to really give it some, but first impressions are very favourable, love the shifter and slipper clutch, as far as comparing F3 to F4 its a difficult one bikes are like chalk and cheese .

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You make sense. By "TWS", do you mean Texas World Speedway?

Thanks for offering your comments.

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This is my opinion and mine only

I have a 2006 F4s; a 2008 Brutale S, a Desmo, F4 CC and lastly a F3 675

Before buying the F3 (last one I bought) my track bike was the Brutale. Easy for me ... it was the cheapest of all

Now my track bike is the F3 ... but because it is pure fun. Tracks here are quite technical. So no super long straights (except TWS) so you dont really need a liter bike.

And yes, if you ask the question ... I took all my bikes to the track, with the exception of the CC.

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F3 (675/800) vs. F4

I think youd have to consider your riding experience and track experience. If your starting out on the track than the f3 would be a goid choice. But if you have alot of track experience i think the F4 would better suit. But thats just me. Alot of guys would debate saying a smaller bike is better its more fun but being able to tame a 1000cc on the track is not easy and for me im always trying to brake later and get on the throttle earlier every time im out. I have just as much fun in the corners and on the brakes if not more cause im grabbing a whole handful of the lever to slow me down while the rear end bounces and skips about now thats fun.

But thats just me. If your confident rider i would go the F4. I would get bored of the F3 in no time. I have a SPR i have put on the track. I have a CC that i ride on the road and a suzuki K8 1000 race bike i track always and i have more than enough fun on it.

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