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MCN Reviews Website verdict

Anyone noticed this on the MCN website? I usually refer to them when looking for a bike, although I take it with a pinch of salt

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bi...-2012-current/

basically 3/5 star.

Everything is brilliant apart from the anti-engine braking which is described as 'alarming' and the fueling which is basically slated multiple times in the same article. They somehow managed to mention the fueling under 'verdict', 'Engine' and 'Value' just incase we didn't get the point!

Seems like another project for X-bikes

I'm still in the market for one though

So whats the real deal? is 3/5 fair? My old Brutie 910S has a 4/5 which I reckon is fair, maybe even a bit generous now that I have taken into account depreciation, spares and servicing after a couple of years ownership.
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Hmmmm.... I just did a quick read of this article and I picked out several glaring errors.
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Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame with ali side plates. Double-sided aluminium swingarm


Really? Double-sided you say, well, isn't that special!

If a publication wants to be taken seriously then they need to seriously proof their copy before print!

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basically 3/5 star.
Who cares what some journalist says? Ride it, if you like it more than other bikes than you like it more than other bikes.
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Another review FYI...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...F3-review.html

In any case, mine will be delivered next week, and I only intend to use it on the track
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How come most of the world has given the F3 good reviews but the UK press just beats on it??? Must be something in the water

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How come most of the world has given the F3 good reviews but the UK press just beats on it??? Must be something in the water
Cause the Brits are angry people with bad teeth?
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Cause the Brits are angry people with bad teeth?

We have a National teeth service so there !!
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How come most of the world has given the F3 good reviews but the UK press just beats on it??? Must be something in the water
Look what they did to the Princess
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Hmmmm.... I just did a quick read of this article and I picked out several glaring errors.
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Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame with ali side plates. Double-sided aluminium swingarm


Really? Double-sided you say, well, isn't that special!

If a publication wants to be taken seriously then they need to seriously proof their copy before print!
Absolutely, I didn't notice this. They must've got the secretary or the coffee boy to write the reviews up. I think I'll ignore the entire review if they can't be bothered to even proof read an article that's going to potentially influence the sales of this bike.

I was thinking, whats the last supersport that I can think of that was actually very good, a groundbreaker that handled well, was good value but got constantly slated on fuelling issues...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bi...0-2000--2003-/

Triumph TT600. yet that one has 4/5 stars. It's British I guess so it gets an extra star.
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Read eric bostrom's review. Anything he likes is ok with me! Also, for what its worth, this is the only review ive seen that "trashes" the bike, maybe they just wanted to be " those guys". Personaly, it was great reading both a good and bad review. I think you need both to really get an idea of what the bike is. Same goes for any bike.
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