+1MV-999R said:No thanks. I'm VERY happy with my 312R :f4:
Hell, if for some reason i had to buy another one :stickpoke , i would pick up another 312R over the 1078.
The cc increase says nothing to me and i prefer the "old" colors to the new ones :smoking:
Funny you mention that.Broms said:Happy with the bike I have.
But I would consider selling my dear old Buell for a big donk Brutale !!
Turbo329 said:It's funny because I asked myself this question when the F4-R first came out. I am an S model owner and yes there have been various improvements.
It really comes down to pride of ownership and if one needs to have the next 5-7hp that comes out every 2 years then more power to them. My S makes 152rwhp and after the full system goes on soon with the custom map, probably mid 160s. I guess I'm happy with that especially for a bike that I may never thrash to it's full potential -- Even if I use it for track days.
The MV S model still gets the job done for me. 1 - I never get left behind. 2 - It still draws a crowd. 3 - I still gets the ladies 4 - It runs well and never leaves me stranded. 4 - It's got the STAR wheels!!!!! lol
Yes, the R has titanium valves, different porting, larger exhaust valves, yes the 312 has a higher rev limit, better ecu programming and the other R advantages, yes this 1078 will make more hp due to the higher displacement. But the bottom line is that all this textbook glory only equates to 2-3 bikes lengths in the quarter mile and maybe perhaps a half second per lap on the track assuming the bikes are kept stock.
In a nutshell:
Street Rider - It really doesn't friggin matter.
Track Day Rider - Skill is the limit. It wouldn't matter if we were on Bayliss' bike. If I can only run a 1:03 at BeaveRun, it wouldn't matter if I had 100 more horsepower. I'm gonna be stuck on that 1:03 until my 'BRAIN' figures out how to get around the track faster while my friends run 1:01s on bone stock R6s.
Luca Scassa - Ever millisecond counts. 1078 is as good as bought!