Maybe they read this post and re thought the electric idea lolJust saw this (was posted 5 days ago), not sure if it is click bait , but visordown as far as I understand is reputable?
Timur is quoted:
" We have a precise plan for the revival of the brand and this includes the F4. The platform was simply discontinued but a return within a maximum of five years is in our plans. We have also scheduled a return to the World Superbike Championship.”
Superbike championship means combustion.
I will happily race you across the U S of A! Me in a diesel three cylinder Yugo....and you in any production Electric Passenger Vehicle you would like.Electric vehicles will prevail though, if for no other reason than they are faster, and we have a need, for speed.
My 2005 F4 1000S has a VIN number with 'F5' in it, seems they changed the model number when they went to the 1000cc engine. Makes sense I guess.Interesting, when I moved from CA to NV, and re-registered my '07 F4-1000R, the NV DMV said, by their VIN list, it was an "F5", and that's how it is registered here - even though the factory never really made any production F5's that I know of; but when the 1000 was first shown, they had called it an F5 apparently, and some authority put that designation into the system, and there it lives.
Unfortunately chris the next generation dont even know what to identify themselves as no wonder why manufacturers have to make something for everyoneHaven't been on the forum much recently as had my attention elsewhere but Sam, an electric/hybrid F4 is just pure wrong. Apart from the looks, the howling exhaust note is what makes the F4 special. I did a lot of marshaling at the TT when they were first introducing the TTX and while the technology is interesting I wasn't at all bothered with the bikes, they just didn't excite me. If Timur feels the need to make an electric/hybrid bike then make it a separate model or even an F4 "special" like we see in the car world where they offer a hybrid version alongside the mainstream models but not as the only option, especially if we're going to be waiting another 5 years for it!