Fantastik bikes both Sean...seanf1000 said:I was lucky enough to have owned a 2005 999R last year, ( had to sale to buy a House ) had Powercommander & quick shift 14/38 gearing .
Fanstastic bike Throttle response from zero to WOT 100% perfect
Dyno'ed 143 BHP @ rear tyre std with 1500 miles. Also at same time I owed a Brutale 750, I always felt that on the Brutale I could do almost anything, just like a Supermoto. Brutale, also had to go. But this left a desire to ride a
April 8 2006, pick up new 05 F4 1000 S Nero, even though this is not back to back I have put on 1500 miles in 1 month. RG3 Baffles - Powercommander - BMC filter.
The MV is faster how much I am not sure because the 999R was very deceptive, a couple of times ran it out in top gear quickly glancing at speedo thinking it would read around 150, only to notice 2 times 170 & 172 before having to brake hard for round - about. I find with the F4 I need to hang off the bike, were as the 999R I didn't have to, don't get me wrong The F4 steers fantastic especially since I raised the rear @ set static sag ft & rr, I'm just saying that its more sencitive, as for stability they are equal.
Suspension quality almost equal, I feel Ohlins on the 999r handled our UK's road dips & bumps a little better.
I will reserve throttle response judgement until I have the Powercommder custom mapped.
I wish the MV had Dry Clutch really miss the the noise, always liked the sound of classic MV 750S America models with there gear drive cams, but these Casoli mod'ed / RG3 cans are loud & everbody turns there head to look.