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To all F4 lovers,
I'm looking for your buying advice to choose between :
- F4 750 (2000) with 3000mls (1 previous owner)
- or F4 1000 (2006) with 10000mls (2 previous owners)
Both are in good/mint condition and same price.
Color is Red/Grey and both are monoposto.
Looking forward to receiving your recommendations.
Thank you very much in advance.
 

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For sure I would choose the 1000. So much more bike than the 750. In the end both are great and very nice looking bikes, but the 1000 is impressive in every way. It also matters what your preferences are...
 

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A year 2000 F4 750 is most likely a single radiator model, not sure where in the world you are but if it is a warm climate unlike the UK that may be a factor.

Other than that a test ride will make your mind up for you, I love my 750, a 1000 is great fun but for me I like to work a bike and engine hard and having less bhp and torque is not a hindrance chasing bigger cc bikes.

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First, a question for you: Newbie to MV Agusta or to riding in general? Both bikes are quite involving to ride and definitely not for beginners. Just FYI.

The 750 screams like no other. Even compared to my 312R, my old 750S sounded better at high revs. Also, in the coming years, the 750 will probably be worth more due to it being the "original" F4. That and it has fewer miles.

That's my $37 and change.
 

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I would go for the 750, but I am biased as have a 750 Senna.

The 1000 is nice as well, but too much power for me. I am content with the power that I get and don't need anymore than that. The fact that you can do 90 in first says it all.
 

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Compared to a 996, what do you think of the F4 1000's riding position?
Wouldn't think it's too much different. I've never ridden a 996, but I've ridden a 999 and 1098. F4 is a little more aggressive than those, but it could have been bike set-up. Every Duc I've ridden has been more comfortable than my F4s. Imagine sitting on a plank of wood fitted with handlebars while being fired out of a cannon with an F1 car screaming in your ear. That's pretty much what it's like riding an F4. :f4:
 

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What about the ergos of the 750 vs the 1000. Arent the 750's more cramped?
Yes. The ergos were relieved on the 1000 model. The handlebars were raised just a little, but apparently it makes a big difference.

One question: what is the pricing differential between the bikes?
 

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Imagine sitting on a plank of wood fitted with handlebars while being fired out of a cannon with an F1 car screaming in your ear. That's pretty much what it's like riding an F4. :f4:
This is my new favorite quote.

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Yes. The ergos were relieved on the 1000 model. The handlebars were raised just a little, but apparently it makes a big difference.
I honestly didn't even notice a difference between the two. A set of adjustable rearsets and slightly adjusting the bars will make it fit how you want it to fit.
 

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Personally, I'd have the 750...As Dan said ( and he should know he rides one )...Historically a more interesting bike...One you can rev and work nicely on the twisties. and just one owner and a low mileage like that... : ) A bike which is getting "on cam" and screaming like a banshee is always gonna put more smiles on the dial...It's a simple decision for me.

Just imagine the pride in the MV Factory as those first bikes were rolling off the line..It must have been tangible and every bike built with passion..Yes the more I think it has to be the 750.

I have a 312 and if a 750 like yours came along I'd have to consider it...I find it intriguing as to what it does and how it handles and how to get the best out of it...

If I could take a bike back out to the mountains in Spain and had a choice over the 750 or the 1000, I would without doubt take the 750... : )

So go one of two ways..

Option one : Get the 750

Option two : Hmmmm Yep Get the 750

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I would agree on the 750 being more user friendly, more apt to be reved, and that your not going to ride beyond it.

That being said, the 1000 does have 'grunt' to it that scares you briefly and makes you laugh at the same time!

So......for just cruising around I would do the 750.

If you "feel the need for speed"...get the 1000!

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I would agree on the 750 being more user friendly, more apt to be reved, and that your not going to ride beyond it.

That being said, the 1000 does have 'grunt' to it that scares you briefly and makes you laugh at the same time!

So......for just cruising around I would do the 750.

If you "feel the need for speed"...get the 1000!

Cheers
When choosing which MV to go for, a friend of mine suggested the 1000 because it will scare you, as I had not owned any bike producing more than 100 BHP at the crank. But I am happy with my slightly modified 750 producing 130 at the crank.

My thinking was that it would be possible more often to enjoy working the engine, and so end up more satisfied.
Unless the op will track the bike or just prefers easy grunt and isn't remotely worried about the cops then I think the 750 is enough, having said that the 750 is more than enough to get you in trouble with the cops!

The 2000 750 he is looking at may have 2 radiators? I have a 2000 model and that came with 2 rads, so I presume it was sorted later?
Seen as I live in the England I would still not want the single rad F4 as I have still had problems with cooling(manual fan switch made a massive difference). I would only buy a single rad bike if the bike was going to be kept moving at least at 40 MPH, with very little chance of ever getting stuck in any traffic. Sorting a second rad would be expensive, much more so if you were not going to sort it yourself.

A deciding factor for me between the 2 bikes he is looking at besides the attractive low mileage on the 750 would be any costly mods which have been done. (Although a possible concern might well be that a bike that's basically just sat around for 14yrs has been well stored/looked after, I mean what are the issues that could come up?)

This all depends on if one likes a standard bike. My bike came with lots of mods already done, which I would of wanted to do, thus saving me a ton of cash and time. It could be turned back to nearly standard trim for little cost(as the bike came with it's ugly standard pipes)although the bikes Aluminium and engine casings would still be mirror polished, but would this have a negative effect on a bikes resale value if they become semi collectable later on?

The Sil Moto Titanium pipes + PCIII and Carbon Fibre could then be sold off separately. In fact I suspect the bike had it's Carbon Fibre swapped off before I bought it, because it seemed odd to be that the bike had all sorts of fairly expensive cosmetic changes and yet no CF was present thus seeming very odd?
The other aspect is that some mods do make a bike easier to live with. Ferraci bars are a good thing, recessed carbon air tube covers save thumbs, a relocated rear brake master cylinder to stop the far too close exhaust boiling the fluid, decent pipes and setup/ECU change improving the fueling, etc, etc.
Some people might want a bike with all the work done for them, others may well like a project which at the end makes the bike feel more like their own, and not mind the cash out lay.
 

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Thanks a lot for your valuable recommendations.
Had few test rides with 03 750 and two 06 1000.
Having driven most of the mileage on Duc Sport Touring 996 and Hypermotard 1100, I prefer the riding position of the 1000 and the torque at lower rpm of the 1000 engine ;-) Decided to go for the 1000 (black edition)....
It's an extraordinary design, bike and engine ;-) Can't wait to pick her up.
 
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