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    Pro's and cons Gen 4

    Ive yet to try the gen 4 can we have a diluted pros and cons on the gen 4 over the gen 3 from those who have had both ? Does it warrant the change for the money?
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    Gen 4

    From the test ride I had it is certainly better than the Gen 3 and once setup properly it should be significantly easier to ride fast on track.

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    Re: Pro's and cons Gen 4

    Be interesting to see others views. Bought my Gen 4 in June and is my first BMW bike. I’ve recently had it on track at Alcarras for 3 days and was blown away by it so much that I’ve sold my Ducati 899 Trioptions track bike and bought a gen 3 track bike. I won’t get a chance to ride it until February at Jerez so would be nice to see others opinions.

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    Re: Gen 4

    The Gen 3 felt like a bus compared to the 4, steering and tip-in are worlds apart. Torque is such that 6th gear on the 4 feels like 4th on the earlier bike - which itself was no slouch in the mid range. The 4 doesn’t seem to have that scary top end because it’s got such strong performance lower down, so no big leap at 12k. I preferred the riding position of the 3, more sit-in. Suspension on the 4’s much more refined. TFT and its additional functions are a clear, huge improvement. New model’s much much easier to go quick on without the level of drama that came with the earlier one. I can see that many people might prefer the drama though! 4 sounds crap compared to the 3, worth repeating - crap, even with an end can. Which do I prefer - my new M, absolutely no contest.

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    Re: Pro's and cons Gen 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Carsonr6 View Post
    Be interesting to see others views. Bought my Gen 4 in June and is my first BMW bike. I’ve recently had it on track at Alcarras for 3 days and was blown away by it so much that I’ve sold my Ducati 899 Trioptions track bike and bought a gen 3 track bike. I won’t get a chance to ride it until February at Jerez so would be nice to see others opinions.
    Does it have oe sussies or aftermarket ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Does it have oe sussies or aftermarket ?
    OE at the minute.


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    Re: Pro's and cons Gen 4

    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Ive yet to try the gen 4 can we have a diluted pros and cons on the gen 4 over the gen 3 from those who have had both ? Does it warrant the change for the money?
    I would say it is a very different bike so backward comparisons are going to be subjective.

    Feels more like a 600 but goes like a rocket.

    I always felt the gen 3 was made for road with a bias towards use on track, whereas the gen 4 feels as though it was made for track and then they put the mirrors on.

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    Re: Pro's and cons Gen 4

    ive had 11 and ,15 both were really good the 15 was much better the gen 1 in every way,on the test ride on the gen 4. it turned in much faster ,engine def spun up much quicker I liked the wider bars,pegs about right im 5ft 8in the dash is mint,i didn't like were the wheel thing on the left hand bar was I kept hitting it with my hand,brakes were really good,apart from the name,i would have liked a full belly pan like the 15,i think its a big leap forward from the gen 3,why don't bmw bolt on those nasty looking cats instead welding them

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    Re: Gen 4

    Quote Originally Posted by RammyRR View Post
    The Gen 3 felt like a bus compared to the 4, steering and tip-in are worlds apart. Torque is such that 6th gear on the 4 feels like 4th on the earlier bike - which itself was no slouch in the mid range. The 4 doesn’t seem to have that scary top end because it’s got such strong performance lower down, so no big leap at 12k. I preferred the riding position of the 3, more sit-in. Suspension on the 4’s much more refined. TFT and its additional functions are a clear, huge improvement. New model’s much much easier to go quick on without the level of drama that came with the earlier one. I can see that many people might prefer the drama though! 4 sounds crap compared to the 3, worth repeating - crap, even with an end can. Which do I prefer - my new M, absolutely no contest.
    Your feedback on the sound saddens me
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    Re: Gen 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Schuey View Post
    Your feedback on the sound saddens me
    I stuck an Akrapovic end can on mine, disconnected the exhaust valve - sounds good now.

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