2001 vs 2002 F4s & Senna

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I'm thinking of getting an F4s. The price difference between the 2001 and 2002 seems attractive. I know of the 2002 has the new Evo II motor and the newer style of side stand (i.e. not auto-retracting). What other differences are there? I see the new Senna has a very slick little lap timer built into the multi-function clocks. Is this particular function on the standard F4s in 2002 or is it only on the Senna. Any thoughts would be most welcome.

-- Davis M. (i8foiegras@hotmail.com), August 03, 2002


I'm not sure if the 2002 have the Evo II motor. Since the 2002 makes 135hp vs. the 127 (2001) and 124(2000), my guess is yes. I believe a thread below said you can check by looking under the seat.

The 2002 do NOT have the auto-retracting side stand. And the 2002 has a bronze color exhaust tips and a built in, stick on tank protector (minor differences).

The regulars 2002 F4S does not have a built in lap timer. So, I imagine this is only on the Senna and maybe the SPR.

I guess if you were to take a the 2001, I'd ask for more of a discount since: 1) Sennas are even being discounted, and 2) the 2003 MV's should be coming in a few months. Personally, I'd shop around to see what kind of discounts I could get on a 2002 F4S or a Senna. (Funny thing is, when I got my bike in March 2002, I didn't think discounts were possible on MVs!)

-- Allan Gibbs (Agibbs996@aol.com), August 03, 2002.

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