F4S 2002 VS 2003

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I've been reading the subjects of this site for a couple of weeks. I'm currently shopping for an F4. I've seen some dealers on the internet who are still selling some '02 models. I've read the new engine specs/ changes of the EVO3 on the US MV site. I have not been able to find any info on the engines of 2002 models. Are the new engine changes worthwhile? I could save about $4000.00 (U.S) by purchasing a 2002 model. I do not plan on track riding. Mainly commuting and the occasional long distance run. I've looked through the site and I did not find any subject titles asking the same question. If this question is a repeat, I apologize in advance.

Thanks, Tim

-- Timothy Bollinger (moya66@earthlink.net), November 06, 2003



in comparison the specs of the evo02 to the evo03 seem to be totally equal. Iīm not shure, but I think the fork comes now from Marzocchi, the evo02 has an Showa fork. I own an evo02. The shock-absorber could be changed to from "Standard"-Sachs to a Race-Absorber-Sachs. The Brutale has a Sachs Race-Shock-Absorber with settings for low- and high-speed damping.

Regards Roland

-- Roland (rolf4s@yahoo.de), November 06, 2003.

the first answer is competely wrong....sorry there is a big difference between 02 and 03 1. different header and exhaust....you can see it behind the right driver footpeg...03 has the Y connection 2. different pistons 03 has MAHLE racing pistons 3.engine has a new cooling system for the pistons...sprays oil unter the piston 4. different magneti marelli software 5. differnent color wheels and a few small details... hope i was a help danny

-- danny (danny@t-online.de), November 07, 2003.

Hi Danny, I think you are from Germany, as I am.

If you are interested, have a look at: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/rolf4s_mvagusta/

Would be nice to discuss with you in my/our language.

You are right: I forgot the changes of exhaust and pistons.

On my 02 I have the cans from a 03, the color is different, the new ones are brown, the older ones are black.

Nevertheless the specs - horse power and so on, didnīt change, do they?

Regards Roland

-- roland (rolf4s@yahoo.de), November 08, 2003.

I checked MV Agusta USA's site and it appear the changes on the 2003 are only cosmetic.

More information is here: http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=00BXJk

-- Allan Gibbs(Phoenix, Az) (Agibbs996@aol.com), November 14, 2003.

I asked the dealer and the engine changes for the 2002 vs 2003 are only cosmetic. I went ahead and bought a new 2002 Diamante F4s. I saved $3000 over a new 2003 F4.


-- Tim Bollinger (moya66@earthlink.net), November 20, 2003.

And what will you do with the 3K$? :-)


-- Roland (rolf4s@yahoo.de), November 20, 2003.

For some reason there were three threads started instead of keeping the conversation in one.

See responses here, incl one from Andrea Goggi - our engine designer:


-- James (jamesacorell@hotmail.com), November 21, 2003.

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