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Old 03-27-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default CBR 600 F3 vs CBR 600 F4

Just wondering what the main differences were between the two bikes? Is it worth it to pay a little more and get an F4 over the F3?
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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In 99 they changed the cbr 600 line alot. The f1/f2/f3 all had steel frames and swingarms, the f4 and f4i have aluminum ones. They redesigned the bodywork, the engine etc.

Basically the engine is a tweaked/improved version of the f3. In terms of powerwise, the change is not too large. I dont know exact figures for the f4.

One thing to keep in mind, the f3 was made from 95-98 so parts are plentiful, and many parts from an f2 will work. The f4 was made for 2 yrs 99-00, then in 01 they changed to the f4i which is fuel injected and has more sleek bodywork. I am not familiar with parts interchangeablilty between the two.

Good luck if you decide to buy, the cbr line are solid bikes.
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would you say its worth it to pay a little more for an F4? Do those improvements make it much better of a bike over the F3?
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it depends on how much money you are talking about. Word is the f2/f3 line are the more comfortable then the f4/f4i line. I guess honda started giving up a little comfort for performance. Replacing the seat on the f4-f4i is a major improvement. I would give the edge to the f4 because it has a little more power then the f3, and it may be a little lighter due to the aluminum frame. If you can get a good deal on the f3, I say get the f3. If the f4 is only 100 bucks more, i would say get the newer bike.

They are both great bikes. You cant go wrong either way.
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They are both great bikes. You cant go wrong either way.
I just got an 2003 f4i about a month ago.. its a great bike all around.. i am extremely happy with it... but i agree with cbrman, you cant go wrong with the cbr line.. all are kick *** bikes..
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