Ordered an 04 f6 this past weekend. Test ride on the 04 f6 was the deciding factor. The f6 would have been my choice last yr. over the f7. I was VERY impressed with the 600 motor. Gonna piss off most 700's. VERY STRONG and SMOOTH! Definitely a nice difference compared to the 03 f7 in the ride. Some tweaking by Arctic Cat has dialed in the 04's. Very impressive suspension and handling!!The seat seamed higher . I was seriously considering a move back too Yamaha after all the bulletins on the 03's. Rode an RX1 with the new sway bars and other upgrades as well as a new viper which i owned in 02. The RX1 was preety sweat and really didn't notice the added weight. Then took the F6 for a ride and i came to my senses....Arctic has clearly done some additional R&D. Sold the f7 std. for $6,000.