Here are a couple of updated photos of the bike with the Ohlins,Brembo and Marchesinis fitted. I have also had the Ten Kate Velocity stacks installed. The wheels create a fresh and rare look to the bike
I have been interested in upgrading to a HRC Tank for quite some time. I could have done this last year when I bought a carbon fibre version, but it lacked the recesses (seen in the photo) for the factory Honda logos.
By chance, someone was selling a HRC tank cover By Hotbodies racing. By the time I found it, the tank was sold. I then set about contacting them Hotbodies and can only describe the experience as poor. Despite emails and messages on facebook and twitter they have never replied. Anyway back to the tank cover. The main difference with these covers are that they are not rounded off so provide great stomach support. This funnily enough, is also the design of tank used on the RC213V.
I have always quite fancied a personalised plate for my bike.
I like them because it allows the bike to be a little bit more unique and personal to me and also reduces the aging process. When I say the aging process, I mean as mines a 2009 model with 2011 updates it should really have a 2011 registration plate (but that will never happen).
As luck would have it, a fellow Repsol owner was looking to lose the personalised plate as his bike has changed. I saw it as a golden opportunity to take over the plate.
So, in the next two weeks my bike is going personal.
I decided to buy a set of Harris clipons as they are used by the Honda TT Legends team. They informed me that they use the Harris clipons but use their own custom bar which supports the stock bar ends. I decided that I would do something similar. As my bike is largely used on the road, I decided bar end weights rather than nylon bungs would make sense. I contacted R&G and as always managed to provide invaluable assistance. They identified a set of bar ends that were a perfect fit to the bars. Thanks again R&G!