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Fairing update and refresh

2011 Repsol with 2013 Fairings
Here is a mock up of how I imagine my bike in the near future (Except wheels, undertray and stock exhaust of course!). 

As followers of my blog know, my bike started off life a standard 2009 CBR1000RR Repsol model which has steadily been transformed to where it is now.

My bike was updated to the 2011 design which required a black swing arm, mid fairings, tank cover and clock cover. Its time to revisit the design as there has been many changes to the weight and style of the bike. In 2012/13 Honda refreshed the blades look. This involved many things but will concentrate on the cosmetics. The changes involved new headlights, clocks, fairings and tail. The key points mentioned by Honda were a lip spoiler under the nose and the slimmer fairings offer better cooling. For me, slimmer fairings would mean less weight which for me is a good thing. The tail unit is also revised. This for some reason has become wider on the 2012/13 model. For me, this means more weight and therefore a bad thing. The same thing is true of the 2012/13 Tank cover. It has a black trim that overhangs the frame. I therefore have decided a mixed solution offers the best all round weight reduction. This means I keep the 2011 tank cover and tail unit and gain the remaining fairings. The photo depicts this and personally think it looks really good. I have yet to decide if I install a set of 2012/13 Clocks which also require a small loom change.


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