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CBR1000RR Suspension Linkages

After a great deal of thinking of the right settings for the swingarm and ohlins shock, I have opted for the HRC MEL setup. This is one of the most progressive links and a favourite in both WSB and BSB. This link is 166.2mm in length compared to the stock being 175mm. 

An alternative could be using to 2008-14 CBR600RR link which is 165mm. 

MEL LinkThe main advantage is that it helps plant the back tire onto the track.


  1. I talked to a Japanese test team last week with a solution for our CBR600rr (07-14), The stock CBR600rr link is 13% curve but if I use the 8/12 CBR1000rr OEM pull rod with the HRC P2 kit linkage plates, the curve drops to 3% (very linear). Obviously I would be able to use a softer spring as well (5-10 N/m lighter). Any chance you have the P2 plate dimensions?

  2. Hi,

    Sorry I haven't looked too deeply at any of the other plates as the MEL seemed the best option for what I need.


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