Originally Posted by rich_mc
My dealer has 3 non-R models in stock, but no R's... How would a non-R model with ohlins compare to the stock suspension on the R from a performance perspective? Of course, price excluded as I'd have to make sure the deal made sense...
Aftermarket Ohlins would bitch slap a stock R boingers all over the place.
Just make sure that you factor in brakes, I'm not sure Ohlin makes the proper USD in the right barrel and axial brakes. However, considering the $2500 STARTING price on a set of Ohlins forks, getting the R for $1000 (I think ?) more sort of makes sense. The forks on the R are the double ckickers off the 06-08 Daytona and more than adequate for 95% riding. If you happen to be an advanced trackday rider you might overrun them a little.
At 240 the stock street's springs are going to be WAY to soft, 200 pound riders complain about bottoming them (as I did).