Originally Posted by Tom Herold
AFIK adding in the price of the ohlins would take you close to the price of an R model.
The biggest reason you might want to go that route would be color options for the standard Street versus the R's where color's are a bit limited.
The engines, fuel management, gearing, are the same between the Street and the R - the only differences being an adjustable suspension, race spec brakes and different material covering the seat.
You are talking $3500 for Ohlins all the way around for a low-end set....at least.
Plus the aforementioned need to change brake calipers, would be sort of silly to blow 50% of bikes price on suspension and keep those little axial brakes.