Worth it? Big diff? Placebo?
:iagree:The stock suspension on this bike is SO good compared to everything else I've ridden I can't imagine any improvement!
The stock suspension on this bike is SO good compared to everything else I've ridden I can't imagine any improvement!
Still waiting for my money tree to flower, until then I'll drool at yours.i have an '09 r1200r. after about 15,000 miles the dealership service department told me my shocks were done and needed to be replaced. 15,000 miles is not alot and i was disappointed the factory equipment did not last longer but most of the riding i had done to that point were twisty, challenging roads (tail of the dragon twice, backroads of southampton, ny, new hampshire, then canyons in southern california). i'm 6'3", 210lbs. i switched to ohlins before my first track day out here in California and the difference was amazing. it was as if the bike was made for ohlins not visa versa. stiffer when needed, softer on adjustment for touring, huge difference at speed/cornering and the track, etc. i raised the back end a bit, set the preload/sag properly and it transformed my bike that's all i can say. for the suspension noob, i'd say it is adjustable in a way that allows you to deal with rough road conditions, weather changes, and comfort, and when you need additional performance at corners and speed, the ohlins deliver.