I recently fitted the PUIG rear hugger onto my 013 R1200 R. I bought it on-line from Nippy Norman’s in the UK, saving the 20% VAT as a non-resident. Arrived in nine days, took about nine minutes to fit once I’d got the hang of whether to fit it while the bike was on the side or main stand (main, FYI – with the rear tyre just very slightly lifted so as to remove pressure on the two bolts that require removal and replacement with the new ones.
I went for the Carbono faux carbon look: not quite sure if it was the best choice in hindsight, but it looks fine. The two ‘arms’ that attach the hugger to the bike are finished in the same flat silver paint as the pillion pegs and other bits on the bike: the colour doesn’t quite match that of the medium-grey adjacent swing-arm, and I was initially intending to look for an after-market auto paint spray can to try to match it up, but it doesn’t bother me or catch the eye as much as initially, so I’m leaving that for now at least.
The empty space at the rear of the bike under the seat looks kinda – well – empty, IMHO, and the hugger fills it nicely and neatly. It does a reasonable job of keeping crud off the underside and bits around in the rain, and is probably worth the money.
If you do decide to proceed there’s a separate well-illustrated (by Hoshiko) thread here somewhere… see 'Appearance', 'Xtreme Inner Fender' thread, started April 17th 2013. There are some pix of my set-up too.
Lawrence of Suburbia
outer Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia
Montego Blue 2013 R1200 R, PUIG rear hugger, Stebel Magnum horn, Grip Puppies, ss oil-cooler rad guard, Wunderlich ‘Trophy’ fairing coming…