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Performance Bikes (UK) - - LONG-TERMERS -

EX­HAUST SYS­TEMS There are plenty to choose from, but con­sider this: full sys­tems can rob the R1 of midrange, and sim­ply fit­ting a slip-on will al­low you to re­tain the EXUP valve. Orig­i­nal­ity sells...

SUS­PEN­SION Freshen up the springy bits, as well as adding ride height ad­just­ment, with a Nitron NTR3 rear shock (which also adds high and low-speed comp). Or a com­pany like MCT can re-valve and re-spring the orig­i­nal for a frac­tion of the cost of a new shock.

WEIGHT-SHED­DING WHEELS Yes, they’ll cost in the re­gion of £1600, but sav­ing sev­eral ki­los of un­sprung weight with the fit­ment of forged al­loy – of car­bon – wheels is the way to go. If you’ve the cash.

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