Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Motorcycle: 06 &11 ZX-10Rs
Re: What brand race bodywork?
I had the hotbodies bodywork on my K2 1000 track bike. It worked, but the fiberglass was cheap quality and it definitely wouldn't win any beauty contests. It required extensive repairs after my crash as well...which is expected after a crash I suppose. But a couple of mounting areas tore because it's super thin fiberglass with no re-inforcements at the mounting points. Honestly, I'd place it on par with the Chinese stuff on ebay. Maybe they've gotten better at it, but the bodywork I got from them was just sub par.
I did buy a Armour Bodies Superbike tail for it and the build quality of that piece was a million times better than the Hot Bodies stuff. The mounting points are Kevlar reinforced, the mounting points lined up like they were supposed to, and I didn't have to do any prep work to paint it. Scuffed it and sprayed it.
Sorry I have no experience with the AirTech stuff. But if you can afford Armour Bodies, go with that. I think it's like $500 for the Hot Bodies and $630 for the Armour Bodies at their best prices. Definitely worth the $130.
I have some Sharskinz bodywork that came with my ZX-10R, it doesn't appear to be any better than the Hot Bodies stuff... but that's a different bike and different molds.
WERA Expert # 43
2006 ZX-10R - Street/Backup race bike
2011 ZX-10R - Race bike (WERA A Superstock, A Superbike, F1, Open Superstock, WERA Superbike)
Last edited by kman0066; 01-04-2012 at 11:24 AM.