Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Jersey
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR-1000 (track), 2006 GSXR-600 (track/race)
Re: Fork Swap 09+ BPF into 05 1K
Nope.....they put what's cost effective to put in there. Street guys don't care and racers rip it out anyway.
Look at the latest bunch bikes out now. Nearly every Japanese bike (aside from Yamaha) now comes with Showa BPF front forks.
09 and later GSXR-1000, 11 and later GSXR-600/750
11 and later ZX-10, 09 and later ZX-6
12 and later CBR-1000, 13 and later CBR-600
All of these bikes now have BPF forks. Why? It's not that great of a design, its difficult to swap fork springs because the spring is buried at the bottom of the fork, VERY impractical for racer. Pretty much anyone that races any of these bikes would be ripping the internals out.
So why?.....because apparently its a cheap (inexpensive) design. Go figure.
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