This Fireblade’s owned by a customer we’ve done work for before – he dropped it in recently for a whole day of our time to fit a trunkload of goodies. He’d been lucky to get hold of an Arata full exhaust system, and we fitted it plus a K&N air filter and Power Commander PC V, and set the whole lot up on the Dyno. He also wanted a tail tidy fitting (with some Rizoma indicators), HRC quick action throttle and a sticky pair of Pirelli Super Corsa tyres. Essentially, he bought us a stock bike, and we gave him back something a little special in double quick time. He’s a road rider, so we also tweaked his suspension to suit him.
It was hard work, but worth it, and the bike turned out beautifully.
Unfortunately, not long after a deer ran out in front of him and he hit it full-on – but managed to stay upright! The bike’s a bit of a mess and is coming back for a sort-out. He was, pre-accident, planning to come back in for us to engineer a baffle in/baffle out map on a switch through the Power Commander, but now it’s a damage repair job (or, deer removal from fairing…).