Tracking a 2015 SDR

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Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby A0AM » Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Hey all -

I've done a few track days on my SDR and subsequently have decided to sell my track only R6 and just run the SDR. I'll likely get another road bike and convert the SDR to mainly track duty. Ideally, I'd like to put some race plastics on it and protect it a bit more. Does anyone know if the RC8 bodywork will work with some slight modification? I've got clip-ons already and know I'll need to change a fair bit to get it to work. So looking for any advice or suggestions.

- Will RC8 fairings fit with some modification?
- Will an RC8 gas tank fit an SDR? (I've got clip ons, but they are restricted with the tank protrusions.
- anyone know of a place that sells plastics for the SDR?


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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby Scotty » Tue May 15, 2018 5:46 pm

I'm not aware of anyone selling track bodywork for the 1290... Here's a thought; how about keeping the 1290 for the road and getting a less-than-immaculate RC8-R for the track?
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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue May 15, 2018 6:46 pm


There are quite a few 1290 riders that track their bikes here. Col-Klink is a riding school instructor in the UK.
The one main complaint I've heard is not having good feedback from the front end. But they were able to sort the front end with proper size springs for your weight and riding style and cartridge emulators. Oh, and a decent shock in the back you can dial to your taste.
That and nice soft rubber. Don't really need to do much, if anything to the engine.

Good luck,
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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby McDirty » Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 am

If you can find a way to make Rc8 bodywork fit i would be extremely interested. Just the front/mid/belly pan would be amazing Image

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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby Aphex » Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 pm

Nice shot! 8)
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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby A0AM » Mon May 21, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks all. And nice shot. Guess I’m out of luck. I’d grab and RC8 R but not many around and like the ethos’s of the SDR I have.

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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby grommet » Thu May 24, 2018 6:52 am

Last fall at Hallett, near Tulsa, OK.


Love the SDR on the track. I'm never the fastest guy but it's fun to toy with the 200+hp BMW S1000RR's coming out of the corners.


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Re: Tracking a 2015 SDR

Postby GJB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:54 am

Me getting beat by a SDR. I am on RSV4. Excuse the crooked video and lack of display data....

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