I just got off the phone with Dan Kyle @ Kyle Racing - Roadracing Motorcycle Suspension
, my go to guy for all things Ohlins. I'm sending in the shocks off the 1200R to get rebuilt and figured I'd get as much info for all of us while I was chatting with him.
He informed me that new part numbers and info on Ohlins shock just came to him today - shock, cartridge kits and forks made specifically for the NineT are coming soon.
The shock is part # BM440 and he will be selling them for $990, sprung for your weight. The code for what the shock includes is this:
S46 = 46mm piston
P = piggyback reservoir
R1 = Rebound, low speed adjustment
C1 = Compression, low speed adjustment
B = Integrated preload adjustment
He will also have NineT specific Ohlins NIX fork cartridge kits, part # FGK231 with springs for $1200 plus shipping to and from him. Compression, rebound, and preload adjustable.
There will also be a complete Ohlins forks kit in all black, part # FGRT216 from him for $2150 plus shipping to you. Compression, rebound, and preload adjustable.
Black forks.... YES!
So who's going to upgrade their suspension?
By next year I will have put enough miles on the bike to justify Ohlins all around, if you are outside of the "normal" rider weight the bike comes with, you now have options to get the most out of the handling of your bike.
I did ask him if he could replace the OEM shock with a different spring, without having one in hand he couldn't answer.