Looking at a new rear shock for my 2019 classic - my needs are SUPER simple, I want something that doesn't kick my butt on bumpy mountain roads here in the Santa Cruz mountains. This 15% off of Ohlins really has caught my eye but I'm fully unable to pick which is best for me so I'm hoping for some options, here are my details:
165 pounds in street clothes - 85kg = ~187lbs
90%+ time just solo riding - 100% solo
Not an agressive rider at all - generally last to roll in on group rides - same
Will likely add on a side bag - sometimes carry a small top-box @ ~6kg loaded
On rare occasions may have a passenger - never
Possible light touring once or twice a year - yes
So - thoughts on what to get? I am watching $ but would want to spend the right money ONCE and not be bummed that I 'should' have got this or that option.
BM 440 suits me very well, and I match most of your norms. No mountains round here, but some local country roads can be pretty unsettling...