Nitron Ntr R1 Shock (or Ntr R2?)

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Speed Fr3ak, Apr 18, 2019.

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  1. Speed Fr3ak

    Speed Fr3ak Member

    Jul 12, 2018
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    Good (sunny!) day all!

    I am thinking of upgrading my 2008 Speed Triple Monoshock as mine is now looking very shabbie indeed.

    I have heard that the Nitron shocks are very good for the money but wanted someone's personal opinion on them before I part with my hard earned cash. Does anyone have one fitted? And if so how does it change the feel of the bike? Is it far superior to the OEM Shock?

    There's £200 between the R1 and R2. I only ride road and very rarely take a pillion so is it worth the extra cash to get the R2?

    Thanks for your time

    Hope everyone is well

    Have a good (and safe) easter weekend.

    Nick
     
  2. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    I have had the R3 on a previouse 2010 Speed Triple and an R2 on my current 2010 Speed Triple
    To be honest once fitted I didn't meddle with the settings much, but it is good to be able to make adjustments if needed

    If cash is a big factor tan I am sure the R1 would be good, so long as the settings work for you
    If you can spare thecextra, I would say the R2 is worth it, but only if you want to get the settings perfect
     
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  3. RSReggie

    RSReggie Active Member

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    The Nitrons have very good reports. If you don't mess with the settings generally then
    no point spending extra IMO. The shock will be matched to your requirements and should be
    better than the old one. Whether you notice or not will depend on your riding style and and how much you notice the suspension. The shock will include a new spring matched to your weight so that may be the most noticable improvement. Yes a good quality British brand !
     
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  4. Andymarksonline

    Andymarksonline Well-Known Member

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    I had the R1 on my Street, massive difference we’ll worth it.
     
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  5. Heyho

    Heyho Well-Known Member

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    Have u tried maxton?great service and great shocks..
    I wouldn’t spend the extra money unless keen on a track day..
     
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  6. Speed Fr3ak

    Speed Fr3ak Member

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    Thanks. I will have a look at pricing. Not keen on Purple though. That's the only thing that's putting me off
     
  7. Speed Fr3ak

    Speed Fr3ak Member

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    Cheers. I've not messed with the settings so far so thinking the R1 is the best option for me
     
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  8. m4ppy

    m4ppy Well-Known Member

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    hopefully you can see a Maxton shock fitted. Cant really see the purple

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  9. Speed Fr3ak

    Speed Fr3ak Member

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  10. m4ppy

    m4ppy Well-Known Member

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    Yes I fitted myself and had my forks revalved at the same time, the shock was £630 plus vat, they also do one with out the remote resiviour for £460 plus vat. These are built for your weight and riding style. They are top quality and Maxton are very helpful and knowledgeable.

    The fitting is very easy especially with front and rear stands, when changing the rear, I used for tie downs on the front stand and an axel stand under the frame behind the engine, with the exhaust off and a helper it's easy.to raise the rear wheel and have some one pop the bolts out.
     
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  11. Heyho

    Heyho Well-Known Member

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    Can’t really fault maxton..Richard even talked me out off getting the more expensive shock..
    I kinda liked the purple color..
     
  12. Heyho

    Heyho Well-Known Member

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    Can’t really fault maxton..Richard even talked me out off getting the more expensive shock..
    I kinda liked the purple color..
     
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  13. Tratch

    Tratch Active Member

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    I’ve had the Nitron on both my Speed Triples, both 2008 bikes. Was going for the pricier Ohlins but the dealer said these are just as good. They made a difference - can’t say in terms of handling but the damping is smoother and more controlled and the spring less harsh. They’re proper bespoke shocks, valved and sprung to your weight so that alone is way better than the one size fits all standard unit. I’d also recommend new fork pistons / valves like the K-Tech ones for the Showa forks fitted and custom springs for the forks because together they really do transform the standard harsh ride. I never bothered with the remote adjuster as I don’t mess with the settings but they do have the damping dial on the unit for some tool free adjustment. Finally, Nitron do a Black spring as a no cost option which is a MUST.
     
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