great article. IMO the suspension doesn't really need that kind of time or money spent on it. the FZ8 is an all around bike. suspension upgrades are for folks who hit the twisties really hard or are track minded. i bought a wrecked R6 for my track bike for a reason. it was dirt cheap, i could fix it cheap and it didn't need many upgrades for what i wanted it for. FZ8 is my daily driver and occasional road trip bike. because of those reasons i want it to look good, and be very comfortable. i have taken it to the track once and it was fine. i rode level two with it. usually i ride level two but i have been known to venture into level 3 at some ridesmart and lonestar trackdays. unless you just have the extra money or a very hard on the bike then you should be fine.
Mental stability notwithstanding, what differentiates the road racer from his "short track" kin does lay somewhere between the ears!!
Last edited by calscrazy; 01-13-2012 at 10:14 AM.