So it doesn't look like we're going to get a Gen-8 specific tail tidy any time soon from the usual suppliers, so I'm thinking about doing a small production run myself. Currently I'm working on a design that's similar in principle to the CW VFR-1200 design, but is intended to retain a reflector (albeit a smaller 70 to 85mm x 20mm adhesive-backed reflector). I'd also get my design powder-coated in matte black.
Some questions for the Gen-8 riders out there;
- Would you buy a model-specific tail tidy (aka fender eliminator)? I'd like to get an idea of the demand as this can lower the cost of production.
- Would you prefer it with or without a reflector fitted? If with, above or below the number plate? (without or below would allow the plate to be raised a further 20mm... but without can be a legal/road-worthy issue in some locations)
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