The standard RGV shock isn't that bad if it's been rebuilt with a new
spring and fresh damping oil, but if it's worked really hard at a track it can quickly
overheat. Replacement Suzuki shocks come in at £700, but you can get a Nitron
shock from a supplier like The Tuning Works (01529-305959) for £500 with a
spring tailored to your weight and riding style. They are bigger than the OE
version, completely rebuildable with compression and rebound adjustment and a
If that modified R6 set-up is so great, why is it being sold off I
wonder? You could have to spend time and money getting it set-up.
At the front end go for a cartridge conversion kit from Andreani. They
cost £250-300 and they will sort the front-end's tendency to dive for the
centre of the planet when you touch the brakes. In fact, if you are on a
budget, do the front end first.
As you are going onto the track, you'll probably want more power. A tune
that takes the power from 53bhp to 67-69bhp will be reliable, but expensive. Go
for mild steel exhausts as they are cheaper to replace if you have a tumble at
the track. But those suspension changes will get you more time than engine