Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Rep Power: 1
While our tester is on vacation, I would like to discuss this shock and the lack of a remote reservoir.
AllanB has already demonstrated with his no-reservoir Ohlins that for typical street riding there does not appear to be noticeable performance impact.
On the other hand, we have other members stating that a reservoir is a must if the owner is doing hard, spirited rides or track days.
Also, Penske has said that they will not do a reservoir-less shock for the 919 (recently stated again in correspondence with a WT member). They state that it will not work well. Is it due to their shock design or high performance standards for their products?
I would like to hear opinions on the impact no-reservoir would have on performance for a 919 rider who wants relatively fade-free performance on long or spirited rides and who may do track days.
Lastly, is the heat generated by the y-pipes near the shock a factor in need of a reservoir?
I would love to get one of these Hagon's and beat it up for a while and then later get a Penske or Ohlins for a good three way comparison. If 20 members contribute $10 each to help cover my loss on the Hagon when I sell it, then I will do it, lol.
This shock has a lot of promise as an inexpensive solution for the majority of 919 riders. Exciting stuff!