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Any experience with the Nitron R3 on the 790?

Looking at the Nitron site, prices are extremely competitive, especially if they ship to the US (and excluding VAT). Looks like the R3 is around $800 (exc. VAT and pre-shipping). That's a great price for a custom shock with fast/slow/rebound damping (US price for same shock is over $1,000).

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I had a Nitron on a cbr600rr few years back quality bit of kit, I鈥檇 look at the k-tech offering as well as they do a fork kit also.
 

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Looking at what K-Tech offers for the Duke 790 rear, it looks like the Nitron R3 is a higher spec shock.

That said, any experience out there with the K-Tech shock on the Duke 790?
 

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Looking at what K-Tech offers for the Duke 790 rear, it looks like the Nitron R3 is a higher spec shock.

That said, any experience out there with the K-Tech shock on the Duke 790?
No experience on the 790 but k-tech is highly rated here in the uk.
Sorry not being much help regards 790 but when I spoke with the guy who does my suspension he said go for k-tech over Nitron and he supplies both.
 

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I checked with Nitron in the UK. They will not ship to the US. They referred me to their distributor, Fast Bike Industries, which I already know (I just didn't know that it is their exclusive US distributor).

It seems that the Ohlins 790 is less expensive (apples to apples) than the NTR3. Makes me wonder if that is just the best way to go (Ohlins).
 

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I checked with Nitron in the UK. They will not ship to the US. They referred me to their distributor, Fast Bike Industries, which I already know (I just didn't know that it is their exclusive US distributor).

It seems that the Ohlins 790 is less expensive (apples to apples) than the NTR3. Makes me wonder if that is just the best way to go (Ohlins).
I don鈥檛 think the ohlins for the masses is as good as some of the others, I had the more expensive ohlins on my last 790 and it has no ride height adjustment which lets it down somewhat
 

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Good point.
 

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Ive just ordered a R2 Nitron, well they had it in stock but i left my wallet at home, and didn't take a back pack (was on bike) so tomorrow i will pick up and fit.
 

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Waiting for impressions.
 

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Its bloody awesome mate. Chatting with the suspension shop owner/head tech, he said with the Ohlins it still most often needs re-valving to suit NZs roads, where as the Nitron out of the box is very compliant suspension, and all thats needed is to pick the correct spring for your weight. He said only the TTX Ohlins with the right valving tops the Nitron. And he's an Ohlins distributor for NZ. PS I'm 76 kgs, and it came with a 800fp spring, and i got them to fit a 750. Id say the 800 is set between the stock 130-160nm spring. So it would suit a rider around 85kgs.
 

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had nitron on the street triple r, great bit of kit

usually a pick between ktech, maxton, nitron, if I was looking for a upgrade on the D790 would probably be nitron again
 

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Thanks, guys. Good info.
 
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had nitron on the street triple r, great bit of kit

usually a pick between ktech, maxton, nitron, if I was looking for a upgrade on the D790 would probably be nitron again
I'm a big Maxton fan. But I feel inclined to ask DMX down the road from me for some input. They do alot of KTM work - mainly crossers, but......
 

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Please let us know what you find out.
 

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I checked with Nitron in the UK. They will not ship to the US. They referred me to their distributor, Fast Bike Industries, which I already know (I just didn't know that it is their exclusive US distributor).

It seems that the Ohlins 790 is less expensive (apples to apples) than the NTR3. Makes me wonder if that is just the best way to go (Ohlins).
I purchased Nitron R3 from Fast Bike Industries last year. Dave and Burch are fantastic to deal with. Great guys and super knowledgeable. Ordered springs to my weight.
Easy to install. Just keep in mind it鈥檚 a pinch mount so you need to loosen the engine brace bolts after removing the old shock or it will be impossible to fit the new one. The Nitron R3 is a dream!! My 790 Duke tracks corners as if it鈥檚 on rails!! Never knew a bike could corner so well even on the roughest pavement. Zero wobble even at high speed on horrible pavement. Also, the Nitron R3 is handmade and modular which makes replacement, repair, and further customization a breeze.
 

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I purchased Nitron R3 from Fast Bike Industries last year. Dave and Burch are fantastic to deal with. Great guys and super knowledgeable.
I'm running an R1 and had a similar, great experience.

Night and day better than the stock unit and Fast Bike made the difference in customer service.

Well worth the investment
 

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I had the base model Nitron on my Versys. It was a great shock. Got it on sale for $495.

Ride height is standard and the preload adjuster is a real nice piece of machined aluminum that comes with a special spanner. Very easy to adjust unlike shocks with the two thin rings.

The damping adjuster was a ring on the lower part of the shock. You rotated it to adjust damping. It was unique as it adjusted both compression and rebound. Once I got the adjustment in the zone I would use about 3 clicks to facilitate different road conditions. For cutting some lap times on a smooth road I would stiffen it up a click or two. When I got back on normal ride mode I would move it back softer a couple of clicks. If I ran into a rough patch I would go a couple more clicks to softer.

This really worked well for changing road conations. What really made it cool was I could reach down and make the adjustment on the fly without having to stop.

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