For bags I'm using Kreiga, 10L + 10L + 30L. Very versatile setup.
I went for the S, with the Ohlins. To me, the premium (and DQS and pillion seat cover) was a no brainer.
They are no more difficult to set up than the Marzocchi/ Sachs. Preload is preload, setting the sag is important, no matter what brand. Damping is damping, setting rebound damping is no harder or easier, it's just a case of adjusting the suspension so it recovers at the correct rate, but doesn't overrun and start back down the stroke.
Ohlins recommend servicing at about 10,000 miles. Most suspension tuners have the same recommendation irrespective of brand. No matter what suspension you have the oil will be the same age at any given point, and break down at much the same rate. I don't buy into expensive parts, sure they use a little more oil, but how expensive is that? Seals cost much the same. The real issue in suspension servicing is labour. And there's not much difference in stripping, cleaning, and reassembling any suspension components. You could save money by removing the forks and shock yourself, dropping them off, picking them up, and refitting.
One thing to note is if you are over 100kgs or so you will need to consider replacing the front springs. The supersport seems to be designed for 60-80kg Italian test riders. You will know if you can't get the correct sag without maxing oiut front preload, or if you are bottoming your front suspension under heavy braking (you can check with a zip tie). I had my front springs uprated and front and rear serviced, including the suspension shop removing the forks and shock, for around $AUD800. What's that? I'm guessing about $US600. Well worth it.
I also had the suspension set up by Dave Moss. He recommended the heavier front springs, and then emailed me some settings to try after the suspension service/ upgrade. As expected, it is extremely well sorted and a buzz to ride. Before the upgrade I scraped the cat and was chamferring my boots, but now nothing touches under spirited riding.
I'm happy with my MotoDynamic fender eliminator, but I haven't heard anyone dissatisfied with any of the others. Note if you go down this path you will get a dirty back as soon as there is moisture about.
She's not an Italian supermodel
; they're high maintenance.
She's the cute Italian girl from school
you wish you kept in contact with...