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Old 03-15-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Dual Sport fairings from Britannia Composites

The XS fairing now has a brother ! Shown here as a pre production model being tested, this latest version retains the highly sucessful 'sliding screen' and Carbon dashboard options available with the XS, but loses the 'beak', in favour of a conventional front fender.

Lighting gets addressed with the option of either driving or fog lights, both with HID options. Lower production cost and cheaper shipping (over the XS ) will result in a price around $ 230. The new fairing should be available by end of April. www.britanniacomposites.com


Comments and opinions welcomed as ever !

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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looks good. let us know how the testing goes
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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didn't think it was possible to add that much ugly to a KLR... but i was wrong.

perhaps something that works with round headlight conversions, either single, or preferably, dual round headlights.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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didn't think it was possible to add that much ugly to a KLR... but i was wrong.

perhaps something that works with round headlight conversions, either single, or preferably, dual round headlights.
I agree.

Maybe take a cue from the ULY lights.

I liked the first fairing you did, but this one...just not sure.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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Yeah, I don't actually like it as much as the other one, but the XS is more expensive to produce ( because of the Kevlar in the beak) and we wanted to offer an option that retained the other benefits of the sliding screen and dash settups on a cheaper platform. There are twin headlight versions of both this and the XS coming through, although these may well get diverted to KTM/Husky 610 variations where the demand is much stronger.

Still, all comments good and not so good are great feedback - thanks

Here's another view, if your eyes can take it !!

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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although these may well get diverted to KTM/Husky 610 variations where the demand is much stronger.
Keep us all posted here on the 610 variation!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:54 PM   #7
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didn't think it was possible to add that much ugly to a KLR... but i was wrong.
+1... Just in case you're doing serious marketing research - I thought I'd be honest.

I mean, the KLR is not a pretty bike, no one's laying on the chrome and entering them into beauty contests. But, okay, if you throw some mud on them, they kind of have a utilitarian, oh, I don't know, not Rambo tough...more like a coal-miner tough look. But, you know, in my opinion, there's no amount of mud that's going to redeem a bike with that faring.

Just so you get me into the right demographic category, I should say that I don't particularly like your beak fairing either (okay, to be honest, I think it's ugly too), and I think dual odd-sized headlight systems are ugly, and I think super-motards are just silly-looking, and, for that matter, the '08 KLRs look dumb too. Sigh, I guess I'm getting old.

It's a good thing KLRs last so long, it's going to be years and years before bike fashion comes back around to something I'd spend money on.

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:59 AM   #8
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Well sir, IMO its kinda odd looking, but my hat's off to you for fabricating your stuff--I admire that effort! Keep at it and you'll eventually strike gold.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:27 AM   #9
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If you throw some mud on them, they kind of have a... not Rambo tough...more like a coal-miner tough look.

That's awesome. Sig line material!

I too prefer the XS (wish I could part with the $$), and would be anxious to see the dual headlight version.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #10
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I like this one more than the beak one. The aux. light option is cool. Two round lights would make me more of a believer. Hid ballast mounts built in would be nice feature.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:05 AM   #11
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Are the depressions in the side of the fairing functional?

I think it's pretty cool looking so far. I too am leaning towards the round headlight persuasion, but i think what you've made is a cool improvement over stock. Keep up the creative work...

I think you're definitely on the right track with the cheaper mindset.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:35 AM   #12
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Round headlight: sign me up for one.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:19 AM   #13
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Make this fairing to fit the Ulysses headlight and I would be all over it...
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:27 AM   #14
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Make this fairing to fit the Ulysses headlight and I would be all over it...
The comments about the round or twin headlights is interesting. The twin headlight version will follow on quickly and is very straightforward to do. I really didn't think this would be of great appeal, so it just goes to show the value of sharing thoughts on here !! Thanks !
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:44 AM   #15
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Make this fairing to fit the Ulysses headlight and I would be all over it...
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Make one to use the Uly headlight, and I WILL buy one.
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