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If you’re looking for inexpensive bodywork, but want something that fits right straight out of the box and doesn’t take four hours to prep - look no further than Armour Bodies Pro Series bodywork. Armour Bodies has been noted for their high-quality fit and finish. This is achieved through the use of full sheets of fiberglass when rendering parts in a mold. In this way, the bodywork can be made stronger and lighter than kits for the same bike from other manufacturers. In other words, you can expect it to hold up better in a crash since these fairings aren’t piecemealed together in an effort to save on manufacturing costs! Fitment is another issue that comes up with cheap aftermarket motorcycle bodywork.

One of the main factors that prevents fiberglass bodywork from fitting correctly is that many manufacturers choose resins that shrink as they cure. The results are parts that don’t line up correctly and require several hours of prep time to fit on your bike. We’ve even seen homemade brackets employed to hold brand new bodywork in place! That’s not the case here. Armour Bodies Pro Series bodywork have displays a good fit straight out of the box thanks to the use of resins derived from use in kayaks. As an added bonus, these resins help the bodywork withstand chipping from rocks and other flying debris your bike will encounter out on the racetrack. And, the bodywork is also surprisingly flexible too. Best of all, when it comes time to paint, prep time is at a minimum since Armour Bodies Pro Series Bodywork is rough-finished at the factory where workers fill pin holes, smooth edges and add a primer to make sure the overall finish is ready to paint after a light scuff.

Available for 2006 and up Kawasaki ZX10R, kits start at $699.99 with a supersport tail and $749.99 with a superbike tail.

For more information, call Mike at 866.931.6644 ext 804 or send an email to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM with ARMOUR BODIES BODYWORK in the subject line and we’ll get back to you right away. We ship for to any address in the lower 48.

Every component of the Armour Bodies Pro Series bodywork comes well packaged.


Removing the protective foam wrap reveals an evenly finished primer.


Inside each component, it’s clear that large pieces of fiberglass are used for manufacturing. There are no large gaps between layers and the layout appears to be done in a logical manner.


The bellypan too, looks nice from the inside with its black finish. It’s also surprisingly flexible.


Armour Bodies makes it as easy as possible to install these on your motorcycle. Notice the notch in the cross-beam in front of the radiator. Lesser bodywork manufacturers make you figure these things out on your own …


Pro Series bodywork from Armour Bodies use a carbon/Kevlar overlay at all the critical mounting areas to reduce the likelihood of damage to these areas after a crash.


All that’s required to install Armour Bodies bodywork is that you drill a few holes in the OEM locations. You can see the dimples on the front of this tail section and a pair of recesses on the upper part which make lining everything up that much easier.


Here’s how everything looked on our Daytona 675 racebike.
 

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Armour Bodies Pro tail for Gen4:

Is that Pro series tail section available for the Kawi gen4 and does it look the same as in the pic? What's the difference in the SS and Superbike versions, and can you post pics of both? How much do these cost? Just to be sure, they allow you to use all OEM fastening points and keep the original rider seat right?
Thanks. I know, lotta questions :)
 

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Is that Pro series tail section available for the Kawi gen4 and does it look the same as in the pic?
Even though the image supplied to us from Woodcraft shows a superbike tail it actually comes with the supersport tail which employs the OEM seat.

What's the difference in the SS and Superbike versions, and can you post pics of both?
Supersport kits use a tail section that employs the OEM seat, Superbike kits require the use of seat foam (like the tail section photo'd above). For the time being, we only have photos of the SBK tail - they just came out with this bodywork.

How much do these cost?
$649.99

Just to be sure, they allow you to use all OEM fastening points and keep the original rider seat right?
Aftermarket fairings are built to be simple to install and remove - you may even have the option of removing a few mounting brackets to save weight and reduce clutter.

Having yet to handle 2011 ZX10R fairings, our experience with aftermarket race fiberglass indicates that you'll probably not have to use each and every single OEM fastening point with this bodywork. In fact, you'll probably only use the fairing stay mounts and a single mount on either side of the bike for the upper fairing. The belly pan is anchored to the upper via two or three Dzus fasteners on either side and there will likely be a single bolt at the aft-most part of it which is used to attach it to the bike.

Thanks. I know, lotta questions :)
Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want - we've been racing at every level in the USA for a long, long time on everything from ATVs to two stroke GP bikes to full-on 1000cc superbikes. We've learned a lot of things along the way, so don't be afraid to pick our brains - we're here to help!
 

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Thank you for all the info!
I'm actually only wanting the tail section though, for the SS version, so I can utilize the OEM seat. Does this tail sell seperately/How much?
Also, does it have an underside draft shield with it, or is it just open on the bottom?
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Thank you for all the info!
I'm actually only wanting the tail section though, for the SS version, so I can utilize the OEM seat. Does this tail sell seperately/How much?
Also, does it have an underside draft shield with it, or is it just open on the bottom?
Thanks again!
You are welcome, I made a correction on the seat in the post above. The tail sections are not available as of yet and will be on backorder for at least a few weeks or more. The supersport tail is $137.50 and the superbike tail is $192.50 if purchased separate. According to Woodcraft the superbike tail will have the enclosed tail. Hope that answers all of your questions.
 

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Yeah, that pretty much sums it up, thanks. Seems wierd that the SS is open on the bottom. I hope that's something they decide to change, as the gen4 doesn't use an undertail exhaust like the Triumph in the pic above, and I wouldn't think anyone would want that open for dirt and grime to get into. Great price though, just want an enclosed race tail with the OEM seat.
 

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Yeah, that pretty much sums it up, thanks. Seems wierd that the SS is open on the bottom. I hope that's something they decide to change, as the gen4 doesn't use an undertail exhaust like the Triumph in the pic above, and I wouldn't think anyone would want that open for dirt and grime to get into. Great price though, just want an enclosed race tail with the OEM seat.
You are welcome!
 
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