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Because I ride all year round my bikes take a bit of a pounding. As I want to try and keep the ZZR1400 in good nick I decided to invest in a new rear hugger.
After a bit of ebay searching I decided on a Powerbronze black rear hugger with gold vents.  I know it was a little “bling” but what the heck – I had bought a massive black bike with 4 headlights and gold wheels – why not have gold vents on the hugger???

I haven’t fitted a hugger since my old 600 Bandit back in the day. I was expecting a faff with brackets that didn’t quite match or holes that didn’t quite line up.  However the Powerbronze rear hugger was spot on.

Early on Sunday morning I was up and outside. The chain guard was off in seconds and quickly followed by a bracket that guides the rear brake line.  After adding one bracket and 5 bolts the hugger was on. Simple as that. It lined up easily and unlike the old huggers of yesteryear this one left a lot more space between the tyre and the hugger so if a stone is picked up it doesn’t scrape the inside.

So I have had it on for a couple of weeks and it has stopped all the rubbish flying oit up and caking the rear shock and engine. A good investment in my books!

Andrew Prendergast a.k.a Chef

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a GSX1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.

  • Gnat's whisker

    April 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    How much for the cushion?

  • Ken Lines

    April 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Nice to hear that your hugger was a straightforward fit. I am a lover of Powerbronze products and have a few of them fitted onto my CBR6RR. Unlike you I have found that, in most cases, a little judicious filing and easing, and occasional padding, has been necessary in order to get the various items to fit. Nothing major, but trial fits and careful consideration of how much to take off and where, may be necessary. Their finish is excellent and the ‘bike looks good. Powerbronze will always get my vote.

    Ken Lines.

  • andrew

    May 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Howdy Gnat’s whisker-the cushion is not for sale I am afraid -hoho!!! I could have done with it on my 2500 odd mile trip around Europe I have just got back from to pad my old bottom!

    Hi – Ken- yeah the old Powerbronze I had on my old Bandit was a bit trickier to fit but it was a LOOOONG time ago when I had that bike. This new product is tops and I would recommend it.

    Safe riding to all

    Andrew Prendergast a.k.a Chef

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