So, what can we expect from the RS? For certain, better hardware and a higher price tag. Ohlins will likely replace the Showa front and rear units; The engine will be re-tuned (possibly with high lift cams), and if we’re lucky the end cans will be aftermarket. It appears that much of the paneling will remain the same, but a new stealthy color scheme will be available.
We suspect the RS will feature a super cafe racer styled bubble fairing, similar to that featured on the stunning carbon fiber Thruxton TFC. In short, the RS will bridge the gap between the ‘R’ and ‘TFC’.