Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
You do not need a damper for street use. There are a few exceptions as far as specific bikes, but the later models of those bikes had dampers from the factory. But you probably do not need lots of things people install on sportbikes, but if you feel good putting it on and can spend the dough, why not?
Racing? Or just occasional track riding? If racing, get a damper, you might need it. Possible you may need for just track days only. It is cheap insurance, that is one way to look at it.
Scott's has the easiest to install but they are also the most expensive. Hypertech, Storz, Ohlins, they are all good units, there are others too, depends on who makes one to fit your bike. I had Storz on my race bike, a Duc. That was AFTER I had a bad tank slapper.
"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"
- Rudyard Kipling