Reader’s Rides: 1999 Honda VTR1000F Firestorm – Part 1

The OEM “chin fairing” was dispensed with partly for aesthetic reasons, but mostly to provide the engines cases and sump better access to cooling air (as an added bonus, it shed 0.7 lbs of weight too). This, however, left the oil filter exposed (and vulnerable), so a carbon fiber oil filter protector originally designed for a CB1000R was fitted to address the issue. At some point, I’ll get around to having a set of custom, braided oil cooler lines made up.