Originally Posted by pmc847
Why do the majority of sport type bikes use USD forks? Rigidity.
You feel that your Sprint requires more front end rigidity then?
Do USD forks have more rigidity, most likely they do.
Are they a huge advantage over conventional forks for road riding? - not so much.
IMHO correct springing and valving to suit the individual rider and riding style is more important than having USD forks and or a fork brace on a Sprint.
As for a fork brace being required for rigidity on a Sprint I also find it unnecessary.
Neither have I read other owners until this thread thinking they required one, neither have I read any reviews that thought the bike needed a fork brace.
I have never felt the need for one and have pushed my bikes fairly hard, road and track
Also my opinion
but based on 8 years of 955 and 1050 Sprint ownership, and also having owned and ridden many other sports bikes.
Perhaps on a race track a fork brace on a Sprint it might be a noticeable benefit.
I think for most riders on the road it would be just more weight.