This is a Review of FMOTOS Aftermarket fairings.
I avoid ebay Chinese fairings because it takes weeks to get what you ordered. Chinese Fairings have a bad reputation....quite deservedly too!
Ive read horror stories about holes having to be drilled for fairing bolts,
zip ties needed to pull parts together,
paint peeling, bubbling not matching and generally looking crap after a few days,
and much worse!
Needless to say that put me off the cheaper companies.
EXCEPT for "FMOTOS.com" I read reviews from years ago that had been updated every 6 months...one went back 4 years and the author claimed they were nearly as good as OEM and looked the same 4 years on, he Praised the paintwork a Lot
This company is also open to customising fairings/decals to your needs,
and yes the Decals are under the Clear Coat
The general speak on the net is that you get what you pay for...which is true
Now to FMOTOS Fairings
The company website is in USA and you pay in Dollars.....and the painting is done in California,
Im not sure if the fairings are made in the USA or not
Their Reputation is pretty good But communication is not so good once they have your $$$$$,
Understandably that concerned me,
So I fired off a few emails complaining that I had heard some bad reports about their reputation online
(truth was I had only read good reviews)
I was sent an Email where they apologized for there slow work and 2 days later received pictures of my newly painted fairings. My bike is a CBR1000RR 2010 and I ordered black&yellow conversion fairings which will convert my bike into 2012 style.
They were fast with the Whole process , taking 5 days (normally 1-2 weeks) from paying to delivery BUT it was ALL worth it. after all its not a 5 minute job!
The shipping from California only took 3 days by UPS !!
Now to Fitting and Quality
The Quality of them Is EXCELLENT I would say 95% of OEM
The Paintwork is beautifully Done (This is NO Rush Job!) and I Fully expect it to look as good in years to come
I expected a few minor problems, but the fitting was Exactly the same as OEM.(No gaps)..I didn't have to drill holes or use zip ties....or any of the stuff thats associated with cheaper Chinese Fairings
Apart from having NO Fitting problems at all, I had ordered a Tank Cover,
This is where there could have been a problem right?.....WRONG.....I am Amazed how well the Tank Cover Fits!
If you didn't know you would swear it was a freshly painted tank....see pics
All in All I am Over the Moon With these fairings and they have transformed my 17 year old bike,
All these pictures are with loads of finger prints on them, I haven't washed the bike at the time of taking the pics