Just a bit of a bump for the Hyperpro rear shock.
A couple of years ago, I needed a new rear shock for my 1993 VFR750. That model had been out of production a long time, so the Ohlins was obscenely expensive (~$1100-1200) if you could find one, and the other models that had been available for the Gen 3 VFR were long gone.
Hyperpro was one of the few companies who still listed my bike. I placed an order online, with some tweaks to the normal specs (+12mm on the damper shaft, rate differences). I wanted to raise the rear end of the bike for handling, higher seat height, Clydesdale body, etc.
I was amazed when a sales person and a mechanical engineer called me on a conference call from Sweden to discuss my order! I got personalized service for my one-off build.
When the shock arrived, it was in a sturdy wooden box, everything flawless. The install was easy. It totally transformed my bike.
I went with Race Tech constant rate springs up front, new synthetic fork oil and Gold Valves, and my VFR now handles like a purpose-built modern sportbike (for a portly 470lb behemoth).
I think that I spent just shy of $800 for my shock. But, it was significantly less than Ohlins, my only other option. I really had to grit my teeth to spend that much on an unknown part (I was unemployed at the time, and had just sold my R100GS/PD _for_the_money_) :-(
I wouldn't hesitate making another such purchase from Hyperpro. I'm going to be looking to them for my haven't-bought-yet 2008 KLR.