I have noticed that some other fairing companies have dedicated review threads, but there I couldn't find any for monster here or via google on any other manufacturer forums. I'm early in the process now, but I'll be keeping this updated as time goes along hopefully to help someone considering these guys as an option.
I chose Monster over some of the other less expensive options for a few reasons. I really wanted a Repsol bike, but I am a fan of the factory vibrant orange (CLEMSON GRAD) over the more traditional Repsol light orange, and monster looks to have that kit readily available. I will also add that HeroRR's youtube review played pretty heavily in my decision. He went from Auctmarts to Monster and seems to make it clear that he thought the price difference was warranted.
I paid $540 shipped for the whole kit. it lists on the site for $640, however I have learned that if you add something to your cart and leave it for a few days, some retailers will send you a coupon to try to get you to move forward, this time it worked
The starting point is an 08 CBR with about 25k on the clock and a somewhat troubled past. I picked it up in Feb of this year with some signs of spotty maintenance. The bike has obviously been down on the brake lever side, as the clutch cover is pretty gouged. I have spent all my time up until this point getting caught up on care rather than mods. Fork seals were leaking, brake pads shot, brake fluid black, chain was stretched and neglected, and the guy had mismatched grips (put two throttle sized grips on the bike as the clutch side was "too small") he did however, care enough to throw some dank eBay HID's on that bike, they put off ALMOST as much light as my iPhone. I have changed all the fluids, fixed fork seals, made sure valves were in check, new sprockets and chain, new grips/CRG levers, and tripage LED's. the factory fairings had their fair share of scratches and marks, and already have some gaps and mismatches between the tank and sides. so the normal concern of fitment with Chinese fairings doesn't really bother me. If this fit the advertised 85-90%, then they will be on par with OEM for me.
I made the purchase on June 1. as I write this, I don't yet have an update. As I have no customizations or changes, my hope is that they keep to the estimated 2 week production/1 week shipping timeline.
exchanged emails with monster, asked for update 17 days in. sent the automated response in post 3.
got the confirmation email today asking my to approve the pics. so 24 total days after submitting the order, pics in post 7
June 26, 25 days after placing the order
July 3rd, USPS final delivery