The carbon cap was never installed. I purchased the bike and some spares (like a really nice carbon hugger which I also still have sitting in a box) from the original owner. The carbon cap is beautifully made but the race tech cap looks a little more Racey I think. The carbon would look nice on a red or black bike with no race graphics. I had a 999s that had carbon hugger, tank guard, clutch guard and cap that look really great on that bike.