The G 450 X is fitted with an excellent Öhlins absorber. We have a range of springs with altered spring rates to adjust the shock absorber to the rider and riding conditions. The original on the BMW has a spring rate of 58, which is ideal for riders of around 165 lb in
combined enduro and cross-country use.
In pure motocross and for heavier riders, the harder spring rates are much better (60-64).
We recommend the 56 for much lighter riders.