NOTE: Shocks are listed as Special Order because each shock is custom built for the rider. Please be sure to answer the questions needed to build your custom shock on the RIGHT --->
The best improvement you can make to any motorcycle is upgrading the suspension. Manufacturers typically skimp here, and it becomes very apparent as you begin to push the bike. Ohlins has been making high-performace race suspension since the mid 70s, and their shocks and forks can be found on some of the worlds best handling machines. But you dont have to be a racer to enjoy the improvement in handling that Ohlins suspension can provide. This shock is not applicable for bikes with electronic suspension control ESA.
Ohlins shocks (built in Sweden) are specifically sprung and oil-damped for your bike and its intended purpose. They install using exisiting frame mounting points and hardware; there is no drilling or frame modifications required. Since riders are different weights, carry different loads and have different riding styles Touratech does not keep Ohlins shocks "on the shelf" but instead will require information from you when you order about your weight and riding preferences to insure you get a shock that is not too firm or too soft but instead is just right for you and your bike. This "built to spec" service is free and part of the price of the shock. As such delivery from time of order to time of shipping is usually about 10 business days.