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.
Upgrading to Ohlins suspension is the single greatest chassis improvement you can make to your motorcycle. You will immediately notice an improvement in ride quality, comfort and chassis feedback both on-road and off. Common feedback from riders is that it makes the bike track better off-road and handle better in the curves thanks to damping that is much more progressive than the stock shocks (progressive damping means the shocks compress more on small bumps to give a cushy ride and firm up more on big bumps to improve handling and feedback).</p>
These are the same shocks used on bikes in the Dakar and Baja rallies and on road race bikes in MotoGP and Superbike. Besides being the best made shocks they are also a great value, since they can be rebuilt in the event you ride far enough to wear them out, a significant savings over a new shock. Touratech-sponsored rider <a href=http://www.globeriders.com>Helge Pederson</a>, who does more than 15,000 miles a year on his Ohlins-equipped BMW, has his shocks rebuilt annually to insure they never let him down when riding the Silk Road or through Swaziland.</p>
Your Ohlins shock (built in Sweden) will be specifically sprung and oil-damped for your motorcycle and its intended purpose as described in your suspension profile. Since riders are different weights, carry different loads and have different riding styles, we require information from you when you order about your weight and riding preferences to ensure that your suspension is not too firm or too soft but instead is just right for you and your bike.
The installation is "bolt-on", but the "built to spec" service is an essential component of a suspension upgrade, and should not be skipped for convenience. Build-time of your custom Ohlins shock is typically 10 business days.</p>
- With custom spring set up for your weight & riding style!