As the Adventure motorcycle market continues to grow (1 in 7 of all machines on the road), Öhlins offer cartridge kits to give these machines extra performance, better riding comfort and increased adjustability to suit all terrains. With many of these bikes being ridden long distances and then onto mixed road surfaces or tracks, good quality, adjustable suspension has never been so important.
The Öhlins R&D team decided upon a solution based on the successful Öhlins ‘NIX’ cartridge kit technology to deliver both comfort and performance, with more durability than a pure off-road kit between servicing.
The compact design of the FKA cartridge kit makes it easy to fit in the upside down OE forks most adventures bikes are equipped with. The kits are easy to install, as simple as just popping out the OE units and installing the Öhlins cartridge kits.
With these new kits the bikes now have a fully adjustable front end. Rebound damping is on one leg and compression within the other leg, with adjustable spring preload in both. Different springs are available for riders individual demands and there is an effective hydraulic stop inside the kit to prevent ‘bottoming’.
First applications include the BMW F800 GS, Ducati Multistrada as well as the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC machines, with more specifications to follow….
These kits are available now from Öhlins Centres and the full FKA kit retails at 1,004.20 EUR + VAT.
Öhlins NIX Technology
Fully adjustable from the top ‘cap’
Rebound in one leg, compression in the other leg
New developed hydraulic stop to prevent hard bottoming
New piston rod
Easy to install and service
Different spring rates available