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What is the best upgrade I can do to by motorcycle?

What is the best upgrade I can do to by motorcycle?

 

That's a question we often get asked and for us the answer is quite easy: upgrade your suspension! Below we'll cover the options available from Touratech so you understand better what it's doing and what will be the best option for you.

When do I need a Touratech suspension system?
  • When you travel a lot on your motorcycle
  • When you want to transform your motorbike into a completely new riding machine
  • When you often ride with a passenger
  • When you often carry luggage
  • When you want refined technology with advanced functionality & durability

 

What are the benefits from a Touratech suspension system?

  • We transform your motorcycle into the best possible touring bike
  • Maximum ride dynamics for total enjoyment
  • Unique Touratech suspension setup for your motorbike
  • Enhanced ride comfort and more sensitive response than standard suspension
  • Touratech Suspension also has suspension components for long-distance and extreme riding
  • Touratech Suspension shocks are fully serviceable for a long lifespan

 

Unique features of Touratech shock absorbers:

  • Made for adventure and touring bikes
  • Built for hard use and heavy loads
  • Supplied with special Touratech setup for each respective motorbike
  • Top performance on and off-road
  • Highest quality materials for long life
  • Uniquely solid Touratech hydraulic spring preload with 50% greater adjustment range
  • For weekend trips, riding with a passenger and/or a long tour with lots of luggage
  • Precise, high-performance damping even with very high damping frequency (bad roads, dirt tracks)

 

From Level 1 to Extreme

Touratech Travel suspension is available in various designs: Level 1, Level 2, High End and Extreme. Whereby all our shock absorbers have the following features:

  • Special Touratech setup for balance and damping
  • Adjustable rebound damping at the bottom of the shock absorber with special setup for touring
  • Large 16 mm piston rod made of chrome-molybdenum steel for maximum strength and durability
  • Floating piston design: damping fluids, oil and nitrogen are separated, resulting in a more sensitive shock absorber response.
  • Low friction special seals with integrated Teflon backup ring for low wear and long shock absorber life
  • Robust stainless-steel bushings in the shaft eyelet to ensure stable seating of the fastening screw even under maximum loads
  • Fully service-enabled, always ensuring optimum ride dynamics
  • Available with further spring rates to compensate for higher or lower driver’s weight and payload

 

Level 2, High-End & Extreme:

They also feature a uniquely solid hydraulic spring preload with 50% more range of adjustment for weekend trips or large amounts of luggage for your long-distance trip.

 

High-End & Extreme:

  • Separately adjustable high and low speed damping, for precise damping setting at very high damping frequency and under heavy use (bad roads, trails carrying luggage)
  • Piggyback-reservoir on the shock absorber for improved cooling performance of the shock absorber oil and higher damping performance under heavy use

 

Extreme:

 

 

PDS - travel-dependent damper piston: hydraulic bottoming out protection using a second damper piston, i.e. no bottoming out of the shock absorber

     

     

     

    Electronic suspensions:

    Touratech Suspension Plug & Travel suspension systems are available in different versions depending on the motorbike - type and model year. The following features distinguish Touratech Suspension Plug & Travel suspension systems:

    • The suspension is integrated into your bike and operated via the original BMW control unit.
    • Special Touratech basic setup for balance and damping.
    • The existing plug connectors and switches on the handlebars are used as usual.
    • All ride modes and configurations remain the same.
    • Touratech EPA (EPA = Electric-Preload Adjuster) balances your motorbike with a 15 mm preload range +/- via the remote control.
    • Damping adjustment, depending on the model year, via our patented DDA valve or the Touratech Suspension stepper motor
    • Separately adjustable high and low speed damping, depending on the model, for precise damping setting at very high damping frequency and under heavy use
    • Depending on the model, piggyback-reservoir on the shock absorber for improved cooling performance of the shock absorber oil and higher damping performance under heavy use
    • Large 16 mm piston rod made of chrome-molybdenum steel for maximum strength and durability.
    • Low friction special seals with integrated Teflon backup ring for low wear and long shock absorber life
    • Robust stainless-steel bushings in the shaft eyelet to ensure stable seating of the fastening screw even under heavy use
    • Fully service-enabled, ensuring optimum ride dynamics at all times
    • Available also as lowering kit
    • Available with further spring rates

     

    Touratech suspension cartridge kit: the shock absorber for your forks

    Putting it simply, the Touratech Suspension Cartridge Kit Extreme is a suspension strut for the fork and the absolute top end in terms of suspension technology. The Closed Cartridge is installed into the original fork. This way the fork bridge/handlebar mount, brakes and wheel control and handlebar geometry are retained in full. No additional modifications to the fork are required. This Closed Cartridge is been developed perfectly for touring and riding with frequent and strongly differing loads and riding conditions or extreme requirements.

    Scope of delivery:

    • 2 Closed Cartridge with damper setting, 1 for rebound, 1 for compression
    • With spring preloading via adjustment tool (2x
    • Adjustment tool
    • Ready for installation and ready-to-ride, fitted with pre-mounted fork spring
    • 1 liter oil (for installation of fork)
    • User manual and instructions for installation
    • 2x Fork protection sticker

     

    Touratech suspension fork springs

    For Touratech Suspension fork springs, we work with Hyperpro – the best possible partner. Our adventure touring fork springs are designed to combine perfectly with our Touratech Suspension shock absorbers.

    They give you a sensitive response and high reserves under load and/or during trips with off-road sections.

    Each fork spring set is specially adapted and manufactured by Hyperpro according to our specifications for the respective motorcycle model. Touratech Suspension fork springs are “infinitely progressive” along their full length.

    Each of our fork spring sets is supplied with the appropriate detailed fitting instructions for the respective motorcycle type. We recommend having the fork springs fitted at a specialist workshop or Touratech Suspension service center.

    For you, this means:

    • Optimum damping comfort over the fork’s complete spring travel
    • Always optimal tire grip and clean feedback from the road surface
    • Damping reserves with heavy loads on bad roads until bottoming-out protection
    • Ideal for travelling with a pillion passenger and/or luggage
    • Best fork tuning for chasing curves or dusty trails
    • Touratech Suspension fork springs are always supplied with the correct fork oil

    Touratech suspension replacement shock absorber springs

    Suspension optimization with “Touratech setup” for your standard suspension system.

    Are you looking for a cost-effective way to improve the standard suspension system on your new motorbike? Our adventure touring replacement springs are specially designed to optimize the respective standard suspension system. They give you a sensitive response and high reserves under heavy loads and/or while carrying a pillion passenger.

    Here too, we work with Hyperpro – the best possible partner. Each replacement spring set is perfectly adapted and manufactured by Hyperpro for the standard suspension system on the respective motorcycle type. Touratech Suspension replacement springs are “infinitely progressive” along their full length.

    Each of our replacement spring sets is supplied with the appropriate detailed fitting instructions for the respective motorcycle type. We recommend having the replacement springs fitted at a specialist workshop or Touratech Suspension service center.

    For you, this means:

    • Optimum damping comfort over the complete spring travel of your standard suspension system
    • Always optimal tire grip and clean feedback from the road surface
    • Damping reserves with heavy loads on bad roads until bottoming-out protection
    • Ideal for travelling with a pillion passenger and/or luggage
    • Best possible standard suspension system tuning for touring use
    • Touratech Suspension replacement springs are always supplied ready to fit

     

    Lowering with the best possible suspension characteristics:

    Replacement springs:

    • Depending on the bike, lowering between 20 mm and 50 mm is possible
    • The replacement springs are specially adapted for the motorbike
    • “Infinitely progressive” along the entire length for sensitive
    • response and damping reserves under high load
    • Optimal tire grip and clean feedback from the road surface
    • Best possible Touratech setup with high level of riding safety
    • Original side stand and main stand can still be used
    • Extensive fitting instructions specifically for the respective motorcycle type

    Fork springs:

    • In addition, shortened versions of the original side and main stand are required from the motorcycle manufacturer
    • Depending on the bike, lowering between 20 mm and 50 mm is possible
    • The fork springs are specially adapted for the motorbike
    • “Infinitely progressive” along the entire length for sensitive
    • response and damping reserves under high load
    • Optimal tire grip and clean feedback from the road surface
    • Extensive fitting instructions specifically for the respective motorcycle type

    Shock absorber:

    • The best solution for lowering your motorbike
    • Can only be used in conjunction with a suitably matched fork spring (see above)
    • In addition, shortened versions of the original side and main stand are required from the motorcycle manufacturer
    • Depending on the bike, lowering between 20 mm and 50 mm is possible
    • The shock absorber is specially adapted for the motorbike
    • Unique adventure touring “Touratech setup” combining balance and damping
    • Various shock absorber types possible
    • Top performance on and off-road. Optional stronger spring rates.
    • Optimal tire grip and clean feedback from the road surface
    • Extensive fitting instructions specifically for the respective motorcycle type

     

    Touratech Suspension Steering Damper

    The Touratech Suspension CSC steering damper effectively optimizes ride stability – whether for off-road and touring use carrying a heavy load or while chasing curves. Trials and experience have shown that the linear Touratech Suspension CSC (Constant Safety Control) steering damper with its permanent assistive effect adds a whole new dimension to riding.

    • CNC-milled from high-grade 7075 aircraft aluminum
    • Optimal response characteristics for maximum safety
    • Elegant Touratech design and 75 mm stroke
    • Individual damping adjustment through 24 clicks
    • Road legal

    Fitting the CSC steering damper makes your bike’s ride and handling significantly more stable, less tiring, and safer. Always supplied complete with appropriate mounting kit for the motorcycle type.

    What the Touratech Suspension CSC steering damper does:

    • No more hard steering when cornering slowly with a heavy load
    • Minimized disturbances transmitted to the handlebar by the rider
    • For example: wind flow over motorcycle clothing and turbulence caused by a truck or van in front
    • Minimized instability caused by ruts on motorways, main roads and dirt tracks
    • Small front wheel with knobby tires is noticeably more stable when riding off-road or on sand
    • Less fatigue on long journeys thanks to consistently greater ride stability

     

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