Motorcycle suspension services Bristol
Feel the benefit of optimised suspension
Motorcycle suspension must fulfil many complex engineering challenges. Of course it is there to provide you with a smooth, comfortable riding experience. But, beyond that, it also plays a vital role in the way a bike handles and how effectively it responds to braking forces. Above all else the role of suspension is to keep the tyres in contact with the road.
Most motorcycle suspension provides some degree of adjustment. The ‘factory settings’ are based upon a notional average rider, but so many variables can determine how suspension responds to specific riders and riding styles that there will almost always be tangible benefits from specific, individual configuration and set-up.
Even the most basic attention to achieving a custom set-up for your bike’s suspension – i.e. setting the suspension to suit you, your weight, size and riding style – will yield positive results. This is why our ‘static suspension set-up’ service, at just £39.99, must qualify as one of the most affordable performance investments you could make for your motorcycle.
We can also advise on the best tyres for your bike and riding style, assess tyre wear and condition, and adjust pressures to suit rider and machine.
Getting the power down
As a specialist engine tuning company and builders of highly competitive racing motorcycles we know that, in terms of overall performance enhancement, the engine is only one part of the equation when it comes to making a fast motorcycle; put simply, there’s little point in having power unless you can make best use of it. Suspension is one of the critical areas of a motorcycle’s dynamics that enable you to exploit a powerful engine – in terms of braking, corner speed, stability, and the ability to get the power down on corner exits. Those Öhlins and Bridgestone engineers in the MotoGP pit garages are there for a reason – suspension and tyres can be the key factors when it comes to achieving the fastest laps.
Standard suspension on many motorcycles is a common area where manufacturers will make cost savings, especially so with more ‘budget’ models. Standard suspension will frequently be functionally adequate, but cannot provide the levels of refinement available from top quality, precision engineered components.
Moreover, suspension components work hard over their lifetime; performance and effectiveness degrade with mileage. While stock motorcycle suspension can be reconditioned or uprated – a service we provide – it can often be more cost-effective, and deliver a more satisfactory result, to replace tired or worn suspension, especially rear shock absorbers, with higher-spec after-market components.
If you want to fulfil the true potential of your motorcycle’s handling – and extend your own potential and capabilities as a rider – then you should opt for the best, precision engineered, after-market components you can afford, in combination with custom set-up to optimise them for your personal riding style.
We supply a wide range of excellent replacement suspension components, fork springs, cartridge kits and shock absorbers to suit every type of motorcycle and every budget.