Touratech Suspension *front* shock absorber for BMW R1200GS 2004-2012 type *Extreme*
Facts at a glance
=> This shock absorber is configured and adjusted ready for use based on our experience with the front end of the BMW R1200GS.
=> The parameters are: vehicle weight / shock absorber linkage / design constraints / test rides.
=> This shock absorber is designed for nearly all possible loading conditions on the front of the bike.
=> A higher spring rate only makes sense if there is significantly greater weight on the front (modifications/conversions).
=> As with all suspension solutions, the rear and front of the motorbike should be modified together.
=> In this case, the possible components for the rear of the BMW R1200GS are:
=> Touratech Suspension *rear* shock absorber for BMW R1200GS 2004-2012 type *Extreme* 01-044-5870-0
=> If only one component is changed, optimal handling will not be achieved.
INFO: Does not fit together with Steeringdmaper *CSC* 01-044-5858-0
Characteristics of the Touratech Suspension Extreme Front shock absorber
=> The shock absorber body is made of aluminium.
*** This keeps its weight to a minimum.
=> Special low-friction seals are fitted.
*** As a result, there is very little wear and the shock absorber has a long service life.
=> Strong stainless steel bushings for the securing bolts are fitted to the spring eye.
*** These make sure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
=> All assemblies and components are designed for intense use on heavy touring motorcycles.
=> The damper settings were developed in line with Touratech's experience and requirements.
=> They are based on many miles travelled and experiences gained from use by the Touratech Race Team.
=> “Extreme” compression damping adjustment always has separate high speed and low speed settings.
*** This allows highly individual compression/rebound adjustment. Perfect adaptability to changing requirements.
=> Separate “Extreme” external reservoir in the shock absorber's damping assembly.
*** Means shock absorber system cools better when riding.
*** Gives the shock absorber greater resilience and a longer service life.
=> Floating piston design. The floating piston separates the damping fluids – oil and nitrogen – allowing them to work separately.
*** Gives a finer shock absorber response.
*** Precise, high-performance damping even with very high damping frequency (bad roads, dirt tracks).
*** Shock absorber cools better.
*** Minimal restrictions for the shock absorber's fitting position on the motorbike.
=> Features “Extreme” PDS, which utilises a second damping piston to provide hydraulic protection against bottoming out.
*** Even fully laden with luggage under the most extreme off-road conditions, the bike will not bottom out and the shock absorber is protected against mechanical overload.
=> This shock absorber can be fitted even in the small installation space on the front end of the BMW R1200GS.
=> QR code on the shock absorber contains individual shock absorber data.
*** Simply scan with a smartphone to access the specific information for the shock absorber.
*** Information on the shock absorber's factory settings is always available. Can be reset if incorrectly adjusted.
If you have fitted a tank to your motorcycle which is larger than the original tank, or modified your bike to carry extra luggage, modifications will be necessary. In this case, we individually modify the shock absorber to meet your needs by fitting a spring with a higher spring rate. Please fill out our suspension check form and send it back to us.
If you have any further questions, we will be happy to advise you. Contact us.