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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Australian suspension company Shock Treatment have announced they are developing cartridge fork inserts for the DR650 in conjunction with Italian suspension manufacturer Matris.

    The inserts replace all the original mechanical components inside the standard DR650 fork tubes and will give external adjustment for rebound, compression, and spring preload along with 10mm more suspension travel. They will also be supplied with springs specifically matched to each riders setup and riding style.

    Shock Treatments have quoted a price of $1000AU for the inserts and that they will be available from July this year.

    The full announcement is below:

    Attn DR650 owners…..

    The mighty Suzuki has proven to be a big hit with the Adventure community and whilst the aftermarket has almost every option covered, the one area that has always been addressed to a limited capacity is the adjustability of the forks. Although Race Tech offer solid upgrades with their Gold Valve Emulators and springs to enhance performance, the adjustments are “internal only”.

    We are working with “High end” Italian company Matris, to produce fork cartridges for the DR. They will be externally adjustable for Rebound, Compression and Spring Preload. The focus will be on combining the best fork performance with an extreme level of adjustability. This should allow effective adaptation between “laden” and “unladen” riding requirements. Suspension travel will be increased by 10mm more than standard with the ability to also be lowered for shorter pilots. Expected availability will be early July. Approximate price point $995 including springs. Spring rates will be matched to individual rider requirements.

    • Bike: DR650se
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    They look pretty cool .. when the price comes down im in ..

    Jason Clark
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Anyone actually tried these yet. I reckon they’d be the go but having trouble getting a reply on availability.

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