Ikon Suspension upgrade review Ducati GT1000

Ikon Suspension upgrade review

Australian company Ikon Suspension has been around in one form or another making riders more comfortable and safer since 1962. So when we wanted to update the very basic suspension on our Ducati GT1000 project bike we went with Ikon. Standard suspension on most road bikes is usually a compromise. However, even a budget set …

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Mark Zach Oliver's Motorcycles Ikon suspension Ducati GT1000

How to update your motorcycle suspension

A suspension update is a black art with every suspension expert having differing opinions. You could go up and down the MotoGP pit lane and find differing viewpoints from every garage. While it looks like a simple job to unscrew some bolts, swap the shocks and fork springs, then bolt them back in, there is …

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Marzocchi suspension

Marzocchi suspension saved from closure

Exotic motorcycle and mountain bike suspension and exhaust manufacturer Marzocchi has been saved from closure after being bought by a fellow Italian company. The Italian company’s products are used by a wide variety of motorcycle manufacturers such as Italian brands Ducati, MV Agusta, Bimota, Benelli and Moto Guzzi, plus BMW and even American electric motorcycle company …

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Suspension expert Sam Simmons of Oliver's Motorcycles

Seven myths about motorcycle suspension

While most riders change the mufflers on their new motorcycle first, the most important modification to any motorcycle is the suspension, according to suspension expert Sam Simmons of Oliver’s Motorcycles. Sam is from the UK where he spent eight years as a professional motocross racer and worked in the factory Yamaha team’s suspension workshop. Since …

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Marzocchi suspension

Marzocchi suspension set to close

Exotic motorcycle and mountain bike suspension and exhaust manufacturer Marzocchi is reported to be about to close down operations. The Italian company’s products are used by a wide variety of motorcycle manufacturers such as Italian brands Ducati, MV Agusta, Bimota, Benelli and Moto Guzzi, plus BMW and even American electric motorcycle company Brammo. Their suspension …

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Gazi motorcycle susension

How to set up your motorcycle suspension

Setting up your motorcycle suspension is one of the most arcane and confounding disciplines, yet one of the most important. Whether a motorcycle has adjustable or non-adjustable suspension, it comes from the factory with the suspension set up for a single rider – even if it’s a dual-seat bike – weighing about 75-85kg. If you …

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