Touratech Expedition Rear Shock, BMW RnineT (2014-2016)
Touratech Expedition Shock – BMW RnineT
Do you find yourself not only navigating the urban jungle during the week, but also carving canyons on the weekend? Want to take the handling and performance of your RnineT to the next level? Look no further than the Expedition Shock from Touratech Suspension. The Touratech Expedition Shock offers adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping and a remote fluid reservoir in addition to adjustable rebound damping, 15mm of hydraulically adjustable preload, floating piston superiority and low-friction seals.
•Remote reservoir, made from high-strength aluminum, keeps the fluid cool and ensures pressure stability in the shock which results in better performance and longer shock life.
•Adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping allows absolute control of shock tuning to give you the precise handling characteristics you want in any conditions.
•Adjustable rebound damping allows you to fine-tune the ride characteristics to meet your preferences.
•Hydraulic Preload Adjustment is easily done by turning the knob with your hand.
•50% more spring preload adjustment than other shocks on the market. A generous 15mm of adjustment allows proper pre-load set-up for luggage or a passenger. Most shocks have 8-10mm which is not enough to accommodate heavier loads.
•A floating piston separates the air and the oil to prevent oil foaming. This technology ensures that your shock will have smooth and consistent performance even in punishing environments.
•Cold forged 6082 T6 aluminum shock body machined to exacting standards offers high-strength and maximum heat dissipation.
•High-strength stainless steel bushings ensure that the mounting points of the shock will go the distance.
•Low-friction seal with integrated Teflon back-up ring maximizes performance and extends the life of the shock.
•Oversized 16mm high-strength shaft made of chrome-moly steel for maximum strength and durability.
•Available in a range of spring rates to match the rider’s weight requirements.
•Damping set up for the RnineT right out-of-the-box.
Why do I need this?
Motorcycle Manufacturer’s Shocks - The shocks found on new motorcycles are designed to be inexpensive and fit the needs of the average 165lb rider. As a result, they often meet the minimum standard for function. The performance of a stock shock is typically not confidence inspiring. With faster-paced riding, stock suspension “bottoms out” easily and doesn’t offer sufficient preload or damping adjustment range. The rider often feels that the bike is too spongy and doesn’t handle properly.
Key issues to consider when selecting a shock
•Remote reservoir –This piggy-back style remote reservoir, made from high-strength aluminum, is designed to keep the fluid cool and ensures pressure stability in the shock which results in better performance. The increased oil capacity results in longer shock life.
•Adjustable high-speed and low-speed damping – Separate adjustments for high-speed and low-speed compression damping allow absolute control of shock tuning to give you the precise handling characteristics you want in any conditions. This allows you to control how the bike handles in a high speed corner separately from how it behaves absorbing a pothole.
Adjustable Rebound Damping – Right out of the box, this shock is ready for a track day or a weekend ride over the mountain pass. The rebound damping can also be easily customized to your preferences.
Hydraulic Preload Adjustment - With a Touratech Expedition Shock, the spring preload can be hydraulically adjusted by turning the knob with your hand.
50% More Spring Preload Adjustment- If you load your RnineT with luggage for a weekend trip, or add a passenger, the bike will sag under the weight of the load. Most shocks are NOT designed to handle this. With Touratech Suspension, you can adjust the pre-load to bring the bike back to level. Because of the full 15mm adjustment you can raise the back of the motorcycle as much as 1.8 inches to compensate for the load which restores proper geometry for optimum handling and overall feel of the bike. Most shock preload adjusters only have 8-10mm of adjustment which can only raise the back of the bike by 1.2 inches.
Floating Piston Superiority – Touratech Suspension uses a Floating Piston design which offers the best damping performance because it physically separates the nitrogen gas from the oil. Most shocks use oil emulsion damping which allows oil to mix with the nitrogen gas in a foaming process that basically ‘thins’ the oil and prevents the shock from working properly. When the oil is 'foamed' the bike bottoms easily and also springs up too quickly resulting in erratic handling and an unsteady ride.
With the floating piston design of Touratech Suspension there is a physical separation of oil and nitrogen gas which means you can ride hard all day long and enjoy consistent high performance. Why buy a shock whose performance gets worse the harder you ride it? Before you invest in new suspension for your RnineT, make sure it’s a floating piston design.
Stainless Steel Bushings - While many aftermarket shocks use aluminum bushings where the shock mounts to the motorcycle, Touratech Suspension uses high-strength, non-corrosive stainless steel. This creates a strong and rigid connection. The stainless steel bushings protect against corrosion and seizing and offer low maintenance and longer life.
Low-Friction Seal – Our seals have a backbone that virtually eliminates friction interference on the damping activity. On other shocks, the seal deforms as damping pressure increases and causes stiction on the shaft. Touratech Suspension is equipped with a proprietary low-friction seal that is supported by Teflon back-up ring. This Teflon backbone keeps the seal from deforming and eliminates stiction on the shaft even at high pressures. The result is better performance, increased reliability and longer service life, even in harsh environments.
Oversized high-strength shaft – While most manufacturers use a 14mm carbon steel shaft, Touratech suspension uses a 16mm high-strength chrome-moly steel alloy.
Aluminum Shock Body – Some manufacturers use a steel shock body to reduce cost. Touratech suspension uses cold-forged 6082 T6 aluminum for the shock body because it’s lightweight, strong and durable. It also dissipates heat 30% more effectively than steel, which results in more stable and predictable damping delivering better handling and a smoother ride. A cooler shock will also have more consistent damping and a longer service life.
Custom Springs – Touratech Suspension is available in a range of spring rates so we can ensure your shock has the proper spring rate for your application.
Fully Serviceable – All Touratech Suspension is fully serviceable and can be customized or re-built by Touratech-USA or any qualified suspension technician.
Summary - Touratech Expedition Shock:
The Touratech Expedition Shock offers adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping, a remote fluid reservoir, adjustable rebound damping, floating piston superiority and low-friction seals which add up to a highly refined shock that can be tuned with precision to meet the ride style and handling characteristics you prefer.
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