Suspension

  • Automatically LOWER your bikes SEAT HEIGHT with Showa’s EERA Heightflex suspension. COMING for 2021?

    Automatically LOWER your bikes SEAT HEIGHT with Showa’s EERA Heightflex suspension. COMING for 2021?

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    First unveiled at EICMA in November last year in prototype form, Showa’s new EERA Heightflex suspension system is a seriously cool bit of kit. And we’ve just heard that it could be available as soon as 2021. In essence, the EERA Heightflex is a shock absorber which (when fitted) will automatically lower the height of…

  • Showa unveils EERA Heightflex suspension system. Automatically LOWERS your bikes SEAT HEIGHT.

    Showa unveils EERA Heightflex suspension system. Automatically LOWERS your bikes SEAT HEIGHT.

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    Japanese suspension specialists Showa, has recently unveiled its new EERA Heightflex suspension system – which can automatically reduce the seat height of your bike. Clever stuff. Fitted to a Honda Africa Twin at EICMA, the electronic suspension system works to make it easier for the vertically challenged to swing their legs over the big behemoth…

  • What the hell is THIS (from Kawasaki’s special futures/ sci fi department)?

    What the hell is THIS (from Kawasaki’s special futures/ sci fi department)?

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    Ok, hands up people – we’ve got no idea what this patent design filed by the Japanese company is for – but it’s weird and has had us scratching out heads for a couple of hours now, so we figured we’d leave it to you to tell us. These patents have just appeared from Kawasaki…

  • Honda’s filed a funky front end set-up for a scooter (and something bigger, so the rumour-mill has it)

    Honda’s filed a funky front end set-up for a scooter (and something bigger, so the rumour-mill has it)

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    Honda’s filed a funky front end set-up for a scooter (and something bigger, so the rumour-mill has it).   Check out these patents filed by Honda for new front-suspension system that’s (so far) been shown in place on a scooter. They’re pretty much out there in terms of the scooter but we’ve heard on the…

  • REVEALED: Suzuki’s V-Strom future suspension plans unveiled in factory drawings!

    REVEALED: Suzuki’s V-Strom future suspension plans unveiled in factory drawings!

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    Suzuki is reportedly developing a self-adjusting suspension system that alters stiffness and damping according to the load being carried. And, according to an article in the Australian publication AMCN, the system is likely to go on the firm’s V-Strom 1000. Suzuki’s plans have emerged on an illustration of the big roadster. In the description you…

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