Öhlins develops its proprietary and trend-setting suspension components, steering dampers and oils, at the highest levels of racing from open-wheel car racing, to Moto GP, to off-road competition on two and four wheels.
The Öhlins FKC 101 Fork Cartridge Kit introduces Öhlins’ high-quality, high-tech suspension heritage to the front-forks of world’s most popular line of motorcycles: the FLH/FLT Harley-Davidson Touring Baggers. This first-ever Fork Kit from Öhlins provides an incomparably balanced suspension package, never before available for HD Touring/Baggers, when installed in conjuction with a set of Öhlins shocks.
As described by Tomas Andersson, Manager MC R&T Aftermarket at Öhlins Racing AB, “The goal with the FKC 101 project was to create a high-end cartridge damping system with great performance, to a reasonable price for the Harley-Davidson Touring front forks. The kit is the same concept we use for our hyper-sport front forks, but with a smaller piston.
For this application we focused on vehicle control, and a smooth ride.”
The Öhlins FKC 101 Cartridge Kit features the high-end internal components of 8 mm steel shafts, aluminum damper tubes, and 25 mm pistons. The kit has NIX-type damping: one fork leg has compression only, while the other leg takes care of rebound only. By segregating compression from rebound, the NIX-type syste maximizes the damping that’s available
within the confined diameter of a fork leg.
The FKC 101 has no external adjustors due to FLH/FLT fork-leg mounting requirements. Optional spring rates are available for rider weights, preferences, and motorcycle use.
• 25 mm Pistons
• NIX Segregated Damping:
Compression Left Leg, Rebound Right Leg
• Aluminum Damping Tubes
• Alternative Spring Rates
• Improved feel, Increased Control
(Less than $1,000)