International Dealer News IDN 133 October/November 2016 - Page 28

PRO GuIDe Redesigned TTX Flow off-road shock Celebrating their 40th anniversary, suspension specialist Ohlins has introduced what it says is a “radical new rear shock” - the TTX Flow for dirt bikes - offering “unrivalled bike stability and traction within a full redesign”, according to the Swedish manufacturer. The shock features new patent pending pressure technology combined with an all-new ‘spool’ checkvalve system, which essentially helps the shock cope with multiple forces at once and ‘forget’ them extremely quickly, retaining chassis balance. In rider feedback this is said to have equated to vastly improved handling in whoops, braking bumps (so the rear wheel doesn’t go light) and absorbing harsh hits where the bike needs to remain settled for a large jump. Bottoming resistance is also improved through the introduction of a new bump rubber cup unit. This new TTX Flow has had every single component fully redesigned to “make it much more rider and mechanic-friendly, for both maintenance and set-up. The spring is now extremely easy to change due to a new spring clip design, and the simple spring preload adjustment is more robust”. Adjustments to compression and rebound are made with a new indicator to show positioning. The system retains Ohlins’ patented TTX (Twin Tube) technology with a 46mm piston and 16mm piston rod. There are a wide range of springs to suit rider weight and riding style. Available for all main adult MX and Enduro models. Christopher Nilsson, Ohlins’ off-road motorcycle product specialist: “We have been working on TTX Flow for several years and are really excited to be able to launch it for our 40th anniversary. The shock has been developed to solve the many challenges with set-up trade-offs that MX riders are faced with. “With TTX Flow, there is no need for a compromised set-up, this shock can handle everything thrown at it. We’re also proud to have designed the shock to be easier for our customers to use and service”. ÖHLINS RACING Upplands Vaesby, SWEDEN Tel: +46 (0)8 590 025 00 High-spec ‘Impact’ CE approved sports gloves German glove specialist Orina say they are one of the few manufacturers that offers CE approved motorcycle gloves - “meeting the standards of EN13594:2015 requires a lot of work in the development as well as the expertise in this field. “Our new ‘Impact’ sports glove has a leather outer shell that is composed of Technalin Gold cowhide leather and goat skin on the back, and abrasion resistant kangaroo leather on the palm. For a high level of protection, Carbolex protectors are located on the knuckles a nd on the base of the palm, and the fingers and cuffs are reinforced with SuperFabric”. Kevlar lining is used on the back, and the ring and little fingers are joined by a bridge, minimising the dislocation risk. Stretch panels on the fingers and below the knuckles provide for a high freedom of movement. Air vents on the knuckle protector and perforation on the fourchettes ensure enough ventilation, and the “Coolmax“ breathable lining keeps the hands cool and transports moisture away from the skin. Velcro straps on the cuffs and wrists assure the perfect fit and optimal position of the protectors. Available in different colour combinations and sizes from 7-12. ORINA BW GmbH Eschweiler, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)2403 99960