International Dealer News IDN 144 August/September 2018 - Page 40

PRO GuIDe Race suspension upgrades for Ninja 400 British manufacturer K-Tech is now offering a DDS “Lite” shock absorber option in addition to existing upgrade packages for the Ninja 400 race bike such as its 20IDS cartridge kit for the OE front forks. The DDS "Lite" shock absorber uses the latest suspension technology to offer unrivalled performance on the track and enhanced technology over the Razor-R product that is currently available. The DDS “Lite” shock has been priced to comply with the FIM Junior World Supersport price cap, allowing riders to experience the performance of a type of shock technology that is only usually available for 600 and 1000 cc machines. Features include 4-way adjustability, including 32 clicks of compression adjustment, manual spring preload and length adjustment, and K-Tech’s “unique ByPass valve adjuster, which controls both compression and rebound damping adjustment to assist with chassis control at low velocity shock movement – enhancing tyre feel and grip. The DDS system uses a smaller piston rod, which keeps the system more stable over a wider temperature range due to its small displacement. K-Tech 20IDS (20 mm Independent Damping System) front fork cartridges have a hard chrome piston rod and hard anodised, super finished aircraft grade precision CNC- machined components. A complete replacement damping system designed to fit into original equipment front forks that do not allow for external compression adjustment, they have 30 clicks of independent compression and rebound damping adjustment and 18 mm of spring preload adjustment. Range of spring rates separately available. K-TECH SUSPENSION Moira, Derbyshire, UK Tel: +44 (0)1283 559000 enquiries@ktechsuspension.com www.ktechsuspension.com KTM 790 Duke tail tidy British protectors and accessory manufacturer R&G has this new OEM replacement tail tidy/licence plate holder for the KTM 790 Duke. The stainless steel units move the licence plate tighter underneath the rear seat cowling, giving a much sportier and more stylish look. A bespoke licence plate bracket is provided in the kit, as well as a replacement E-marked stop/taillight with licence plate illuminator. The simple-to-install units are compatible with either OE or aftermarket indicators as standard and include plug and play connectors. R&G, UK, www.rg-racing.com New Drystar range jacket, boots and gloves Italian apparel expert Alpinestars has expanded its Drystar technical motorcycle collection with the ‘Volcano’ jacket, the ‘Fastback-2’ boot and the ‘C-30’ glove. The ‘Volcano’ is an all-weather sport riding jacket, constructed from a durable PU- reinforced poly-textile and incorporates Alpinestars’ exclusive Drystar waterproof and breathable membrane. It is “perfectly suitable for various climates, and its protective capabilities and comfort features 40 mean this versatile jacket provides excellent all-round performance”. The ‘Fastback-2’ Drystar sport/touring riding boot where “velocity meets versatility” also incorporates Alpinestars’ membrane, as well as internal protection and a breathable mesh liner and padding for “superb levels of comfort and performance”. The ‘C-30’ Drystar gloves feature “class- leading hard knuckle protection and material reinforcements for optimised levels of protection, performance and comfort in poor weather conditions”. INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 ALPINESTARS S.P.A. Asolo (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0423 5286 alpinestars@alpinestars.com www.alpinestars.com