Öhlins expands TTG GP range to offer MotoGP developed shocks for circuit and road use

With yet another MotoGP title for its Hall of Fame, Öhlins Racing has widened the range of applications available for the race developed TTX GP shock absorber. Machines covered include the latest Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Triumph and Japanese machinery (full application list at the end of this communication.)

The TTX GP features a number of considerable developments over its predecessor, the TTX36. The result is an even wider range of compression and rebound damping adjustment, with additional improvements to both precision and consistency of performance. The changes also ensure even smaller variations in behaviour between individual shock units, further enhancing the unmatched reputation for quality that Öhlins has earned in nearly forty years as the number one name in motorcycle suspension.

The ‘GP’ element of the new shock absorber’s name is no idle boast, its improvements having descended directly from lessons learned and proven in fierce competition at the highest level of Grand Prix racing. Öhlins has continued to dominate the MotoGP World Championship in 2014, its instantly recognisable products adorning every machine to have achieved a podium-position finish and victory in the premier class this year.

Upgraded components in the TTX GP include a new damping adjustment needle, with improved guidance and modified flow restriction behaviour providing much improved chassis feedback. The shock’s main piston is also new, giving the rider better traction as well as more control over their machine.

The TTX GP continues to use Öhlins’ proven twin tube design, which allows the shock to use lower gas pressures and eliminate the risk of oil foaming, or cavitation, which can otherwise reduce damping performance. As before, both ride height and spring preload are fully adjustable to allow the ideal setup for every combination of rider and machine. The TTX GP will be available for most major bikes used in national racing as well as new street bike models, with full settlings libraries available.

TTX GP Technical Highlights ‘at a glance’

  • TTX – twin tube technology. No cavitation risk
  • New solid piston with new piston band
  • Rebound and compression adjustment straight from MotoGP
  • Adjustment needles with different flow restriction behaviour to improve chassis feedback
  • Wider and more precise adjustment range
  • Adjustment possible by hand or with hexagon tool
  • Completely separated functions for rebound and compression damping
  • Full setting library available
  • Ride height adjustment
  • Spring preload adjustment

Robert Brinkmark, Öhlins Product Manager Motorcycles commented;

“Our incredible and continued success in MotoGP as well as in Superbike classes, both internationally and nationally, has been the result of years of hard work, and the TTX GP is a direct product of our racing heritage. We are pleased to widen the range of this new shock giving even more riders unrivalled performance and improved behaviour both on the road and circuit. As with all our products it is also available for global service through our Öhlins global network.”

The new TTX GP is available for the following models

  • Aprilia RSV4 (2009-2014)
  • BMW S1000RR (2010-14)
  • BMW HP4 / Racing (2013-14)
  • Ducati 899 Panigale (2014-2015)
  • Triumph 675/ 675R (2006-2012) (2013-14)
  • Honda CBR 600RR (2007-14)
  • Honda CBR 1000RR (2008-14)
  • Kawasaki ZX-6R (2009-14)
  • Kawasaki ZX 636 (2011-14)
  • Kawasaki ZX-10R (2011-14)
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600/750 (2011-14)
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 (2009-14)
  • Yamaha YZF R6 (2006-14)
  • Yamaha YZF R1 (2009-14)

For more info on the full line-up of Öhlins products visit www.ohlins.com

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