Öhlins launch new Harley-Davidson cartridge kits to complement ‘Blackline’ rear shock range

After the success of their Harley-Davidson targeted ‘blackline’ shocks, Öhlins launch a front fork cartridge kit for the popular Dyna and Sportster models.


Now owners of these famous American cruisers Harley-Davidson can transform the ride of these machines for the better with a combined front and rear end upgrade, whilst retaining and enhancing the aesthetics of the original machine.


NIX 22 Cartridge Kit

The NIX 22 (22mm cartridge kit) has been developed to give great feedback, support the bike under braking and absorb the shocks associated with varied road riding. Like Öhlins ’shock’ entry into this market in 2014, the emphasis on these custom applications has been on smooth ride comfort and high quality.

Containing the Öhlins proven “NIX” design, the fork internals feature compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right leg, giving a more precise function. Adjustments are made at the top of the fork, together with the spring preload, all designed to make setting changes as easy as possible. The cartridge system is easy to install in standard front forks. Also available for Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT riders is the FKC Fork Cartridge Kit.




The NIX 22 Cartridge kits complement the rear end ‘Blackline’ shocks which have been designed to withstand wide temperature ranges and heavy loads, giving consistently high performance, ideal for cruising and touring in all conditions. Available in ‘dividing piston’ and piggyback versions, these shocks can be ordered with a number of different damping adjustment options, with or without length adjustment. The emphasis on these custom applications has been on smooth ride comfort and high quality.

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Robert Brinkmark, Öhlins Product Manager Motorcycles commented,

“The cruiser market has become very important for us and it’s been great to see the reaction we have had at dealer shows in both the US and Europe to our products.

These cartridge kits give yet more options for those owners who appreciate the character of their machines but want to experience an improved ride.”


Road and Track NIX 22 Technical Highlights ‘at a glance’:

  • NIX damping system
  • External compression & rebound adjustment
  • External preload adjustment
  • 22mm piston diameter
  • Range of fork springs available
  • Öhlins Setting Bank


NIX 22 available for:

  • Harley-Davidson Dyna and Sportster models