Öhlins launch Nix 22 Cartridge Kit for popular Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700 models, complementing rear shock options

New for 2016, Öhlins launch the Road and Track NIX 22 front cartridge kit, available for the Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700 models to complement the cost effective Street Performance STX46 rear shock option. Also available for these models; the FSK100 front spring set.


Using the technology and experience gained from the established NIX 30 Supersport kit, this new compact kit gives owners of these cool new urban models the chance to discover the Öhlins advantage.

Front suspension upgrades used to be considered the reserve of race and trackday riders but now riders of all machines can benefit from good handling, bump absorption and crucially a positive, confidence inspiring feeling from the ‘front end’.

Feedback has shown most customers who intend to upgrade their suspension wish to do so at ‘both ends’ the NIX22 joins the versatile and cost effective Street Performance STX46 rear shock for these exciting pair of Yamaha models. Another option available is the choice of replacement front springs (FSK100) for the bikes, giving a firmer front end feel, bump absorption and support when braking. The FSK100 kit consists of a replacement top cap (with external spring preload) and higher performance rate springs.


The Öhlins Road and Track 22mm front fork cartridge kit have been developed from production bike racing such as the World Supersport Championship and shares much of the technology from the NIX 30 kit. The NIX 22 delivers fantastic road performance and comfort through stable damping characteristics, resulting in improved rider confidence.

Just like the NIX 30, the ‘22’ has the Öhlins proven “NIX” design which features compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right leg, giving a more precise function and stability. Adjustments are made at the top of the fork, together with the spring preload, all designed to make alternation as easy as possible. The cartridge system is easy to install in all standard front forks.


Robert Brinkmark, Öhlins Product Manager Motorcycles commented,

“The Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700 models have really caught the interest of the press and in the case of the MT, sold in large numbers around the World.

We developed the NIX 22 to enhance the riding experience of these bikes still further, and when matched with the available shock offers a fantastic difference for riders.”


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

  • NIX damping system
  • External compression & rebound adjustment
  • External 15mm preload adjustment
  • 22mm piston diameter
  • 8mm piston shaft
  • Range of fork springs available
  • Öhlins Setting Bank


Available for:

  • Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700
  • Also bespoke applications available for:
  • Kawasaki ER6N
  • Yamaha R25/R3
  • Honda CBR250/300R
  • Kawasaki Ninja 250/300R
  • Harley-Davidson Dyna
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster