SHOWA’s Approach to the Development of Shock Absorbers for Motorcycles
SHOWA Motorcycle shock absorbers are part of the frame and also function as an element in the appearance of the product. It is therefore required to develop a shock absorber that not only provides high performance, strength, and durability, but also fulfills numerous functions and ensures a high degree of reliability. Based on the techniques accumulated through its continual involvement in motorcycle racing throughout the world, SHOWA strives to develop products that meet the diverse needs of customers.
Functions & Roles
The front fork is a key structural component of a motorcycle, holding the front wheel and providing the steering function. This vital part demands excellent ability to closely follow road contours through smooth operation and steady damping force, while retaining high rigidity.
Types of Shock Absorbers
Upright telescopic type
Applied in a wide variety of vehicle types, this is the standard type of front fork adopted in a wide variety vehicles ranging from compact motorcycles to full-sized motorcycles.
Due to its excellent damping characteristics, this type has been adopted primarily in full-sized motorcycles.