Öhlins To Launch New High-Tech Fork Cartridge Kit For Harley Touring Models

OhlinsForkKitÖhlins is introducing the FKC 101 Fork Cartridge Kit, a high-quality, high-tech front fork kit conceived specifically for the FLH/FLT Harley-Davidson Touring Baggers. This is the first-ever Bagger Fork Kit released by Öhlins and the company states that when installed in conjunction with a set of Öhlins shocks, you obtained an incomparably balanced suspension package, never before available for H-D Touring motorcycles,

As described by Tomas Andersson, Manager MC R&T Aftermarket at Öhlins Racing AB, “The goal with the FKC 101 project was to create a high-end cartridge damping system with great performance, to a reasonable price for the Harley-Davidson Touring front forks. The kit is the same concept we use for our hyper-sport front forks, but with a smaller piston. For this application we focused on vehicle control, and a smooth ride.”

The Öhlins FKC 101 Cartridge Kit features the high-end internal components of 8 mm steel shafts, aluminum damper tubes, and 25 mm pistons. The kit has NIX-type damping: one fork leg has compression only, while the other leg takes care of rebound only. By segregating compression from rebound, the NIX-type system maximizes the damping that’s available within the confined diameter of a fork leg.

The FKC 101 has no external adjustors due to FLH/FLT fork-leg mounting requirements. Optional spring rates are available for rider weights, preferences, and motorcycle use. Available January 2014 for an estimated MSRP of $1000. Öhlins USA can be contacted at: 828-692-4525.

 

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11 Responses to “Öhlins To Launch New High-Tech Fork Cartridge Kit For Harley Touring Models”


  1. 1 Rodent Aug 28th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    A little pricey but good stuff

  2. 2 Terence Tory Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    All you need for a good front end and better handling……………Sorry I forgot,better tires,high grade shocks,stiffer triple clamps and a True-Track system.Ah the pleasures of riding over fifty miles per hour.

  3. 3 mk Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hallelujah!!!. I hope this gets rid of the nose dive i get when braking hard

  4. 4 troll Aug 28th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Now all they need is a decent lean angle…lipstick on a….Hog!

  5. 5 LoneRider Aug 28th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Quite pricey. I’m sure they are great products but please a thousand bucks for one hundred dollars of products. Great products but market and price them more resonably.

  6. 6 Dxlbabyfresh Aug 28th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Great, high tech forks, low tech engine.

  7. 7 bart65 Aug 28th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Cartridges definitely improve the front end but $1000 is just ‘gouging’ the customer, plain and simple. There are a couple of other brands that do equally good cartridge systems like Bitubo and others and you aren’t being over charged 1/3rd the price just for name recognition.

  8. 8 Terence Tory Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    bart65,Bitubo is not in the same league of quality,durability or function as Ohlins and a few other quality high-end brands.These cartridges are most likely rebuildable and Bitubo ones are usually throwaway.

  9. 9 fxrocket Aug 29th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    just curious if they are for the 41mm or new 49mm fl forks or for both?

  10. 10 Rob Aug 29th, 2013 at 2:17 am

    In the same neighborhood as Traxxion, hopefully works as well.

  11. 11 1550tc Aug 29th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    The Progressive ones are 1/3 of the price and i think race tech has some also?

    1$$$ for cartridges is a lil too much for these low tech Harleys

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