Öhlins 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.