When do I need a Touratech suspension system?

  • Do you travel a lot on your motorcycle?
  • Do you want to transform your motorbike into a completely new riding machine?
  • Do you often ride with a pillion passenger?
  • Do you often carry luggage?
  • Are you looking for refined technology with advanced functionality and durability?

Unique features of Touratech Suspension shock absorbers:

  • Made for adventure and touring bikes
  • Built for hard use and heavy loads
  • Supplied with special Touratech setup for each respective motorbike
  • Top performance on and offroad
  • Highest quality materials for long life
  • Uniquely solid Touratech hydraulic spring preload with 50% greater adjustment range
  • For weekend trips, riding with a passenger and/or a long tour with lots of luggage
  • Precise, high-performance damping even with very high damping frequency (bad roads, dirt tracks)

and how do I benefit from a Touratech suspension system?

  • We transform your motorcycle into the best possible touring bike
  • Maximum ride dynamics for total enjoyment
  • Unique Touratech suspension setup for your motorbike
  • Enhanced ride comfort and more sensitive response than standard suspension
  • Touratech Suspension also has suspension components for long-distance and extreme riding
  • Touratech Suspension shocks are fully serviceable for a long lifespan

Shock absorber types

For every purpose the right shock absorber:

Level 1 | Explore

  • Fully serviceable. Ensures long-lasting maximum ride dynamics.
  • Adjustable rebound damping on shock absorber base with special touring setup.
  • Available with different spring rates to compensate for heavier or lighter rider and luggage weight.
  • Strong stainless steel bushings in spring eye ensure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
  • Special low-friction seals with integrated Teflon piston band for low wear and long shock absorber life.
  • Large 16 mm shaft made from chrome molybdenum steel for maximum stability and durability.
  • Floating piston design. Damping fluids oil and nitrogen are separated, achieving finer shock absorber response.
  • Special Touratech setup combining balance and damping. 50% more spring preload than any other shock absorber on the market.

Level 2 | Explore HP

  • Fully serviceable. Ensures long-lasting maximum ride dynamics.
  • Adjustable rebound damping on shock absorber base with special touring setup.
  • Available with different spring rates to compensate for heavier or lighter rider and luggage weight.
  • Strong stainless steel bushings in spring eye ensure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
  • Special low-friction seals with integrated Teflon piston band for low wear and long shock absorber life.
  • Large 16 mm shaft made from chrome molybdenum steel for maximum stability and durability.
  • Floating piston design. Damping fluids oil and nitrogen are separated, achieving finer shock absorber response.
  • Special Touratech setup combining balance and damping. 50% more spring preload than any other shock absorber on the market.
  • Uniquely

    solid Touratech hydraulic spring preload with 50% greater adjustment

    range for short weekend trips or long-distance riding with lots of

    luggage.

High End | Expedition

  • Fully serviceable. Ensures long-lasting maximum ride dynamics.
  • Adjustable rebound damping on shock absorber base with special touring setup.
  • Available with different spring rates to compensate for heavier or lighter rider and luggage weight.
  • Strong stainless steel bushings in spring eye ensure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
  • Special low-friction seals with integrated Teflon piston band for low wear and long shock absorber life.
  • Large 16 mm shaft made from chrome molybdenum steel for maximum stability and durability.
  • Floating piston design. Damping fluids oil and nitrogen are separated, achieving finer shock absorber response.
  • Special Touratech setup combining balance and damping. 50% more spring preload than any other shock absorber on the market.
  • Uniquely

    solid Touratech hydraulic spring preload with 50% greater adjustment

    range for short weekend trips or long-distance riding with lots of

    luggage.

  • Separate high and low speed damping settings. For

    precise damping adjustment at very high damping frequencies with heavy

    loads (bad roads, off-road with luggage).

  • External reservoir on shock absorber improves damping fluid cooling for higher damping performance during heavy use.

Extreme

  • Fully serviceable. Ensures long-lasting maximum ride dynamics.
  • Adjustable rebound damping on shock absorber base with special touring setup.
  • Available with different spring rates to compensate for heavier or lighter rider and luggage weight.
  • Strong stainless steel bushings in spring eye ensure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
  • Special low-friction seals with integrated Teflon piston band for low wear and long shock absorber life.
  • Large 16 mm shaft made from chrome molybdenum steel for maximum stability and durability.
  • Floating piston design. Damping fluids oil and nitrogen are separated, achieving finer shock absorber response.
  • Special Touratech setup combining balance and damping. 50% more spring preload than any other shock absorber on the market.
  • Uniquely

    solid Touratech hydraulic spring preload with 50% greater adjustment

    range for short weekend trips or long-distance riding with lots of

    luggage.

  • Separate high and low speed damping settings. For

    precise damping adjustment at very high damping frequencies with heavy

    loads (bad roads, off-road with luggage).

  • External reservoir on shock absorber improves damping fluid cooling for higher damping performance during heavy use.
  • Shock

    absorber length adjustable by 8 mm (-2 mm, +6 mm).  Enables basic

    adjustment of bike‘s balance according to motorcycle model. Also

    adjustment for special conversions or an extreme setup.

  • PDS –

    position-dependent damping system. Second damping piston provides

    hydraulic protection against bottoming out. Shock absorber will not

    bottom out.

For the right suspension please select your motorcycle:


Touratech Suspension - ACE Suspension System

ACE = Actively Controlled Electronic Suspension

The Touratech Suspension ACE suspension system lets you conveniently and effectively adjust your motorcycle to any riding situation while sitting on the bike.

Via the remote control, you ensure the bike has the correct balance for the respective load and adjust the suspension according to your personal requirements.

As a result, the motorbike can be quickly and easily adjusted for all kinds of loading and riding conditions. While sitting on the bike, the rider can adjust the suspension in fine increments to find the most desirable setup.

The Touratech Suspension ACE system offers the motorcyclist a high degree of active ride safety and touring comfort.

To use the Touratech ACE system it is not necessary for an ESA system to be fitted to the motorcycle. The suspension system operates independently and only needs to be connected to the bike’s on-board power supply.

For the ACE suspension system, we developed an autonomous system that uses its own sensors.
A patented DDA high-performance solenoid valve is built into the shock absorber. It supplies complex data that enables the ACE sensors in the control unit to respond effectively to changing riding conditions.
The ACE suspension system actively ensures that your preset spring preload and damping levels are always optimally maintained within fractions of a second as you ride.

BMW R1200 GS EXPLORE-SET (front & rear)
Item no.: 01-044-5842-0   

BMW R1200 GS EXPLORE-SET (front & rear)
lowering approx. -50 mm
Item no.: 01-044-5838-0   

BMW R1200 GS Adventure EXPLORE-SET (front & rear)
Item no.: 01-044-5843-0    

BMW R1200 GS EXPEDITION-SET (front & rear)
Item no.: 01-044-5844-0    

BMW R1200 GS Adventure EXPEDITION-SET (front & rear)
Item no. 01-044-5845-0    

Touratech Suspension – Plug and Travel

 

Touratech suspension strut for BMW F800GS from 2013 Type: Plug & Travel for BMW ESA

The Plug & Travel strut for BMW ESA offers top performance with premium chassis technology for your BMW F800GS Adventure with ESA system. This premium chassis is designed specifically for long-distance travel with a lot of luggage, for all road conditions through to track stages. The strut simply replaces the BMW ESA strut. The existing plugs and switches on the handlebar are used as usual. Thus the Touratech suspension strut is integrated into the motorcycle using the original BMW controls. This lets you continue using the damper settings on the handlebar and on the BMW display. The Touratech strut to suit your adventure. All you need to do is drive.

 

This Touratech Suspension Plug & Travel strut is manufactured with the same precision components and assemblies that have proven themselves on thousands of kilometres in our struts under the toughest conditions. For you this means: Adjustment to any volume of luggage, ranging from a rear bag to a loaded luggage system and/or with a passenger, is performed easily and quickly by hand wheel via the hydraulic spring pre-tension. The unique, robust hydraulic Touratech spring pre-tension compensates for weekend tours, large luggage or your long-distance tour using the Extreme setting range.

 

The balance of your motorcycle is set perfectly. The heart of this suspension system is a stepping motor specially adapted to the BMW ESA and integrated in the strut. This stepping motor allows optimal damping via the original BMW switch on the handlebar to the desired setting, comfort, normal or sport.

 

 

Touratech Suspension strut *rear* / Plug & Travel

 

for BMW F 800 GS from 2013 048-5875

 

for BMW F 800 GS Adventure 048-5876

 

 

 

Plug & Travel for BMW R1200GS / ADV

This premium suspension system is systematically designed for long-distance touring with lots of luggage, on any type of road surface – and even off-road. The Plug & Travel suspension system is manufactured using the same precision components and parts that have been tried-and-tested in our shock absorbers over thousands of miles of touring, under the most intense conditions.

"Our semi-active Plug & Travel suspension system does not isolate your motorcycle from the ground."  You always have perfect feedback from the suspension plus our specially tested Touratech setup for your BMW R 1200 GS. Touratech Suspension Plug & Travel shock absorbers simply replace the BMW DDC shocks.

The existing plug connectors and switches on the handlebar are retained and used as usual. The Touratech Plug & Travel suspension system becomes an integral part of your motorcycle via the original BMW control unit. All riding modes and configurations are accessed in the usual way and appear on the BMW cockpit display.

This Touratech suspension system adapts itself to the adventurer inside you – so all you have to do is ride!

 

Touratech Suspension Set DDA / Plug & Travel
for BMW R 1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5885  

for BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5887

 

Touratech Suspension *front* shock absorbers DDA / Plug & Travel
for BMW R 1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5883 

for BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5873

 

Touratech Suspension *rear* shock absorbers DDA / Plug & Travel
for BMW R 1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5884

for BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5874

 

Lowering kit only as SET -50mm:
Touratech Suspension  lowering kit SET -50mm DDA / Plug & Travel
for BMW R 1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5886

for BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5888 lowering -40 mm DDA

Lowering the suspension

of your BMW R 1200 GS from 2013 onwards

 

With both feet on the ground with your BMW R1200GS (from 2013 onwards)

For all those who do not want to do without a firm stand and want to keep both feet on the ground, it is now possible to lower the suspension of the BMW R1200GS (from model 2013 onwards) by up to 8cm. With a combination of the extra low seat for the BMW R1200GS (-3cm) and the Touratech Suspension DDA Plug & Travel (-5cm) which is perfectly suited for lowering seat height. This sophisticated combination lowers your motorcycle by 8cm, while retaining both the balance, performance and riding comfort of your BMW R1200GS. The original setting buttons on the handlebar and all BMW travel modes are fully retained.


+++ Note: After lowering the suspension, we recommend using the shortened side stands and/or optionally the shortened main stand to give a secure stand. These components are available from your BMW dealer. +++

 

Lowered suspension only as SET -50 mm:
Touratech Suspension SET lowered suspension -50 mm DDA / Plug & Travel
for BMW R 1200GS from 2013 onwards
045-5886  

Comfort seat
BMW R1200GS 2013 onwards (extra low | -3 cm)
045-5899          

 

You are welcome to ask for our advice, we would be pleased to lower your BMW R1200GS without any loss of riding comfort.

The EXTREME suspension system for your BMW R 1200 GS without the DDC system

The Extreme suspension system for the BMW R 1200 GS, 2013 onwards. The name says it all.
This suspension system for the BMW R 1200 GS enhances stability and comfort for greater safety and riding enjoyment even over thousands of miles of the harshest off-road terrain. A suspension system that is uncompromisingly tuned for hard touring use.

The required settings are made by hand, and the motorcycle is balanced according to the load. The hydraulic position-dependent damping system (PDS) ensures that the spring elements will not bottom out even with heavy luggage in the most extreme off-road conditions.

Touratech Suspension Extreme *front*
for BMW R1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5876

for BMW R1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5877

 

Touratech Suspension Extreme *rear*
für BMW R1200 GS, 2013 onwards
Item no.: 045-5870

für BMW R1200 GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
Item no.: 045-5871

Are you planning to fit this Extreme suspension system to your BMW R 1200 GS with DDC? It can be done.

To avoid Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) error messages on the display after switching to a Touratech Suspension Extreme suspension system, Touratech has developed a disable plug (045-5879) for the BMW. This ensures that the riding modes ASC, ABS and DTC continue to operate perfectly.

Touratech Suspension steering damper – stabilisation factor

The Touratech Suspension *CSC* steering damper effectively optimises ride stability – whether for off-road and touring use carrying a heavy load or while chasing curves. Trials and experience have shown that the linear Touratech Suspension *CSC* (Constant Safety Control) steering damper with its permanent assistive effect adds a whole new dimension to riding.

Fitting the *CSC* steering damper makes your bike’s ride and handling significantly more stable, less tiring, and safer. Always supplied complete with appropriate mounting kit for the motorcycle type.

What the Touratech Suspension *CSC* steering damper does:

  • No more hard steering when cornering slowly with a heavy load
  • Minimised disturbances transmitted to the handlebar by the rider
  • For example: wind flow over motorcycle clothing and turbulence caused by a truck or van in front
  • Minimised instability caused by ruts on motorways, main roads and dirt tracks
  • Small front wheel with knobbly tires is noticeably more stable when riding off-road or on sand
  • Less fatigue on long journeys thanks to consistently greater ride stability

Additional features:

  • CNC-milled from high-grade 7075 aircraft aluminium
  • Optimal response characteristics for maximum safety
  • Elegant Touratech design and 75 mm stroke
  • Individual damping adjustment through 24 clicks
  • Road legal

Currently available for the following motorcycle models:

Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for BMW R nine T
with mounting kit
Item no.: 042-5830

Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for BMW R1200GS until 2012/R1200GS
Adventure until 2013
with mounting kit
Item no.: 044-5858     

Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for BMW R1200GS *2013*
with mounting kit
Item no.: 045-5830      

Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for BMW R1200GS, 2014 onwards
with mounting kit
Item no.: 045-5831
       
Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for BMW R1200GS Adventure, 2014 onwards
with mounting kit
Item no.: 045-5832  

Touratech Suspension steering damper
*CSC* for KTM 1190 Adventure
with mounting kit
Item no.: 371-5830

Touratech Suspension Cartridge

The shock absorber for your forks

 

Touratech Suspension Cartridge Kit Extreme for BMW and Triumph

Putting it simply, the Touratech Suspension Cartridge Kit Extreme is a suspension strut for the fork and the absolute top end in terms of suspension technology. The Closed Cartridge is installed into the original fork. This way the fork bridge/handlebar mount, brakes and wheel control and handlebar geometry are retained in full. No additional modifications to the fork are required
This Closed Cartridge is been developed perfectly for touring and riding with frequent and strongly differing loads and riding conditions or extreme requirements.

 

Scope of delivery:
2x Closed Cartridge with damper setting, (1x) rebound stage, (1x) compression stage
with spring preloading via adjustment tool

2x adjustment tool ready for installation and ready-to-ride, fitted with pre-mounted fork spring

1 litre oil (for installation of fork)

user manual and instructions for installation

2x Fork protection sticker

 

 

 

Touratech Suspension Cartridge Kit Extreme for:

BMW F 800GS, 2008-2013
048-5866           

BMW F 800GS from 2013
048-5840          

BMW F 800GS Adventure
048-5846           

Triumph Tiger Explorer
422-5840           

Triumph Tiger 800XC 420-5840  

Touratech Suspension fork springs

The optimum for your motorcycle forks

For Touratech Suspension fork springs, we work with Hyperpro – the best possible partner. Our adventure touring fork springs are designed to combine perfectly with our Touratech Suspension shock absorbers. They give you a sensitive response and high reserves under load and/or during trips with off-road sections.

Each fork spring set is specially adapted and manufactured by Hyperpro according to our specifications for the respective motorcycle model.
Touratech Suspension fork springs are "infinitely progressive" along their full length.

For you, this means:

  • Optimum damping comfort over the fork's complete spring travel
  • Always optimal tyre grip and clean feedback from the road surface
  • Damping reserves with heavy loads on bad roads until bottoming-out protection
  • Ideal for travelling with a pillion passenger and/or luggage
  • Best fork tuning for chasing curves or dusty trails
  • All Touratech Suspension fork springs are road legal
  • Touratech Suspension fork springs are always supplied with the correct fork oil

 

Each of our fork spring sets is supplied with the appropriate detailed fitting instructions for the respective motorcycle type.We recommend having the fork springs fitted at a specialist workshop or Touratech Suspension service centre.

Touratech Suspension Replacement springs by Hyperpro

Suspension optimisation with „Touratech setup“ for your standard suspension system

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to improve the standard suspension system on your new motorbike? Our adventure touring replacement springs are specially designed to optimise the respective standard suspension system. Here too, we work with Hyperpro – the best possible partner.

Each of our replacement spring sets is supplied with the appropriate detailed fitting instructions for the respective motorcycle type. We recommend having the replacement springs fitted at a specialist workshop or Touratech Suspension service centre.

Lowering kit with the best possible suspension characteristics

Adapted for each respective motorcycle model

Suspension Workshop

Tuning the damping

With the special Touratech setup for a rider's weight including luggage of up to 100 kg, Touratech Suspension shock absorbers are ideally adjusted out-of-the-box for 90% of road surface conditions and uses. The only important thing is to remember to adjust the spring preload (balance/sag) as the load increases. This ensures your headlight isn't pointing at the treetops. Adjusting the damping is a matter of fine-tuning.

Adventure touring with pillion passenger and luggage

To keep the bike balanced despite the extra load, the preload on the shock absorber spring has to be increased to restore the ratio between positive and negative spring travel. The damping should be set somewhat harder to stop the bike bouncing around.

  • Spring preload (see fig. 1): increase slightly at the front (if possible), increase more at the rear.
  • Compression (see fig. 2): somewhat harder at the front and rear until comfortable for you (high speed / low speed).
  • Rebound (see fig. 3): somewhat harder at the front, somewhat harder at the rear. Careful – not too much, so the shock absorber still develops enough grip.

 

To adjust the height of the bike, measure the distance between the rear axle and a reference point on the bike. This distance should be measured with no load on the suspension (4), under the bike’s own weight (5), and with a typical load (6), e.g. solo rider, rider with luggage, two people without luggage. For measurements 5 and 6 respectively, 10% and 30% of the total spring travel should be used.

Touratech Suspension Service Center

Niedereschach

...Settings
...Changing springs
...Changing chassis
...Fitting of chassis
...Modification of chassis
...Lowering
...Tuning
...Changing fork springs
...Fitting cartridge
...Fitting steering dampers


Complete Inspection Service for your rear shock / suspension


CERTIFIED TOURATECH SUSPENSION SERVICE CENTER in

-> professional equipment
-> many years of know-how
-> expert team on site

 

 

CERTIFIED Touratech Suspension Sales center

 

Professional consulting about all Touratech Suspension products you get in the following German Touratech shops: Niedereschach, Aachen, Kassel, München, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and at BVZ in Oldenburg/Holstein.

 

Worldwide – for certified consulting about the Touratech Suspension products please visit our partners in:

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Canada, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Czech Republic, Turky, UK, Hungary, Uruguay & USA.