Guide Bilstein has long had his eye on the motorcycles. The last five years the company’s engineers developed the first products for motorcycles. Premiere of the first wave of suspensions for motorcycles planned for this year. In their studies, Bilstein has used a variety of road and track motorcycles. It is logical that the BMW S1000RR (2009 — present) is the first motorcycle that will be available Bilstein products.
Many plugs and Bilstein shock absorbers are planning to make a concretion Öhlins, Showa, Sachs and WP. Most likely, in the near future will see the complete line of products for BMW motorcycles.
As for the technical part. Front fork Bilsteain has monochromous design using gas pressure. Adjustment are located on one side of the system. Setting you can make on the fly. Rear shock has coilovers design with adjustable compression and rebound damping at one end of the system. Bilstein rely on the ease of the shock absorber, which is about 0.9 kg lighter than competitors. The weight reduction became possible due to the lack of the remote reservoir.
Well, it will be interesting to look at the success of the German brand in the market katopodes. Bilstein are planning a campaign in the British Superbike, which is very important from the point of view of development and testing, data collection.