Ok so we all know the suspension on our bike is a major let down. and somehow the amazing, engine, chasis and swingarm is able to mask to an extent the [email protected]
of the suspension it sits on. hands down it handles simply because of the above and nothing else.
i dont know about others, but i am not able to feel the front end working at all. there is absolutely zero feedback from the front forks to the rider, most of the time i cant feel what the front tyres and brakes are doing. taking a corner the bike tips in nicely and stays on the line, no probs... but while at it there is simply no feel of the road.
a good front suspension will also have good control or modulation when applying brakes, the harder the brakes are applied one could feel the springs compressing at will, i hope you understand what i mean. But sadly in our bike, no Ffing feel whats so ever.
This leaves me unimpressed after every ride. i am not able to push the bike because of this feeling less ness...
The same goes for the rear, the rebound is terrible, you hit a bump and off to the moon you go... its such a piece of trash, like the front forks the rear is also stiff, ending with a harsh ride.
I own a KTM and man the suspension on those are nothing but brilliant, Its by their subsidiary WP
so i just had a look at their website, and found this, front cartridge which i believe can installed in out front fork outer tube, if i am right. the one listed suits GSXR.
This is the Link
Piston 23 mm
Piston rod12 mm
The WP APEX PRO 7500 Cartridge can be installed in your original OEM front fork outer tube. The cartridge system greatly improves the performance and response of your front end. The WP APEX PRO 7500 Cartridge has an internal reservoir and, by putting the oil in this reservoir under pressure, the damping is much more consistent. Developed for racing, the cartridge system has no hydraulic stroke limitation, meaning that the pilot can continually control the damping properties. The system can be fully adjusted externally. The use of high quality, lightweight material substantially reduces the weight of the original fork. The WP APEX PRO 7500 Cartridge guarantees best performance for race-oriented motorcyclists and professional racers. The individual damping properties can be finely and individually tuned with the fully adjustable compression and rebound damping. The WP Road Competiton Cartridge was developed to be used in the German International Championship (IDM) and adapted to work on many road models.
Its listed for 1795 Euros here
What do you people think
are there other good alternatives