Here we have shocks to suit many twinshock cruisers and tourers
including those strange beasts the Harley Softails. They're shown in order of
increasing price & performance, although because each brand has a range of
performance options they all overlap!
We aim to have the most competitive prices around for all our shocks,
so if you can find a better deal elsewhere please give us a call.
The price shown is the price you pay, including vat and delivery to most areas of mainland UK.
Hagon road shocks are made in the UK to suit most twinshock bikes
- probably the widest range in the world. For bigger bikes, their top-of-range
NITROs are excellent shocks. These are lovely chunky units with both dampers and springs
made from stainless steel. Top cap, bottom mount /adjuster and preload adj rings are aluminium,
hard anodised in either black or silver.
They’re not very suitable for off-road use as travel is limited to 80mm, and the bottom
adjuster can become clogged with mud. Also, they are only available with ring-type lower mountings,
not fork-type. All springs are the same length. Shorter dampers(290mm-310mm) don’t have a top cap; longer dampers
simply extend the top section of the damper above the spring, and are capped.
Dampers are built to a modern shim-stack design for tight damping control, and must be mounted
with the 10-click damping adjuster at the bottom. Sizes available 290mm - 400mm in 10mm steps.
Stainless steel springs (18,20,23,26,30,35 kg-cm)are all straight-cut and a meaty 73mm o.d.
Thick 18mm hard chrome rods and 38mm pistons give greater control, and more resistance
so that Nitros normally take springs that are one step softer than standard. Black springs are an option,
though currently they cost an extra £20/pair.
And Nitros are now available as Piggyback shocks, with either
black or stainless steel reservoirs and choice of springs to match.
Apart from the chunky style, the separate piggyback reservoirs offer improved performance:
with an increased volume of oil and greater shock body area, these
units will stay cooler and so maintain performance when pushed hard. There's
no extra charge for black springs on the piggyback version.
Well priced and very popular, Nitros are built to order so there
is no extra charge for non standard lengths or springs. All made in the UK, all come with the correct
bushes to fit straight on to your bike, fully rebuildable and have a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Hagon Nitro's with 10-click damping and fully variable preload adjustment.
Built to order to suit your weight. £359/pr with chrome springs.
Hagon’s top of the range shocks, Nitro's with piggyback reservoirs.
Black or stainless steel. £479/pr.
YSS started out in 1983 making good quality budget shocks,
- we sold loads of them. Then around 2001 the company moved upmarket.
They partnered with leading European shock designers to produce a stunning range
of shocks to fit most bikes in the park, from old hack to full race bike.
They now make more than 2 million units annually, all ABE/TUV approved and all with a full
2-year warranty. Built with the latest CNC technology, YSS shocks look and feel real quality pieces,
and the lower manufacturing costs from building the shocks in Thailand mean that they are
seriously good value.
Shown here are the RE302, RZ362, and RG362 ranges, which all have threaded preload adjustment,
all mount rod-down to reduce unsprung weight, and all are rebuildable. RZ366 and RG366 models, which
have heavier duty 16mm rods, are recommended for some applications.
Also shown is the RT306 triple piston shock for Harley Softails. These shocks work in a way
totally different from most shocks: increasing the load on the shocks, or weight on the bike, makes
the shocks longer.....weird, unless you're a Softail owner!
Also available is the RC302 model,
which are piggyback shocks like the RG362, but slimmer and without the damping adjustments,
priced at just £225/pair delivered.
YSS RE302 emulsion shocks with low pressure gas to reduce foaming.
Correct bushes fitted. Quality at a good price: £165/pr.
YSS RZ362's with adjustable rebound damping & teflon-coated bushes.
Most are length adjustable. As shown or all black £310/pr.
YSS RG362 piggybacks with rebound & compression damping adjustment.
Most applications are length adjustable. £467/pr.
YSS RT306's are triple piston pull-type shocks for Harley Softails,
available for both pre-2000 and 2000-on. Preload adjustable.
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Koni stopped making bike shocks years ago, but all the designs etc were transferred to IKON,
who have carried on making exactly the same shocks, still the chrome damper/black spring 7610 series and all the same applications
plus of course lots of new ones. The 7610's still have hydraulic twin-tube chrome dampers to give a smooth ride,
3-position preload adjustment and 4-position dial a ride damping adjustment. If you are one of the thousands
of riders who liked the old Konis, you'll be happy with a pair of Ikons.
Also available in SP8 form (chrome springs and chrome top cap), while SP15's add chrome bottom caps.
SP14's are all black, SP16's are all black with top caps. And SP17's are standard shocks but + chrome top caps.
IKON have also updated their products with the introduction of two new ranges.
These are the 76-series BASIX range, which are designed primarily to provide a cheaper option for classic bikes.
They have the same chrome dampers as 7610's but without the damping adjustment, and they have slimmer
less progressive black springs to give the classic look.
The second new range is the 7614 shock. These higher performance shocks have gas-pressurised dampers,
lightened via alloy bodies, with threaded preload adjustment as well as the traditional 4-position dial-a-ride
A small proportion of bikes need very heavy duty shocks, and these are more expensive from IKON, hence the
from... in the price box.
All IKON shocks are fully rebuildable, and parts are readily available.
IKON 7610 dial-a-rides with 4-way damping adjustment & very progressive black springs.
IKON 7610 SP8 versions are all shiny, with chrome springs and chrome top caps.
IKON 7610 SP15 versions have chrome springs, chrome top caps and chrome skirts.
IKON 7610 SP16 variants have black dampers, black springs and black top caps.
IKON 7610 SP17s are similar to SP8's, having chrome caps but with black springs.
IKON 7614 gas charged dampers Alloy bodies with infinite preload adj. 4-way damping adjustment.
Rebuildable. From £395/pr.
Burly are very well known in the US, not so much in the UK.
They concentrate on custom parts for Harleys, with ranges of handlebars and sissy bars
plus foot pegs and cable kits, but they're best known for their slammer suspension ranges,
designed to lower your Harley as much as possible without turning it into a hard tail.
We sell the slammer shocks separately, but you can also buy complete slammer kits
(lowering fork springs plus short shocks) - see details in our front suspension pages.
The slammer shocks, known as stubbies measure 10.5 inches between mountings,
which is as short as you can go and still have a little travel available. Progressive,
who make a great range of shocks for all Harleys, won't go that short....their shortest shocks are 11 inch.
And just to be different, Burly also make a range of shocks to jack up your standard ride, called
Stilettos. Burly have designed their Stiletto range using twin springs, which results in a very progressive
performance. Small bumps are dealt with smoothly by the lighter duty red spring, while bigger thumps close up
the red spring completely and allow the harder main spring to take control and keep the bike stable.
Burly Slammer Shocks - Chrome 10.5" stubbies with cam preload adjuster.
Fit most Sportsters, Dynas & Tourers. £219/pr.
Burly Slammer Shocks - Black 10.5" stubbies with cam preload adjuster.
Fit most Sportsters, Dynas & Tourers. £219/pr.
Burly Stilettos - Available lengths: 12.5" & 13.5" for Dynas, and 13" & 15" for Sportsters.
Progressive have become the largest US manufacturer of aftermarket bike shocks
since they started out more than 30 years ago. They concentrate their applications lists
on more popular bikes, mainly twinshocks, and test all their products thoroughly to
ensure a good match between shocks and machine.
Each range of shocks come in various lengths, mainly 11/11.5/12/12.5/13/13.5-inch (280/292/305/318/330/343mm),
and with standard or heavy duty options depending on the weight the bike will carry.
Standard shocks will suit riders who weigh up to around 16st (100kg) and carry an occasional pillion.
Heavier riders or those who mainly ride 2-up will gain a more controlled ride, with less chance of bottoming out,
with heavy duty shocks.
Progressive 412's - Black versions have black springs and black top cap only.
But we can build specials! All one price. £295/pr
The ever-popular 412-series are very good despite being the cheapest Progressive range.
With twin-tube gas dampers and multi-stage velocity sensitive valving they give smooth
& consistent 2-way damping. Bodies are 41mm dia, chunkier than many so more able to dissipate heat,
and with offset mounting eyes to allow more clearance. Must be mounted rod-up.
5-way cam preload. Springs are progressive, around 65mm diameter, with a range of rates:
75/120 lb-in, 90/130, 105/150, 120/170 & 140/200 are common, while some heavier bikes have much stronger springs.
Progressive 412's - Chrome versions have chrome springs and end caps.
£295/pr. Also available with full chrome covers at £353/pr.
416-series are medium pressure air-adjustable shocks. They have multi-stage velocity sensitive
damping like the 412's, and springs, plus air chambers which are adjustable between 0 to ~100psi to adjust the ride.
They can be pressurised via a separate pump, or linked to most on-board compressor systems.
Progressive 416's - 19 different configurations cover most Harley models including Tri-Glides.
The 430-series shock range, launched around 2011, use high pressure gas monotubes with larger pistons
and deflective discs for tighter damping control. Preload adjustment is tool-less, by twisting the top cap on the damper's threaded body.
Styling is strikingly different and modern, with polished chrome damper body and aluminium fluted end caps.
Beautiful to look at and to hold, and you won't be disappointed with the performance. They are happy to work either way up.
Progressive 430's have modern deflective disc controlled damping
& tool-less preload adjustment. Black £469/pr Chrome £529/pr
The 444-series shocks are selling very well due to their combination of
understated styling and brilliant performance. They are an improved replacement for the successful 440 range, and
incorporate Progressive's Frequency Sensing Technology. This innovation allows the damper to sense the
difference between low speed frame movement and high speed wheel displacement, which results in optimised shock
control whatever the road conditions. The damper bodies are machined alloy, light but strong.
Preload adjustment is tool-less, by twisting the top cap on the damper's threaded body.
Progressive 444's have machined ally dampers with FST damping control.
Tool-less preload adjustment.
Black £599/pr Chrome £639/pr
Progressive 422's for Harley Softails 1989-on. Dual coil springs, ride height &
preload adjustable. Chrome shrouds. £497/pr
For Harley Softails
Progressive were the first aftermarket company to offer shocks for Harley Softails, and the latest range the 422-series
is a great improvement over standard. They have high pressure gas charged single tube dampers, offering 2" of ride height adjustment
as well as spring preload to accomodate varying rider weights and loads. But, we know that it's not easy making quick adjustments to
Softail shocks, and now you can opt for the RAP (Remote Adjustable Preload) version, which lets you fine tune the preload without
any skinned knuckles!
Progressive 422RAP's - As the standard 422's but including an easily accessible Remote Preload Adjuster.
Not a name that many people have heard of yet, but surprisingly good value, 2win twinshocks are built in the UK.
2win shocks have both adjustable damping and continuously variable preload adjustment. The single damping adjuster covers
a wide range of options, controlling both compression and rebound with 14 clicks of adjustment.
With each extra click both compression and rebound are increased keeping the same preset ratio to give great control over the hardness or softness of your ride.
All the shocks are built to order, with springs and damping rates chosen to suit rider/passenger/luggage weight and riding style.
Construction is mainly CNC-machined aluminium so very lightweight, and anodised in clear and black for good looks that last.
The springs are hardened and tempered then shot blasted and finished in a tough, long lasting epoxy polyester powder coat.
They come with a 2-year warranty and are rebuildable.
At the moment the range of applications isn’t enormous, but many popular tourers and cruisers are covered.
We can also get upgraded shocks for sidecar outfits, and special build shocks, normally all at the standard price.
2WIN Twinshocks - Built to order to suit rider weight etc.
14-click adjustable damping. 2-year warranty and rebuildable. Excellent value
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Fournales air shocks have been around for more than 30 years. They started out with competition-winning trials shocks and
developed hundreds of applications over a few years. Made to order in France, they have a dedicated following among
riders who appreciate their excellent performance, long life, ease of adjustment, light weight, and most of all the quality of ride they provide.
These days Fournales also make suspension units for light aircraft, and the bike shocks benefit from this high-tech knowhow.
They are high-pressure air shocks, with the air acting as a very progressive spring, with hydraulic damping tuned specially for
each bike model. The internal air pressure can be adjusted (in effect to provide your perfect spring rate) and once set up these
shocks will not bottom out - they simply get harder as they are compressed. As a result both traction and performance under braking
are improved, and the superb ride quality is ideal if you or your passenger suffer from back pain.
The twinshock range comprises four designs of rear shock (excluding Harley softails), with a wide list of applications - although
Fournales seem most popular with Guzzi, Triumph and Harley owners.
The Air Twins and Classics are both slimline shocks, with 50mm lower body diameters. Air Twins are finished in black steel top covers
over chrome sliders, and have an exposed schrader air valve at the top. The Classics have the same internals, but have a chrome top
cover which conceals and protects the schrader valve. (To adjust the pressure, the top cover unscrews and drops down to expose the valve).
Magnums have a chunkier look to them, and are popular on larger bikes and cruisers. They are all chrome with a smooth top cover
and a ribbed 60mm diameter lower cover. Like the Classic shocks, the Magnum air valves are accessed by unscrewing and dropping down the
top cover. The Black Alloy range were originally launched with Harleys in mind, but they have proved very popular with owners of
many other makes and Fournales have greatly expanded the list of applications. Similar in size to Magnums, but finished in black with
anodised aluminium hoops. All Fournales shocks are light in comparison with traditional coil-sprung units, but these Black Alloys are super light!
Fournales shocks are very long-lived and fully rebuildable if/when they eventually need refurbishing. They are supplied fully pressurised
and ready to fit. Many riders find that the standard pressure suits them and do not need to change it. But if, for example, you plan a
long distance 2-up holiday it makes sense to increase the pressure to convert the shocks into heavy duty units for the trip. A small
hand pump (the HP30) provides up to 30 bar (430psi)and costs £52.50 or £45 if purchased with shocks. Or the 40-bar HP40
pump with digital readout is only £5 more (see pic).
All Fournales twinshocks can be uprated for fitting to motorcycles with sidecars. This should be specified at time of order. The shocks will be
built to match the additional weight, and in addition will run at an air pressure approx 30% higher than for the corresponding solo machine.
Although not cheap to buy, they can end up being much cheaper than inferior shocks because of the great mileages they can cover
without significant loss of performance. As these shocks are all made to order in France, delivery takes approx 3 weeks, except in the summertime when, being French, the factory
closes for the whole of august!
Fournales Air Twins - slimline shocks with chrome sliders, black top covers
and exposed schrader valves. £534/pr
Fournales Classics - the same internals as Air Twins, but they're
all chrome and the schrader valves are hidden under the top covers. £598/pr
Fournales Magnums - 10mm wider than Classics, so a
chunkier look, and bigger pistons for greater consistency & heat dissipation.
Fournales Black Alloys - so much lighter than standard coilover shocks, and
everyone wants black shocks now.... £598/pr
You can also get all the benefits of Fournales high pressure air shocks if you own a Harley Softail.
Available for all Softails, both early and later models,
these shocks have two separate air valves, allowing separate ride height and effective spring rate adjustments.
Pan Cruise Evo for Softails to 1999. Separate air compartments & valves add ride height adjustment to normal spring rate adjustment.
Pan Cruise Evo for Softails 2000-on. Separate air compartments & valves add ride height adjustment to normal spring rate adjustment.
German company Wilbers are one of the largest shock manufacturers in the world despite making only
very high quality (and therefore not cheap) shocks. They are also one of the few manufacturers
who extend their warranty beyond 2 years - Wilbers shocks are warranted for 5 years, although
you need to have them serviced after 2 years to activate the extended period.
The Wilbers twinshock range is quite varied, but for roadgoing sports bikes it mainly comprises
the four models shown here. The 530 series is the basic range, with adjustable preload.
Next comes the 630 series, which adds 22 clicks of rebound damping adjustment to the 530 spec.
Then there’s the 632 series which are piggyback shocks and add compression damping adjustability.
Plus for track day use we’d recommend the 633 series, which allow separate high-speed and low-speed
compression damping adjustment
Although not shown separately here, Wilbers have developed a range of shocks specifically designed to replace
the electrically-adjusted shocks fitted to recent generations of BMW, and customer feedback on these shocks
has been very positive.
All shocks have true variable rated springs rather than simple progressives, which helps to optimise performance
under variable road conditions. And uniquely you can specify the spring colour. Standard options are Blue Line, which
have blue springs and red/blue coloured adjusters or Black Line which have black springs and silver adjusters.
But for an extra charge you can select almost any colour, and there’s a handy page on Wilber’s website which
shows how the many available colour options will look. See it at http://www.wilbers.de/ral.php.
Wilbers build their shocks to order in Germany, to suit rider weight and riding style, and all are of course
fully rebuildable. Expect around 3 weeks from the day the of order to delivery.
Wilbers 530 Series - Quality shocks with 36mm diameter pistons and
self-aligning bearings. £573/pr
Wilbers 630 Series - adds 22 clicks of rebound damping adjustment.
Springs can be black or blue. £751/pr
Wilbers 632 Series piggybacks have separate 22-click rebound & compression damping adjusters.
Wilbers 633 Series - Top of the range piggybacks with separate adjustment of
high and low speed compression damping. £1074/pr