Nitron Shocks for ADV MotorcyclesNitron has released an Adventure Series of shocks for motorcycles such as the BMW R 1200 GS and Triumph Tiger series.
As with all Nitron shocks and dampers, the Adventure shocks are of the highest possible quality, manufactured from the latest materials and manufacturing processes, and every shock is individually dyno tested and assigned a code number before shipment to the customer. With Nitron, performance is personal.Crafted from aluminum alloy with stainless steel fittings, Nitron Adventure Series of shocks are lighter weight than standard ones, and resistant to the harsh environments of happy adventures, taken by riders who prefer their own way to taking the highway.Adventure shock features include a high-flow, 46mm piston, for maximum damping reaction and cool running; precision, billet-machined end caps; sealed bearings in each end mount; full alloy body; exclusive bi-axis swivel, 720-degree, hose ends on the remote reservoir models; stout and polished 16mm piston rod; 24 clicks of rebound adjustment; 16 serious clicks of compression adjustment on the 2- and 3-Way shocks, with an added 18 clicks of low speed compression adjustment on the 3-Way.And every Nitron shock is proudly hand assembled and dyno verified. As with all Nitron shocks, every Adventure Series damper can be fully disassembled, serviced, and rebuilt, down to the smallest component.The Nitron Adventure Series shocks are available in price options of damping in 1-Way, 2-Way, or 3-Way, with optional hydraulic preload adjustor (HPA), and optional ride-height adjustor.Nitron’s fitment includes quality shocks that satisfy every adventure rider’s budget and… well, adventure. Nitron fitments for adventure bikes are available for BMW (front and rear), Honda, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha, with Kawasaki applications coming this year.“Since I’m an avid adventure rider myself, proving the performance of these shocks has been a project from within my own motorcycling soul. As often as possible I’m riding somewhere in the world where roads don’t go, relying on the performance of my own designs,” says Guy Evans, Managing Director of Nitron Racing Systems.“In celebration of Nitron USA, this summer I’ll be riding the Trans American Trail, from beginning to end. On that ride we’ll test the durability of some exciting new products, with the aim of signing off on them for immediate availability to all riders. Be prepared for ongoing postings, and please track our trek and meet us.”For additional information, visit nitronusa.com.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!