2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Hyperpro SuspensionEPM Performance Imports, the exclusive U.S. importer of Hyperpro motorcycle suspension products, has just released high-quality shock and fork upgrades developed specifically for Yamaha’s new FZ-09 that give the naked street brawler a well-controlled, compliant and comfortable ride that its low-tech, stock suspenders don’t deliver.
Easy to install and adjust, Hyperpro’s model 461 shock has a 45-click range of settings for rebound damping, the capability to fine-tune high- and low-speed compression damping, and a threaded preload collar.It’s equipped with a high-performance remote reservoir and can be ordered with an optional length adjuster that will raise or lower the bike by a half inch.The more economical 466 is a DeCarbon-style shock with adjustable preload and rebound that has separate chambers for gas and oil to prevent cavitation in the FZ-09’s near-horizontal mounting position.The 461 and 466 shocks can be fitted with convenient, hydraulically operated preload adjusters.Hyperpro’s rising-rate fork springs and progressively wound replacement shock springs are also available.All Hyperpro shocks’ first maintenance service is free. They’re backed with a five-year warranty, come with an informative suspension manual and bike-specific setup data. Live phone support from EPM’s Hyperpro technicians is available for installation and setup help.More information about Hyperpro shocks, springs, steering dampers and other suspension products can be found at EPMPerf.com, by e-mailing Info@EPMPerf.com or calling 732-786-9777 for sales, service and technical support.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.