Our Master Tech Guy Hayes attended Ohlins suspenion training last month on his way to being Level 3 Ducati Certified.  TTRNO now offers full Ohlins suspenion service.  Here is some feed back from Guy on his training....

 

It is not increased HP, lightweight components or digital whiz-bang electronics that defies the motorcycle riding experience. It is suspension.  Ohlins suspension specializes in increasing confidence and enjoyment of every rider at any skill level.

How does suspension make such a huge difference?  Suspension is the one component that manages the relationship between the rider and a constantly changing road.  Motorcycles are made for a rider that does not exist, the average person.  How can a 130 pound 5’4” guy ride the same exact bike as a 320 pound 6’5” guy and expect the same experience?  They can’t!  When riding a bike that is equipped with Ohlins suspension you are given the ability to personalize that bike for your weight, riding style, skill level and purpose.  After considering all these factors that define the experience, how could you use anything less than the best materials?  Ohlins manufactures their products with the highest grade materials machined to the tightest tolerances.  Their quality is something other companies only hope they can attain.

Inherently you will have people that say, “Oh, I don’t need that much performance from my suspension,” but this is someone who has never ridden Ohlins suspension setup and tuned for them personally.   If we take a rider and talk with them about their intended use for the bike and their riding style, I guarantee we can create a bike setup for them that will double their enjoyment of the experience (and look like genius magicians in the process.)  This is the added value of properly adjusted Ohlins suspension.

Like Ducati, Ohlins was born for the purpose of racing and now we are all reaping the benefits.  My training was given to me by Ohlins race technicians and Georgia boy Brad Stokes, the same guy who set up race suspension for Ben Bostrom, Blake Young and, another Georgia native, Aaron Yates.  I can’t name another company that takes their entire office where their product is used, but that’s what Ohlins does.  For every AMA, WERA and CCS race weekend they are there providing setup and support for the guys using their product.  That said, Ohlins does not pay anyone to use their suspension, if you want to win you will gladly pay for Ohlins.  Some teams have been known to run other suspension brands decals to get sponsorship money while still running Ohlins internals.

When all is said and done, Ohlins is the fun quotient.  Want to impress your friends?  Try dropping 4 seconds a lap and having twice the fun at your next track day.

Guy Hayes