There are approximately 32 moving parts (on average) that make up every modern motorcycles suspension that uses linkage in the design. From the Aprilia RSV4 to the Yamaha R-1 and everything in-between! BMW and Ducati also use linkage in the front forks utilizing the tried and true Duo lever and Tele-lever designs….. BDS Performance provides linkage service for all makes and models incorporating linkage.
We all have heard of “Dog Bones”, double dog bones, trapped dog bones, pivot deflectors, eccentric levers, and double triangle design. These are the suspensions of modern day bikes that give us better trigonometry, movement of our suspensions, and greater swing arm travel.
These “Linked” suspensions give us better riding, turning, and finer tuning from our suspensions for Sag and Squat measurements to within a few kg/mm of pre-load! They typically are incorporated with cast or poured swing arms that are then machined to perfectly fit the linkages and allow to finer tuning and smoother road riding/racing.