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    Suspension modes???
    on: October 31, 2021, 08:55:27 am
    October 31, 2021, 08:55:27 am
    Good day fellow XR owners - how are you all doing on this miserable and wet day in East Anglia - just putting out there and asking has anyone done his suspension upgrade https://tractivesuspension.com/product-category/motorcycle/bmw/s1000xr-2015-2019-bmw/

    And what experience did you have ? How much has it improved the bikes handling also looking at Maxton options - Thank you in advance - Tony

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    Re: Suspension modes???
    Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 12:41:05 pm
    October 31, 2021, 12:41:05 pm
    I have the Tractive ESA suspension on my 16, built for my weight on riding style. It is a huge improvement over the stock option, and I love the fact that I am still able to 'adjust' on the fly. Using 'Road' mode is great for getting to the mountains, and 'Dynamic' for riding the twisties. Both modes are feel 'plusher' whilst also giving better feedback and more confidence.

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    Re: Suspension modes???
    Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 02:26:19 pm
    October 31, 2021, 02:26:19 pm
    Over time will be interesting to see how threads like this evolve, my X/R is non ESA and I fitted Wilbers, but my KTM GT has electric sus and i’m Very unimpressed compared to other bikes I have with Wilbers or Ohlins

    I see 2 solutions the one on here already with a link and other manufacturers will no doubt offer their solution, or...will someone come up with a dongle either end to shut the electrics up so folk can fit conventional sus..only time...and money will tell.

    Should have said 3 solution because I read the 22 Multistrada has Electric Ohlins...or be it at a price.

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    Re: Suspension modes???
    Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 03:50:26 pm
    October 31, 2021, 03:50:26 pm
    I mentioned this before but the adaptability of electric suspension completely tops that 10% when manual is better. And quality manuals are not much cheaper than the ESA replacements offered by Tractive and Wilbers. But with a little TLC the stock ESA is perfectly suitable for track riding, I'll only upgrade it when the rear shock gives up damping completely or starts leaking or whatever, cos it's cheaper than replacing the rear shock with a non serviceable OEM one.

     



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