Öhlins launches World’s first Hypersport Mechatronics aftermarket shock absorber

Öhlins launches World’s first Hypersport Mechatronics aftermarket shock absorber
Kawasaki ZX-10R: first Superbike for new ÖHLINS mechatronic shock absorber

Öhlins once again leads the way with the launch of the first aftermarket EC shock
absorber for the Hypersport segment. The multiple championships winning TTX36 Mk
II shock absorber is now available in an EC Mechatronics version as an aftermarket
optional. First out is an application for the Kawasaki ZX 10 R launched just in time for
the 2012 season.
The engineers at Öhlins R&D have been working with these solutions for several years and
the Mechatronics system were a winner in World Superbike already three years ago. With
the evolution of sophisticated electronics in the modern hypersport bikes, time has come for
Öhlins to launch the first EC aftermarket application for the fastest bike segment.
The TTX36 Mk II EC shock absorber for the Kawasaki ZX 10 R comes equipped with Öhlins
EC actuators connected to the Öhlins ECU. It uses signals from the bikes original system to
determine the intentions of the rider and the way the bike is driven. The suspension
continuously changes the damping setting dependent on the riding style thanks to the ECU
software developed by Öhlins R&D. As such this shock absorber has a smart EC function
that continuously adapts to the way the bike is ridden.
All adjustments are done while riding and the Öhlins system also detects if the rider choses
the Power mode button on the bike and automatically changes the suspension to sportier
settings. The TTX36 is already established as the World’s premium shock absorber through
unrivalled race success. With the latest Mk II version now also available as the World’s first
EC application the TTX36 concept takes another big step forward. There will be upgrade
possibilities in the future and as with any Öhlins shock absorber it is serviceable at any
Öhlins Service Centre worldwide and as all Öhlins shock absorbers it is also completely
rebuildable.
Peter Andersson, Product Manager MC at Öhlins Racing commented: “Our hypersport
range is already mightily impressive and with this first EC aftermarket application for the
hypersport segment it’s impossible not to be even more impressed. Just a few years after we
first had racing success in World Superbike with Mechatronics technology and with the
successful launches of the EC systems for the Ducati Multistrada and the recent success of
the Mechatronics aftermarket system for the BMW R1200 GS this is another important step
forward for our new technology. The ZX 10R is a fantastic bike to debut this system on and
its’ already great performance will definitely be improved by the combination of Öhlins TTX36
technology and Öhlins Mechatronics technology.”

Öhlins launches World’s first Hypersport Mechatronics aftermarket shock absorber
Öhlins launches World’s first Hypersport Mechatronics aftermarket shock absorber