Here's all the information you need to know about the Norden 901's suspension.
The signature gravity die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured from lightweight aluminium and has been specifically engineered for stiffness and stability while still offering excellent flex characteristics.
By using a direct link for the rear shock, complexity and parts are reduced to allow for easy maintenance, while the specific length of the swingarm aids in traction, stability and suspension set-up.
- Lightweight and strong for confident handling and comfort
The WP APEX 43 mm upside-down front forks with 220 mm travel deliver precise performance and comfort in varying environments. Using a split damping function on the open-cartridge forks, compression and rebound damping can be adjusted effortlessly using the easy access clickers located on the fork tube tops. These allow the rider to personalise the ride characteristics to their own preference and varying conditions.
A steering damper aids in stability when riding on harsh street surfaces but does not interfere with offroad riding. Additionally, the frame is ready for high-performance adjustable offroad steering dampers.
- WP APEX 43 mm upside-down forks → precise performance and comfort
- 220 mm suspension travel → perfect combination of street and offroad capability
- Easy access clicker dials → effortless damping changes
The Norden 901 is fitted with a WP APEX shock absorber providing 215 mm of rear-wheel travel for the perfect balance of street and offroad riding with all-day riding comfort. The damping behaviour can be adjusted with a rebound damping adjuster and there is a hand adjuster for spring preload. The rebound damping adjustability allows the rider to adapt the shock’s response for different riding situations, while the quick adjustment of the spring preload allows for different loadings of the bike such as when luggage or a passenger are carried.
- WP APEX monoshock → adjustable for rebound damping and preload
- 215 mm rear-wheel travel (78.5 mm suspension travel)