For lots of us “vertically challenged” riders, having a bike that fits us perfect is so very important. There is no better safe feeling that being 100% flat foot on a bike, it just helps build that riding confidence. David from Progressive suspension shares with us how easy it is to make any bike fit you perfect.
Get in a typical car and you can tilt the wheel, slide the seat forward and generally make whatever size car it is fit whatever size you are. The same is not true with a motorcycle, as packaging and weight prohibit such accoutrements. Proper fit in the two wheel world often requires swapping out a part or two, and thanks to a healthy aftermarket, the options are fairly substantial. So as not to turn this into a novel, today I’ll limit the discussion to the benefits of lowering your bike.
Next time you sit on your motorcycle, take notice of how it fits you. Are you on your toes muscling an 800-pound machine around gas stations? If so, that’s a recipe for certain disaster and one that is easily rectified.
An inch or so drop in your bike’s suspension is often all it takes to get your feet flat on the ground, and a high-performance shock — even in lowered form — comes with the added bonus of improving the quality of your ride. Most installs can be done right in your garage and are generally only four bolts!
Check out the complete selection of Progressive Suspension product including Progressive Suspension 412, 430 and 440 series shocks. Any questions about what would be best for you, hit our tech line and we’ll help set your bike up to fit you perfect!
Don’t forget the during the month of April, you can score yourself a free set of fork springs when you purchase a set of 940 or 440 shocks!