Well first trip away on the Versys with the new shock & what a ride it was.
The Nitron shock has transformed the bike. It now rides like it is on rails, firmly planted to the road, no wallowing or bouncing around.
Bumps & ripples it now just swallows up effortlessly, giving a plush ride.
R118 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai is a road that's pretty ratty at the southern Doi Saket end, that has lots of patchy asphalt. With the Nitron shock on the Versys you hardly feel any of these.
The bike sticks to the road, just eating up any of those annoying bumps. I never thought I'd say what a good ride R118 is - but it is with decent suspension.
Even that nasty dip in the road on that big left hander, on the uphill, heading south of Mae Kachan - the Nitron shock just ate it up. Not even any wallowing.
Loaded up with cargo on the super sitting on 160 kph the bike again ran like it was on rails - absolute rock steady, giving a plush ride.
Yes sir the Nitron shock is an absolute winner.
Should anyone be considering a new rear shock for their Versys look no further than a Nitron from the guys at Nitron Malaysia.
is a UK company, specializing in suspension. The parts are engineered in the UK.
They have a plant in Malaysia where they assemble shocks for the Asian market. There's also another plant in Japan for assembling shocks for Japan.
The shocks come with a 2 year warranty.
By buying a "local" shock you only need to send the shock next door to Malaysia for a service / rebuild. I've had warranty shocks before that needed rebuild & had to go to Europe for free service - but sometimes took 3 months before I could get the shock back & I had to pay the shipping both ways. This won't be a problem if you are using Nitron Malaysia.
I ordered & paid for my shock from Malaysia, then got a Malaysian rider to pick it up, carry it to Hatyai & post it from there.
Another plus using Nitron Malaysia is that you will get a shock built to your specification. You won't be buying an off the shelf shock that "fits all."
Nitron Malaysia ask for your body weight & riding kit.
Kawasaki Versys 650 2012
Type: Hose Remote Reservoir Type
Price: MYR 2,660
Thiam Loong, Ser
Motorsport Design Engineer
Nitron Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd.
27 Jalan U1/35, Hicom Glenmarie,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E.,
Email: [email protected]
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3 cheers Nitron Malaysia.
Thanks to Nolan for picking the shock up for me.