December 19th 2013
Hendersonville, North Carolina: Now riders can take their 2013-14 Kawasaki ZX-10R to level three, Race Mode, with an upgraded Öhlins’ Race SCU (Suspension Control Unit) for the Öhlins OEM-fitted steering damper.
The Race SCU is programed to transform the Öhlins Mechatronic, electronically controlled OEM-fitted steering damper on the latest ZX-10R into race mode, stepping it up to the real-world demands of the racetrack. From the factory, the Öhlins electronically controlled steering damper is tuned to be adaptive to a broad range of street riding, from parking lots to legal speeds. With installation of the Öhlins Race SCU, the steering damper reacts to the higher speeds of racetracks, and to kinetic extremes of velocity and rider input, providing a semi-active dynamic range of higher damping values.
The Race SCU reveals that the factory-fitted Öhlins damper is racetrack-proven, and all that it needs is the proper semi-active tuning to perform. Unlike some OEM-supplied dampers, that should be replaced for track use, the electronically controlled ZX-10R OEM Öhlins damper’s internals already have all that’s needed in damping abilities as supplied on the bike; unleashed by the Race SCU to react to racing contingencies with seamless aplomb.
The Öhlins Race SCU for the 2013-14 Kawasaki ZX-10R is part #21740-03, and has an MSRP of $328.00. Check out the dealer locater on the Ohlins USA website, to find a dealer near you, or, for that matter, anywhere else in the USA.