Touratech Introduces Extreme Shock


Touratech is excited to introduce the world’s first shock absorber built specifically for long-distance touring with a fully-loaded adventure motorcycle. Right out of the box, Touratech’s Extreme Shock has the strength, features, and adjustments to go the distance, even while hauling luggage.

We let the mad-scientists at Touratech build the shock of their dreams with this product. When we asked for the absolute highest-performance shock they could imagine, they developed the Touratech Extreme Shock. If NASA built suspension for adventure motorcycle, they’d be happy with this one.” – Matt Willson, Product Line Manager, Touratech-USA

You know the feeling – you see a pothole last minute and feel the force of the hit radiate through your body as your shock bottoms out. Well, the Touratech Extreme Shock has a Position-dependent Damping System (PDS) that will make bottoming out a thing of the past. This shock has a secondary compression damper that goes into action when your shock approaches the end of its stroke.  

Combine this PDS “bottoming control technology” with a remote reservoir, fully adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping, adjustable rebound damping, remote reservoir, low friction seals and 50% more preload adjustment than other shocks on the market and you begin to see why this is the shock of choice for ADV riders who want the ultimate in touring performance.

Additionally, the Touratech Extreme Shock offers adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping, a remote fluid reservoir, adjustable rebound damping, floating piston superiority, and low-friction seals which add up to a highly refined shock that can be tuned with precision to meet the ride style and handling characteristics you prefer.

Over-built by design, Touratech’s Extreme Shock features heavy-duty materials, over-sized components, and 50% more spring pre-load adjustment than any other shock on the market. The preload can be hydraulically adjusted by turning the knob with your hand.

The Touratech Extreme Shock is the ultimate in suspension technology and the ideal choice for extended trips or off-road rides like a Backcountry Discovery Route.  For the rider who wants absolute control over suspension set-up, high performance and durability, this is the product.

Feature Summary:

Bottoming Control with secondary compression damping technology which prevents bottoming out. The (PDS) Position-dependent Damping System is like a hydraulic pillow at the end of the stroke.

50% more preload adjustment than other shocks on the market.  A generous 15mm of adjustment allows proper spring pre-load set-up for a fully-loaded adventure touring bike. Most shocks have 8-10mm which is not enough to accommodate varying quantities of long-distance luggage or even a passenger. 

Oversized 16mm high-strength shaft made of chrome-moly steel for maximum strength and durability.

Remote Reservoir, made from high-strength aluminum, keeps the fluid cool and ensures pressure stability in the shock which results in better performance. The reservoir also increases fluid volume by 50% extending the life of your shock.

Adjustable high-speed and low-speed compression damping allows absolute control of shock tuning to give you the precise handling characteristics you want in any conditions.

Adjustable Rebound Damping allows you to fine-tune the ride characteristics to meet your preferences.

Hydraulic Spring Preload Adjustment allows quick changes to be made to the preload by twisting the knob with your hand.

A floating piston separates the air and the oil to prevent oil foaming. This technology ensures that your shock will have smooth and consistent performance even in punishing environments.

Cold forged 6082 T6 aluminum shock body machined to exacting standards offers high-strength and maximum heat dissipation.

High-strength stainless steel bushings ensure the mounting points of the shock will go the distance.

Low-friction seal with integrated Teflon back-up ring maximizes performance and extends the life of the shock.

Adjustable Shock Length, allows 8mm (-4mm to +4mm) of length adjustment to fine tune the ride height of your bike.

Available in a range of spring rates to match the rider weight requirements.

Touratech’s Extreme Shock represents the top of the line in our suspension range. Other shocks available include the Expedition, Explore and Explore HP. Prices range from $795 – $1,795. Click HERE to learn more about Touratech Suspension.