Italian suspension specialist to make AIMExpo debut
In collaboration with its U.S. distributor Fast Bike Industries (Hendersonville, NC.), noted Italian suspension specialist Andreani Group is to make its AIMExpo debut as part of its drive to develop its American business.
"After the great interest in our products in America, we decided to take part in this worldwide event, presenting, together with our distributor Fast Bike Industries, our line of suspension upgrade performance kits and workshop suspension tuning equipment dedicated to helping dealers and motorcycle engineers arrive at the best possible suspension set-ups and handling for the bikes they are working on,” owner and former racer Giuseppe Andreani explained.
“The goal is to further stimulate the American market by showing that although the Andreani brand is well known in the pit lanes of the world’s major race series, it is also one of the top suppliers of suspension products for street bike and off-road riders of all kinds – including Harley riders.
“We put our 30 years of experience into every one of our products, and that includes our products for V-twin and ‘Naked’ style motorcycle owners.”
Those products include the ‘Misano’ easy install replacement cartridge line we wrote about in AMD Magazine last month. Featuring 20mm pistons with increased oil passages, “our ‘Misano’ fork cartridge kit substantially upgrades the stock design. It has adjustable compression, extension and spring preload and a sophisticated hydraulic system that is said to guarantee excellent performance and improved handling in sport, urban and touring style riding.”
The ‘Misano’ is available for most naked and custom bike applications with 39 and 49mm forks, and many Harley models, including the 2016 - 2017 Dyna Street Bob/Fat Bob/Superglide, Dyna Low Rider S and Superglide, 1999 – 2004 Dyna Switchback, 2011 – 2015 Dyna Wide Glide, 2011 – 2017 Sportster 1200 Custom, 2010 - 2014 Iron 883, 2010 - 2015 Fortyeight 1200, Nightster XL1200N, XLH Standard (883, 883R, 1200R) models and V-Rods, and the 2003 – 2012 Nightrod Special.
In addition to their suspension upgrade kits, Andreani’s expertise has produced a series of tools and machines that facilitate the work of suspension technicians, including the company's flagship DB4 test bench (“a dynamometer for suspensions”), their advanced SP5 vacuum pump and specialist equipment for tuning front fork and shock absorber set-ups on road and off-road motorcycles.