Bitubo 'DigiShox' Custom Kit for 2020 Softail and Touring models
Last year saw Italian suspension manufacturer Bitubo add to the applications available for its popular DS ('DigiShox') electronic suspension system with fitments for Harley models. The company now says that its R&D team have validated the system for 2020 Softail and Touring models.
Operated from a smartphone app, the DS system consists of Bitubo's proven and multi-patented ECH cartridges, its XXF rear mono shock and a Bluetooth control unit. The control display indicates the status of the settings in use from a choice of twelve available suspension tuning options.
A button allows the rider to choose the set-up that suits his or her riding style and load, while an E-lean drop sensor and a GPS sensor determine speed, with the value used to adapt the suspension's setting automatically whenever required by the rider.
The Bitubo ECH cartridge kit is equipped with hydraulic adjustment of the manual spring preload and electronic adjustment of compression and rebound. Bitubo XXF mono shocks are equipped with electronic adjustment of rebound, compression and preload.
Bitubo says that using "the smallest and most efficient micromotors ever used by any suspension producer allow increasing the speed more than 30% compared to any other similar system. The unit is equipped with nine adjustments that are pre-set by Bitubo and not modifiable, together with three more that can be personalized by the user.
"The included color choice map is visible on the display through the choice of position 1, 2 or 3, and further personalized set-ups are available via an Apple Store or Android Market downloadable app. After downloading the app and selecting it, the user will be faced with the nine adjustments pre-set by Bitubo and the three more that are customizable to suit the user.
The user can then send his personalized set-ups through the application to the control unit via Bluetooth wireless technology. The set-ups are selectable through the handlebar selector - parked or on the go - with a system reaction time of the system of just 100 milliseconds.
The system is a 'Plug & Play' fully reversible installation.