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Wednesday 8 May 2024

Andreani Group

H-D Touring Front Fork Cartridges; SP5 Plus Updated Suspension Bleed Pump

In the past two years, Italian distributor and suspension specialist Andreani Group has had quite a landmark period in the continuing development of its Pesaro, Italy based multinational business.

In addition to adding European distribution in select markets for some of the brands it represents in Italy, and further developing its own brand product lines, Andreani Group has successfully established its own office and warehouse at Hendersonville, North Carolina.

That is always a big undertaking for European businesses, but in 2022 former motocross racer Giuseppe Andreani decided that the time was right and appointed his former European Export Sales Manager Luciano Ubaldini as his North American president.

Initially, the primary focus has been on its own brand 'Misano' street and 'Rally' off-road suspension cartridges, select third party brand distribution opportunities for some of the Italian manufacturers it represents in its domestic market, worldwide distribution of that Italian made TNK forks line and, of course, a core competency for it globally - its huge range of specialist suspension tools and workshop equipment.

Available to dealers and suspension technicians worldwide, the latest updates to its popular SP5 bleed pump - the SP5 PLUS - is a significant evolution of its established design and described by Luciano as "the most advanced machine in the Andreani range for bleeding shock absorbers and cartridges. 

"Thanks to its new features and characteristics, it offers a more efficient, versatile and user-friendly working experience. Among its main advantages are a new Multiple Bleed mode, which allows connecting two shock absorbers or cartridges together, a new intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface, suitable even for less experienced users, increased oil loading capacity to 7 liters (2 x 3.5 l), and automatic altitude adjustment implementation, so the SP5 PLUS can be operated reliably and precisely in any conditions."

Also first seen at the 80th edition 2023 'EICMA/Milan' expo, Andreani has a new plug & play front fork cartridge for all Harley Touring models from 2014 to 2023 with traditional forks.

It is a kit that allows much easier installation, without the need for any internal fork modifications, making it a fully reversible install.

The cartridge is available without adjustments (for models with fairing) or with adjustable cap (for Clubstyle modification models). "The kit provides greater stability to the motorcycle," says Luciano. "Especially during braking, entry and cornering - availability of springs that allows dealers to customize the response and behavior of the customer's cartridge to suit their load and riding preferences."