Sarah, Yes we are the North American Distributor for K-Tech Suspension.The Bullit shocks and Tracker cartridges are already gaining
popularity with some of our other Harley and Indian Scout fitments. We are pretty excited to release the Scrambler fork and shock. The Bullit shock will retail at $495.00 for the black/chrome version and $579.00 for the black with gold(ti-nitride do) or black/DLC coated shafts. The fully adjustable cartridges are $895.00 These will be available through qualified dealers and our regional service centers.
Any word from an actual Scrambler owner yet?? I'm wondering if this new type shock might be a better choice for a relatively lightweight (125lb) rider. Can you explain the design just a bit more? I surely like the look, can't complain about the price, either. Thank you!
The Bullit shock utilizes patented internal valving and a nitrogen gas charged springless pneumatic design that is actually quite advanced. This lends itself well to applications that only allow relatively short stroke as with the Scrambler. Ride quality through all conditions is substantially improved and the extremely progressive spring action also applies to quite a wide range of rider weight and luggage loads.
We tested with a wide range of riders and passengers and were quite impressed with the ability of the shock to maintain
all aspects of great road holding and ride quality. Even with two full sized adult males aboard the ride quality is not compromised nor you can not bottom it.
It seems to me that there is no pre load adjustment with this shock. Surely that compromises the sag/steering head angle, and thus handling, depending on the weight of rider and more so with luggage/pillion? With a spring shock you can adjust for this.
This may be a way more comfortable shock than std. but it may fall short of other after market offerings in terms of handling.
And handling is one of the Scramblers outstanding features for me.
The Bullit sag settings are designed to utilize roughly 1/3 of the shock stroke with a wide range of rider weights. Unlike a steel coil spring the Bullits quite progressive spring action has less effect on sag regardless of rider weight .