Öhlins Ducati Panigale 899 959 1199 1299 Steering Damper -SD040
Help protect yourself from unwanted tank slappers with this Ducati 899/959/1199/1299 Ohlins steering damper kit.
Ever had that heart-stopping moment when the bars oscillate nervously or even flap uncontrollably out of your hands? If you have, you’ll know it’s no fun… if you haven’t… you should act now before it happens…
What you have experienced – or probably will experience sooner or later – is the problem known as a tank slapper, which, if it becomes violent enough (as it easily can), often leads to an accident.
Tank slappers happen when a bike’s front wheel leaves the road surface momentarily (or for longer if the bike is wheeling) and move from the straight-ahead position whilst airborne (this almost always happens if the rider touches the front brake which stops it rotating and thus loses its gyroscopic resistance to turning).
Reduced rider fatigue
- Unique, well-proven design
- Pressurised fluid avoids the problem of free play
- Adjustable in 16 well-defined clicks
- Mounted outside of the fork leg or across the frame behind the triple clamp
- Universal parts for race bikes available
Improving your bike’s suspension does more for overall performance than increasing your engine’s horsepower. You will feel the difference in the first corner! With a real world-class Öhlins suspension, you get better traction and handling. You can ride faster, more safely and with comfort. Just ask any of the more than 80 world champions who won their titles on Öhlins shock absorbers. We guarantee they will agree. Good traction and handling are more important than extra horsepower that can only be used when you are aimed “straight-ahead”!