BMW R1150GS 2000-03
Öhlins Front Shock Absorber
Part # BM 417 (legacy BM 425)
Supplied as standard with 01096-10 spring (52 N/mm) for rider between 60/100Kg
Your BMW R1150GS should function on both dirt roads and asphalt roads, for both off-road riding that’s a bit rougher, and comfortable cruising along tarmac roads. At Öhlins we have therefore developed this front shock absorber that satisfies these apparently conflicting demands.
Like all shocks from Öhlins, those developed for Dual Sport are based on advanced technology, special materials and careful testing. Dual Sport shocks are based technically on motorcross and enduro with all that is involved in terms of handling extreme pressures over a long period. However, they differ from them primarily in that they are tested and optimally adjusted so that they also have great comfort and safety when riding on asphalt. By improving the performance of these shocks, they are therefore able to handle forest trails, dirt roads and surfaced public roads.
The front shock for the BMW R1150GS is tailor-made for this bike. For instance, besides functioning on “raw” surfaces with respect to bottoming resistance, they also provide excellent comfort, stability and balance, both off-road and on surfaced roads.
Due to the fact that Dual Sport bikes have to deal with such widely varying areas of use, we have naturally fitted the shocks for these bikes with a very broad range of adjustments.
You are consequently able to do some off-road riding in the morning, and load up your panniers and hit the road in the afternoon, using the same shocks with their excellent qualities and durability the whole time.
01096-12 (56 N/mm) for rider between 80/120Kg
01096-15 (62 N/mm) for rider between 100/140Kg
01096-19 (70 N/mm) for rider between 120/160Kg