Does your FZ-10’s rear suspension leave you tired, worn out, and looking for more comfort and control? You’re not alone. The OE Yamaha shock is nearly identical to the 2015+ YZF-R1, but lacks sufficient damping to maintain composure. Even average-weight riders routinely bottom out during regular street riding. Bottoming out sucks. We spent over 4 months working with Penske on this shock testing many spring rate, piston, and valving combinations to fix that issue. The Stoltec Moto shock build provides better damping curves more suited to road use and adds additional adjustability. If that sounds good, keep reading.
The 8983 is Penske’s most popular motorcycle shock – from winning championships on the racetrack to sport touring and adventure riding. Double adjustment gives separate adjustment of both low speed compression and rebound damping, so you maintain the ability to control squat and bump compliance to suit your riding style. Increased low speed compression damping (helps) keep the front end planted under hard acceleration while the high speed compression has been specifically tuned for road riding. Increased rebound damping means the days of getting bucked out of your seat are a thing of the past. Unlike the stock shock, the rebound adjustment doesn’t increase compression damping.
- Stoltec Moto specific valving
- Piggyback reservoir
- Low speed compression adjustment
- Rebound adjustment
- Spring preload adjustment
- Ride height adjustment
- Torrington thrust bearing to limit spring binding under compression and ease preload adjustment
- Custom sprung and valved per rider weight and riding style
- Upgradeable to 8987 ‘Triple Clicker’
- Fully rebuildable
- 100% designed and manufactured in USA
Each Penske shock is custom built for the customer and application. Typical build times run in the 3 week window. Please plan accordingly!
Contact us for assistance in selecting a spring rate.
See here for installation instructions: 17+ FZ-10 Penske Shocks Installation Instructions
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