November 18 2011.

Öhlins has presented an innovative off-road product; the Öhlins S3 Selective Steering Stabilizer complete with a high quality triple clamp; designed to be next season's must-have for MX and Enduro accesssory. This revolutionary new product unveiled at the EICMA Show will be available for viewing at Motorcycle Live at the NEC on the Harris Performance stand (G305).

Created by the Öhlins R&D department, the S3 answers the feedback of riders the world over regarding the sensitivity of existing dampers on the market, as the new product stabilizes the ride and, thanks to patented technology, selects when and if the rider needs assistance.

In normal use with 'safe' steering the Steering Stabilizer provides no damping, giving a 100% natural feel of the bike and free movement of the front end. It is also tuned to not affect the rider's movement of the bike while jumping.

However, when an outside force like a stone, rut or other object puts force to the front wheel, the system activates instantly. Thanks to a torsion bar on top of the fork bridge, the outside force hitting the front wheel activates the valves in the Selective Steering Stabilizer. This sudden fast movement is filtered away and the rider maintains control of the bike.

The Selective Steering Stabilizer is easy to use and no adjustments are needed as the system adapts to the forces affecting the front wheel. It is a solely mechanically and hydraulically designed system integrated with the special Öhlins upper triple clamp.

The S3 has already been tested by numerous top riders in MX, Rally Raid and Enduro with great results and will be available for all major MX and Enduro models during the spring of 2012

Peter Andersson, Product Manager- MC at Öhlins commented, "The S3 really is one of our most exciting new products in a long time and we have been watching its development with much interest. Off-road riders can definitely benefit from steering dampers as not only can they help retain the correct line on a track, they can stop crashes and also reduce fatigue. The age old comment has always been regarding the feel when the damping was not needed and the S3 completely eliminates that sensation and is effectively inactive until needed."

For more info on the full line-up of Ohlins products visit www.ohlins.com and for the off road specific site see www.mxoffroadbyohlins.com