January 9 2011.

Öhlins has developed a set of performance forks for the Ducati Diavel to give increased handling capabilities to this already unique 'muscle bike'.

The FGRT 301 'Road and Track' forks have been especially designed with black outer tubes and gold fork sliders to retain the mean and moody look of this 160bhp monster machine, something that reflects the front suspension on the Ducati MotoGP machines.

Featuring 48mm forks containing Öhlins NIX 30mm cartridge technology, the new forks offer improved road manners and high performance capabilities for when the pace increases. With adjustment of compression and rebound split between the two fork legs, the new forks offer unrivalled control and feel whatever the conditions.

The forks follow the successful introduction of the Ohlins rear shock for the Diavel and it is expected many customers will combine the two suspension systems for the ultimate in comfort and handling for their machine.

Öhlins has a close working relationship with Ducati with models such as the Multistrada 1200S and the eagerly awaited 1199S Panigale utilising electronically adjusting Öhlins suspension systems.

Chris Witter, Business Development Manager, Öhlins Racing UK commented: "The new Road and Track forks for the Diavel take this incredible machine to the next level in terms of suspension performance. The level of adjustability is unsurpassed which is important on such a uniquely set-up machine; with muscle bike power output and a Supersport derived chassis. It was also important for our design engineers to consider aesthetics and integrate the new forks within the appearance of the bike, hence the new black colour scheme, which we can expect to see more of in the future."

The Öhlins FGRT 301 Road and Track forks are available now and are priced at £2597.90 + VAT.

Öhlins products are available through a newly appointed network of specialist Öhlins Centres. These Centres are; BG Motorsport, Crescent Motorcycles, Dixon Racing Technology, FTR Suspension, Harris Performance Products Ltd, Kais Suspension Services, MH Racing Services, Mick Gardner Racing, P&H Motorcycles and Pro-Link Racing Services (N.I) .
For more info on the full line-up of Ohlins products visit www.ohlins.com