September 10th, 2018.

Performance Parts is the new the official UK distributor for the full range of IKON suspension products. Ikon specialises in rear suspension units for twin shock machines, both modern and classic. Designed to bridge the gap between cheap replacement shock absorbers and expensive race units, Ikon produces suspension units using high-quality materials and proven technology, individually dyno-tested and checked before leaving the factory in Australia.

Performance Parts can now also offer a repair and rebuild service for new and existing customers, extending the life of high mileage units.

The most popular model in the range is the 7610 series, which features adjustable rebound damping without the need for tools - so it is quick and easy for the rider to choose the appropriate setting - and progressive rate spring technology. This provides a consistently comfortable ride on a variety of road surfaces and is also responsive to different loads (e.g. solo rider, pillion or luggage).

Topping the range, the 7614 Series Shock Absorbers feature 4-position rebound that is externally adjustable with just a finger touch. Its progressive spring has screw thread seat adjustment and the light-weight aluminium body is gas pressurised.

For budget-conscious riders, the Ikon Basix range of shocks feature a spring seat adjustable in three positions, they are rebuildable and can be re-valved. Retail prices start from as low as £210 for a pair.

To complement the shock units, Ikon also offers progressive rate fork springs to provide any bike with upgraded and reliable suspension.

Ikon has considerable experience, gained from many years of specialising in suspension.

The Ikon story dates back to 1967 where the Koni suspension company launched a range of motorcycle shocks with internal adjustability and linear springs. Into the 70’s gas assisted technology and progressively rated springs were added to the line-up. Then in the 80’s, in addition to the popular “dial-a-ride” shocks, new mono shocks were added to the range in response to the shift in motorcycle design.

2001 saw the dawn of Ikon suspension as an independent company specialising in motorcycle suspension. When Koni decided to cease production of its motorcycle products a deal was fixed and the first Ikon shocks came off the production line. Later on, aluminium bodied shocks were developed and a range of progressive fork spring kits added to the product line-up. Ikon continued to expand with the introduction of mono-tube twin shocks and the 76 Basix series, all while maintaining a personal approach.

Over 50 years on and Ikon remains committed to helping riders of all backgrounds offering modern technology for older applications while also developing suspension solutions for new and current models, embracing the company mottos of “Bike On with Ikon” and “Because Your Ride Matters”.

For more information and trade terms contact Colin on 01327 706 139 or email info@performanceparts-ltd.com