IKON SUSPENSION is a division of Proven Products, which have specialised in the suspension business since 1962. The IKON range has a European pedigree which goes back all those years and more.
IKON's are not the average shock absorber, they feature a number of standards
which make them special:
The IKON 7610 is a twin tube hydraulic type damper. The damping works by a controlled restriction of oil flow in the inner tube, the outer tube acting as a reservoir. Part numbers with the addition "SP8" are technically identical, but have a polished and chromed spring and spring cover, as well as using the standard chromed damper body.
Each motorcycle has its own specific set-up and character, so it is impossible to make one standard shock absorber for all. At IKON every damper has been developed for each specific motorcycle to get the best possible combination of damping and spring rate.
By adjusting the rebound damping one can influence the level of comfort and road-holding. The 7610 has 4 distinctive adjustment positions, ranging from comfortable to sporty, to tune the bike to your own preference. Adjustability is very easy: just a finger touch.
In a progressive rate spring, the distance between the individual coil windings differ, this gives the spring a progressive characteristic. When riding solo, the spring only moves in the soft area, and the spring can easily compress giving a comfortable ride. When riding with a passenger, or luggage, a firmer spring is needed. Under these conditions, the spring moves in its stiffer area. Only with a progressively wound spring it is possible to get the right combination of a smooth ride and a high load capacity. Progressive springs are standard on all 7610 series shocks.
It is possible to overload the suspension due to excess passenger and/or luggage weight, which means the suspension then bottoms out too easily on big bumps. This can be compensated by adjusting the spring seat upwards to restore the original ride height. Three positions are available, giving an increase in spring seat height of up to 15mm. With each pair of IKON shock absorbers a spanner for adjusting the spring seat height is supplied.
Do not forget that safety is a major issue. The handling of your motorcycle is essential for safe riding. Here the qualities of the IKON shock absorber make a great contribution.
Last but not least, IKON's are built to last a lifetime. Once you bought a set of IKON's for your motorcycle, they usually will outlive it. The reason for this comes from nature of the materials used in the first place as well as the fact that all IKON shocks are rebuildable.