Like original OEM fork internals many aftermarket cartridges are manufactured with non-anodized aluminum and/or mild steel components. It is important to compare the K-Tech design and manufacturing philosophy which goes the extra mile utilizing all hard anodized aluminum or hard chromed steel internal components. This detail reduces contaminants that build up in the fork fluids which reduces maintenance, prolongs durability and increases consistency of performance. Typically, users are surprised to see clean oil emerge when performing scheduled fork maintenance rather than dark, contaminated oil.
The KTR-4 front forks use the patent championship-winning DDS (Direct Damping System) technology, which has been designed to compete at the highest levels of motorcycle racing. The DDS pressurised damping system uses 20mm displacing pistons to create a high flow of oil through the 32mm control valves to give precise damping control. The patent design eliminates cavitation making the system very stable under extreme conditions, the damping circuits are designed to work independently to improve the dynamics and response time. The system is pressurised by a spring force keeping it stable under all working temperatures. To fit these forks you need aftermarket clamps, handlebars, wheel spindle inserts etc. These forks have been used to win and podium by racers worldwide including Moto America Super Bike, British Superbike Series and Isle of Man TT.