OHLINS Electronic Controlled Shocks. "EC"
The Íhlins unique "EC"concept Electronic Controlled Shocks, will now be available for Motorcycles.
First application into production will be for BMW K1200RS.
The system will allow you to instantly optimise damping adjustment to suit your riding style and
road condition. The Electronic Controlled (EC) damping is set by simply push the buttons on the control panel of the
electronic unit. The dampers settings will change within 10 milliseconds. By setting high figures on the control panel the
damping will increase, and low figures will make the damping decrease. High damping are recommended when riding
with passenger and/or greater loads, high damping will also give better performance when riding on a race track. Low
damping will give better comfort when riding at crusing speed.
The control unit has a two-row display showing how much damping power the shock absorbers has.The upper row
shows the front wheel damping and the lower shows the rear wheel damping. If the electronic control only operates
one shock absorber, the damping force is read in the upper row and the lower display row shows the electrical voltage
of the motorcycle. By pressing the ÍHLINS logotype you choose front or rear setting and by pushing the + or - buttons
you increase or decrease damping forces.
The control unit will only be supplied in the rear shock package, and will then include software for both front and rear
shock, if only the front shock is purchased the control has to be ordered separate on part number 03700-01 together
with bracket 03720-01 and screws 00382-20 (3 pcs).
Power consumption 1 damper 1A at 12V (12W) 2 dampers 2A at 12V (24W).
When motorcycle is restarted the adjusters will return to the latest earlier chosen
position. If power supply fails or any other electronics malfunction would occur
there is always a certain amount of damping in the shock absorber for safe driving
(mechanical fail-safe mode).
Available August 2004