A cafe racer shock absorber, also known as a rear suspension, is a component of a cafe racer motorcycle that helps absorb the impact of bumps and rough surfaces on the road. It is designed to improve the ride quality, stability and handling of the bike.
Café racer shocks come in different types, such as twin shocks and single shocks. Dual shocks are two individual shocks that are mounted on either side of the rear wheel, while a monoshock is a single shock that is mounted centrally under the seat.
When choosing a cafe racer shock, it is important to consider the following factors:
Compatibility: Make sure the shock is compatible with the make, model and year of your bike.
Dimensions: The length of the shock absorber, i.e. the distance between the two holes must be taken into account. As well as the diameter of the holes.
Type: According to a double shock absorber or single shock absorber configuration, the shock absorber must be adequate.
Adjustability: Look for a shock that allows you to adjust the preload, rebound and compression. This will give you more control over the ride quality and handling of your bike.
Brand reputation: Research the brand's reputation, read reviews and ask other cafe racer enthusiasts for recommendations.
Price: Consider the cost of the shock, and keep in mind that a higher price may indicate better quality and durability.
Installation: Make sure you are comfortable installing the shock yourself, or have access to a professional who can do it for you.
It's important to note that the rear suspension setup on a café racer may be different from that of standard motorcycles because its purpose is to enhance styling and performance.
It is therefore best to consult a professional or experts in the field for the best fit for your cafe racer.