SHOWA develops its technology for stock motorcycles based upon feedback gathered from data for 2-wheeled vehicle road races and motocross races.
Thanks to recent improvements in dynamic performance, the gripping power of the tires, improvements in the efficiency of the brake system, the increased control of sudden frontal subduction when breaking, as well as increased absorbency of road surface gaps along with a compatible riding comfort, SHOWA has been able to develop its Big Piston Front Forks for road models. By striving to achieve further improvements to the rear cushion and in tire traction, we have also succeeded in installing the B.F.R. system in bikes for road racing as we aim for mass production.
With the large diameter front forks used in off-road models, and with regard to the weight trends of highly rigidity, we have been able to achieve significant weight reductions in our S.F.F. construction designed to enter the mass market. Through feedback from stock models utilizing performance and functional improvements cultivated from the limits of racing, SHOWA aims to provide shock absorbs that have achieved:
- A high level of driving safety
- Exceptional riding comfort
- Weight reductions
Furthermore, in light of our anticipations for increased future sales expansion in the Asian market, and in order to be able to provide ever more attractive products for our users, we are opening a new R&D facility in Thailand that is to serve as our Asian base. We feel that have been able to prepare an extremely timely development system.