Stage6 has once again made an effort and can proudly present the latest version of their high-end shock absorber for Piaggio Zip / TPH: Rear Shock Absorber Stage6 R/T MKII Upside Down Piaggio Zip / Typhoon.
The predecessor model has been considered the ultimate reference in high-end suspension for race bikes for more than 10 years. Stage6 wanted to improve their product a bit more to satisfy even the most ambitious tuners and race pilots.
The Stage6 team worked with the best technicians and engineers, all of them with a lot of know-how and experience in racing and of course in all things Piaggio Zip. The Zip SP has two single (mono) shocks (this is the rear one), and handling is very different from that of a motorcycle. This is mainly due to the chassis, the height of the seat and the asymmetrical engine block.
Many many runs on the test bench and, above all, extensive live use on the race track allowed Stage6 to develop a shock absorber that can be optimally adapted to riding style and all potential applications to create a precise, responsive suspension that offers optimum grip even under the most extreme conditions.
The Stage6 R/T MKII shock absorber, version 2020, is a gas charged twin-tube coil over shock absorber with external reservoir, the type that is preferred for high-end tuning. To adapt the suspension to personal style, use and track conditions, the shock absorber has the following settings:
- Preload (at spring base)
- Compression (orange wheel)
- Rebound (black knob)
The shock absorber can be perfectly adjusted to the weight of the driver and compression and rebound can be controlled with utmost precision. Adjustment is optimized, i.e. the setting of a single “click” on the wheel can be noticed immediately.
You can also change the height of the rear so general handling and especially braking and cornering can be improved. The shock absorber can be adjusted by +/- 40mm and adapted to all currently available engine cases for Piaggio – original Piaggio, Malossi C-One / RC-One, Polini P.R.E., Top Performances, or Ottopuntouno / 8.1.
Various springs in different degrees of hardness offer even more adjustment options, you can buy them as spare parts.
Please do not forget to order a shock absorber rubber buffer (OE-PIA178149) to ensure best results.