November 21st, 2014 – Boucherville, Quebec, Canada – Elka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of their new 2.5” Stage 5 platform for UTVs. This new product has been in development for more than 2 years and is now becoming available on the market in limited quantities for the Polaris RZR 1000XP and Can-Am Maverick DS. More applications are currently under development and will soon become available too.
“ The design of this platform is derived from our latest Stage 5 technology that allows less restricted massive oil flow that provides arguably the smoothest feeling shock ever made for UTVs. The suspension feels firm and planted yet smooth enough to absorb all types of impacts using only the travel that is needed without bottoming out, no matter where the shock is in its stroke” – said Martin Lamoureux, President of Elka Suspension.
Built to withstand the abuse from newer long-travel vehicles, the 2.5” Stage 5 delivers the suspension performance needed for drivers who want to push their limits. This new product features Elka’s next generation dual-speed compression, rebound and spring preload adjustments. It also provides a new feature that allows fine-tuning of the springs’ cross-over spacers to precisely control the transition from the dual-rate springs to the main spring, allowing fine tuning of the plush initial portion of the wheel travel vs. a firmer spring platform deeper in the travel to prevent bottoming-out. Other features include low-friction Teflon-coated body (PTFE), a sturdy induction-hardened 3/4” (19mm) steel shaft and durable hard-anodized billet machined aluminum components.
About ELKA SUSPENSION: Elka Suspension is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high-performance suspension products targeted mostly at powersports and action sports, for racing, OEM and recreational applications. The company has earned a solid reputation in the industry by providing high-quality products at a competitive price within fast turnaround time. Its innovative shock absorbers have been used worldwide by many professional racers to win numerous races and championship titles.
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