Originally Posted by F800 Rob
Ok - let me put this to bed. Here's the deal with the suspension:
Stefano forks are experimental. They start as a Marzocchi Shiver 45 standard, but have been completely worked over. They have increased stroke, experimental springs, leg rods made with a special steel, and development version of a double internal cartridge system. Basically, they are the development mule for a new off-road version of a patent-pending suspension system presented by Bitubo at this years Eicma. It's not something that is currently on the market, and I haven't the foggiest if or when it will be.
Oh, and here is some motoporn ... er, pictures of what it will look like in final trim, and some more of it on the mule:
Why not just wack on a pair of WPs or showas with desired travel?
Surely that would be easier than these forks?
Also the sliders must have been replaced as you cant just add 60mm without some tube can you?