View Single Post
Old 09-29-2012, 12:57 AM   #37
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently SE Asia on the way to OZ
Oddometer: 5,427
Originally Posted by FinStorm View Post
This is obviously not a question about upgrading/changing the bike. Probably WP just offered their 43 forks 5 % cheeper than Marzocchi. The big crowd will be happy with this, a small group of heavy-users will not.
I agree, these are clearly not "real" WP forks, even if they are now manufactured by WP. Their design has nothing to do with the WP MXMA forks, neither the closed nor the open cartridge version. Instead it is the same cheap un-adjustable BMW spec as the 08-12 models, with even thinner sliders.

Both fork bottoms and caps look the same as the previous generation, none offer any adjusters:

PatrickM's 2013 on the left, Motorfiets (ex) 2010 fork on the right:

Currently going RTW on a KTM 690 Rally, trip blog:

LukasM is offline   Reply With Quote