We went over to the Tractive Suspension HQ in Holland this week,with our KTM 690 EVO 2 Rally bike to fit their new PDS2 shock.
This will give up to 300mm rear wheel movement,something we have been after for some time.
This small,new company is staffed by all WP technical guys who are developing some radical suspension technology which will be coming on-stream soon.
They quickly sorted the problem of the prototype not quite clearing the frame,and will be CNC machining us a special part for the production shock,in preparation for the production version.
We will be testing the prototype at Tuareg Rallye in March,before returning to Tractive to collect the first production shocks.
Many thanks to Tom and his team for showing us round their new business,and some of the radical new technology,which,understandably,we could not photograph.But here are some shots of our development bike,and parts.