Originally Posted by Black Hills
why do you think they went back to this type of design? didn't they try the same thing in the 90's with the marzzochi (sp?) forks?
A lot of the manufactures (WP-KTM & BMW, KYB-Honda, Kawasaki-Kayaba, Beta-Sachs) have all come out with new fork designs. Ultimately production cost has come into play as well as weight savings and performance. Suspension technology has seen a huge improvement in design within the last 2 years. Its amazing what they are coming out with factory now, items factory bikes were running within the last 3 years.
This is the next step in improving the bikes.