This racing kit allows you to install the steering damper in a lateral position on your Yamaha R6.
Developed to be used in World Supersport 600 class and used in the 2022 season by GMT94 Team in the WSSP600 championship, the kit consists of two elements in aluminum alloy (Anticorodal), CNC machined with 3D technology, subsequently treated with black anodic oxidation.
The first element has to be mounted on the frame using the two holes already present on the right side; the second element has to be mounted on the lower fork bridge and supports the “body” of the shock absorber.
Screws and washers for assembly are included with the kit.
Already tested with Toby steering damper (100mm stroke) and Ohlins (120mm stroke), with this kit it’s possible to use almost any steering damper available on the market with stroke between 100 mm and 120 mm (spacers may be required for a correct alignment).
Installation is only possible on racing bikes and with limited steering angle (RACE USE ONLY).
Why installing the steering damper laterally?
The use of the lateral steering damper is a real “must” on racing bikes, because it allows for a faster, smoother and more progressive hydraulic response of the damper.
These advantages are due to its lateral position, which is technically more correct.
With the same oscillation of the steering during a shimmy, the shock absorber mounted in the lateral position has a greater stroke available to counteract the sudden movement of the front wheel compared to a steering damper mounted transversely.