Everyone wants a smooth ride. To get that, you need to have great working motorcycle shocks equipped on your bike. The rear shocks on a motorcycle absorb much of the punishment so your back does not have to. Not all shocks are created equally, though. They range from the very standard coil over shocks to gas shocks with external reservoirs and even air ride shocks. Each style has its advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the right shocks largely depends on your riding style, type of motorcycle and budget.
Most motorcycle come stock with coil over shocks with only oil used for damping. These shocks were just fine for most bikes and casual riding styles and they tend to be the least expensive option. One downside to the standard shocks is that the oil can begin to foam if it is constantly moving and their damping abilities begin to fade. Gas shocks have a pocket of nitrogen to help keep pressure on the oil as well as to keep it cool to prevent the foaming. Many gas shocks also come equipped with a damping adjuster to help you dial in for a smoother ride. Air ride shocks provide the ultimate ride by being the most adjustable.
No matter which type of shock you decide to equip your bike with, you will find them all at Dennis Kirk and for the lowest guaranteed prices. We keep them all in stock and ready to ship to you the same day that you order so you can get back out riding as soon as possible. And when your order is over $89, we will ship it to you absolutely free. Use our Shop By Ride selector at the top of the page to find all of the shocks that fit your specific motorcycle. Feel free to contact our knowledgeable Tech Support Team if you are unsure of which ones are right for your machine and riding style.