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ADV NewsTouratech Launches ‘Easy-Install’ Fork Cartridge Kit for BMW F850GS

Touratech Launches ‘Easy-Install’ Fork Cartridge Kit for BMW F850GS

Upgrade the front suspension on your F850GS or GSA quickly and easily.

Published on 03.10.2021

While the BMW F850GS and GSA are capable mid-sized adventure bikes with a nice blend of on-road and off-road features, the suspension has a few shortcomings. But like many bike models, it can be improved with help from the aftermarket. The latest release from Touratech Suspension is the Fork Cartridge Conversion Kit which improves the handling characteristics by replacing the stock internals with a fully-adjustable, closed-cartridge system. 

Not just a change in spring rate or a simple re-valve, the direct-damping technology is designed to ensure the fork will have smooth and consistent performance even in punishing environments. It also features hydraulic bottoming prevention which acts like a pillow at the end of the stroke to smooth out the ride in demanding terrain. The Touratech Fork Cartridge Conversion Kit also gives riders the ability to tune performance with rebound, compression, and preload adjustments which are conveniently configured on top of the fork caps. 

Touratech Fork Cartridge Conversion for BMW F850GS and GSA

“I’ve had trips where a fork seal started to leak, and I felt the damping performance diminish as oil was lost. My favorite feature of this upgrade is that the damping oil is in a closed cartridge, which ensures consistent damping even if the fork leg leaks some lubrication oil.” –  Paul Guillien, CEO, Touratech-USA


Installation is straight-forward and can be done quickly and easily in your own garage with the simple “drop in” set-up. No machining or modifications required. A significant reduction in installation time and complexity is in part due to only a single fork leg needing to be removed from the motorcycle. The cartridge comes pre-sprung, filled with oil, charged with nitrogen and includes everything you need to install it. Price for the kit is $1,095.

What’s Included

  • 1 Touratech fork cartridge, pre-filled for Right side fork leg
  • Damping adjustment tool
  • Fork cap tool
  • 1 Liter of fork oil
  • User guide & install manual

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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