Case Studies Overview

World-Beating Performance Motorcycle Suspension Kits

Having specialised in the production of high-performance motorcycle suspension kits over the last 25 years, British manufacturer K-Tech Suspension have established a loyal following. Partnering with APT, K-Tech have grown to supply some of the best suspension kits on the market.

After enjoying great success in both national and international racing championships, K-Tech wanted to expand into manufacturing parts for all types of bikes: track, general road riding, off-road vehicles, custom-made and classic.

Having been disappointed with the sourcing of ill-fitting parts from another supplier, K-Tech ordered a selection of precision turned components from APT. There was every reason for confidence given APT’s ability to produce parts with the high levels of tolerance and accuracy required.

The working relationship has strengthened over the years, with APT manufacturing over 750 different precision turned parts for K-Tech’s motorcycle suspension kits and systems to date. This has included the production of surface-finished end eye rod joiners, adjuster housings, spring guides, compression adjuster needles, rebound check valve collars, piston rods and flow control adjusters.

K-Tech have built on their success in the supply of service parts despite tough competition. Working with APT they have been able to successfully manage increased demand during the pandemic and beyond. They have been delighted with the outstanding service provided by the APT team, with over 440,000 perfect precision turned components being manufactured. K-Tech put every shock on a dyno testing rig to check the quality and performance, with exceptional levels of accuracy being maintained.

Forecasting the increased production demand, APT have secured machining materials for the delivery of suspension kits to K-Tech’s international customers. Orders have been grouped in batches to ease production and delivery. K-Tech suspension kits have been integral to success in motocross championships and global road racing, with APT being determined to maintain the record of success.

Having recently moved into bigger facilities, K-Tech have expanded their product range to include a new front and rear suspension and shock for superbikes featuring in the worldwide series. APT have continued to provide vital support, enabling K-Tech to maintain the supply of suspension kits for racers and the wider public. The Leicester-based team have also produced one-off turned parts for special builds in the K-Tech range and prototype development components.

K-Tech have been impressed with the levels of honesty, quality and accuracy provided by the APT team. Having achieved the aerospace standard AS9100 rev D, APT can be counted on for the remarkable levels of accuracy, detail, and affordability that K-Tech demand.

Visit the K-Tech website to find out more about their superior range of performance motorcycle products.

Working with APT is simple – they are professional, easy to work with and produce top quality products.

Specialist Automotive – Ken S