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Great write up! Even though I’m “only” 40, it mirrors my feelings for the SSS completely. Of all the bikes I’ve ridden, this one for sure feels the most like an extension of myself.

As for the hlins suspension, the shock is an OEM unit developed for this bike and the fork is an FGRT-series, where RT stands for “Road and Track”, so it should be good on the street. That said, I was still surprised by how smooth it is over most kind of roads, roads which were a lot bumpier on my other bikes, while still maintaining a very firm and precise behaviour in the corners. It’s just Swedish quality (even though the company is now owned by Americans...)
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That said, I was still surprised by how smooth it is over most kind of roads, roads which were a lot bumpier on my other bikes, while still maintaining a very firm and precise behaviour in the corners. Its just Swedish quality (even though the company is now owned by Americans...)
Agreed. Amazing how the Ohlins on the SS serve all purposes well.

I was very impressed when visiting with the crew at the North American Ohlins headquarters in North Carolina.

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