March 19th, 2020 – Boucherville, Quebec, Canada – Elka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the new Sand Edition shock platform specifically designed for select high-performance UTVs. This new product is available now for the 2015 to 2020 Polaris RZR 1000 XP 4 / XP 4 Turbo and 2016 to 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 X-RS. Available configurations are 2.5″ piggyback front shocks combined with 3.0″ rear shocks with remote reservoirs.
“We developed this new Sand Edition platform as an affordable alternative for recreational sand riding. The result is a super plush suspension that erases sand ripples and vibration while providing greater hydraulic resistance to body roll and squatting while transitioning between dunes. They also provide exceptional comfort for desert riding and offer strong bottoming-out resistance. We strongly believe there’s no better value for the money for sand riding.” – said Patrick Tellier, Director of Marketing at Elka Suspension.
Derived from Elka’s well proven Stage 5 platform, these shocks are specifically tuned to meet the special needs of recreational riding in the dunes or desert. Their simple design and limited external adjustment allow Elka to offer them at aggressive pricing, making them a great upgrade to inject new life into an older machine. They feature adjustable crossover rings that allows precise setting of the transition from the dual-rate springs to the main spring, allowing fine-tuning of the plush initial portion of the wheel travel vs. a firmer spring platform deeper in the travel to prevent bottoming-out. Other technical features include low-friction Teflon-coated body (PTFE), a sturdy induction- hardened 7/8” (22mm) steel shaft and durable hard-anodized billet machined aluminum components. Internal seals and wear-bands are huge and heavy-duty to ensure fade-free consistent performance.
About ELKA SUSPENSION: Elka Suspension is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high-performance suspension products for powersports vehicles, whether for racing, OEM and recreational applications. The company has earned a solid reputation in the industry by providing high-quality products at a competitive price within fast turnaround time. Its innovative shock absorbers have been used worldwide by many professional racers to win numerous races and championship titles.