ISSUE 4
    


It has been another busy summer here at Öhlins, but first and foremost, welcome to the fourth edition of Performance - our online magazine...



Back in 1907, an event took place that would change the shape of motorcycle racing, and over a century later remains the ultimate 'must see' event for two wheeled enthusiasts…



A chain saw screams. A pained Opel engine is also revved beyond its RPM ceiling. In between them is a three story construction of white leather sofas, a homemade DJ booth and beer. Lots of beer. We are in the middle of a German forest. This can only be the madness known as the Nürburgring 24 Hour race!…



Sometimes when you run a competition the prize goes to the 'wrong' person - like winning a balloon ride but hating heights…. However in the case of our GO VIP MotoGP comp, it definitely went to a good home! ...



The Super GT and Formula Nippon racing series' in Japan are well renowned and competitive racing championships continuing the strong motorsport tradition in Japan. In this arena Öhlins Japanese distributor Carozzeria is very active, supplying over 60 % of the field with Öhlins dampers...



The world of customising has come a long way in recent years as the days of raked out, high bars and acres of chrome have had their time. Instead, innovative new-age bike builders have started to appear from around the globe, turning every machine imaginable into unique and bespoke works of art. These builders are an exciting new breed of motorcycle enthusiasts - Café Racers, Street racers, Brats, Retros, Board Racers …you name it and someone, somewhere has probably given it a go...



Öhlins and Racing go hand in hand, with the iconic gold and yellow units becoming synonymous with track success, particularly in the MotoGP and World Superbike Championships. But as we all know, races are not just won with technology…



When Austrian script writer Uli Breè wanted to showcase his legendary motorcycling events he went to aftermarket parts gurus LSL to make a bold statement bike – and the ‘Rumbler’ as well as ‘Raise the Dust’ was born!…



This year’s MotoGP season has been all about one man – Marc Márquez. At just 20 years old, the Repsol Honda sensation stunned the paddock with his sheer speed and consistency during his rookie year, taking six victories and a further ten podiums...



The motorsport season in 2013 is coming to a close and with most championships having been decided, we take a look around the globe to see which teams and drivers used Öhlins equipment to become champions on four wheels...

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