Exclusive cooperation between Marzocchi and Tractive Suspension in semi-active front forks and rear shock absorbers


Marzocchi proceeds on its path to strengthen its leadership in innovation and technological know-how by signing an important agreement with Dutch company Tractive.

Tractive was born in 2010, as WP Suspension left the Netherlands to settle in Austria near KTM. The Dutch core development team aimed to keep this unique expertise alive and so Tractive was born in a passion for suspension technology. This background explains the use of white springs as a reference to this heritage, orange branding as Dutch national color and the company motto „The Art of Suspension“.

Tractive is now known for its Adventure and Racing shocks and cartridges for motorbikes. Touratech is the main partner („Touratech Suspension by Tractive“), but worldwide there is a network of other partners like Rallyraid UK and Aragosta Japan. Tractive is also active in Racing shocks for snowmobiles (Totaltek, BRP Lynx Finland) and cars (DSC Sport USA).

This wealth of experience also explains the specialization in electronic suspension control and broad technology base. The most important of the technologies is the patented, state-of-the-art DDA Dynamic Damping Adjustment valve. Tractive supplies standalone semiactive suspension systems or „plug and play“ systems fitting to the factory connectors like BMW S1000RR / HP4, all Porsches, BMW M4, Nissan GTR, BMW R1200GS (ADV), Dodge Viper, BMW S1000XR, BMW R1200RT and many more models.

In the cooperation Marzocchi will develop and assemble OEM suspension solutions for high-end motorcycle customers. VRM has access to the Tractive DDA Dynamic Damping Adjustment valve and other technologies. Tractive will concentrate on Aftermarket and Racing applications.