A Dutch partner for Marzocchi Motor

An agreement to develop the technology of motorcycle forks and shock absorbers

Marzocchi Motor proceeds on its path to strengthen its leadership in innovation and technological know-how in semi-active front forks and rear shock absorbers 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: Tractive was born in a passion for suspension technology burning.

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“.

Motorcycle forks - Marzocchi Motor

Specialization in electronic control of motorcycle forks and suspensions

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 semi-active 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 Motor will develop and assemble OEM suspension solutions for high-end motorcycle customers. VRM SPA Group has access to the Tractive DDA Dynamic Damping Adjustment valve and other technologies. Tractive will on the other hand concentrate on Aftermarket and Racing applications.