Lucas Lowering Kits

Lowering Kit for a Honda XL 1000

Lowering Kit for a Honda XL 1000

If your maker believed good things come in small packages you might find that your bike, made for the ‘average’ height rider, isn’t as comfortable as it could be.

Wemoto keep stock of TRW Lucas raising and lowering kits for exactly this purpose, and range from subtracting 50mm from the bike to adding 30mm. Height adjustment kits are also useful for modifying the handling of the bike, to either give you more stable handling, or to give you nippier cornering.

Now there is a bit of research to do to make sure that adjusting the height of your bike is the right thing to do, so keep reading for the pros and cons of adding these lowering kits to your bike.

Lowering kit for a Kawasaki ER-6

Lowering kit for a Kawasaki ER-6

Lowering your bike for height

If you’re on the vertically challenged side of things, getting your feet on the ground at the traffic lights can be a pain. The cheap way is to start hacking into your seat, resulting in an uncomfortable ride as you’re left with a flatter, harder seat. It also takes value off the bike as, even if you’ve done a good job scooping the insides out and re-covering with a new, non-standard seatcover, the only way to restore it for a taller individual if you sell it on is to fit a new seat.

Wemoto’s TRW Lucas lowering kits, for most bikes come as modified drop links or ‘dog bones’. You replace your original links (that you can always reattach later if you sell the bike on) with the ones provided which lowers the back of the bike by 30-50mm. You can lower the front by the same amount, usually by simply raising the forks through the front yoke.

Lowering Kit for a Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit

Lowering Kit for a Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit

Lowering your bike for handling

Lowering the mass of the bike will give it a lower centre of gravity, which makes for more stable handling – you’ll be surprised by what a few centimetres can do.

There is a trade off – you will lose some cornering speed. You’ll also need to be aware that you’ve got less ground clearance.

It is highly recommended that you lower the front at the same time – mostly because if you don’t your bike will probably steer like a barge. On most models this is a simple process that doesn’t require any extra purchase: simply raise the forks through the front yoke (or, drop the yoke further down the forks) so that you’ve lowered the front to about the same amount as the rear.

The technical stuff

All Lucas lowering and raising kits are made in Germany and are TUV homologated – made of laser cut stainless steel or billet aluminium, you can be confident they’re capable of handling all the weight and stresses the OEM drop links could.

Each kit is engineered specifically to a bike’s model for the best results, so you’ll need to browse for your model through the bike search at Wemoto.

Fitments Include:

(From these links you can navigate to your specific model and year: )

Aprilia RSV 1000 98-10
BMW F650 CS 02-05
BMW F650 GS 00-07
BMW F800 09-10
BMW R850 GS 98-00
BMW R1100 GS 94-06
Honda XL125 Varadero 01-09
Honda CBF 500 04-07
Honda CB 600 04-09
Honda CB 600 Hornet 07-09
Honda CBR 600 F 91-07
Honda CBR 600 RR 04-09
Honda NT 650 Deauville 02-09
Honda VFR 800 02-09
Honda CB 900 Hornet 02-03
Honda CBR 900 Fireblade 00-03
Honda XL 1000 00-08
Honda CB 1000 R 09
Honda CBF 1000 F 06-10
Honda CBR 1000 R Fireblade 08-10
Honda CB 1100 00-03
Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird 97-07
Kawasaki EX250 Ninja 08-10
Kawasaki ER-6 F/N 06-08
Kawasaki ZX-6R 98-04 (ZX 600 G/J, ZX 636 B)
Kawasaki ZX-6R 09 (ZX 600 R9F)
Kawasaki ZX-6RR 03-06 (ZX 600 K/M/N/C)
Kawasaki Z750 04-09 (ZR 750 J/K/M)
Kawasaki ZX-9R 98-05 (ZX 900 C/E/F)
Kawasaki KLV 1000 04-06 (LV 1000 A)
Kawasaki Z 1000 03-08 (ZR 1000 A/B/C/D)
Kawasaki ZX-10R 04-09 (ZX 1000 C/D/E)
Kawasaki ZX-12R 00-06 (ZX 1200 A/B)
KTM 640 Duke 2 03-07
KTM LC4-E 640 Supermoto 99-02
Suzuki GS 500 89-08
Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit 95-04
Suzuki GSR 600 06-10
Suzuki GSX 600 98-01
Suzuki GSXR 600 97-10
Suzuki RF 600 93-97
Suzuki DL 650 04-10
Suzuki GSF 650 Bandit 05-09
Suzuki GSX 650 08-10
Suzuki SV 650 99-09
Suzuki GSX 750 F 98-06
Suzuki GSXR 750 96-05
Suzuki RF 900 94-97
Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom 02-09
Suzuki GSXR 1000 01-08
Suzuki SV 1000 03-07
Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit 96-10
Triumph Daytona 675 06-10
Triumph Street Triple 07-09
Yamaha DT125 RE/X 04-05
Yamaha YZF-R 125 08-10
Yamaha FZ6 Fazer 04-08
Yamaha FZR 600 94-95
Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer 98-04
Yamaha YZF 600 R6 98-10
Yamaha SZR 660 96-97
Yamaha XT 660 04-10
Yamaha YZF 750 93-97
Yamaha TDM 900 02-10
Yamaha XJ 900 Diversion 95-03
Yamaha FZ1 06-10
Yamaha FZS 1000 Fazer 01-05
Yamaha YZF 1000 07-08
Yamaha BT 1100 Bulldog 02-06
Yamaha FJR 1300 06-10

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Information correct at the time of publishing

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