Back in 1970, a young man by the name of Kenth Öhlin was passionate about and heavily involved in motocross. Now, Kenth was an observent fellow and one thing in particular struck him: motocross bikes had more power than their chassis could handle. He soon realised that a chassis could be greatly improved with better suspension components and began designing and constructing his ideal shock absorber. Today, the ÖHLINS firm is a leader in high-performance, suspension components for motorbikes, cars, ATVs and snow mobiles. Indeed, Öhlins' suspension components are an integral part of motorsport, its past, present and future.