Having teased its release 3 weeks ago, Axon have now released full details on their new TC10/2, BD10 conversion kit. The machine has been reborn with an extremely low centre of gravity and at the same time the area around the front and rear bulkheads, which is important for suspension functions that affect cornering performance, has been substantially redesigned. The new design maximises the performance of the high big bore shock III super short, achieving less roll during cornering while at the same time ensuring reliable suspension movement. The upper bulkheads and front & rear shock towers have been newly designed to lower the machine’s centre of gravity and maximise the function of the oil dampers and springs. The upper bulkhead is made of 7075 aluminium to ensure rigidity while maintaining a slim and lightweight shape. The shock tower design is based on a separate layout with short spans for high rigidity at both the front & rear to ensure that the oil dampers and springs work properly. In addition, the height of the left and right oil dampers are designed to be the same, which is a weak point of separate shock towers.
The design also allows the upper arm position on the upper bulkhead to be easily changed without changing the front and rear position of the ball. The standard ‘ball mount 0-1.0mm’ has offset screw holes, and its use allows you to choose between inner and outer positions. The optional ‘ball mount 0.5mm’ can be used to select the middle position. In addition, new lightweight double joint bushings, new front and rear anti-roll bars, fusion turnbuckles, fusion aluminium screws, new spring titanium screws, low friction suspension arm pins and teflon slider shims are also available as a complete package to improve the performance of the TC10/2.