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Lindeco and MSC Moto Release Premium Steering Dampers for 2022

Lindeco Genuine Powersports and MSC Moto have two new steering dampers to show off for the 2022 riding season. Their RM3 adventure/dual-sport line has grown to include a damping unit for Yamaha’s popular Ténéré 700, while a new VectorMX damper fits various KTM off-road bikes. MSC steering dampers are designed and built in the moto-mad country of Australia.

The MSC Moto RM3 Steering Damper for the T7 is the perfect addition to this middleweight adventure bike from Yamaha. The RM3 is a compact and easy-to-install unit that features a CNC aluminum body and adjustments that can be made on the fly.

The RM3 line is a blend of MSC Moto’s two most successful models to date, created by using the body design features from their popular RM2 unit and the class-leading adjuster system of the AXIS model. The RM3’s glove-friendly control knob makes it a snap to change the damping rate action on the fly. Select from 20 clicks of adjustment to go from subtle damping on a fast gravel road to heavier assistance when you blast up a rocky two-track. Twist the knob, and the RM3 will keep those rocks from deflecting the front wheel and keep you and the bike tracking straight ahead.

This easy-to-install damper also includes MSC’s exclusive Active Return to Center technology that automatically sets the effort required to move the bars back to a center position based on rider inputs. On that gravel road, it can add damping to diminish head shake while still allowing a rider to quickly center the bars when necessary.

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MSC is all about a quality build, CNC machining their damper bodies from solid aircraft-grade aluminum, crafting the interior vane from a single piece of tool steel, case-hardening the steel linkages, using long-lasting seals, and finishing the product with hard black anodizing to keep it looking sharp longer. But you don’t need a Ténéré 700 to enjoy the benefits of an MSC steering damping—MSC Moto has RM3s for a wide range of dual-sport and ADV machines, from the Suzuki DR-Z 400 to Honda’s Africa Twins and KTM’s 1290R.

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Should you be hauling a KTM off-roader on your overland rig, take note of MSC’s new low-profile VectorMX steering damper for those orange off-road and MX bikes. This damper raises the handlebar only 10mm. Though lightweight and compact, the VectorMX offers class-leading steering damper performance and maximum adjustability with the same Active RTC and single-knob, 20-position control as the RM3. Both models of MSC dampers use a bolt-on installation, and most include a bar riser.

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No matter the bike or the steering damper model, MSC Moto guarantees their products will improve your ride, and they warranty them for one year.

MSC Moto began manufacturing steering dampers in 1995. LGP, a subsidiary of Lindeco International, was formed in 2021 and became the exclusive distributor of the Australian-made MSC Moto steering dampers for North and South America. Lindeco International has been distributing automotive parts and accessories since 1957.

Visit mscmotoamericas.com for more information.

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Arden has been riding loaded dual-sports and adventure bikes into the backcountry since high school, following a single goal of camping in the middle of nowhere. With stints as a whitewater river guide and National Park Service seasonal in Utah behind him, Arden favors the red rock country, but also enjoys the Mojave Desert and wide open spaces of Nevada. Based in Santa Barbara, California, he has shared stories of his adventures, as well as tests of motorcycles and accessories, in print and on the web for the past 25 years. In that time he’s worn out two Kawasaki KLR 650s and is currently stirring up the dust on his BMW F 800 GS and Suzuki DR-Z 400S.