2 product bundle 10% saving. – Setup and Front end software.

2 product bundle 10% saving. – Setup and Front end software.


Get both the Motorcycle suspension setup programme and the Front suspension software together and save 10% on the total price.


Refer to individual products to get full details.

Suspension setup software

Indispensable for anyone involved in  designing or modifying a motorcycle, setting up sport or racing motorcycles, achieving improved comfort and handling, students and anyone wanting to better understand the workings of suspension systems.

The modern era in suspension design was initiated when Yamaha announced their “cantilever” system, and employed just one suspension unit – “Monoshock”. Initially the Yamaha version was designed for moto-cross to extend wheel movement, and this led to a wide variety of alternative rear suspension systems by several manufacturers. These quickly spread into most other forms of motorcycling, including racing and road use. Many of these “new” designs also incorporated movement geometries that gave varying degrees of progression.

Whilst these progressive systems offer a much wider range of set-up options, they have also been the source of much confusion. Most people find it more difficult to understand the precise behaviour of the suspension action. It is usually necessary to go through awkward step by step physical measurement and tedious geometric plotting, to get an idea of the characteristics.

This software is designed to make that job easy. It is only necessary to enter some dimensional data to automatically get detailed information about any suspension design. It becomes a rapid exercise to investigate many different permutations of any design.

Click to checkout the instructional videos.

Alternative Front suspension software

Tony Foale says “I frequently needed to do such calculations and developed this software to fill the gap purely for my own work. However, as word got around of its existence I received a number of requests from interested people wanting to buy copies of the software. I have developed it over time to make this software comprehensive and easy to use.”

We know of no other software suitable for analysing various parameters of interest, such as anti-dive, rake, trail variation etc. for that class of motorcycle front suspension controlled by some form of swing-arm and/or pivoted links. The oft used term “Hub-centre steering” doesn’t cover the whole range of these alternative designs and we use the all inclusive term of FFE or “Funny Front Ends”. 

What will it do?
The software will analyze most forms of FFE suspension. It will put numbers to many characteristics. Viz: anti-dive percentage, rake angle variation, trail variation, wheel trajectory and many suspension parameters.  It will graph these parameters against suspension movement.
Designs which fit into this category include, hub centre steered designs such as Difazio, Bimota etc. and other FFE designs such as Hossack, BMW duolever, many of the Elf designs, Foale/Parker/Yamaha GTS and many many more. It will also handle head stock mounted forks like girders and leading/trailing link.

The latest version can now import rear suspension data generated by our “Motorcycle Setup” software, which is part of this bundle.  This feature refines the calculations of dive and variations in the geometric parameters such as rake and trail variation. 

What it will not do.
It will not handle any system with sliding elements such as the Saxon/BMW telelever type.

User manual download links:

Motorcycle setup software manual

Front suspension manual

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One Reply to “2 product bundle 10% saving. – Setup and Front end software.”

  1. Hi Tony,
    Will the whole bike set up software take results from both tele fork and FFE analysis software?
    Is there a facility to input sliding friction in tele forks? My stock SV650 forks appear to have a coefficient of friction of between 0.2 and 0.3, which makes a significant difference to setting up the bike in the pits.

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