Histograms and Suspension Velocity Analysis

Ideal suspension velocity histogram

A theoretically ideal histogram for suspension velocities, showing a bell-shaped distribution of velocity over time. Positive values represent compression, while negative values represent rebound.

One very useful technique for suspension setup is to use histograms and suspension velocity analysis to evaluate spring and damping settings. Histograms put values to how much time the suspension is active in each damping range (high-speed and low-speed compression and rebound damping), and by using some basic statistical analysis techniques, that information can be used to make spring and/or damping adjustments to the motorcycle and improve its performance.

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