This is how the incredible front suspension of the radical Benda Napoleon 250 works

Just a few weeks ago we informed you of the recent official launch of the new Napoleon 250 from Benda. A small displacement custom designed for beginners in two wheels but full of personality on all four sides. His marked bobber style contributes a lot to this.

In general terms, it meticulously follows the style and design features of other frames from the brand, mainly the Napoleon 500, which we mentioned previously. However, this Napoleon 250 It stands out, among other aspects, for the suspension equipment it uses.

Benda Napoleon 250: A different bobber

Unlike its older sister, equipped with a front telescopic fork, lined with covers simulating a Hossack type system, the Napoleon 250 It opts for a conventional front fork and rigid lateral beams integrated into the inner part of the bars that make up the fork.

Then we find two lateral shock absorbers that act as a link between the beams and the front part of the chassis. The theory is that when braking, the system is responsible for preventing the fork from collapsing, offering it extra rigidity. In addition, the brand explains that the operation of the shock absorbers can be regulated using separate gold screws that we find on the upper external part of the shock absorber.

Benda Napoleon 250: A different suspension, aesthetically and functionally

On the other hand, we have the tubular triangle as a swing arm that is responsible for shaping the saga of this Napoleon 250. Like other bobbers of this style, it simulates having rigid damping on the rear axle. However, two lateral shock absorbers almost in a lateral position give the system the precise damping to offer efficient operation.

Once again, we observe how the intricacies of the rear suspension system used by the Napoleon 250 It goes beyond what the eye could initially appreciate. As detailed by Cycle World colleagues; “The upper and lower sections of the swingarm are connected by a center section that joins them to the swingarm pivot.”

Benda Napoleon 250: A different suspension, aesthetically and functionally

On the other hand, at the upper ends of the shock absorbers we find direct anchors to the chassis, while at the bottom of these Benda uses an interconnected L-shaped rocker arm.

Again, and if we talk about paper: “When the rear suspension goes over a bump, the L-shaped linkage sways, compressing the shock more than it would if it were connected directly to the swingarm.”

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