Hyperpro is the worldwide leading producer of progressive suspension products for motorbikes. Our most famous product is the steering damper, however, we also produce complete shocks, front fork springs and height adjustment kits for a large number of bikes. Almost all our products are combined with progressive springs. Not just because we think this is better, we are absolutely convinced it is.
In 1992, our founder Hans Rinner developed the ambitious idea to improve motorbike suspension by thinking ‘progressively’. He spent a year developing his new plans and after that year Hyperpro was established. He started by selling a modest selection of suspension products. However, convincing bike riders of the progressive spring principle proved to be harder than expected. At that time, there was a Kawasaki Z1000 that had a problem: due to the high brake horsepower the frames of the Z1000 were prone to cracking. Hans Rinner therefore decided to replace the standard springs of a Kawasaki Z1000 with progressive springs.
The Hyperpro progressive springs completely solved this problem. A journalist was so impressed by the adjustments that he called the adapted Z1000 bike ‘the best ride ever’. This article was published worldwide in several motoring magazines; this is how it all started. After a few months, the interest in Hyperpro products appeared from an unexpected corner: Japan. This is is how a Japanese company called ‘Active’ became the first importer of Hyperpro.
Hyper 1 – The Hyper 1 was invented by our own Hans Rinner and Hans Oosterhoff (TROLL Engineering) in 1992. The bike has been shown on most major bike-exhibitions and has been tested by most of the worlds’ leading motorbike magazines.
Hyper 2 – Is it possible to adapt a three generations old bike, so it will run like a new, modern bike? With this question in mind Hyperpro began the transformation of a twenty-five year old Kawasaki Z1 in 1998.