Ride Engineering 20 mm Offset Triple Clamps and Steering Damper Kit
Application: All bikes (tested here on 2018 Yamaha YZ450F)
Price: $549.90 (clamps) $59.95 (steering stabilizer bracket); $250 (Showa 20 mm steering stabilizer)
What It Is
Ride Engineering produces all sorts of billet aluminum parts for motocross bikes, but its specialty is triple clamps. Even though the 2018 Yamaha YZ450F has returned to 22 mm offset triple clamps, other changes in the chassis cause the big blue bike to still suffer from a vague feeling on corner exits, under power. We handed our test bike over to Ride Engineering and asked to have a set of 20 mm clamps installed in search of better cornering manners. Made of 2024 aluminum, the clamps come complete with a pressed in steering stem and lower bearing. A rubber-mounted handlebar clamp with a one-piece top clamp is designed to keep the bars from twisting in a tip over. Unbeknownst to us, Ride Engineering also installed its Showa steering damper kit on our bike. Originally an OEM Honda part, the damper is hidden behind the front numberplate and is bolted to the lower clamp, and also to a bracket that must be attached to the frame’s headtube.
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