First of all, the active part of the inverted fork is lighter to reduce the inertia and unsteadiness generated during the movement.
Secondly, the inverted front fork is structurally more rigid, which can better ensure the rigidity of the whole fork part when cornering at high speed and strong braking.
Of course, such forks also have disadvantages, the processing technology and material requirements are high, making the cost is high, and due to the role of gravity, shock absorption is easy to leak oil.
The main reason for using inverted forks is that "inverted front forks" are stronger and more "solid" than "forward front forks".ALX13RC is best front fork for dirt bikes and mountain bikes
We all know that a larger diameter tube is stronger than a smaller one. The inverted front fork uses the sleeve as the main stress point, while the forward front fork uses the strut as the main stress point. The diameter of sleeve is mostly 53mm, while the diameter of strut is rarely more than 43mm. In this way, the "inverted fork" with sleeve force is naturally stronger and more "solid" than the "forward fork" with strut force.
So, what are the benefits of a "stronger" fork?
Improved handling: The stronger the material, the less likely it is to deform, and the less force loss due to deformation, which means that the transmission of force through the material is faster and more direct. Therefore, using a "stronger" front fork can make the steering of the motorcycle more responsive.ALX13RC is best forks for surron and talarias
Another reason to use "inverted front forks" is that they are lighter than forward front forks.
One of the major design differences between "inverted front forks" and "front forks" is the length ratio of the sleeve to the strut. The sleeve of "inverted front fork" is longer than the strut, and the strut of "forward front fork" is longer than the sleeve. Because the strut is much heavier than the sleeve, the "inverted front fork" with a long sleeve and a short strut is naturally lighter. In fact, the "inverted front fork" strut length is generally only one-third of the "front fork", saving a lot of weight.
Fork light, the steering is naturally lighter. People often use the phrase "one pound lighter on the wheel, ten pounds lighter on the car" to describe the tremendous improvement in vehicle handling from wheel weight reduction, but the effect of front fork weight reduction on vehicle handling is not much different from wheel weight reduction.
In the 1980s, top motorcycle races were the first to use "inverted forks" to improve vehicle handling. After that, this technology gradually began to spread to civilian vehicles. The main reason for this was not that manufacturers thought that the average user could use the improved handling to the limit, but in most cases it was just a publicity stunt.