SAS offers an air ride that's easy to install

Publish Date: 
Aug 5, 2013
By Bruce Steever

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Air ride suspension is one of those wonderful big-ticket upgrades that can create strong profit for both parts and service departments, but they can be a real pain to work with.

Costly, hard to justify stocking and difficult to install, air ride systems might not be worth the trouble. But they don’t have to be. Custom Cycle Control Systems may have the magic bullet for dealers looking to offer customers the benefits of air ride without the complications.

The Simpliefied Air Suspension (SAS) system ($1,395) is a completely self-enclosed air suspension that requires no separate air pump thanks to the internal compressor. This means no additional fittings, wires or hoses to purchase or install; simply replace the old shocks with the SAS units and wiring them into the electrical system. Raise and lower the machine with the touch of a button, tune the ride quality and height as desired and easily adjust for load and road conditions.

Built from CNC-machined parts, the SAS includes a filtered air system for durability and handles air pressures up to 250 psi. The SAS system is backed by a lifetime machined parts warranty, and Custom Cycle Control Systems reportedly offers margins starting at 20 percent, with nearly 30 percent available with stocking purchases of two or more SAS units.