(File pix) The precision built J3 Monoshock.

JDS Suspension of Taiwan is a fairly new player in the motorcycle accessories and parts market.

Established in Taiwan in 2013, the fledgling suspension manufacturer recently launched its latest product, the J3 Monoshock, at the Batu 3 Karting track in Shah Alam.

For the launch, the shock absorber was fitted to MiniGP machines, which ply the track daily, although the J3 Monoshock was actually designed to fit the Honda RS150 supercub.

Mass-produced shock absorbers are generally made to a general specification and are unadjustable. This makes it difficult for individual riders to tailor the monoshock to their riding style and/or weight.

The precision-built J3 Monoshock is user-friendly and easy to adjust while providing better feedback and control.

It is equipped with a piggyback-style gas-pressurised canister and has a 14mm diameter shaft and 35mm piston. It exclusively uses Ohlins shock oil and is adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound.

The J3 Monoshock was designed and developed with the help of SCK Racing’s rider, Md Helmi Azman, who competed in the Asia Roadracing Championship (ARRC) Underbone 150 class on the Honda RS150.

According to Helmi, the J3 gives him confidence and bolsters his riding performance. “I was able to ride better due to the stability from the (J3) Monoshock”.

JDS Suspension chief executive officer Kidd Lee Wei Yang said: “We are excited to be collaborating with the ARRC 2018 Champion and assisting him and SCK Racing in their ARRC journey.

“We will continue to develop and introduce new products that will help both professional and day-to-day riders in achieving a great riding experience.”

The J3 crossover monoshock is priced at RM1,480 (without fork springs) and RM1,580 (with fork springs).

Currently, the J3 is designed to fit the Honda RS150 but JDS manufactures a wide range to fit most small bikes up to 300cc and some larger models.