Air Suspension Lets You Adjust Height On the Fly

Company reaches out to women riders

Air suspension kits, a system that allows a rider to adjust the height of a bikes suspension manually by controlling the amount of air compression in them, are all the rage right now. And for many women riders looking to get their motorcycles low to the ground, air suspension companies know women are a viable target market. Below is a press release and photos provided by one such company looking to target women riders. WRN Editor Genevieve Schmitt has not yet reviewed this product but plans to do so in the near future.

Legend Air Suspension, based in South Dakota, offers suspension kits that give the rider the ability to adjust the height of their suspension on the fly. The kits handlebar control lets the rider lower the seat height up to 3 inches, or to air up for highway riding, extra gear, or accommodating a passenger comfortably.

Before the installation of the Legend Air Suspension on this Harley-Davidson Super Glide.
Seat height is lowered with the Legend Air Suspension.

Legend Air Suspension shocks bolt on in the stock shock location so no modifications are necessary. Each Legend Air Suspension system comes with a full-color installation guide that we at WRN recommend you get bring to a qualified technician, all necessary hardware, on-board air compressor, solenoid valve, and handlebar control for on-the-fly adjustability, spring shocks, and color-coded plug and play wiring for easy installation.

Legend Air Suspensions Gates Kevlar Air Spring technology and deflective disc damping are made in the U.S. and have a limited lifetime warranty complete with on-hand technical support.

Shocks are available in black or chrome to fit the look of your ride. The USA made kits cost $1,600 to $1,800 depending on model, and options and are available for a wide variety of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Lehman Trikes, and Boss Hoss bikes and trikes. To find out more about Legend Air Suspension Systems, visit or call at 605.737.4200.

3 thoughts on Air Suspension Lets You Adjust Height On the Fly

  1. I have had a Legend Air Suspension on my 2000 Ultra because of a woman.
    About three years ago I wanted to replace my leaky stock shocks with a set from Progressive, however my daughter, an MMI grad, and currently a tech at Scuderia West in San Francisco (and former member of the Chopper Chick Crew and the XX Chromes), wouldn't let me. She said that Legends don't leak and that she doesn't want to put up with my complaining and having to change them out again in six months.

    I have put about 25,000 miles on them and my bike still rides better than new. I love the ride and the almost infinite ride height settings. Adjusting on the fly has a new meaning with Legend; you can actually adjust the ride while you are rolling down the road. You can adjust for curves, high speed straights and bumpy surfaces or when a sizable friend goes for a ride with you. (I am not referring to my wife). Unlike other brands, Legend shocks have a full suspension ride quality even when all of the air out.

    My daughter gets to benefit from the Legend Air Ride when takes my bagger out for a ride. She can lower it to a comfortable and safe level. She can flat foot it at stops.

    Genevieve, I hope that you are able to test ride a bike with Legends on it for your write-up. Maybe they can hook you up at Sturgis this year. Keep up the good work

  2. Came about three years too late for me. Lowered my 2007 Low Rider 1.5 inches by installing Progressive 11 inch 430s in the back so I could sit on the bike and be flat footed. Had I had this option available at that time, I might have opted for a FLSTC instead of the Low Rider.

    If you go with any kind of lowering shocks, I would also suggest lowering the front forks as well. This will bring your entire center of gravity lower and make the bike easier to steer and handle. That's what I did, and I couldn't be happier. The other consideration is the style/height of handlebar on your bike. Lowering only the rear could cause a new set of problems, depending on the new hand /arm/shoulder position it puts you in.

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