Progressive Shocks

Back in 1982 a couple of motorcycle enthusiasts named Jay Tullis and Donn Rickard saw a need for a better after market motorcycle shock and with more than 30 years of "hog" experience between them, they came up with one.  In the short span of 28 years, Progressive has grown into the leading supplier of aftermarket suspension products for motorcycles in the United States.  They are a major supplier to OEM manufacturers as well.  In addition, they have added a variety of motorcycle accessories and tools to their extensive product offerings.  Progressive motorcycle shocks have truly become a household name amongst avid cycle enthusiasts.  Let's take a look at some of their top offerings.

KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS CAMARO & FIREBIRD 93 to 01 02
KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS CAMARO & FIREBIRD 93 to 01 02 $660.78
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $660.78
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA MX5 90 to 1997 NA
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA MX5 90 to 1997 NA $636.44
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $636.44
KYB AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA PRELUDE 92 - 95 96 97 98 99 00 01
KYB AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA PRELUDE 92 - 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 $595.50
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $595.50
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 94 95 96 97 98 99 to 01
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 94 95 96 97 98 99 to 01 $576.72
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $576.72
KYB STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 03 to 05 - 331010 331011 341362
KYB STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 03 to 05 - 331010 331011 341362 $569.84
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $569.84
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS ECLIPSE 2000 - 2005 334267 334268 341164
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS ECLIPSE 2000 - 2005 334267 334268 341164 $509.76
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $509.76
KYB 4 SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS fits INFINITI G35 COUPE 03 - 07 952155
KYB 4 SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS fits INFINITI G35 COUPE 03 - 07 952155 $504.36
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $504.36
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 2001 to 02 2002
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 2001 to 02 2002 $499.00
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA 3 04 to 13 334700 701 343412
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA 3 04 to 13 334700 701 343412 $468.00
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $468.00
KYB 4 SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA ACCORD 98 99 00 01 to 02 4 cylinder
KYB 4 SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA ACCORD 98 99 00 01 to 02 4 cylinder $419.15
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $419.15
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA 90 91 92 93 to 1997 NA 958055
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA 90 91 92 93 to 1997 NA 958055 $455.04
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $455.04
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA V6 ACCORD 98 99 00 01 02
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA V6 ACCORD 98 99 00 01 02  $410.00
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $410.00
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA TL & TL-S 99 00 01 02 03
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA TL & TL-S 99 00 01 02 03 $398.11
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $398.11
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS fits TOYOTA 86 SCION FR-S SUBARU BRZ
 KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS fits TOYOTA 86 SCION FR-S SUBARU BRZ $437.90
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $437.90
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 90 91 92 93 957013
KYB 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 90 91 92 93 957013 $429.95
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $429.95
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS LEXUS 2WD IS250 IS350 2006 to 2013 551130 551131 551132
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS LEXUS 2WD IS250 IS350 2006 to 2013 551130 551131 551132 $422.90
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $422.90
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 92 93 94 95 drop 2.0"
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA CIVIC 92 93 94 95 drop 2.0 $409.32
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $409.32
STAGG 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & SPRINGS MERCEDES W212 E250 E300 E350 E500 E550 10 -16
STAGG 4 SHOCKS STRUTS & SPRINGS MERCEDES W212 E250 E300 E350 E500 E550 10 -16 $376.00
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $376.00
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & VOGTLAND LOWERING SPRINGS 2.2" drop ACURA INTEGRA 94 - 01
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & VOGTLAND LOWERING SPRINGS 2.2 $401.99
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $401.99
STAGG 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS E36 BMW 318i 318is 93 - 97 98 99
STAGG 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS E36 BMW 318i 318is 93 - 97 98 99 $344.82
Time Remaining: 16d 9h
Buy It Now for only: $344.82
Progressive Shocks:  the Metric Line
Progressive has 11 different shocks in metric sizes and some of their more popular offerings are also available in sizes suitable for American made Harley Motorcycles.  For the biker who limits his or her use to touring, the basic 416 series is a great choice.  This was Progressive's first shock and it is still being sold, some 20 or so years after its introduction.  It is air filled, not gas filled like the higher end models, and the aluminum air chamber is adjustable.  While it comes with a standard air fitting, an optional fitting which can make use of an on board air fill system -- if your bike has one -- is available.

The 416 will get the job done, but if you want something that looks sleek and sexy, take a look at the Progressive 812.   This model encloses their velocity sensitive damper and pre load adjuster inside a sleek aluminum can and then tops the can off with attractive end caps, available either in double-cut or baloney style.  With the double cut, the end result is a gleaming silver shock that looks like a bullet, with dum-dum cuts at both ends.  The baloney cut makes the shock look like a silver cylinder with pointy ends.  If it looks good, reviewers feel it performs even better.  The 812 features a high pressure gas charged cylinder for better damping performance and the pre load adjuster can be set in five different positions.  With the 812, all hardware is completely hidden -- the shock might be confused by some to be merely an attractively styled ornament.

Progressive Shocks:  the Harley Line
The Harley line has 10 different models, most identical twins of the metric versions.  Because of its sleek design the 812 is a favorite of many Harley users, but the top of the line here is the same as in the metric line:  the Progressive 440 shock .

Progressive 440 Shocks
This modern marvel takes a Progressive Rate Spring -- available in standard or heavy duty capacity -- and  wraps it around a high pressure gas filled damping chamber.  The unit sports stylish aluminum caps at both ends and the Progressive Inertia Active System (IAS) actually separates wheel movement from chassis movement.  While this may be the best performer, the 812 is still the best "looker" and if you really want to go "whole hog", add the optional 812 Shock Light accessory.  This little LED gem bolts right onto either the 812 or the 412 Series and can be wired directly into your bike's braking or turn signal systems.