About Reactive Suspension

The Motorcycle Suspension Specialists

Reactive Suspension provides motorcycle suspension services and products for all riders looking for a superior ride quality. Whether you are a weekend rider, a track day enthusiast or enjoy touring and adventure bike riding; we can custom build a suspension package to give you the ultimate ride.

Since the company was founded in January 2002 it has continued to grow. We carry out development work for suspension manufacturers as well as providing a much needed suspension resource for road riders, customisers and motorcycle restorers.

The products we supply have been carefully selected to provide the optimum performance for real world conditions, not products that are solely race focussed.


Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans, Motorcycle suspension specialist, Ractive SuspensionThe company is owned by Gareth Evans who started his engineering career as an apprentice marine engineer, learning traditional engineering skills. Moving on to Higher Education, he studied Automotive Engineering. Upon graduation he joined Loctite Yamaha, the start of a career in British Superbikes, which included working for teams such as Old Spice Ducati, Red Bull Ducati, and Honda Britain.

Having gained a massive amount of experience in motorcycle suspension and chassis tuning, Gareth started Reactive Suspension. In the first few years of running the company, Gareth was contracted to Crescent Suzuki for tests and race meetings, culminating in John Reynolds 2004 British Championship title.

Gareth has had extensive product and technical training with Traxxion Dynamics and WP Suspension. He has also attended courses in suspension building and track set-up with Öhlins and Kayaba.

Having a combination of traditional engineering skills, a strong academic background, and a considerable amount of suspension tuning experience puts Gareth in a unique position. Riders can benefit from this skill set by having a custom built solution to their suspension and handling problems, rather than "one product, suits all" from a parts fitter.

Gareth is now sharing his skills and knowledge, running a series of courses where students learn the art of suspension building. The courses are hands-on, allowing students to learn through practical experience.