Fueled by passion,
founded by a professional.
American Suspension was founded in 1997 by a passionate motorcycle enthusiast and racer. The founder, Vince Costa, has been involved in motorcycle suspension for over 40 years. First as a racer (winning in the California state formula 1 and 750 championships), then as a racing suspension tuner, and finally as the founder of the American Suspension company. Vince has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of California and contributes to the design and manufacturing of after market motorcycle parts for American Suspension.
Invented Hydraulic Shock Absorber with external valving (US Patent 4,936,424).
Developed lightweight Gun System using shock absorbers (US patent 5,531,150).
American Suspension creates a revolutionary new front ride height and preload adjuster, (US Patent 6,520,524). Designs the first Inverted Fork - Single Side Swing Arm Chopper. The Bike built by Mike Maldonado becomes the prototype for the Florida Chopper style that dominates the next 10 years.
Both Boss Hoss and the forerunner of V8 Choppers use the B-17 fork to radically improve the ride and handling of power crazed V8 motorcycles.
American Suspension creates through shaft dampener for softail (US Patent 7,017,893).
American Suspension releases the Smooth top Tree (US Patent D544,818).
American Suspension creates integrated brake line fork (US Patent 7,565,955 and 7,497,307).
American Suspension creates triple tree incorporating brake lines, (US Patent 7,497,307).
American Suspension creates the D-66 Spring Fork (US Patent 7,441,622 and D542,718 and D548650).
American Suspension creates aftermarket bagger fork leg. American Suspension begins tests on a Bolt on Neck Rake kit. American Suspension patents the Bat wing tree (US Patent D541,197).
American Suspension creates Day Dream Garage, (c)2008.
American Suspension creates worlds first single side fork with integral brake and internal steering, (Winner American Chopper build off).
American Suspension creates Air piston Fork.(Pending)
American Suspension releases their Bolt on neck kit for baggers (US Patent 9079631)
American Suspension creates slip fit wedge kit.
American Suspension creates advanced shock absorber design. American Suspension creates triple adjustable 49mm adjustable cartridge.