Originally Posted by deWog
But how can they call it "semi-active" if there are no sensors to monitor the rate-of-change in suspension movement?
I think we may be confusing two things here.
Ohlins has worked on the "mechatronic
" or their semi-active rear shock. That is an aftermarket semi-active suspension only for the rear shock, so it will not be a "skyhook" (you need front and back semi-active) but it offers the on the go compression/damping adjustments that Ducati's DSS offers on front and rear suspension. Only that it works only on the rear suspension at this time. And it was priced at US$1,625 for the Ninja ZX-10R application.
Now, this other product being discussed here I think is in place of the current DES (or to work with the current DES). I don't think it is a semi-active component. Only an electronic adjustment of compression/damping. At least this is what the explanation and the prices seem to tell.
But I could be wrong.