D2 Group, one of Yorkshire’s leading bearing and engineering supply firms, became involved with Mupo at the end of 2015 as the sole UK importer. Company director Dave Croft saw an opportunity to further expand the company and involve his passion for motorcycles within this new venture. Mupo race suspension, one of Italy’s leading brands in motorcycle race suspension, began its life in the Apennines between Bologna and Modena at the beginning of the 90s.
It was originally created by Gian Luca Maselli, who established himself as developer and tester of suspension systems for motorcycles at that time. In that period Maselli also worked as race technician for many top race teams. In 2003 Maselli went into partnership with Sandro Cassanelli and this was the actual starting point of a close collaboration still going on today.
Dave Croft is an experienced engineer with a background in design and implementation of machines and has a passion for all things which move. Dave, who has himself raced at the British Superbike Championship, acquired the rights in late 2015 and has never looked back. Building year upon year, Mupo now has a cult following within the UK, with innovative and patented products and customer care that is second to none. With products like the K911 adjustable spring weight cartridge, and the all new CSP30 through rod cartridge, Mupo have taken the racing scene by storm. They have enjoyed multiple victories and podiums from club racing level all the way up to the British Superbike Championship.
Going forward, Mupo and D2 Group hope to continue their growth within the UK, and eventually become the market leader in motorcycle race suspension. With a huge product range, and with all suspension being custom made to order, Mupo has also been popular with road riders and track day enthusiasts who wish to enhance their bikes performance and swap out the standard budget suspension that the manufacturers provide. These custom made units are manufactured in Italy, but installed and serviced in-house at their base in Bradford.