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Zircotec Launches Endurance Range™ Thermal Barrier Exhaust Coatings for Motorbikes

Published on 2013-10-25. Author : SpecialChem

Zircotec announces new Endurance Range™ coatings, specifically designed to provide a durable surface finish for motorbike exhaust systems. Derived from the popular Performance Range™, their new coatings are applied using a proprietary plasma-sprayed process to deliver an extremely well-adhered and hard wearing finish, which significantly outlasts aftermarket paints. Smoother to the touch than the standard range, and therefore easier to keep clean, the new motorbike coating is aesthetically pleasing yet also contains an element of thermal protection to reduce heat soak and thermal damage.

The entire Endurance Range™ has passed Zircotec's rigorous laboratory test program , including lifetime testing up to a simulated 100,000 miles use. They have made use of data from their work with leading Moto2 race team Marc VDS Racing and have tested the coatings on a number of high mileage road bikes, which included 600 miles of winter riding in Wales, followed by a 2,600 mile round trip to Italy, that exposing the coating to salt, spray, ice, storms and torrential rain. While these bikes frequently returned caked in mud, a power wash quickly returned our exhaust coatings back to their original condition. Endurance Range™ is resilient yet simple to clean, even in extreme conditions. A unique product, that helps to preserve a bike's overall visual appearance whilst adding to its flair.

The net result of their development work is a range of coatings that present motorbike enthusiasts with a new form of low-maintenance customization that looks fantastic, is highly resistant to stone chips and easy to maintain. The coating offers a route by which old exhausts can be given a new lease of life, though the coating is equally applicable to new systems, helping reduce surface temperatures, insulate against heat and potentially improve performance and reliability. In all cases Zircotec offers a 3 year guarantee.

The Endurance Range™ is currently available in three different finishes - Endurance Black™, (matt black finish) Endurance Metallic Black™ (incorporates an attractive metallic fleck), Endurance Graphite™ (matt grey finish)

About Zircotec

Zircotec offers a wide range of plasma sprayed ceramic and metallic coatings that protect components against the effects of heat, wear, abrasion and corrosion. Lightweight and easily packaged, Zircotec's technologies can be applied to a broad range of different materials including metals and composites. Proven in F1 and the nuclear industry, the technology is now trusted by car manufacturers, industrial users, car enthusiasts and an increasing range of other applications to effectively manage heat and wear, enhancing performance and reliability. ZircoFlex® offers for the first time, a truly flexible ceramic heat shield material.

Source: Zircotec

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