International Dealer News IDN 143 June/July 2018 - Page 27

PRO GuIDe Vibration-reducing handlebar caps Seen here for the Yamaha R6, Italian parts manufacturer LighTech’s dynamic bar end caps are more than just protectors, but weight-calibrated bar end balancers that increase the anti-vibration function as well as protect the ends of those expensive clip-ons. Their weight is up to 100 percent heavier than the less sturdy aluminium equivalents used as standard by the motorcycle manufacturers, and with reduced vibrations comes improved handling, especially in corners, improved suspension response and reduced fatigue, as well as improved riding enjoyment. Available in six colours - black, red, gold, silver, cobalt blue and green – to colour-match the looks of most of the popular sports bike models from Yamaha, BMW, Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, MV Agusta, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Triumph. They are also a perfect colour and protection system match for other LighTech parts and accessories, including their axle sliders and crash pads. LighTech CNC precision-machine each of its products from a single solid block of high-grade, high-strength, lightweight aluminium alloy. Founded in 1997, LighTech manufactures and distributes over 7,000 Ergal/aluminium alloy products that are manufactured in six different colours, plus over 400 titanium products and a host of other accessories. LighTech has more than 2,500 authorised dealers all over the world. Additionally available from LighTech are chain adjusters, swingarm spools, brake and clutch levers that deliver reduced weight and lever effort with improved feel (soft touch inserts and folding options offered), clip-on handlebars, licence plate supports, protection systems, including clutch/brake lever protection and guards, gas caps, oil filler caps, brake/clutch reservoir caps, a selection of carbon parts (front and rear fenders and covers) and high strength, reduced weight hardware options. LIGHTECH S.R.L. S. Lucia de Piave (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0438 453010