International Dealer News IDN 143 June/July 2018 - Page 28

PRO GuIDe Newfren clutch disc options Based near Turin, Italy, in addition to being one of the market’s leading brake pad manufacturers, Newfren is also able to claim “the most complete catalogue of clutch disc applications in Europe”. Newfren’s range of wet clutch disc series consists of three different materials - the standard replacement OW series, upgrade Performance line and top-of-the-range Pro Race lines. The application catalogue covers all models from the 1970s to the latest motorcycles and includes special and often hard to find disc applications such as sintered discs for KTM models of the 1970s – in fact these days Newfren is the only remaining producer of applications such as this. Newfren also offers the market a series of special organic and sintered Ducati discs - developed thanks to the cooperation with its own racing department. Newfren says that “these discs can be considered as being right KTM QC disc Ducati organic clutch discs Dry clutch disc for BMW at the top end of the clutch spare parts available on the aftermarket today”. Equally, the broad-based Newfren range of high performance clutches for Piaggio moped applications has been on the market for more than 60 years. “We also have a catalogue section dedicated to the BMW and Moto Guzzi dry single-disc applications and have added to the original spare discs that have been sold in the market for years with a new KW version - produced with ultra-advanced materials that mean it can also work in the High performance Pro Race clutch disc presence of oil”. Newfren also offers clutch shoes and “bells” for scooter applications to complete the wide range of its clutch selection. Founded in the 1950s by Alessandro Barbero, Newfren were innovators and early adopters of a number of new brake technologies, such as bonded friction material, gravity and high pressure die casting, and brake shoes without rivets. The company is still in family ownership with Valter Barbero at the helm, and in recent years has been investing heavily in new manufacturing technology at its 65,000 sq ft facilty/100,000 sq ft site. Ahead of industry requirements where environmental manufacturing and compound formula requirements are concerned, Newfren has been granted UNI EN ISO 9001 certification for its quality control systems and ABE certification from the German KBA for many of its products. As part of a continuing process, they are on the way to obtaining environmental certification ISO 14000. NEWFREN S.R.L Cirié (TO), ITALY Tel. +39 011 9200 111 ‘Storil’ jacket and ‘Tiger’ boots Founded in 1988 and celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Spanish apparel specialist Rainers Sports continues to develop its programme, offering dealers the opportunity to offer their customers a growing range of high performance, high specification riding gear options. Seen here is the new ‘Storil’ three-layer jacket with a new design, front and rear reflective panels, CE protectors at the back and the shoulders and external TPU protectors at the shoulders. Also seen here, Rainers’ versatile, multi-purpose ‘Tiger’ elastic boots are made from leather with a guaranteed waterproof membrane, have protectors at the ankles and shins, and are closed by zipper and Velcro. A panel adjusts the twin reflective fluo piece at the rear. 28 INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2018 RAINERS SPORTS Elche, SPAIN Tel: +34 96 5422 774