International Dealer News IDN 147 February/March 2019 - Page 24

SHOW ZONE Hevik: The company’s updated Portland EVO jacket provides improved weather protection while retaining its vintage look. Certified to the prEN17092 draft standard, it has a new outer fabric, now made of 450D polyamide, paired/bonded with a softshell, new waterproof and breathable Humax internal membrane that is tested to a water column rating of 10,000 mm, detachable thermal liner and a series of viscoelastic protectors certified to CE Level 1 for the shoulders and elbows; Blackstone Tek (BST): The noted ISO 9001-2008 accredited South African carbon wheels manufacturer sells to leading race teams, performance engineers and customisers worldwide. The 7- spoke Black Mamba wheel series includes a conventional rear wheel with technology that has “never been seen before”, according to founder and co-owner Gary Turner. The BST designed high- pressure forged composite drive side is said to take carbon wheel manufacturing “to the next level of innovative pre-preg monocoque carbon fibre wheel design and manufacturing with optimised stiffness, strength and rigidity, whilst maximising performance; TecMate: The market-leading OptiMate range of battery testers, conditioners and chargers is as broad as it is deep, as versatile as it is reliable and as high-tech as it is ergonomic. Its USB accessories and 'charge' into the Li-ion battery care sector have set them apart from rivals in recent years. With products such as its solar charger programme, the company’s technology and grasp on the fundamentals of what dealers and riders need will continue to set them apart in the future too; Supersprox: Well known as the first manufacturer to make dual material sprockets, inventing the concept 18 years ago and patenting the connection method in 2001. These days the company has more than 3,500 products in its range for sport, street and off- road applications. In recent years Ducati sprockets have become an important market for Supersprox, and the significant weight savings offered by its Stealth sprockets for Ducati applications have made them a top- seller, with considerably extended life compared to the OEM items. The steel teeth construction of the Stealth offers reduced sprocket wear, and in turn this helps to also increase the wear life of the chain. The central part of the sprocket is made from 7075-T651 black anodised aluminium, giving a significant reduction in rotational mass. This is described by the company as a big advantage over aftermarket aluminium sprockets – and Supersprox says that its Stealth can last three times longer than one with all aluminium parts; 24 Gilles Tooling: 2018 has been a banner year for the Luxembourg based parts manufacturer with its OE and aftermarket business growing rapidly. January 2019 will see a debut for a whole new line of parts for the BMW S 1000 RR; INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019