Filtration specialist Pipercross is clearly passionate about designing and manufacturing the highest performing filters in the business, but even its own hugely experienced technicians look to gain results from extreme field testing from the top table of motorsport.
The Parkalgar Honda team exclusively use Pipercross filters in their World Supersport race bikes in order to boost performance and increase reliability. As the force behind World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty and Portuguese ace Miguel Praia, the team are at the cutting edge of bike technology, so it was thumbs up all round when the team revealed the results of their own independent testing. Put simply, they found the filter to offer zero resistance to airflow!
Mark Woodage, Chief Technician, said: “As an engineer I want maximum airflow to boost engine power but I need to temper that with protection as well. If you run an engine without an air filter it will get maximum flow and power but a stone could get thrown up and if it gets into the air intake, without any barrier it could damage the engine and the race would be over.”
“We have tested Pipercross high-flow foam air filters and they have the same performance as having no filter at all – they deliver maximum power. The good news is that because they are a foam barrier they also ensure reliability of the engine. Pipercross air filters are the best and an absolute must if you want to get the best from your bike.”
Pipercross General Manager, James Pearman commented. “Although we undertake a gruelling testing regime on all of our products prior to sale or placement, it’s always gratifying to get this quality of feedback from front-running teams. Our motorsport division can create any compound or combination of foam to offer engineers and teams the ability to tailor specific solutions for every type of track, weather or climatic requirement. Because we make everything by hand here in the UK, we can offer very small production runs – as small as one unit! – and we can respond quickly to race calendar deadlines.”
Thankfully, you don’t need a full race team budget to fit a Pipercross filter. Road bike applications start from just £45.00 And their bike catalogue covers over 250 models.
For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.