Sample for Plasma-Sprayed Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating
Zircotec’s Endurance Range™ coatings are specifically designed to provide a durable surface finish for motorbike exhaust systems. Derived from our popular Performance Range™, these 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, these motorbike coatings are aesthetically pleasing yet also contain an element of thermal protection to reduce heat soak and thermal damage.
The entire Endurance Range™ has passed Zircotec’s rigorous laboratory test programme, including lifetime testing up to a simulated 100,000 miles use. We have made use of data from our work with a Moto2 race team (MarcVDS) 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, 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, demonstrating that our Endurance Range™ is resilient yet simple to clean, even in extreme conditions, helping to preserve overall visual appearance and custom flair.
The net result of our development work is a range of coatings that present motorbike enthusiasts with a new form of low-maintenance customisation 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 new life, though the coating is equally applicable to new systems, helping to reduce surface temperatures up to 25%, insulate against heat, and potentially improve performance and reliability.