Zircotec’s Endurance Range™ coatings are specifically designed to provide a durable surface finish for motorbike exhaust systems. Derived from the popular Performance Colours 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.
Putting in the hard miles
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 OEMs and enthusiasts with a new form of low-maintenance customisation that looks fantastic, is highly resistant to stone chips and easy to maintain. In addition, 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%, insulating against heat and potentially improve performance and reliability.
The Endurance Range™ is currently available in three different finishes:
(an attractive matt grey finish). This coating is ideal for a wide range of road bike applications. Combining modern day looks with a slightly classic appearance, this coating looks fantastic on most road bike applications.
Endurance Metallic Black™
(incorporates an attractive metallic look). This coating is our preferred choice for a more modern look. It’s metallic finish looks superb on most modern road bike applications.
(a solid matt black finish). Although less forgiving of dirt and finger marks than the other two coatings in the range, this is a classic matt black finish that looks absolutely fantastic on the right bike.