Bike Torque Racing's staff are firm believers in the products that we import and sell. If we don't use it or trust it then we do not sell it. On this basis we have gathered the best quality products from the racing world to bring to the aftermarket scene. Below is why we think Afam are the best manufacturers of Chain and Sprockets in the world.
AFAM has been manufacturing top quality products for more than 30 years and has become highly respected for its quality and manufacturing processes. They are a dominant market force in most of Europe and North America and are now highly popular here in the UK.
Their aluminium race sprockets are used extensively around the world by top class race teams including works teams for Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. This involvement in racing has netted more than 30 world and countless national championships to date.
Their extensive range of steel sprockets are manufactured to the same exacting standards. How good are they? Well they are fitted as original equipment on many Ducati, Aprilia and some Yamaha models and exceed the OEM quality standards for the major manufacturers. We believe they compare more than favourably to anything currently offered in the UK market so feel free to compare them with your normal products.
They have also co-operated for many years with the major Japanese chain manufacturers in order to bring to the market a huge range of top quality ‘o’ ring , ‘x’ ring and non ‘o’ ring chains, made again, to the same exacting standards. These compare favourably with all other world class products and are offered alongside a full range of chain cleaners, lubricants, riveting grease and the most comprehensive workshop chain tool set available. We believe this to be the best and most complete overall package of final drive products available and that it makes -
AFAM - THE DRIVING FORCE
Like many components there’s more to a sprocket than you might think! AFAM has been making sprockets for more than 25 years and during that time, they have refined their manufacturing techniques to such a level that their standards now exceed those of the OEM’s. Through computer programs, sprocket designs can be stress tested prior to undergoing tough field tests.
The sprockets are made on precision controlled equipment in a modern 25,000 square foot facility. The teeth are machined to the latest standards; this ensures the maximum chain life and more efficient power transmission. Machining is carried out on a gear hobbing machine. The teeth and the outside diameter are cut at the same time. This makes sure that the teeth are concentric to the sprocket centre. Most OEM’s demand a maximum run-out of 0.5mm, all AFAM sprockets have a maximum run-out of 0.2mm. More than twice as accurate as the industry standard!
Most steel sprockets to be used on motorcycles 500cc or more are heat treated, which changes the hardness of the material. If not done correctly i