The 2021 Dakar Rally started on January 3rd in Alula and ended on January 14th in Yanbu after 447 KM of riding in extrem condition, Bas Dakar KTM Racing and Hero Motosports Team Rally equipped with RK Chains finished the 12 sandy races in 5th and 11th position.
RK XW chains are designed to resist extreme conditions and keep having the best performances even in sandy conditions!
The FIM ISDE 94th Edition that took place in Portugal on the 11th to 16th November is now finished, USA team have claimed FIM World Trophy victory. Rk and Excel are happy to announce that 2 riders from this team, Kailub Russell and Tayler Roberts, run with Rims and Chains.
RK and Excel were glad to participate to this event as official sponsor and hope to see you next year at ISDE in Italy.
Travelers Finishes Round-The-World-Trip Equipped with RK 525GXW Chain
2 Lithuanian motorcyclists started round-the-world-trip from Lithuania in October 2016 equipping RK 525GXW chain. They travel to South, Central, and North America riding through Andes Mountains and Rocky Mountains. Then, they travel from eastern Russia to central Asia, Middle East, and African Continent where the most of roads are gravel road.
After the journey of Africa, 2 travelers ride in Europe toward North Cape, Norway, and finally come back to Lithuania in July 2018.
The total ridden km for the whole travel is 100,334km and the total days they spend is 646 days.
They ride whole world with RK 525GXW chain.
FIM World Endurance Championship (EWC) 2017-18 season final round, Suzuka 8 hours, will be coming up this weekend at Suzuka circuit, Japan. For Suzuka 8 hours pre-racing event, Yamaha Suzuka 8Hours Fan Meeting was taking place in Tokyo.
RK chain equipped team, Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) was at the event and doing a promotion for RK products.
After his 3rd place in FIM Stunt Riding Euro Cup, the Lithuanian Rider Paulius Labanauskas won the World Stunt GP Championship held in Poland on 7th-9th July.
The Motorcycle drive chain is an essential part of the drive train to transmit the motor power to the back wheel.
Stunt performance need fine control during sudden start, sudden brutal stop, wheelie through accelerator work.
In order to control, it is necessary to accurately transmit the power of the engine to the rear tires.
Therefore, a Light but Strong and Rigid Chain is needed for Stunt Performance.
If a chain elongate during Stunt Performance, the Respond will be delayed, thus Difficult to Elongate chain is an important point.
Chain lubrification is important as well, Unlubricated ot not properly lubroicated chains will significantly decrease performance and increase chain and sprocket wear.
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