Top gun tester and all round nice guy Mark Spencer has been in charge of trying to break, burn, smash and otherwise destroy our new gas gas pipe guard. After 18 months of racing, riding, scratching, crashing and bashing the results are in.
Mark removed the pipe and guard from his 300 gasser after deeming that it had been flogged to death and wanted to reveal how the pipe had held up under the carbon protector. Many other riders have complained of other manufacturers guards looking the goods on the outside only to reveal a golf ball finish on there expansion chamber after finding that all of the impacts have been transferred through the guard and onto the pipe making the guard almost pointless.
Due to our superior layup design, and high grade fitment to the pipe, the exhaust was unmarked under the guard. Mark explained to us between races at the Melbourne enduro cross, that he has smashed the pipe into a rock so hard that it bent the exhaust back into the radiator. Fortunately it was able to be pulled back out again, as for the guard, a few light scratches and Mark was able to compete in the next race. If Mark was racing unprotected, his day would have been over.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his ongoing efforts with testing and product development, we are proud to have him in the Propower family.
Production Gas Gas units will be available in approximately 4 weeks.