In the production of this component, Carbures has used technologies such as the use of hybrid materials for acoustic cushioning and impact resistance or the integration of screw and metal supports within the carbon fiber.
The new air filter box produced by Carbures is single-pieced and its manufacturing comes after the job of Carbures Mobility’s R+D department in the application of engineering and technology for carbon fiber producing. This is a pioneer part in the motorcycle sector with advantages for the vehicle, because carbon fiber provides lightness and rigidity and its design allows enhancing the air intake in the motor, which results in a better performance. This new technological landmark, which has already gone through the hard test of professional competition trial motorcycles, is applied by Gas Gas to a limited series for the general public. Carbures has been able to unify in a single motorcycle part what previously were two: the seat and the filter box.
“There is a revolution going on in the mobility sector when it comes to replacing metal elements by those made of composites, such as carbon fiber. All of us at Carbures know that we have a lot of work to do in this area, and this part is another proof in the transformation of industrial processes in the production of components for the mobility sector”, claims Rafael Contreras, Carbures’s Chairman.