A maintenance-free chain at BMW – Le Repaire des Motards

The M Endurance offered as an option for the S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR

Other motorcycles concerned soon

A maintenance free chain at BMW Le Repaire des Motards - A maintenance-free chain at BMW - Le Repaire des MotardsFor more than 90 years, BMW Motorrad has relied on its driveshafts for its large displacement to deliver a maintenance-free drivetrain for added convenience. The Bavarian manufacturer is now attacking the chains by offering a maintenance-free version.

With the M Endurance chain, the drudgery of chain lubrication is a thing of the past. As on the low friction X-Ring models, the M Endurance also has a permanent lubricant located between the rollers and the axles, but this one is distinguished by a new coating of the axles: the amorphous tetrahedral carbon (ta-C ), also referred to as an "industrial diamond". This coating is characterized by a robustness and an increased resistance and displays performances located between the coating DLC ​​(Diamond Like Carbon) and the pure diamond.

Unlike the metals used up to now, the ta-C coating does not wear out and also offers a significantly reduced coefficient of friction. BMW promises that thanks to this excellent dry lubrication and the elimination of wear, the M Endurance offers a maintenance comfort similar to that of a shaft.

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It is the amorphous carbon coating that gives the M Endurance its properties

For now, the M Endurance chain is available in 525 for the two four-cylinder motorcycles S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR as an accessory or as an option. Other models will soon be affected, however, the manufacturer has not yet specified the prices of its indestructible chain.

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