Posts Tagged ‘Quickshifter’

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What is a quickshifter, and why do you need one?

As its name suggests, the purpose of a quickshifter is to allow a motorcycle rider to change gears more quickly. This is something that will shave off essential seconds for race teams and allow effortless, enjoyably smooth acceleration for everyone else. Effectively, they allow riders to keep on the accelerator throughout gear changes and thereby to accelerate more quickly out of corners and along straights. Quickshifters work by reducing the load on the gearbox for just enough time to allow the gear to change. This is exactly the same as rolling off the throttle, but the quickshifter will always be quicker than a rider could achieve manually. There are a variety of different quickshifters available on the market, but the HM quickshifter varieties are acknowledged as the best of the bunch. The reason why HM quickshifters are so highly regarded is that they use a strain gauge rather than a pressure sensor to detect when the gear is being changed. Unlike a pressure sensor, a strain gauge has no moving parts so it won’t wear out and it won’t be affected by the vibrations of the bike. Strain gauges measure the movement of molecules inside the shift rod. The signals are then processed using complex mathematics to determine how long to cut the engine load. It therefore offers the quickest, most efficient gearshift available outside of Moto GP. The HM quickshifter is also kinder to your gearbox than most other models on the market. This is because the HM models cut the ignition rather than the fuel in order to decrease the load on the gearbox. This avoids accidental damage caused by secondary injectors not being cut out by a fuel supply based system. HM quickshifters connect directly into the standard wiring loom of your motorcycle. There are different models of HM quickshifter that each fit different bikes. There are also different levels of quickshifter ranging from the base model up through the Plus and Plus SS to the Moto GP model. This latter quickshifter is the best that is available outside of Moto GP. Even the base model is better than any competing quickshifter on the market. On account of the fact that HM quickshifters are very motorcycle specific, we recommend giving us at HM Racing a call before ordering your model. This will save you from having to return items.

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HM Quickshifter | HM Racing

Traditionally, only high budget motoGP teams have been able to realise the significant advantages of STRAIN GAUGE QUICKSHIFTERS. However, recent advances in manufacturing technologies together with our proven designs have allowed us to produce these QUICKSHIFTERS at a price that WSB, BSB, MRO, club racers and road riders can justify.

As used by…. Diablo 666 World Endurance, Glen Richards, Gregorio Lavilla, James Webb, JHP Ducati, John McGuiness, MSS Discovery, Padgetts Honda, Ten Kate Honda, John Barnett to win the Sound of Thunder Championship on the PGM KTM Super Duke! and many, many more.

2010… 40 out of 42 competitors in MOTO2 use HM Quickshifter! 2011… Still around 90% use HM Quickshifter!

Here’s what the Press have to say…

“The plethora of professional racers who make use of the HM Quickshifter on their own bikes, gives us a clue about its ability to shave seconds from those lap times. If you’re looking for reasons to get one, then look no further than the likes of John McGuiness, the Ten Kate Honda team and almost all of the competitors in Moto2, all of whom put their faith in the HM Quickshifter. In basic terms, having a quickshifter on your bike allows you to go up through the gears smoothly and quickly, without having to let off the gas when you change gear.

As you’d imagine, this has a massive effect on speed coming out of corners and gives your bike the kind of acceleration that was once only a pipedream for anybody outside of MotoGP. There are quite a few varieties of quickshifter available from HM Racing, as they are fairly specific in terms of which one works for which bike. The one we’ve got is the HM Quickshifter Plus YK with Loom, and this will fit a Yamaha or Kawasaki. But like I said, there are loads available so if you’ve got a different bike then the likelihood is that there’ll be one out there for you! The model we’ve got comes with a loom that connects straight to your existing plug top coils, so unlike many other quickshifters on the market, there’s no need for any splicing of wires and the loom fits straight in to your bike’s existing connectors. Once connected up, the quickshifter uses its built-in intelligent ignition controller to directly manage the ignition, completely independently of the ECU. The version of the HM Quickshifter that you will need depends entirely on what bike you have.