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PENNY & GILES SENSORS RACE WITH KAWASAKI

In its third season of the AMA Chevy Trucks Superbike Series the Kawasaki
Motors Corporation’s US road race team based in Irvine, California is
mounting an impressive campaign in both the premier Superbike class and the
600cc SuperSport category.

And for the 2002 season these state-of-the-art racing bikes are equipped
with Penny & Giles SLS130 sealed linear sensors to provide position
monitoring on front and rear suspension.

The SLS130 fitted to the Kawasaki bikes is designed specifically for
motorsport applications with a shorter body length and 25% weight saving.
This makes it ideal for the latest data logging systems used by racing teams
to monitor the position of key functions such as throttle and suspension.

Commenting on the choice of sensor, Kawasaki Data Technician Mike Perez
says the team is very happy with the SLS130s, which were supplied by
Penny & Giles Controls Inc in Chicago, and adds that they provide significantly
better performance than the sensors previously used at less than half the
cost. Additionally, the SLS130 has withstood multiple race use in all
weather conditions, something not previously experienced.


The standard specification of the SLS130 includes sealing to IP66, an
extended range of eight stroke lengths from 25mm to 200mm,
corrosion-resistant rod-end bearings (with a quick release bearing option),
and 1m or 10m cable.

The rear sensors fitted by the Kawasaki team are supplied with a protective
stainless steel sleeve for additional protection from road debris ‘kicked-up
’ by the rear tyre.

Penny & Giles Controls offers a range of motorsport sensors that are in use
on Formula One and other single-seat racecars, rally cars, GT sports cars,
touring cars, the US NASCAR series, racing motorcycles and even offshore
powerboats!
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For more information contact:-

Penny & Giles Controls Ltd.
Tel: +44(0) 1202 409409
E-mail:
mike.iles@pennyandgiles.com
Website: www.pennyandgiles.com

July 2002

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