There will be three chassis models produced by Birel in 2008 with Cik-Fia certification for the International classes that are compatible with the “KF” classes and are, more generally, in the single gear category.
The series will be distinguished by the initials “SE” and will use equipment from the top of the line Freeline series.
An important role will be maintained by the R 31 line, multi-victorious and, consequently, at the apex in terms of sales.
The R 31-SE model is built with mixed 30 and 32 mm pipes and adapts well to the soft tyres used in International competitions and on tracks with a lot of grip.
Its strong points are its fluidity and optimum balancing which makes it versatile for all types of courses and driving styles. Series R is concluded with model RX 32-SE, which is constructed with pipes of mainly 32 mm.
This version guarantees a maximum grip adapting itself better to the most slippery tracks and to medium-hard tyres.
The third approved model is distinguishable by the mark MX 32-SE and provides for a different anterior design with the curved pipes (mainly 32 mm) to the sides of the tank.
This design principle offers better precision when entering a curve.
In reference to general characteristics, the MX 32-SE is effective with medium-hard tyres, tracks that are not overly rubberized and with many direction changes.
The last chassis in the series is characterized by the initials RX 30 and does not possess an existing valid certification, therefore, it can only be used in competitive environments in which certification is not requested.
The development (with excellent results) was done in the Rotax Series, where it will further evolve in view of the next certification.
The chassis is built with 30 mm pipes.
From the design point of view it can be traced to the geometry of the R 31 model, in respect to which, however, it offers a better grip, adapting itself very well to medium-hard tyres.
An important new development common to the entire series in respect to the past season is represented in the body made of materials which possess different technological specifications. Extensive work, both in the research phase as well as on the course, has brought about solutions which, apart from the individual characteristics of each chassis, guarantee more effective performance in terms of balance, fluidity and grip. Furthermore, the 2008 series is mounted with a new Wawe braking system, new rims and hubs allowing the possibility of using up to 6 points of anchorage and with a straight second torsion bar.
Plus, as an option, the new Freeline rear housing with international certification and the T 12 seat by Tillet are available.
Info Kartcom / Birel