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NORMA Group Helps Reduce Weight Of New Italian Motorcycle

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, is supplying weight-reduced fuel lines and connectors for a new Italian "superbike."

Plastic lines and connectors from NORMA Group are used to connect supply and return fuel lines to the motorcycle's electronically controlled fuel-injection system. The new NORMA Group components provide a substantial weight saving compared to the fuel connectors and rubber fuel lines previously used.

The Italian motorcycle manufacturer has greatly reduced the total weight on the latest model of the motorcycle, which now weighs about 180 kilograms with a displacement of 1,200 cubic cm and about 150 horsepower.

"There is a trend towards lighter internal components in motorcycles as well as motor vehicles and this also applies for joining products," says Werner Deggim, CEO of NORMA Group. "After all, less weight puts more power on the road and at the same time decreases energy consumption and emissions."

NORMA Group Fuel Transport Tube Systems (FTS) are made of weight-reduced materials. The tube systems are ready for installation; are known for their quick and easy installation, and are suited for use with NORMA Group Quick Connectors.

About NORMA Group
NORMA Group is a global market leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative connecting solutions and water management technology offering more than 35,000 products to customers in 100 countries with around 6,500 employees. NORMA Group helps its customers and business partners to react to global challenges such as climate change and increasing scarcity of resources.

NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 890 million in 2015. NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.


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