Apr 18, 2012
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The GPtech lever protector has been approved for competition in MotoGP, Moto 2 and Moto3 classes in the MotoGP World Championship. Approval was finalized by the technical and rider safety commissions during the first race at Qatar.
Lever protectors are a mandated safety part in the World Championship. The GPtech design is the only US manufactured protector compliant with current technical regulations set forth by MotoGP.
The lever protector is designed to protect the brake lever ball end from contact with other riders (during close racing or on track riding).
Part description: A handlebar mounted perch fixes a protective bar under the master cylinder. The bar resides under the lever then sweeps up to protect the ball end. Adjusting the angle of the bar or the angle of the holder will give more or less clearance. Bar length and ball location is adjustable and locks in place.
The concept was designed and developed in house by GPtech llc. Once a working prototype was completed AMA Pro was contacted to determine if the part would comply with existing rules and safety demands. AMA Pro provided feedback in order to meet requirements for competition. Durability, strength and function were met and a refined design was implemented.
The first production parts were installed on Latus Racing HD XR1200s and competed in the 2011 Daytona race. In addition to AMA Pro competition, the universal lever protector was used in the MotoGP World Championship Moto 2 class in 2011.
Protectors are available for most aftermarket master cylinders, OEM master cylinders and all modern sportbikes including H-D XR1200 applications.
More information is available from GPtech llc by phone at 269-671-4915, online at or via e-mail at email@example.com.