APRILIA~RSV4 1000 R/Factory (520 Race) 09-15 AFAM Chain "108 Economy


Brand Afam
Chain & sprockets quality guide:

Economy– is the basic chain grade required for this model. It is best suited to light and general use and is the Minimum acceptable quality for the model.

Recommended– is a higher grade and is the most appropriate for the model taking all aspects of use into account. This is the reason why we produce this recommended kit

High Performance – is Super Strong for the model and is suitable for more extreme use including Track Days and Racing (where specified).

Chain codes work like this. Part number A525-7-110. A means Afam, 525 is the chain pitch, -7 means -7 XSR Super H Duty ‘XS’ ring chain in Gold, -110 means 110 links long! Everyone clear?

Chains are rated as follows

-0 Standard non ‘o’ ring,
-1 R/MC1 Heavy duty non ‘o’ ring (Gold)
-2 MX2 Moto X non ‘o’ ring chain (Gold)
-3 MX3 Moto X ‘GP’ non ‘o’ ring chain (Gold)
-3C MX3 Moto X ‘GP’ non ‘o’ ring chain ( Blue, Orange or Red)
-4 XLR ‘X’ ring chain (Steel Colour)
-5 XMR Heavy duty ‘XS’ ring chain (Steel colour)
-6 XRR Extra H duty ‘XS’ ring chain ( Steel Colour)
-6C XRR Extra H duty ‘XS’ ring chain (Blue, Orange or Red)
-7 XSR Super H duty ‘XS’ ring chain (Gold)
-8 XHR Hyper H duty ‘XS’ ring chain (Gold)
-8C XHRC Hyper H duty ‘XS’ ring chain (Blue, Orange, Red or Green)

Chain Maintenance

All motorcycle drive chains require maintenance! Although all our 'O' ring and 'X' ring chains are sealed with internal lubrication when manufactured, like all chains, they still require external lubrication on a regular basis. Be sure to lubricate with AFAM LUB approximately every 300 miles, or more often if conditions require. All chains used in dirty applications require cleaning and lubrication even more regularly.

Beware - lack of maintenance can lead to premature wear and even failure.

AFAM Chains

AFAM chains are made according to stringent technical specifications by the largest Japanese chain producers. They are the result of over 25 years of experience and know how and a collaboration between the AFAM R&D department and the top Japanese chain technicians.

They are available in all types, from standard non 'O' ring to moto X, 'O' ring and heavy duty 'XS' ring, thus ensuring the most appropriate chains for all of today's high performance motorcycles.

The very latest models are the XSR (-7) XHR (-8) and XHRC (-9) Hyper heavy duty 'XS' ring chains. These are manufactured using the latest revolutionary XP-2 'XS' ring joint which reduces friction, increases resistance to stretch and increases resistance to wear. This results in the replacement of the two 'O' ring contact faces with four lubricated faces and this allows these chains to be amongst the best performing in the world.

AFAM - The Driving Force

AFAM have been manufacturing top quality products for more than 25 years and have become highly respected for their quality and manufacturing processes. They are a dominant market force in most of Europe and North America and are now highly popular here in the UK.

Their aluminium race sprockets are used extensively around the world by top class race teams, including works teams for Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. This involvement in racing has netted them more than 25 world and countless national championships in every discipline of road and off road racing so far.

Their extensive range of steel sprockets are manufactured to the same exacting standards. How good are they? Well they are fitted as original equipment on many Ducati, Aprilia and some Yamaha models and exceed the OEM quality standards for the major manufacturers. We believe they compare more than favourably to anything currently offered in the UK market, so feel free to compare them with your normal products.

They have also co-operated for many years with the major Japanese chain manufacturers in order to bring to the market a huge range of top quality 'o' ring, 'xs' ring and non 'o' ring chains, made again, to the same exacting standards. These compare favourably with all other world class products and are offered alongside a full range of chain cleaners, lubricants, riveting grease and the most comprehensive workshop chain tool set available. We believe this to be the best and most complete overall package of final drive products available and that it makes AFAM the driving force.