Hawk Tire Warmers
One of many Factory Race Teams that use Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers
WHO Else Uses Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers..??
This year our warmers are on the bikes of:
CURRENT and 3 x AMA SUPERBIKE CHAMPION Yoshimura Suzuki Ben Spies
6x AMA SUPERBIKE CHAMP. Yoshimura Suzuki Mat Mladin,
Yoshimura Suzuki Tommy Hayden
American Honda Miguel Duhamel
American Honda Jake Zemke
Erion Racing Josh Hayes, Gobert
M4 Emgo Barnes, May
Team Jordan Yates, Holden
Attack Kawasaki Rapp
MV Augusta/FBF Lynn and the Italian guy
Celtic Racing Chaz Davies
Team Hooters Eric Wood
Arclight Suzuki Jeff Wood
What are Tire Warmers?
Electrically powered heaters that
are designed to wrap around your tires so that they are brought up to operating
temperature BEFORE you start the race. Greatly Decreasing your chances of a 1st turn
crash do to cold tires. Tire Warmers can save you thousands from just ONE Crash.
What forms of racing are
applicable for Tire Warmers?
Most popular is road racing for
motorcycles and cars although we have made Tire warmers for flat-track, drag racing and even moto-cross.
Why are tire warmers an
- Great Starts
- A tire that is up to temperature has more
traction. This is helpful in getting good starts and making a charge for the first few
- Helps Avoid
Cold -Tire Crashes - We all know when the track goes green every racer gives
his best. Cold tires crashes are common among those without tire warmers.
Tire Life - Heat Cycles: Heating your tires for practice and then keeping the
warmers on between practice sessions saves Heat Cycles (the # of
times a tire gets hot and then cools) which age your tires (the tire goes
"off" meaning the best grip is gone). Cold Cutting: High-horsepower or heavy
bikes can tend to cold-tear tires when ridden aggressively when the tire is cold. These
"cuts" typically occur at the tires edges and effect performance and life.
What is operating temperature
of the Tire Warmers ?
Almost all tire compounds (street
legal and racing slicks) are working well at temperatures between
135 & 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Just because you are sweating and hot doesn't mean your tires are
Is heat up time important?
Two important factors are: initial
heat up time and complete heat soaking. Initial heat up
should be a heat up cycle of 7-8 minutes to let the rubber cycle up to temperature slowly,
this gives the best results. A "heat soak" is what
is desired. This is complete heating through the tire, the whole carcass not just the
surface rubber. For this reason a heating time of 45 minutes is
How is the heat regulated?
Thermostats, 2 per tire warmer, keep
the warmer at a temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit(80C). If there is a delay in races,
leaving the warmers on for extra time is not a problem.
Hawk Racing Tire Warmers?
- Chicken Hawk warmers are easy to put
on and the easiest/fastest to take off.
- Utilize Nomex insulation to keep the
- Chicken Hawk warmers have a heat up
time and target temperature that is designed to the specifications
of Dunlop and Michelin racing tires.
- The most durable unit using high
impact thermostats and silicone insulated heating coils.