Parts NVP Update: Jardine Targets Off-Road Market


Jardine Performance Products still does the majority of its exhaust business in the on-road market, but the company wants to expand its off-road business and is actively pursuing increased market share in the dirt.

Frank Van Es, general sales and marketing manager, says Jardine spent the past year promoting its product at motocross races up and down the West Coast and next plans to begin attracting brand enthusiasts at desert races.

Jardine's latest product for off-road motorcycles and sport ATVs includes the RT94 and RT99 exhausts — both recently picked up by Parts Unlimited.

Both systems utilize a unique resonance chamber on the headpipe to reduce sound while aiding in increased power output, are constructed of stainless steel tubing and aluminum mufflers, and are U.S. Forest Service approved. The RT94 (dealer priced at $412 and retailing for $590) passes 94 db sound tests, and the RT99 (dealer priced at $391 and retailing for $560) passes 99db sound tests and comes with a 96db insert.

Also new from Jardine for the off-road crowd, as well as sportbikers: The Pro-Tune3 fuel injection tuners. Built on load-based tuning technology rather than existing RPM-based tuners, the Pro-Tune3 (dealer priced between $178-$223 and retailing for between $255-$310) is a plug-and-play unit requiring no dyno tuning, splicing or cutting and can be adjusted without the aid of a computer. Plus, it's available as a "race-only" unit for modified bikes and a CARB legal unit for pollution controlled bikes.

Look for videos depicting other new Jardine products on YouTube and Facebook.

—Submitted by Guido Ebert