VHM

De Vlonder 208
5427 DH Boekel
The Netherlands

Tel. +31(0) 492 32 45 95

info@vhm.nl

History of VHM
History

1978


VHM was founded in 1978, based on the experience gained in the field of 2 stroke engine tuning by mr. Ad van Haandel. His knowledge comes from his own personal experiences and observations, as himself often tested the results of his work as a karting driver on the tracks.

His desire to create the best high quality performance products for 2 stroke engines, has made VHM Special Racing Products famous throughout the world.

In the early ‘90 the first VHM carburettor was developed and used in karting and motocross engines.


1994


Jean-Pierre Wouters became the champion in the go-kart series with the VHM carburettor. Because of this success a special go-kart championship was planned. Unfortunately the VHM carburettor was not approved by the official karting federation.


1995


VHM started officially as a company. The 3 famous characters VHM stands for "Van Haandel Motorparts". The parent company "van Haandel Metaal" has moved to its new building. Therefore VHM moved into the old building of "van Haandel Metaal".




1997


Working very close with various top teams and the search for more engine performance, in 1997 the famous gold coloured cylinder head with exchangeable inserts where manufactured for road race and motocross engines.


1999


Many private and top teams are using the VHM cylinder head resulting in many victories and world championship in motocross, road race and karting. Masao Azuma from Playlife-Liegeois Team takes the 3d place after winning 5 GP in the 125cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship using the VHM cylinder head.


2000


In 2000 our first World Champion using VHM cylinder head, Grant Langston become the World champion 125cc motocross.





2002


Towards 2002 the first VHM crankshafts are specially manufactured for road race teams.


2003


Only 1 year after the development of the VHM crankshaft, Jorge Lorenzo won several GP with Derbi Team using VHM crankshafts and cylinder heads.

During 2003 VHM starts to distribute various products from other brands. In the beginning V-Force reed valves. Later on Hinson clutch components, Afam sprockets and chains were added.


2004


The development of the VHM reed valve started in 2004.


2006


VHM is operating from its new facility in the industrial estate "Vlonder West" in Boekel, the Netherlands. The new facility consist of 2 floor 450 m2 office and a 700 m2 warehouse with build in soundproof dyno room.

VHM is growing strong as distributor for aftermarket parts with a wide range special products.



2007


With years of experience in crankshafts development and design, VHM started with modifying OEM crankshafts. The modified crankshafts has a huge effect on the behaviour and handling of the engine. This will result in faster lap times, whether it’s for karting, motocross or road race.

We have developed carburettors for the 125cc "long life" TAG direct drive kart engines in the KF2 and KF3 Class. The VHM J3 and S2 carburettors were officially homologated and approved by the CIK-FIA.

Vertex pistons and Suterclutch are added in the product range.


2008


Dutch MX rider Jeffrey Herlings became world champion on the 85cc using VHM parts.


2010


VHM is the only official Hinson distributor for the Netherlands. Hinson has the best high performance clutches, chosen by all the top riders and the most professional teams.

To meet the demand of 2-4 stroke aftermarket parts, VHM is distributor of JE-piston, HGS exhaust system, Hotrod connecting rods, Hot Cam camshafts, NGK spark plugs and ProX parts.


2012


We have added new parts in our product range, 4-stroke connecting rods from Carrillo and Twin Air filters.


2013


New product for 2-stroke engines: VHM billet piston kits. The pistons are 100% CNC machined from high quality solid billet material specially manufactured according our specifications and material properties. The piston feature internal and external machining to unique shapes for an increased rigidity.



Present


VHM supplies dealers and tuners worldwide with the high quality products for their tuning, service and rebuilding of the race engines.

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VHM

De Vlonder 208
5427 DH Boekel
The Netherlands
CC (KvK): 16076527
Tel. +31(0) 492 32 45 95
Fax +31(0) 492 32 20 84
info@vhm.nl
www.vhm.nl