Motorcycle Electronic Ignition

Motorcycle Electronic Ignition Kits
























Electronic ignition has long been recognized as a means of increasing a car or motorbike's efficiency. It does this simply by burning the fuel very much more effectively than is possible with any traditional contact breaker "points" system.

Contactless Electronic Ignition gives seven major advantages:

NewTronic Ignition Systemmotorcyclereduces fuel consumption
electronicincreases power
ignitionimproved starting
kitis reliable
newtronicsdrastically reduces exhaust pollution
motorbikereduces maintenance
ignitionleads to smoother running.


Ignition Kit Prices

Shipping to Australian destination including GST

  • Single, two or four cylinder kits from AUD $188.65 + postage**
  • Three cylinder kits from AUD $248.33 + postage**

[** via Australia Post from AUD $16.35]

Shipping to Overseas destination

  • Single, two or four cylinder kits from AUD $171.50 + postage****
  • Three cylinder kits from AUD $225.75 + Postage**** Currency Converter

[**** via tracked Airmail from AUD $31.00]

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Fuel economy

By burning the petrol more completely the engine uses less fuel resulting in a significant increase in miles per gallon.

Increased power

Again as a direct result of more complete combustion, the engine produces more power for the same amount of fuel making your car or bike more responsive.

Better starting

The increased energy in the spark makes starting easier and gives "first time" starting almost every time.


The unit gives a reliability, which is only obtainable through the latest solid state electronics. 

Cleaner exhaust

Electronic ignition is fitted as standard in many countries that have stringent exhaust regulations.

Reduce maintenance

With no contacting moving parts to wear out, no points to replace, and timing that stays accurate for an indefinite period maintenance requirements are considerably reduced.

Smoother running

The accurate timing of the unit together with the complete elimination of points bounce means that an engine runs much more smoothly.

How It Works

NewTronic kit
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(actual contents may vary depending upon the model of bike)

The contactless electronic ignition system uses an optical trigger to energize the coil. A slotted disc fitted, revolves between an infra-red light emitting diode and a photo-transistor. As the slots in the disc alternately expose and cover the light they activate the photo-transistor which in turn triggers the circuitry to switch the coil and produce a spark.

At high speeds, the disc system allows up to three times longer for the coil to charge than is available with a points system. This ensures a powerful spark even at high speed.

Another important feature of this system is that there are no contacting moving parts, so wear and tear are eliminated and the timing stays accurate for an indefinitely long period.

Simple to fit

The NewTronic ignition kit is easy to fit and comes with full, simple fitting instructions. First the old points and condenser are removed from the distributor and replaced by the adapter, disc and lamp. All that remains is to connect the unit to the coil, a 12 volt power supply and to earth.

Compare the output

Ignition Graph - click to see larger version (Click to view diagram.) The diagram clearly shows the advantage that can be gained from fitting a NewTronic Contactless Ignition system. The grey area shows just how much more energy the spark has even over correctly adjusted new points. The light blue areas shows how spark energy decreases as points become worn.

After 5,000 miles the frictional wear and points erosion will impair the timing and reduce the energy available to the spark. Contactless Ignition has no frictional losses and is switched faster at all speeds for ultimate efficiency.

Technical Specifications


12 volts ( Also 6 volt kits available)

Operating range

9 - 18 volts


Negative earth


l80mA at 13.5 volts


Range of coils up to 8 amps


Works in conditions from -40 C to +100 C

Polarity protected  Protected against accidental battery or jump starting but not against incorrect connection during installation
Output voltage With typical standard coil:
Open circuit 30KV
50 pf load 24KV
1 megohm 50 pf 18KV
Rise time 20 Ás

Motorcycle Makes

Kits are available for the following road bikes:

Aermacchi Honda MZ
Benelli Jawa Norton
BMW Kawasaki Suzuki
BSA Moto Guzzi Triumph
Ducati Moto Laverda Yamaha
Enfield MV Augusta

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All ignition kits come with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty

A switching unit (black box) and adaptor kit is available separately if required - see Order Form.

* NewTronic were previously known as Newtronic Systems, which were previously known as Piranha






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Aermacchi; Benelli; BMW; BSA; Ducati; Enfield; Honda; Jawa; Kawasaki; Moto Guzzi; Moto Laverda; MV Augusta; MZ; Norton; Suzuki; Triumph; Yamaha

last updated 17-nov-17