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Vertex Four-stroke Pistons

Vertex Four-stroke Pistons


Manufactured in Italy, Vertex, the premier brand of OEM replacement pistons, is the OEM supplier to KTM and numerous European motorcycle and go-kart manufacturers. Vertex offers enthusiasts state-of-the-art, high-quality pistons for nearly any powersport use from motorcycles and ATVs to marine and karting. Manufactured to the highest standards in Japan, Vertex’s piston rings are produced by the OEM suppliers so that they are direct OEM replacements. Vertex is the choice of those who truly seek the optimum in powersport performance in any application.

Cast vs. Forged
What’s better and why:

Four-stroke engines have much higher cylinder pressures when compared to two-strokes and are generally manufactured from forgings. To handle the internal pressures of a four-stroke engine, Vertex’s four-stroke pistons are forged from the highest quality 2618 aluminum alloy for superior strength and durability. Vertex uses unique piston profi les and compression ratios, offered in A, B, C and D sizes, to maximize power and performance while reducing blow-by and oil consumption.

Aiding in the break-in process and reducing wear, every Vertex piston has a Molybdenum Disulphide (MOS2) coating on the piston skirt.

• Standard pistons and components are OEM replacements.
• Kits include piston, rings, wrist pin and circlips.
• All pistons are heat treated with a T-5 or T-6 hardening and tempering cycle.
• Replacement rings are sold individually.