Manufactured in Italy, Vertex, the premier brand of OEM pistons, is the OEM supplier to KTM and numerous European motorcycle and go-kart manufactures. Vertex offers enthusiasts state-of-the-art, high quality pistons for nearly any powersport use from motorcycles and ATVs to jet skis and karting. Vertex is the choice of those who truly seek the optimum in powersport performance in any application.
Vertex pistons are coated with Bisulfide to reduce breakin time. An unprecedented amount of silicone content extends piston life.
Vertex pistons are both cast and forged. Vertex casts their two stroke pistons because of the ability to incorporate higher silicon content into castings as opposed to a forging. This gives the piston a lower thermal distortion characteristic and higher wear resistance. Vertex uses castings and forgings in its four stroke pistons depending on application. Low rpm, low performance four stroke engines can use cast pistons. High performance, high rpm engines (like today’s race bikes) use forged pistons for strength. Vertex has the ability to manufacture its pistons to suit each need.