International Dealer News 160 April/May 2021 IDN 160 April/May 2021 | Page 37

Vertex updated 2-stroke pistons for 2021 applications

Italian specialist Vertex Pistons ( VP Italia ) has added to its range of 2-stroke piston options for off-road motorcycles up to 300 cc with the introduction of new versions for 2021 models . The new line of pistons , developed on MX World Championship circuits in collaboration with some of the leading factory teams , has four different ranges - Replica , Race , Pro-Race and , at the top of the line , Race Evolution - its best range for performance and reliability ,
specifically for racing . Each range has a molybdenum disulphide coating that improves smoothness and conformity with the cylinder , which increases performance , durability and reliability by reducing friction , heat build-up and wear . These off-road pistons are available for all 2-stroke 2021 Beta , KTM , Husqvarna , GasGas , Kawasaki , TM and Yamaha models .
VERTEX PISTONS / VP ITALY S . R . L . Reggio Emilia , ITALY Tel : + 39 0522 918888 info @ vertexpistons . com www . vertexpistons . com

PSI - EVO Sinter for UTV & SSV

As one of the largest manufacturers of brake pads , SBS has now introduced a full-range PSI upgrade compound for UTVs and SSVs . " The new purpose-designed brake pad range called PSI - EVO Sinter is made of a new state-of-the-art conductive sintered performance compound , specially developed for the allaround ( wet / dry ) and all-terrain ( leisure / race ) UTV and SSV driving experience ." The new compound gives drivers a strong initial bite to enable instant brake feeling , easy modulation and powerful , consistent and reliable performance throughout the brake pad lifetime - " even under extreme conditions ". The new PSI brake pads also include NUCAP NRS technology on the back plate - a technology that secures an indestructible mechanical bond between the pad compound material and the backing plate . SBS CSO Christel Munk Pedersen said : " With the PSI - EVO Sinter compound , we want to give UTV and
SSV drivers the ultimate upgrade compound for both casual all-terrain and race use . With the PSI , we have upgraded the compound performance level , so that drivers get a far better continuous brake feel in wet and dry conditions on rough terrain . " The innovative and unique pad and backing plate bond created by the NUCAP Retention System ( NRS ) extends the security of the compound / backing plate interface right across the operational temperature range of the brake pad . " Considering the tough conditions brake pads are exposed to during UTV and SSV use , we are taking brake performance and safety to the next level . Our extensive testing programme has included Baja 1000 UTV race champion Marc Burnett and found that the PSI-EVO Sinter is equally applicable for off-road hobby as well as competition use ."
SBS brake pad compounds are secured to the backing plate using the NUCAP NRS retention system - this creates and unbreakable bond between the compound and the plate .
Following a preliminary 2020 introduction of a few applications , SBS has now moved to full-range availability . PSI - EVO Sinter compound is also available for most product-compatible ATV / Quad bike applications . The full range can be searched with the SBS online model-lookup ' widget ' at the company ' s website .
SBS FRICTION Svendborg , DENMARK Tel : + 45 63 21 15 15 sbs @ sbs . dk www . sbs . dk