Talley’s Picks: Wiseco Forged Pistons
The Wiseco company has been manufacturing forged pistons since the 1940s. While OEM pistons are more than capable of producing enough speed from the motor, professional riders need more power from their machines, and that's where Wiseco piston kits come in.
Wiseco makes lightweight forged pistons that deliver greater precision and the ability to withstand more abuse. Forged pistons can tolerate higher compressions and the additional power generated from a more aggressive engine. Wiseco’s lighter, smaller pistons are developed to increase compression ratio so you can get the most out of your machine.
Here’s what Partzilla’s powersports pro John Talley says about Wiseco forged pistons:
John Talley: So not everybody is a professional racer nor do they really demand that much out of their machine. A lot of us are just weekend warriors. Let's say you're working on a 1979 YZ250. Guess what? Yamaha no longer makes a piston for that. Wiseco's got you covered. They have an extensive line, especially toward the older two-strokes.
If you're doing a restoration, keeping an older bike running, or demanding the most out of the latest and greatest, Wiseco has a product to help it run at its best. Even on their most basic piston kits, you get the piston, the rings, the circlips, and the wrist pin all in one box and ready to go. You can't go wrong with OEM, but my piston of choice for personal builds has always been Wiseco. They put in the most research and development. I've met with the people that run Wiseco and they really have a passion for the business.
What advantages do Wiseco’s forged pistons have over cast pistons? Watch the video above to learn more about the benefits of Wiseco pistons.