Wiseco Racer Elite Connecting Rods - Engine Builder Magazine

Wiseco Racer Elite Connecting Rods

Racer Elite connecting rods are available for many dirt bike and ATV applications from all the major manufacturers, even including some 2022 models.

Wiseco has launched its latest addition to the growing line of Racer Elite products: Racer Elite connecting rods. Over three years in the making, Racer Elite connecting rods were designed, developed and are manufactured in Wiseco’s Mentor, OH manufacturing facility. Design, materials and processes are fine-tuned through direct development work with veteran engine builder, Dean Baker, and rods were tested and proven in multiple seasons of professional Supercross and Motocross racing before being made available to the public market.

Initial applications of the Racer Elite rods will utilize needle bearing and cage style big end bearings, a traditional and proven technology in powersports engines. However, several late model dirt bike applications are now equipped with plain bearing style big end bearings, a technology common in the automotive world.

Wiseco’s Racer Elite connecting rods are available for most newer model Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna and Suzuki motocross-specific four-strokes, as well as the Honda TRX450R and Yamaha YFZ450R ATV applications. Every Racer Elite connecting rod kit includes the rod, OEM-quality crank pin, big-end rod bearing, and thrust washers where applicable. Wiseco also has plain bearing applications available. 

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