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Wiseco has grown their portfolio of high-end performance offerings by adding an all-new connecting rod to their growing Racer Elite line of products. Using F1 engineering tactics and industry-leading design software, these rods are three years in-the-making and have been tested and trusted by the worldâ€™s elite level builders and racers.
A rider may not give much thought to his motorcycleâ€™s connecting rod, until one of two things happen. Either the rider is interested in improving the performance of his engine or is the unfortunate victim of a broken or â€œthrownâ€ rod. Regardless of situation, itâ€™s important to understand that a connecting rod is the crucial link between the piston and crankshaft.
A connecting rod is constantly under a tremendous load. Increasing horsepower, whether through a high-compression piston, camshafts, exhaust pipe or other hop-ups magnifies that stress and load. The good news is that Wisecoâ€™s Racer Elite rod is designed to handle higher engine loads, more horsepower, torque and/or a higher RPM range, all while maintaining improved wear characteristics.
Manufacturing & Materials
Proudly made in the USA from start to finish, every Wiseco Racer Elite connecting rod is made from proprietary, USA-made steel forgings for better-aligned grain flow. Different heat-treating methods are used in order to control hardness in the beam, versus on the thrust faces. This results in a stronger product, with extended service life. Engineers focused on removing weight out of the big end of the rod, while ensuring a wider thrust face for better heat transfer. Precision CNC machining holds tolerances up to thousandths of an inch and allows for strength-to-weight optimiza