CP Pistons To Display Ricky Carmichael's Winning Bike from 2007 Motocross Des Nations With Team USA At 2009 Dealer Expo! - Dirt Rider Magazine

IRVINE, CA
JANUARY 20, 2009
CP Pistons is proud to announce that it will be unveiling its "Project X" piston line for street bike and Powersports applications, and will have legendary rider Ricky Carmichael's winning bike from the 2007 Motocross Des Nations with Team USA on display in their booth (booth # 5317) at the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, IN, February 14th-16th, 2009. This motorcycle won using the original technology used to develop CP Piston's Project X piston line."PROJECT X" THE X FACTOR FOR COMPETITIVE STREET BIKES/POWERSPORTS APPS
After two years of development, CP has expanded its X-forging technology from its custom racing piston program and introduced Project X Pistons: Off-the-shelf fully boxed X-forged pistons for a variety of street bike and Powersports applications including Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM and others. CP Pistonis fully boxed X-forgings are designed to further minimize friction and reduce weight without compromising piston strength. CP adjusts the weight balance between the high and low areas of the piston during the forging process, and incorporates bracing and ribs for ultimate strength. The inherent design of CP Pistonis fully boxed X forgings allow for the use of a shorter pin, which increases strength and overall lightness of the assembly. Project X Piston Line Features:* Leading edge racing piston technology available off-the-shelf
* Fully boxed-style forging for ultimate strength, durability and power
* Reconfigured piston skirt designs maximize power and reduce piston rocking
* Coated skirts limit the amount of friction on the skirt/acts as buffer between piston and cylinder wall
* Double-pin oilers engineered in conjunction with broached oilers to deliver twice the amount of oil to the pin
* Internal windows allow additional oil to flow to pin
* Wrist pins treated with proprietary coating to eliminate pin galling and overcome brittleness associated with hardened metalsDO YOU WANT TO RUN WITH CHAMPIONS?
CP Pistons offers over 120 off-the-shelf street and race pistons for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, CAN AM, Polaris and others. Each piston is designed using sophisticated 3-D modeling software and manufactured with advanced 5-axis techniques to make them the lightest and strongest pistons on the market. These pistons are available in standard size or big-bore kits and are compatible with higher lift cams and oversize valves. Every CP Piston is designed through extensive research and development and with the cooperation of some of the biggest names in Motorsports. Custom pistons for racing applications are also available.ABOUT CP PISTONS
CP Pistons, founded in 1999, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. CP Pistons was founded with the mission of servicing the needs of enthusiasts and racers who desire to build the highest quality engines. CP Pistons ensures the highest quality by using the latest technology to manufacture its products, including state-of-the-art equipment, proprietary tooling, dedicated cutters and unique fixtures, computer modeling, five-axis machining and a multi-level inspection process that includes an advanced climate-controlled inspection department. CP Pistons is a member of PANKL Racing Systems. www.cppistons.com