All six spark plugs are identical to the plugs NGK supplies to the manufacturers as original equipment. The SILMAR9B9 (OE part no. 920700047, NGK stock no. 95399) e.g. stems from NGK’s OE business with Kawasaki. It comes with an extremely thin Iridium tip on the centre electrode and a ground electrode with tapered edges fitted with square platinum chip (SPE technology) laser welded. While the use of the precious metals makes the electrodes more resistant against wear, the SPE design improves mixture accessibility and thus ignition reliability. The spark plug therefore ensures driving pleasure on the more powerful engine variants of the Kawasaki Ninja – for the smaller Ninja models and the Z250 series from Kawasaki, NGK has started supplying the Aftermarket with the OE identical MR8CI-8 (NGK stock no. 96973, OE part no. 920700045).
The newly introduced SILMAR8C9 (OE part no. 31917K40F01, NGK stock no. 90097) and SILMAR8A9S (OE part no. 31909MJPG51, NGK stock no. 90992) are used as original parts by Honda. They are also endowed with an Iridium tip on the centre electrode and a platinum reinforced SPE ground electrode. While the first one is OE on the NSS Forza 125AD ABS, the second is a perfect match for the CRF 1000 Africa Twin series.
For Ducati’s series production, NGK Spark Plug designed the KR8C-G (OE part no. 67040491A, NGK stock no. 97516). It is a standard spark plug with a centre electrode made from nickel alloy and guarantees perfect ignition in the Ducati Scrambler 400. Finally, NGK Spark Plug Europe has introduced the Iridium spark plug CR6EIA-9 (OE part no. 0948200590, NGK stock no. 7967) to the Aftermarket, which is Suzuki’s choice on nine quad models, among those the LT-A 700 X and the LT-A 500 XP.
About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK Spark Plug’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany. For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com
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