The latest KTM (the 150 EXC TPI, the 450 EXC-F and the 500 EXC-F) and Husqvarna Motorcycle (the TE 150i, the FE 450 and the FE 501) models come originally equipped with ignition heroes by NGK SPARK PLUG. They follow in a long and successful line of Enduro racing, where both KTM Group companies have continually set the benchmark in technology with their race-winning, off-road competition 2-stroke and 4-stroke models.
Due to the particularly extreme conditions experienced in racing and trail rides, spark plug replacement is required more often, opening up sales opportunities for the Aftermarket. The Iridium LaserLine reference GR8DI-12 spark plug provides the ideal replacement part for both the KTM 150 EXC TPI and Husqvarna TE 150i, while the Iridium LaserLine reference LZMAR8BI-10 offers the same high levels of performance for the KTM 450 EXC-F and 500 EXC-F models, as well as for the Husqvarna FE 450 and FE 501 series.
Both spark plugs are tailor-made to each motorcycle, fitting perfectly to the engine. They feature a thin-centred, iridium electrode which ensures optimum ignitability and are especially designed to meet the demanding conditions experienced in off-road racing.
The inclusion of the two new ignition heroes fitting world famous manufacturers KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles to NGK SPARK PLUG’s Aftermarket range, illustrates the company’s state-of-the-art credentials, as well as its dedication to provide the perfect application for every vehicle type. Xavier Pesca, Director Global PIMs & Head of Category Management EMEA Aftermarket at NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE confirmed: “We are by far the largest global OE supplier of 2-wheel spark plugs. This is because our passion revolves around manufacturing the ideal spark plug for each and every vehicle. Our commitment to producing ignition and sensor technology of the highest quality is the reason why world-leading companies like KTM Group trust our expertise for original supply, thus benefitting our Aftermarket customers.”
NGK SPARK PLUG is a long-standing specialist in the OE and Aftermarket 2-wheel and leisure sector. Its high performance, replacement motorcycle, scooter and SSV spark plugs cover 17,550 applications, equivalent to almost 100 per cent of the 2-wheel parc in Europe – the highest in the Aftermarket.
The two new 2-wheel spark plugs are already available to wholesalers, distributors and workshops across Europe. More information can be found on ‘TekniWiki’ (www.tekniwiki.com), the online information platform that provides detailed technical know-how for all NGK SPARK PLUG products.