Yamaha Picks Up Athena Big-Bore Kits

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Yamaha has entered into a distribution partnership with Athena as part of its Distributed by Yamaha Parts & Accessories initiative. Yamaha dealers can now order Athena’s big-bore cylinder kits for the YZ250F, YZ125, WR250R and WR250X.

“Being recognized by Yamaha as a manufacturer of products that meet their high standards for quality, performance and value is a reflection of what we’ve been doing for over 35 years,” Jim Ricci Sr., Athena USA’s national sales manager, stated in a press release. “We look forward to a long-term relationship as a quality supplier to Yamaha on future products.”

Athena kits come with a new nickel-carbide-plated cylinder with enlarged water passages, and a piston with rings, pin, clips, gaskets, o-rings and all other parts needed for a complete installation.

Athena’s big-bore cylinder kits are the result of collaboration with racing teams worldwide, including Yamaha’s motocross teams.