Aptec Motorsport


There’s no cylinder bore coating like Apticote 2000

Aptec Motorsport is Poeton’s specialist division focusing on cylinder bore coating for engines used in motorbikes, drones, cars and racing karts. A replacement for traditional Nikasil coatings, Apticote 2000 is a Nickel Ceramic solution that provides superior adhesion and is inspired by Poeton’s research and development in the aerospace sector.

The Apticote 2000 Advantage

  • Extended cylinder life – Ultra-wear resistant with a slicker, harder coating that’s better bonded to the substrate
  • Higher performance – Even in the most demanding race conditions, from karts and off-roaders to GP bikes
  • Superior oil retention – When you need it most, right up to and over 18,000 rpm, with improved resistance to scuffing
  • Reduced friction – Between cylinder wall and piston ring, plus better surface lubricant retention
  • Improved power – Delivering extra race-winning power over original supply or steel sleeves


  • Cylinder plating – 2 and 4 strokes engines, liners and rotary cylinders replated with Apticote 2000 Nickel Ceramic.
  • Cylinder repair – Damage caused by piston and ring failure can be weld repaired prior to applying the new coating.
  • Cylinder honing – Ensuring the correct surface finish by honing coated cylinder to precisely match Apticote 2000’s deposit characteristics.
  • Port dressing – Extra care is taken to dress port edges to give the minimum chamfer allowing for exact port timing.
  • Cylinder express – When your re-bore cannot wait, get up and running faster with cylinder express – replating and repairs in only four days.
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