In 1979 Castor 927 was the product that launched the Maxima brand, today 2-strokes around the world celebrate !!
Maxima Racing Oils has a racing heritage that’s rarely found in any brand in today’s marketplace. Maxima was founded to solve a problem that existed at the OEM level, ultimately creating a superior Castor based two stroke oil for motocross racing.
In 1979, two-cycle racing castor oil was becoming hard to come by, and available castors had nasty side effects. Simply put, Dick Lechien decided to make his own racing castor oil for his son Ronnie Lachien. Dick’s take on the company’s story, “We were using caster oils and suffering all the issues of rings sticking and so on. A couple castor oil manufacturers had ceased to manufacture for a short period of time, and one thing led to another. Castor oil is the reason we got into it, but once we got into it we realized that there wasn’t enough castor oil business to build a business on, so we got into other products.”
Maxima is now recognised as one of the most coveted brands in the racing industry. Decades of active involvement in professional racing has led to powerful technology and a full array of market leading products. The company continues its heritage by playing an active role in the sport and racing communities. We strive to deliver superior quality for the recreational athlete or World Champion.