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WP Suspension to suit more models

Esoteric Austrian suspension company WP Performance Sports GmbH which is owned by KTM Group has announced it is branching out into units for other models.

In Australia, WP Suspension is sold through KTM and has been available only for KTM models.

However, a recent release from the company about its street suspension says WP Suspension plans to “expand its portfolio with suitable products for a large number of other manufacturers”.

It’s good news for riders as the suspension units are among the best in the world.

The range includes on and off-road competition-focused Pro Components, such as Cone Valve forks, Trax rear shock absorber, triple clamps and steering dampers, as well as t-shirts and stickers.

KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

WP Suspension history

The Dutch company launched as White Power Suspension in 1977 and has been heavily involved in motorsport, winning more than 300 FIM World Championship titles.

Its unfortunate name was based on its iconic white coil springs.

The company went broke in 1991 and relaunched the same year as WP Suspension.

KTM gradually took over the company from 1997 and re-established the factory right next to theirs in Mattighofen.

Championship winning KTMs

Their combined engineering has helped the company develop their off-road and now road racing motorcycles.

Meanwhile, their street-oriented APEX PRO COMPONENTS feature a growing selection of cartridges, forks, shocks and steering dampers for KTM motorcycles.

New products include the APEX PRO 7500 Cartridge, APEX PRO 7746 Shock and APEX PRO 7117 Steering Damper for the KTM 890 DUKE R and KTM 1290 SUPERDUKE.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

KTM factory takes over Australian distribution

The KTM factory has bought the distribution rights to KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles in Australia and New Zealand, the company’s third largest market in the world for KTM.

Factory ownership will give Aussie KTM and Husqvarna riders and dealers an increased level of support, says KTM Group Australia and New Zealand GM Jeff Leisk.

KTM bikes had been distributed by Automotive Holdings Group for 25 years and in recent years they also imported Husqvarna and WP Suspension.

KTM factory Australia adds WP Suspension and gear
WP Suspension

The Austrian factory bought 26% of the company in 2017 and from July will own 100% in a deal that values the business at $18 million.

KTM chief marketing officer Hubert Trunkenpolz says the transaction “reinforces our commitment to the Australian and New Zealand markets”.

“This is a very positive development for the KTM dealer network and the KTM customer in both countries,” he says.

The change will have no impact on KTM Group staff or established dealer networks for KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and WP Suspension, a company statement says.

The four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, plus BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle are the only other motorcycle manufacturers who also own the distribution rights in Australia and New Zealand.

All others are distributed by Australian-own importers.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com