Courtesy of Pro Taper
KTM Jr. SX Challenge Bikes To Use ProTaper Micro Handlebars
Irvine, CA February 16, 2016 — ProTaper is proud to announce a
multi-year agreement with KTM’s Jr. Supercross Challenge (KJSC) program.
ProTaper will launch its new Micro product line with the KJSC program
at their home race, Round 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, just
minutes away from ProTaper corporate offices at Tucker Rocky
Distributing in Fort Worth, TX. All 17 identically prepared 2016 KTM 50
SX bikes will be equipped with ProTaper’s revolutionary Micro
Handlebars, grips and throttle tubes, as well as ProTaper sprockets.
“Kids’ hands are much smaller than adult hands, so why should they
ride with the same size bars and grips as adults?” said ProTaper Brand
Manager, Paul Perebijnos. The ProTaper Micro product line includes
handlebars, grips, and throttle tubes that have been reduced in overall
outer diameter to give youth riders controls that have been optimized
for their smaller hands.
“The ProTaper Micro product line addresses a huge market void in such
an important and prevalent category of off-road motorcycle riding —
youth riders on 50cc and 65cc minibikes. The Micro product line is
something very near and dear to my heart, as it took a ton of work to
bring it to fruition. I’m beyond proud of our partnership with the KJSC
program, and I’m very excited to witness the reactions of the KJSC
participants after getting their chance to ride a bike with our new
The KJSC program provides a platform for young minicycle riders to
showcase their talents in stadium racing venues across the country as
the half-time show of select rounds of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross
Series. Young boys and girls are pre-selected for each of the 10 KJSC
rounds and invited to compete on the very same track as their Supercross
racing heroes. The program gives kids and parents a chance to
experience what it’s like to be a “Factory Rider” for a day and immerse
themselves in the excitement of Supercross from a very unique
perspective, and to enjoy the sport as a fun and rewarding experience.
“I’m very excited for the future of the KJSC program with the addition
of the ProTaper brand and their Micro product line,” said KTM Marketing
Manager Christy LaCurelle. “Youth riders are the future of our sport and
are very important to us here at KTM, so partnering with a brand like
ProTaper, who have put their years of control innovation experience into
a product specifically designed for kids, is invaluable to us. It is
the perfect compliment to our KJSC participants.”
The very first glimpse of ProTaper’s new Micro product line on the
KJSC minicycles can be viewed in person at Tucker Rocky’s Supercross
Pre-Party, February 18th at 6pm at Tucker Rocky Corporate Headquarters
(4900 Alliance Gateway Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76177) for all Tucker
Rocky dealers, employees and families. Be sure to check out the all-new
ProTaper Micro product line at a Tucker Rocky dealer or Internet
retailer near you.
For more information on ProTaper please visit www.protaper.com
For more information on the KJSC program please visit www.ktmjrsx.com
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