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ProTaper announces agreement with KTM

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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.

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“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 Micro handlebars.”

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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 18 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.

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