WP Suspension On A Yamaha?
WP Suspension is usually the go-to suspension of choice for the European manufactures, and is rarely used on any Japanese bikes. The majority of people like to stick with what they know when it comes to suspension set-ups, and a lot of the time, have an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude towards it. But I guess you’ll never know what works the best when it comes to different suspension on different bikes if you don’t switch things up a little. WP Suspension Australia today officially unveiled its support of Stefan Granquist and Emelie Karlsson for the 2020 off-road season. Joining the WP Suspension Team aboard Yamaha WR450F and WR250Fs respectively, Granquist and Karlsson will pilot their Yamaha machines in an array of off-road races nationwide.
Let’s find out more about this combo from WP Suspension Australia…
WP Suspension Australia Sales Manager – Stefan Appelgren today expressed his excitement at having Stefan and Emelie join the team…
Stefan Appelgren: “The push from WP Suspension into the Australian market is a welcomed addition as we will be supplying a race-specific solution for Japanese manufactures motorcycles. We are excited to have Stefan and Emelie represent the brand and look forward to seeing the WP Suspension logo on Yamaha machinery for 2020.”
With a 6th place finish overall last year, Stefan is a regular at the pointy end of the field in the E2 class of the AORC series, and had the following to say at today’s unveiling.
Stefan Granquist: “Both Emelie and I are incredibly excited about this partnership for the new year. Last year was strong for both of us, we managed to show some speed and put results on the board with myself finishing 6th overall in E2 and Emelie ending up on the podium in the Women’s class, even after missing some rounds through injury. It’s an honour to be associated with such a premium brand and we are eager to begin the testing process leading up to the first round of the AORC in Toowoomba.”
Stefan and Emelie will both be running the 48mm Cone Valve fork and Trax shock, which are available for Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki off-road motorcycles. An increased network of WP Authorised Dealers, means that the same products you see on the bikes of these top professionals, can be purchased and further tuned through one of these dealers.
More information on your closest WP Authorised dealer can be found here: https://www.wp-suspension.com/authorized-centers/