Maxxis Expands OE Tyre Partnership for KTM Off-Road Range

19 December 2013

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM have reinforced their growing commitment to Maxxis by adding the all new FREERIDE to the expanding number of machines fitted with Maxxis premium off road rubber as Original Equipment. Maxxis currently supply the EXC range with the world beating FIM approved MaxxEnduro Tyre, to provide the ultimate in grip and control for their range of Enduro machines.

The new KTM FREERIDE range features a punchy 2-Stroke 250, 350 4-Stroke and a Lithium-ion powered Electric model. There isn’t another bike which can make you so much better than your skill level, it caresses and softens all your errors and areas of weakness and drags you up the hills and over obstacles that it has no right to. The result is not an enduro, nor a trials bike. Instead it's part beginners' bike, part experts' play bike and probably the ideal green lane machine. Essentially, KTM has reinvented the trail bike.

All are fitted with Maxxis’ new TrialMaxx tyre, designed exclusively for KTM this new rubber is formulated to offer pleasure riders the ultimate in trail riding performance in varied off-road conditions.  The new Maxxis TrialMaxx is a hybrid tyre developed with KTM, it features an extreme-trail soft compound and style; with looser packed and deeper knobs. Active grip levels on wet, slippery rock is superb and, unlike a traditional trials tyre, the open tread design means you still have grip when the going gets tough – The perfect combination for the leisure rider seeking a weekend of Freeride action.

Maxxis partnership with KTM began with EXC range, a partnership forged from the FIM World Enduro Championship has allowed long-term development with KTM's un-compromising factory research and development teams, resulting in a proven rubber compounds and a clear mutual understanding of customers needs.

Maxxis’ FIM approved MaxxEnduro tyres tyres are also fitted as OE to all 15 models in the KTM EXC range, from the 125 EXC - The ideal bike for youngsters in the E1 racing class, to the 500 EXC "6 Days" Edition - The ultimate in 4-stroke performance, specially designed for the ISDE, the worlds most demanding Enduro competition.

Maxxis, now boast OEM tyre deals with a wide range of manufactures, including KTM, Honda, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha to name just a few.

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