News 13 Apr 2018

Milner clinches A4DE outright title as WP equipped riders score podiums

KTM Australia press release:

WP Suspension’s latest technology demonstrated its capabilities at the Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE) in Cessnock, New South Wales, as KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Daniel Milner dominated the Outright and E3 categories amongst a sweep of podium results for WP-equipped riders.

Milner, who transferred to the WP 48mm Cone Valve Fork and WP Trax PDS Shock combination at the beginning of 2018, remained relatively untouched during the gruelling four-day event, snatching up a fifth title in convincing fashion.

Also utilising the WP 48mm Cone Valve Fork, along with the Trax Link Shock was Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Daniel Sanders, the Victorian ultimately finishing runner-up to Milner in the Outright standings while clinching the E2 class title in the process.

Husqvarna-mounted teammates Lachlan Stanford and Fraser Higlett both lodged incredible podium performances in the E3 and E1 categories, finishing second in their respective classes with WP Suspension.

The WP 48mm Cone Valve fork boasts a unique valving system that allows almost endless damping performance, delivering significant balance between adequate comfort and bottoming resistance. It is lightweight in construction with a high-quality coating, offering increased comfort in a competition environment.

All adjustments are made externally, while a reduced sealing surface results in a minimised drop in pressure after the valve opens.

In addition, the WP Trax Shock absorber is the most innovative system on the market. Extremely compact and successfully implemented by KTM Factory Racing internationally with multiple world championships, it has been developed to reduce time between bumps and when riders can accelerate. The bike rides higher in the stroke, effectively minimising the suspension and increasing rear wheel traction.

WP Suspension products are now distributed locally with Authorised Centres currently being established to sell and service both WP OEM equipment and Pro Components parts throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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“From last year using the Factory WP 52mm Fork to the WP 48mm Cone Valve Fork now, it’s been a big jump. In the end, I think it’s better than where we were at with the 52mm components. The forks were faultless for the four days, we never had a problem at all. We had a new setting with the Trax PDS Shock leading up to the event, so the biggest thing was getting it to work well with the forks – we were able to get that – it felt awesome on all the terrains we rode, from gnarly rocky stuff to the final moto where it was a lot faster and bit sandier.”

“The new WP Suspension this year has been great, we had the first AORC round with them, and both the 48mm Cone Valve Forks and Trax Link shock felt great. We used the same setup for the A4DE, but the conditions were a little different, so we made a few adjustments with the clickers. The new 48mm fork is so easy to throw around in corners, it’s really light steering and paired with the shock that squats over all the bumps, we’ve found a really good setting that I’m really happy with.”

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