From a KTM press release:
KTM extends its contract with Hinson Clutch Components as the global supplier for all KTM Offroad Factory Racing teams till 2017.
The company’s distinct black clutch covers as seen on the orange offroad factory bikes are recognized all over the world. With this move, the California-based company not only extends its collaboration with the US Supercross/Pro Motocross plus Offroad Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Teams but also with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS and TLD GoPro Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. In Europe, all the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing squads that compete in Motocross, Enduro and Rally put their trust in Hinson’s premium clutch components.
Florian Ebner (KTM Motorsports, Head of Offroad): “We’re pleased to extend this more than a decade-long collaboration with Hinson for another year. We first made contact with them because of their outstanding knowledge of clutch components. At that time Hinson was already providing us with very durable, high-performance clutches. This quality is still a key aspect of racing, especially for our offroad racing teams. The Orange Family has a lot in common with Hinson because we think and work the same way. This makes it even more logical to extend our professional partnership at the highest level of global offroad racing.”
Ron Hinson (Hinson Clutch Components, Director of Sales & Marketing): “KTM’s drive to be the best in performance is a perfect match for Hinson Clutch Components. Because of this, we’re very pleased that they recognize our quality and performance by extending the cooperation through 2017 with all of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s offroad teams. We’re proud to have now been a partner to most of their teams for more than ten years. Long-term partnerships like this recognize the quality of our products, and they allow us to continue to develop and produce the best high-performance clutches in the world.”
Hinson Clutch Components sells the most advanced Off-Road Motorcycle, ATV and Sport Bike clutch components in the world. They offer premium clutch baskets, inner hubs, pressure plates, BTL slipper clutches, fiber and steel plates, clutch springs and extremely durable clutch covers. In their 24 years of doing business, Hinson Clutch Components have won 317 National and World Championships.