Originally Posted by Motor Slut
I am really surprised that KTM didn't use a WP shock package, that seems to be their signature.
LOL, since WP does actually stand for "White Power" (Seriously) and would appeal to John Q. Redneck more. :tonka:
IMHO, they went with Ohlins to appeal to the people that race, that and WP suspensions don't work the greatest. I think KTM ditched the rear suspension linkage on their motorcycles in 98 or 99 and they are just getting the progression curve dialed in in 2007/2008...and their forks are still nowhere near Showa quality of travel. Maybe KTM didn't want to wait for WP to catch up - it had been a long-time accepted fact that if you buy a KTM bike, you need to drop some cash to have the suspension redone.