NEW PRODUCT: WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock | News
WP Suspension has announced the launch of its new WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock for use in KTM enduro bikes.
WP makes some big claims about the new WP XPLOR PRO shock, saying it will increase rear wheel traction and improve acceleration while also reducing physical stresses transferred to the rider. We’ll have to test it for ourselves to find out.
The new WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock will be available from September and is compatible with the following KTM models:
KTM EXC (150, 250, 300); EXC-F (250, 350, 450, 500);
KTM XC-W (150, 250, 300); XCF-W (350, 500). -From 2017-
WP Press Release
XPLOR PRO helps enduro riders to get through even the most demanding terrain faster, more efficiently and with significantly more power to the ground. The duo of technical All-Stars consisting of SUPERTRAX and PROGRESSIVE DAMPING SYSTEM (PDS) works perfectly as a unit to improve ground contact, enables the most sensitive feedback from the ground and provides the most reliable damping performance with sufficient reserves no matter what awaits the rider behind the next hilltop.
The WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock is unaffected by all the obstacles the terrain throws at it. Due to the highly innovative SUPERTRAX technology, the rebound speed can be optimized via adjusters after a lift off of the rear wheel and the time without ground contact can be drastically reduced. This means that enduro riders with the XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock are back on the throttle faster and dig their rear wheel into the dirt without losing precious time. Reduced motorcycle compression and a more upright riding position reduces the physical stress on the rider and ensures a crucial advantage in competition.
– Increased control and a more comfortable riding experience even in tough terrain
– Individual adjustability of the rebound movement and speed
– More grip and traction of the rear wheel and therefore improved acceleration
– SUPERTRAX is used by the most successfulfactory team riders in Enduro
WP XPLOR PRO 8946 TECHNICAL DATA
Length 413 mm
Weight w/o oil 4236 g
Piston diameter 46mm
Travel 103 mm
Suspension versions 63, 66, 69, 72, 78, 81, 84 N/mm
Spring rate 75 N/mm
Spring length 225 mm
Spring reload YES
Rec. Oil type SAE 2.5
Items delivered Shock incl. spring, tools, sticker