WP Suspension launches Canadian facility

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WP Suspension has launched a Canadian headquarters for suspension supply and repairs.

Based in Austria, WP Suspension is closely tied to KTM, as it’s part of KTM’s tricky ownership structure. WP provides suspension for most KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles, but also offers aftermarket shocks and forks that fit other bikes, and builds stock components for other OEMs as well.

WP already has a North American subsidiary, but now there is a Canada-specific branch headquartered in Chambly, Quebec (same base of operations as KTM Canada). This facility will work with existing WP Authorized Centers (Blackfoot Direct, Rider’s Edge, Mission Cycle) to sell WP Pro components and distribute WP spares in Canada.

KTM’s Canadian bigwigs say this enables them to sell WP Pro components easily in Canada, something they’ve wanted to do for years. And, given the uncertainty that President Donald Trump has introduced into North American motorcycle markets, it’s probably a good thing to have a Canadian pipeline to parts, just in case it becomes more difficult to buy those pieces in the US.

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