KMC Wheels is proud to announce that the brand has become the official wheel sponsor for Factory Yamaha, supporting its team of racers in the American Motorcycle Association’s (AMA) Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship seasons through 2018. Team Yamaha has a rich racing heritage and remained a dominant force in both Supercross and Motocross since 1972.
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“KMC Wheels is very excited about being the official wheel of Team Yamaha, as they represent the experience and passion to win races and championships,” said Mike Bell, KMC Sports Marketing Manager.
Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., said, “Yamaha is proud to announce our partnership with KMC Wheels. We share the same passion and innovation for racing that drives all of us.”
The partnership will not only support the team and its race initiatives, but extend into the business to business realm of powersports divisions for both Yamaha and KMC Wheels. The KMC logo will be placed on team haulers, on the rear fender of race bikes and will include prime jersey placement for the team as they compete in upcoming seasons. Due to its superior performance and excellence in design, KMC Wheels have become one of the most popular selections for professional athletes, drivers and more importantly, the motocross scene.
The second most attended motorsport in the U.S., the 2017 AMA Supercross season kicked off in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 7. The complete 17-round 2017 series schedule is available on the AMA’s official series website, www.amasupercross.com, and the official AMA series Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AMASupercrossChampionship.
KMC WHEELS announced that the local Hawaiian surfer that charged the hardest will be awarded with a set of xd series wheels following the winter contest season. It is the season where the world’s best surfers join the local Hawaiians on the North Shore, and the stakes remain high with careers on the line.
Local surfers in contention for the KMC xd series wheels are being judged based on the following criteria throughout the six week contest series as described by KMC Wheels ambassador and Pipeline local Jamie O’Brien (@whoisjob) in his recent Instagram post: overall competition, free surfing, wipeouts and XXL wave selection.
“The North Shore of Oahu remains home to some of the most prestigious professional surfers around the world,” said Jody Groce, President, KMC Wheels. “KMC Wheels would like to honor the local pro who puts it all on the line as careers are started and reputations are solidified. We are very excited to be part of the final stop of the year and would like to wish each competitor well as they battle in this winter contest season.”
The KMC xd series were built for individuals that require precise equipment for imprecise environments. The wheels remain lightweight, strong, and race tested and approved.
Today, Wheel Pros LLC launched the evolution of its Rockstar by KMC Wheels, the Rockstar III. The groundbreaking design of the Rockstar III allows its consumers to customize their wheels with off-the-shelf accessories, providing a level of ease to customization that has not yet been available to the industry. Its clean five-spoke design is complemented by the dimension of a mid-lip step with 25 different attachment points that allows for any unique combination you can imagine by changing out the inserts.
“Rockstar customers are rule-breakers, always looking for original ways to stand out from the crowd. Their wheels are essentially a reflection of their personality,” commented Jody Groce, President at Wheel Pros. “In developing the Rockstar III, KMC Wheels sought to deliver an economically as well as technically accessible alternative that would put the creative freedom in the customer’s hands.”
At approximately $230 to change the look of all four wheels, the price of nearly limitless customization options is now available at a fraction of the cost. The standard accessory included is the matte black mid spoke inserts; split spoke and ring inserts are sold separately. A mid spoke kit is $50 per wheel, a split spoke is $55 per wheel, a ring is $40 per wheel and the stars are $30 for a full set. The kits include a wrench tool specifically designed to remove and replace accessories.
The Rockstar III is available in 17” to 22” diameters with offsets and bolt patterns for all popular Jeep, truck and SUV in both lifted, leveled, non-lifted and extreme lifted applications. Standard finishes include matte black and matte black machine; custom finishes available through the online Custom Shop. Accessory colors are available in red, gloss black, matte black, white, chrome, yellow, orange, green and blue.
The Rockstar III and its accessories are available to purchase today. To find a local dealer, visit www.RockstarWheels.com.