Wheeldon Off-Road Centre is pleased to announce the signing of a new two-year partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles. The official announcement was made today at the International Dirt Bike Show 2011 (5 November 2011).
Husqvarna will provide an all-encompassing range of off-road motorcycles that will perfectly suit the varied training courses at Wheeldon, catering for the complete novice, experienced green laner, junior riders from 7 years old, right through to the competition race licence holder.
The move to Husqvarna will also usher in another new partnership at Wheeldon. With the recent announcement of Troy Corser’s retirement from the World Superbike paddock, the double world champion has taken onboard an ambassadorial role with BMW and Husqvarna. This will allow him to become more involved in Wheeldon. Troy has been a regular visitor to the South Devon training facility over the past few years, with both of his children – Kalani and Kelisa – undertaking the excellent Junior Training courses.
Having started his illustrious racing career as an off-road rider, Troy is a staunch advocate of the benefits that off-road riding can bring to riders from all genres. Troy himself was an Australian schoolboy motocross champion, and has used the discipline throughout his career as both a form of training and leisure, transferring his skills from the dirt to the racetrack with unparalleled success.
Troy and his wife Sam will bring great value to the business with their wealth of existing contacts and industry knowledge, and will be instrumental in building future partnerships with other key partners as Wheeldon continues to strive forward as a centre of off-road excellence.
The move to Husqvarna will begin with immediate effect and signifies a number of key partner changes at Wheeldon Off-Road Centre. New clothing and protection suppliers in the guise of Alpinestars and Nitro helmets will ensure that all riders are fully protected throughout their training courses. Racebikebitz will be supplying Samco hoses for all Centre bikes, while Sdoc100 will keep the new range of customer Nitro helmets clean.
In preparation for the new partnership, the main indoor arena has been revamped and extended and a new viewing area installed. For more information on Wheeldon Off-Road Centre and our range of off-road training courses, please click on www.wheeldontwo.co.uk
Andrew Savery, co-owner Wheeldon Off-Road Centre: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us. Husqvarna is a premium motorcycle brand that we feel boasts an excellent range of off-road bikes that will offer something to everyone that comes to Wheeldon. We are also honoured that Troy Corser has chosen Wheeldon as part of his future plans. He and wife Sam will be working alongside us and their association will help to increase our profile.”
Jim Savery, co-owner Wheeldon Off-Road Centre: “The partnership with Husqvarna signifies an exciting new era for Wheeldon. However, we would like to thank Suzuki GB for the relationship over the past three years.”
Troy Corser: “With all my racing, I’ve made so much out of it and made lots of friends. I’ve seen how motorcycling can bring people together, especially the young kids who get out here and interact, it doesn’t matter where they come from or what language they speak they all get in there and have a good laugh and play with each other. I really want to give something back to motorcycling now that I’ve more or less finished my racing days out there in the World Superbike Championship. I’d like to encourage kids and teach kids properly how to ride motorbikes so we can keep bringing them on and keep motorcycling strong.”
Massimo Granata, General Manager, HVUK Ltd, representing Husqvarna Motorcycles in the UK: “We are delighted to be involved with Wheeldon and it is great news that Troy is joining this already highly regarded and professional team. It is an exciting time for Husqvarna and we see this partnership to be an important step in bringing our products to a wider audience, in a fun and safe environment, for all riders of all abilities. We wish the new team at Wheeldon every success.”