Mika Kallio test KTM RC16 in Brno 2016
Pro-Bolt has signed a 3 year contract with KTM to supply custom manufactured GP parts for areas such as suspension, braking, engine, drivetrain and bodywork. KTM will also be extensively using Pro-Bolt's flagship product range of grade 5 titanium 'Race Spec' fasteners which are machined pre-drilled on all flats to allow for ease of lock wiring. In addition we have reduced the socket size, and scooped out the head to give an incredible 45% weight saving when compared with steel equivalents. The washer base of this head design spreads the load, whilst the rolled threads offer increased strength to give a tough, durable lightweight fastener. KTM will also be using our flanged hex head and tapered socket cap fasteners. Pro-Bolt precision manufactured titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal.
The Austrian manufacturer announced its MotoGP programme back in 2014, and has since conducted a series of private tests at a number of different venues to hone its new machine. It appeared alongside its rivals for the first time in two-day Red Bull Ring test, with former MotoGP & Moto2 rider Mika Kallio, with whom Pro-Bolt has enjoyed a long standing relationship. Current Tech3 Yamaha duo Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith have been signed as the marque's two race riders for 2017 and 2018, with Kallio being retained as permanent test rider. Mika Kallio will also give the new bike its race debut in the final round of the season at Valencia.
Pro-Bolt has been supplying fasteners worldwide since 1999 and had built a reputation for excellent quality and outstanding customer service in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and Road Racing. Pro-Bolt was the first to bring titanium fasteners into the reach of every motorcycle enthusiast by offering model specific bolt kits for most road bikes.
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Louisa Harker, CEO, Pro-Bolt Ltd, Unit B Severn Drive, Tewkesbury Business Park
Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 8SF
Tel: 01684 854989
Notes to Editors
Pro-Bolt® Limited is a family owned business based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Located within the UK’s ‘Motorsport valley’, high value engineering business Pro-Bolt® has McLaren, Mercedes, along with over 3000 companies associated with motorsport, as its neighbours. Since acquiring the company in 1999, MD, Louisa Harker has overseen its expansion from 1 to 26 employees and is now exporting product to 49 countries, via 10 websites. Spotting a gap in the market for innovative, unique, high quality bolts & fasteners for motorbikes, Louisa has worked hard to ensure that customers find it easy to buy quality fasteners and model specific bike kits online. As well as streamlining the production process she has added to the original product range by designing light weight, high performance Titanium and Aluminium accessories and kits for motorbikes. As a result they now have customers with high performance demands such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. Clients include Red Bull, Ben Ainsley Racing, Brembo, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Ariel, Koenigsegg and DTU Space.