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Kenda back for fourteenth year as the official tire of Red Bull Tennessee Knockout; Popular tire choice among TKO racers

Kenda tires has served as the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout since the first year the event was held back in 2011. Kenda is a popular choice among TKO racers and the brand will be back again for the fourteenth annual TKO in 2024 with tire service for racers and some of the Ohio-based engineers competing in the races.

Kenda tires has been a partner with the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout since the very first year in 2011 and bill be back for the fourteenth year in 2024.

“Our partnership with the Tennessee Knockout dates back to Kenda’s development of some of the first Hard Enduro specific tires on the market. While it’s a more crowded field these days, it’s fulfilling to see both the discipline and our product line continue to grow,” said David Komoroski, Director of Powersports at Kenda. “A handful of our Ohio-based engineers will ride the TKO again this year and are excited to compete on the same course as some of the best riders in the world.”

Kenda is one of the most popular tire choices among Hard Enduro racers and has several options to choose from for all types of off-road motorcycle riding.

You can learn more about Kenda tires here.


The 2024 TKO will serve as round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and the seventh and final round of the AMA US Hard Enduro Championship. So the top international riders such as Mani Lettenbichler, Mario Roman, Wade Young and Teodor Kabakchiev will take on the top North American riders including Trystan Hart, Cody Webb, Ryder LeBlond and Will Riordan. Lettenbichler has dominated the FIM Hard Enduro championship for the past two years, but Hart has managed to beat him at the last two TKO events, so we can expect an epic battle for TKO supremacy between those two.

In addition to the top pro riders, up to five hundred amateur riders will take on the TKO course aiming for the AMA Grand Championship titles and class wins. The top thirty amateur riders will also earn the opportunity to compete with the world’s best riders during the Sunday pro racing. The ECR eMoto (electric motorcycle) class will also be back for the third year aiming for an AMA Grand Championship.

The free electric motorcycle demo rides, sponsored by Surron, will be back again in 2024 and open to anybody that wants to give one of the bikes from multiple brands, including Surron and Electric Motion a test ride.

To kick off the weekend, the top sixteen pro riders will compete in a head-to-head prologue on a man-made straight rhythm inspired enduro course in downtown Nashville on Thursday, August 22.

The 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will again be a three-day format with a Hot-Lap on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday. The pro riders will kick off their weekend with a Hot-Lap on Saturday afternoon and a three round Knock Out format on Sunday. The multiple rounds of racing and course layout provide a full weekend of exciting, spectator-friendly racing.

Riders can enter the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout here.

Kenda Returns for Thirteenth Year as Official Tire of Tennessee Knockout – The most popular tire among TKO racers

Kenda Tires will be presenting sponsor and the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for 2023. This makes thirteen years as a TKO partner. Kenda has been the most popular tire brand at the TKO for several years, and over 30 percent of the racers in 2022 raced on Kenda tires.

“Kenda has been a partner with the Tennessee Knockout since the first event in 2011 and we are proud to be the most popular tire choice among the racers,” said Dave Komoroski, Director of Powersports at Kenda. “We have developed great tires and increased our market share over the years. And we are happy to again have some of our Ohio-based engineers competing in the event to further improve Kenda tires.”

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, on August 18-20, 2023. The TKO serves as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Off-Road and will again attract some of the top Hard Enduro racers from around the world.

You can learn more about Kenda tires here.

Kenda will be back as the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for the thirteenth strait year. And some of the Kenda engineers will be on track racing and developing tires.

There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the ECR eMoto class. Click here to enter.

Kenda Returns as Official Tire of Tennessee Knockout; The most popular tire among TKO racers

Kenda tires will return as the presenting sponsor and official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for 2022. Forty-seven percent of the racers competed on Kenda tires at the 2021 TKO event, making it the most popular tire brand by a large margin.

“Kenda has been a partner with the Tennessee Knockout since the first event in 2011 and as the event grows, our market share in extreme enduro grows with it,” said Dave Komoroski, Director of Powersports at Kenda. “We’re enthusiasts first and foremost. In fact, a couple of our Ohio-based engineers are competing this year. It’s rewarding to see our work paying off as more and more riders choose to ride Kenda.”

Kenda will have a tire service crew at the Tennessee Knockout ready to help all the riders choose and mount the best options.

You can learn more about Kenda tires here.

There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the new ECR eMoto class. Click here to enter.

Kenda will be back as the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for 2022. The brand will have tire support and a few of their engineers competing in the amateur classes to put their product to the test.

Kenda Returns as Official Tire of the 2021 Tennessee Knockout

Kenda has been a partner with the Tennessee Knockout (TKO) since the inaugural event in 2011. At that time, a small fraction of the competitors used Kenda tires, but the brand continued to develop and market new tires aimed at extreme off-road, and in 2020, a whopping 52% of the competitors raced on Kenda tires. While Red Bull has taken over the title sponsorship position to help grow the event and increase the exposure worldwide via Red Bull TV, Kenda will continue as the presenting sponsor and official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout.

“The Tennessee Knockout has become one of the premier off-road motorcycle events in the US and we are happy to continue to help extreme off-road motorcycle racing grow in popularity,” said Jason Baldwin, Director of Powersports at Kenda. “We are proud to have so many of the extreme off-road racers choose Kenda and the new Knarly tire is winning at the top level with Cody Webb and the Sherco team. We are happy to provide the tires that help riders get through the tough stuff.”

Kenda will have a tire service crew at the Tennessee Knockout ready to help all the riders choose the best options.

You can learn more about Kenda tires here.

Cody Webb and the FactoryOne Sherco team count on Kenda tires. Webb will be aiming for his seventh TKO win in 2021. Photo: Shan Moore