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.
TKO sponsor Kenda Tires will be on-site again this year with a selection of enduro tires and miscellaneous services. Here are the details from Kenda’s Tim Anderson:
Kenda tires will be available at the TKO in Sequatchie TN again this year. With Kenda’s new expanded Extreme Enduro tire line-up, your choice is huge. Unless you have been living under a rock, Cody Webb has been killing it in the extreme enduro circuit on his Sherco with the new Knarly. The Ibex is still a great tire too, with expanded size availability. The Gauntlet offers the new Knarly tread pattern in a slightly different compound. TrackSide Support LLC will be the on-site vendor. We plan to be changing tires from Friday morning through the entire weekend.
This year we will have Nitro Mousse soft mousses available too, along with the Tubliss system. In addition, we have a fairly extensive line of hard parts and Kenda tubes, in case your weekend doesn’t go as planned.
If you would like to reserve tires in advance, you can call 248-431-7506 before 10 PM EST or email at email@example.com.