With the 2011 AMA Supercross season just underway, Thor has announced the arrival of two limited edition releases to begin the year.
Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer unveiled both sets of gear last weekend at Anaheim 1 during the opening round of the 2011 Monster Energy SX season.The first motocross gear release was produced in collaboration with premier modern lifestyle brand, Volcom. Built as a brand dedicated to connecting to its core consumers, the partnership between Thor and Volcom was a good fit. After a devastating injury that sidelined him in 2010, Volcom Pro team rider Ryan Villopot came out of the gates swinging with a win at the Supercross season opener at Anaheim. Ryan rode strong all night and put in a winning performance in the main Anaheim 1 Supercross event.The end result of that partnership was revealed Saturday night in Anaheim when Ryan Villopoto formally introduced the Thor & Volcom – Flux gear to a sold out Anaheim stadium during the Supercross season opener. A second release on display from the pit area in Anaheim was the all-new Transmit gear. Despite being sidelined with a broken arm injury, Jake Weimer was up to the task when asked to showcase the second limited edition release of the weekend. As well, this was the first time Volcom team SX riders have won both the 250 and 450 main events on the same night. Josh Hansen took home top honors in the 250 class, while Broc Tickle and Tyla Rattray finished in 2nd and 3rd place in the 250 class behind Hansen.Motocross riders can now purchase the same one of a kind gear by visiting their local Parts Unlimited dealership.The Transmit gear is the latest addition to the Core lineup, and just like the Volcom gear is available today at your local Parts Unlimited dealership.To see the gear online or find your local Parts Unlimited dealership, log on to www.thormx.com