Öhlins Racing TTX® GP Supersport Shock Absorber Now Available for 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Motorcycles

Upplands Väsby, Sweden, May 7, 2020 – The Öhlins® TTX® GP rear shock absorber, featuring an array of leading-edge technologies preferred by championship riders in MotoGP, SBK and BSB competition, is now available for the 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 twin-cylinder superbike.

“Upgrading to the TTX GP shock brings the V2 to an entirely new level of agility, performance and rider satisfaction,” said Andrew Notman, two-wheel sales, marketing and product management, Öhlins.

The latest twin-tube TTX GP shock offers a wide range of precise, hand-adjustable compression and rebound settings to address rider preferences and varying track conditions. The latest adjustable needle with improved guidance and enhanced flow restriction characteristics further enhances compression and rebound damping, while a new 36mm solid piston and next-generation piston band boost traction and feedback for superior control.

The TTX GP shock also helps improve weight transfer as compared to the V2’s original equipment shock, providing a more consistent tire contact patch, enhanced control and improved tire wear and performance.

To learn more about the TTX GP shock absorber and other industry-leading Öhlins Racing products, please visit www.ohlins.com.

About Öhlins®:
Öhlins Racing has been an integrated part of the motorsport industry as well as the motorcycle and automotive industry for over 40 years. Our focus has always been on high-quality products, service and support, all the way from the MotoGP circuits to the local, national racing events in over 50 distributing countries.

Our philosophy has always been to supply the aftermarket, OEM partners and teams with high-end suspension technology, and we are all dedicated to exceeding our customer’s expectations throughout the world.

Up to date highlights

  • 400 employees
  • Headquarters in Stockholm
  • Subsidiary in USA – Öhlins USA, Hendersonville NC
  • Subsidiary in Thailand – Öhlins Asia Co., Ltd
  • Distributor Central Europe – Öhlins DTC, Meuspath, DE.
  • Distributor Northern Europe – Öhlins Northern Europe, Karlstad, SE.
  • Over 200.000 shock absorbers, front forks and steering dampers and around 3 million CES valves, produced annually
  • 97 % of all sales on export
  • Focus on R&D, A/M, OEM and Racing of Advanced Suspension Technology for Motorcycles, Cars, Snowmobiles, Mountainbikes & ATV’s
  • Öhlins Racing AB is A DRiV™ Company –DRiV™ is a Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) business and leading global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier.

About DRiV™ – the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  DRiV’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2019 revenues of $5.9 billion, with 53% of those revenues from aftermarket and 47% from original equipment customers.

Safe Harbor
This release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to our strategies and plans to separate into two independent public companies. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on general economic, business and market conditions, our ability (or inability) to execute on our plans to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and our previously announced Accelerate plan and to realize the anticipated benefits of these actions, our financial flexibility in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibility that Tenneco may not complete the separation of the Aftermarket & Ride Performance business from the Powertrain Technology business (or achieve some or all of the anticipated benefits of such a separation); the possibility that the separation may have an adverse impact on existing arrangements with Tenneco, including those related to transition, manufacturing and supply services and tax matters; the ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other business partners; the risk that the benefits of the separation may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that the separation may not advance Tenneco’s business strategy; the potential diversion of Tenneco management’s attention resulting from the separation; as well as the risk factors and cautionary statements included in Tenneco’s periodic and current reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) filed from time to time with the SEC. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Unless otherwise indicated, the forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date of this communication, and, except as required by law, Tenneco does not undertake any obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to publicly disclose revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in the company’s SEC filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.


Press Contact:
Simonetta Esposito
Senior Communications Manager DRiV