Shinko Tire USA Announces Partnership with AMRA Series

BOISE, IDAHO (September 28, 2017) – Shinko Tire USA, distributed by Western Power Sports, is pleased to announce the partnership with AMRA to support the 2018 Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association, Arizona State Championship Series. The 2018 AMRA series is the first offroad racing series in the nation to offer a state championship. New this year every racer will have a chance to race for the AMA #1 plate in their class including every mini racer. Arizona’s premier off-road championship series runs from October 2017 through April 2018 and features event formats ranging from Hare Scrambles, Grand Prix, Enduro Qualifiers and Sprint Enduros. Also for the first time, this year AMRA will hold an ISDE qualifier. The series draws racers and families of all skill levels from all over the Southwest.

“We are excited to be a part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association and support the 2018 Arizona State Championship race series. AMRA does a great job supporting and promoting the motorcycle riding/racing community and that is something we are honored to be a part of. Shinko has a long history of producing top-level on-road and off-road performance motorcycle tires and we are looking forward to supporting local motorcycle dealers, customers and organizations like AMRA with Shinko Tires,” said Mike Wilcox, Shinko Tire Brand and Sales Manager.

“AMRA is honored to have Shinko Tires as a new partner. Shinko Tires and AMRA both have a long history in the Off Road Racing Industry. AMRA knows Shinko Tires will bring the winning edge to our racing members,” said Garrett Wichmann, AMRA Sponsor Officer.


Established in 1946, the Shinko Group began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes in Osaka, Japan that today has become a large manufacturer of rubber products.

In 1998, the Shinko Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co. and began production of these products under the Shinko Tire brand. With manufacturing based in South Korea and design based in Japan, the company has seamlessly combined Japanese engineering and design principles with South Korean production and quality control standards.

In the United States, Shinko Tires are imported by WPS (Western Power Sports, Inc.) with corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. With a strong foothold on the power sports market and with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; Ashley, Indiana; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Midlothian, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee, Shinko Tires USA-in conjunction with WPS-is proud to bring you the Shinko line of Sportbike, Cruiser, Scooter, Off road, and Dual sport tires.

Ongoing testing in the USA and R & D at Shinko Tire's factory means a continuous path of exciting tires to meet the needs of today's riders. Shinko Tires and WPS are here to serve your needs.


The Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association is non-profit, a volunteer-run association made up of ten local off-road motorcycle clubs. AMRA's intent is to work with the local clubs to promote off-road motorcycling in Arizona. Each year the AMRA organizes Arizona's Premier Offroad Motorcycle Championship series, which strives to provide high quality, fun and safe off-road racing for the whole family. In addition to racing, AMRA promotes non-competitive events and fundraisers that contribute to the health of our sport.

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