January 17 2012.

This weekend saw factory AJP rider Joäo Ribeiro make his debut appearance at the infamous Tough One extreme enduro and come away with an outstanding 9th in the ultra competitive Pro class.

A top 10 finish would be impressive for a seasoned Tough One competitor but for Joao the debut result is made even more impressive by the fact he was riding a production AJP PR5, an air/oil cooled 250cc four-stroke in an event renowned to be firmly two-stroke orientated.

Allan Seedhouse, sales director for UK AJP distributor ALS said: "We're extremely pleased with the Tough One result. It was a last minute decision to enter Joao in the event, so late in fact we had to take a new bike from stock and PDI'd it on Friday. This was no factory prepared special, but a standard production bike, we'd not even had time to run it by the time the race started!"

Joining Allan at The Tough One to witness the result was a clearly delighted AJP export manager, Pedro Matono: "Although the Extreme Enduro rider isn't our target customer, the result at the Tough One proves the off road design and capability that is inherent in the AJP motorcycles. We offer a range of leisure Enduro bikes, but we build them to competition standards."

The PR5 used by Joäo Ribeiro is the flagship model in the AJP range, featuring a fuel injected 250cc air/oil cooled four stroke engine in a hybrid alloy/steel chassis. Suspension duty is taken care of by Sachs USD forks matched to a fully adjustable Sachs rear shock. ALS is seeking dealers nationwide for the PR5 and the PR3 and PR4 models.

For further information contact Allan Seedhouse on 07736 002185, e-mail info@ajpmotos.co.uk or visit www.ajpmotos.co.uk