Stig Pettersson began his love affair with motorcycles over 45 years ago in his home town of Stallerholmen, Sweden where he raced motocross on the European circuit. His racing career spanned 17 years and during that time he won many titles including the prestigious Trophee Des Nations.
Leaving the race circuit in the late '70's for the safer and saner world of suspension tuning, Stig became Brad Lacky's mechanic in 1980, and was tuning for him when he won the World Motocross Championship in 1982. In 1983, ÖHLINS, impressed with Stig's knowledge and performance, hired him as their suspension technician for Yamaha's Motocross and Road Race teams.
Since then he's lent his expertise to the research and developement of ÖHLINS shocks and forks. Stig has tuned the suspensions of Motocross racing champions such as Broc Glover, Ricky Johnson, Jeff Stanton, as well as Road Racing legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Miguel Duhamel and 7 time Superbike champ, Mat Mladin.
For over 20 years, while under contract to ÖHLINS USA, Stig has scraped his knuckles on the suspensions of some of the top motorcycle race teams in the world
These teams include Fast by Ferracci, Team Muzzy, Erion Racing, Ducati Austin, Vance & Hines, and Yoshimura Suzuki. He's currently working with M4 Racing, Michael Jordan Motorsports, and Team Corona.
Stig began Pettersson Pro Suspension in 1990 so that he could spend more time at home with his family and friends. But, ÖHLINS still calls on him to travel to racing venues around the world so that he can provide advice and hands on experience to the world's racing fraternity.
When not working the racing circuit for ÖHLINS, Stig manages to find the time to work on the suspensions of the average motorcyclist. He is the premier West Coast dealer and service center for ÖHLINS products and customers from all over the U.S. send their bikes to him for suspension and fork work. From his busy shop in Anaheim, California, PPS SUSPENSION does a thriving mail order business supplying ÖHLINS suspensions and forks for Dirt, ATV, Street, and Road Race bikes all over the world.
Can Stig Pettersson and PPS SUSPENSION do for you what they've done for the World's top motorcycle racers? Contact his shop today and find out.