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Can-Am Releases NEW Maverick Trail accessories.

The Can-Am accessories group offers more than 100 items for the 2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail family of recreational-sport side-by-side vehicles. Our list of genuine Can-Am accessories includes functional components that add protection, enhance performance, expand storage and convenience and, most importantly, intensify the overall off-road riding experience—taking ownership to new heights. Whether it’s a recreational adventure or simpler trail daytrips, we have you covered and then some.

KIMTEK Transport Units Fit Can-Am Defender and Can-Am Defender Max

MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® Slip-on Skid Units do the job in Can-Am side-by-sides
October 23, 2017--Orleans, VT - KIMTEK Corp, makers of MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® Transport skid units for off-road rescue and wildland firefighting, announce the full compatibility of their top-selling line of UTV-based skid units with Can-Am Defender and Can-Am Defender Max (crew) side-by-side UTVs. The Defender's rugged cargo bed with 1,000 lb capacity and overall strong suspension and frame make it an excellent choice for first responders throughout public safety and service sectors in the United States, Canada, and well beyond. 

Yamaha Takes Lead in Support of Motorized Outdoor Recreation

More than $150,000 Awarded in Q2 Expanding Access and Recreation Opportunities Throughout the U.S.
Kennesaw, Ga. – October 17, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative contributed more than $150,000 in funds and equipment to 12 grant recipients in the second quarter of 2017. This quarter reflected the program’s broad appeal to the motorized and outdoor recreation community with several projects focused on creating and protecting motorcycle access and riding opportunities across the country.


Guests Attended From Around The World: U.S. and Eight Countries
 HOUSTON, TX (October 13, 2017) – Mahindra North America’s National Dealer Meeting (NDM) centered around fully refreshed and extended product lines including higher HP engines for both the tractor and utility vehicle portfolios. These products will launch in stages over the next eight months beginning with our re-styled utility vehicles followed by our new sub-compact, compact and utility tractors. NDM brought together Mahindra’s worldwide dealers, partners and employees for this four-day gathering in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees representing India, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico and Canada came together for the largest Mahindra NDM to-date.

All-New Yamaha Wolverine X4 Now Available at Dealerships

REALize Your Adventure and Build-Your-Own Wolverine X4 at
KENNESAW, Ga. – October 10, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the all-new four-passenger Wolverine X4™ Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle is shipping from its U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia. To further aid customers in Realizing their Adventure even before purchase, they can now customize and tailor their Wolverine X4 with Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories using the “Build Your Own” (BYO) function found at

The Rugged Radios is proud to announce the new 100 Watt VHF radio, the RM100-V. This is a true 100 Watt radio, boosting transmit range to 40-50 miles

ARROYO GRANDE, California - More horsepower. Bigger engines. Faster speeds. For everyone who appreciates bigger and better, Rugged Radios is excited to announce the new RM100-V 100 Watt VHF Mobile Radio. This remarkable radio boasts a full 100 watts of power to reach distances up to 50 miles on your favorite VHF channels. 

Yamaha Racing’s CJ Greaves Adds to Legacy in TORC Series with YXZ1000R

Greaves Wins TORC Pro Stock UTV Championship with 12 of 13 First-Place Finishes
KENNESAW, Ga. – October 2, 2017 – Yamaha Racing’s CJ Greaves captured the TORC Series’ Pro Stock class championship in his Johnny G Motorsports prepared Monster Energy / Yamaha Racing / Maxxis Tires / Yamalube #933 YXZ1000R with a near-perfect 12 of 13 first-place finishes. The series ended with a YXZ podium sweep for Yamaha, with drivers Zach Martin and Jake Lunderby taking second and third respectively in the final standings. For his TORC Series Pro Stock UTV victory in a YXZ1000R, Yamaha rewarded Greaves with the $15,000 bLU cRU Championship Bonus.