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News, releases, events, and updates from the off-road industry.

Great Day, Inc. Introduces Center-Lok Overhead Gun Racks for Trucks!

The Center-Loks install in an amazing two minutes – no drilling or bolting required!
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The Center-Lok Gun Racks come in two models – the CL1500 holds two guns and the CL1501 is designed for one gun. The Center-Loks fit all makes and models of extended cab, or crew cab pickups that have center door posts.  With its patented “Opposing Forces” installation system, the Center-Lok is the only gun rack ever that does not require drilling or bolting that sometimes voids the truck’s warranty.The Center-Lok Gun Rack is the perfect accessory for truck owners – perfect for transporting firearms for hunting purposes or for personal protection. It positions the gun(s) snuggly against the truck’s headliner – out of sight of passers-by.  The Guns are held in cushioned, moldable cradles and secured with Velcro straps.  Suggested retail $189.00.

Bobcat Company launches new 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles with industry-leading features and capabilities

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(WEST FARGO, N.D. — March 7, 2013) Bobcat Company, a leader in compact equipment, is breaking new ground in the utility vehicle market with superior performance and productivity with the new 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles. Continuing a rich tradition of customer-driven advancements, the 3650 model will take attachment capabilities to a new level as the industry’s first utility vehicle with the capacity to operate front-mounted PTO attachments. Not only are the 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles designed to handle and haul more materials for grooming commercial buildings and grounds or maintaining personal properties, but they are the first utility vehicles in the Bobcat® lineup to offer cabs with heat and air conditioning. This will provide more comfort than a typical utility vehicle while transporting passengers and for completing multiple work tasks, such as hauling, mowing, sweeping and snow removal.

Extreme Metal Products releases the Hard Top for the Ranger XP900

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Polaris Ranger XP900 Aluminum TopP/N: EMP-12044Fits: 2013 Ranger XP900 (not RZR XP900) Made from nearly 1/8" thick Aluminum and Powder Coated Texture Black making it very light and stylish.  Laser Cut and CNC formed in the USA insure a perfect fit.  Much lighter than similar steel tops.

New Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Reveals Decline in All Terrain Vehicle Deaths and Injuries Over Most Recently Reported Five Years

Government Acknowledges Change in Trend Direction; Industry Remains Committed to Consumers and National Safety and Training Programs
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IRVINE, Calif., March 4, 2013 – All-terrain vehicle injuries have declined significantly over the past five years, showing “a change in trend direction” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The CPSC’s 2011 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries, released today, shows the CPSC is reporting a decrease in the estimated number of ATV injuries for the fifth consecutive year. CPSC acknowledged for the first time in its annual report that “the number of injuries per year has gone through a statistically significant decline in recent years (2007-2011).”  The agency stated that the decline in injuries “shows a change in the trend direction for ATV-related injury estimates.”  The report also found injuries involving children younger than 16 has declined 27 percent from 2007 to 2011.  

The Latest Products From PowerSports Place

Smooth Riding
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The trick to winning a motocross or negotiating a tough trail is to ride as smoothly as possible. That requires a responsive, yet compliant suspension, effortless shifting--and being able to stay on your ATV or dirt bike (and in your UTV).PowerSports Place has the parts you need to improve your smooth riding ability--here are the latest we have on the shelves: 

DP Brakes Offering High Durability brake pads for Can Am UTV’s and SxS’s

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BUFFALO, NY. -  DP Brakes, the developer of the original sintered brake pad, and industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, has expanded their line of highly durable sintered brake pads to the growing number of Can Am UTV’s and “side-by-side’s” being manufactured today.Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes North America said, “With the added demand of after market parts for these machines we felt it necessary to offer an upgrade to their braking system.”Mills added, “DP Brakes’  is continuing our strong representation in ATV racing, and we are now expanding into UTV sponsorship as well.”

Can-Am Maverick 1000R X RS Racers Finish 1-2 at Loors Opener in California

DS 450 Pilot Cody Miller Wins Two Classes at TQRA Opener In Texas
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Valcourt, Québec, February 28, 2013 –Steve Beilman and Wayne Matlock piloted their virtually stock Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R X® rs side-by-side vehicles to a 1-2 finish in the UTV Open class at round one of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS) at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. In Texas, Louis Powersports / Can-Am DS 450™ Pro Cody Miller won both the Open Expert (Pro) and Pro-Am classes at round one of the Dockside Marine Texhoma Quad Racing Association (TQRA) series.    “It’s great to have off-road racing veterans like Wayne Matlock and Steve Beilman behind the wheel of the new Maverick 1000R X rs and even better to have them put it on the LOORS podium. These guys basically had stock vehicles, sans the cage and doors, yet still dominated the UTV Open class at round one,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Their genuine excitement about the Maverick, along with their recent racing success is not only contagious, but it also reinforces that fact that our all-new high-performance side-by-side vehicle is purpose-built to win races.”

ATV/SxS Research Opportunity - Best Buy gift card Sweepstakes!

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Clarity Research, a powersports research company, is conducting a national research study among Side x Side utility vehicle owners and ATV vehicle owners.We are asking owners of Side-by-Side UTVs and ATVs to provide feedback on their vehicles by completing an online survey. Questionnaire topics include: description of currently owned vehicle, usage, transport, types of cargo carried, types of terrain ridden on, importance of and satisfaction with vehicle attributes and owner profile information. The owners’ input into the survey will aid in the design of future Side x Side UTV vehicles. You will also be entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win 1 of 17 Best Buy gift cards! 1 - $1000, 1 - $500, 5 - $100, 10 - $50!

Blingstar’s New Memory Foam Harnesses

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 The Blingstar Memory Foam Harness is the most comfortable and well designed Harness on the market. We have developed a safety product for the avid off-road enthusiast that is made with the highest quality of materials to help withstand the most rugged off-road conditions possible. Features-Available in Black and Red with 4 pt. & 5 pt. 3” versionsExtended sewn in shoulder pads with new technology memory foamMilitary style webbingFully adjustable harness to fit all sizesEasy clip in system at chest areaWater resistant cell phone/MP3 pocket & mesh pouch for protective storageCost: Starting from $119.95Avaialble at www.Blingstar.com or call toll free 866.412.5464 

Yamaha Announces 2013 ATV Race Teams

Yamaha Continues to Lead ATV Racing Fielding Championship Riders and Trackside Support
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 26, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced its 2013 ATV race team with championship-caliber riders in motocross and cross-country racing.  The clear leader in sport ATVs, Yamaha also continues to support riders throughout the ranks with trackside programs and other benefits for riding blue.  Yamaha has signed Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown to race the AMA ATV MX pro class, Dustin Nelson to compete in the Yamaha QuadX Series and World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), and Walker Fowler to represent Yamaha in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC-1 Pro Class. 

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