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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Announces 2011 ATV Race Teams

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CYPRESS, Calif. – January 13, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is pleased to announced its 2011 ATV race team members including: Bill Ballance, Traci Cecco, Taylor Kiser and Walker Fowler in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series; Thomas Brown in the ATVA/AMA National Motocross series; and Dustin Nelson in the revamped QuadX Series as well as the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS). The MX racers will compete on the high-performance YFZ450R while the cross-country teams will continue to race the trail-optimized YFZ450X.

BRP out to defend championships in 2011 with its Can-Am ATV and side-by-side VEHICLE racers

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Valcourt, Québec, January 13, 2011 – Last season, Can-Am ATV racers saw their most successful campaign of racing yet. This year, in addition to taking to the tracks on Can-Am ATVs, BRP adds side-by-side vehicle racers to its roster of factory-supported pilots across North America with the introduction of the Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicle to the racing world.

BRP Announces 2011 Can-Am ATV and Side-by-side VEHICLE Racing contingency program

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Valcourt, Québec, January 13, 2011 – For the 2011 ATV and side-by-side vehicle racing season, BRP will offer up more than US $1.6 million as part of its industry-leading Can-Am X-Team Racing Contingency Program. Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers across Canada and the United States will be eligible for a cash payout though the program in the 2011 racing season.As in the past, riders of the Can-Am DS 450, Can-Am Outlander and Can-Am Renegade lines of ATVs are eligible for the cash payout. However, starting in the 2011 race season, drivers of the new Can-Am Commander 800R and Commander 1000 lines of side-by-side vehicles will be eligible for the program as well.

Jagged X Takes Parker 250 in RANGER RZR S

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Minneapolis, January 12, 2011 – To open the first Best in the Desert race of 2011, the Parker 250, Jagged X chose to run their champion-winning former project X rock crawler to ring in the new race year. The No. 1919 did what it does best, win!Jagged X had to overcome a poor starting draw of 12th and 15 other side-by-sides to take the checkered flag. The local rains kept the dust to a minimum and gave Brandon Schueler and co-driver Mike West the ability to pick off competitors one-by-one and finish first.“We are very pleased to begin the year with a win,” said Bill Schueler of Jagged X. “This season should prove to be a very exciting one and we are excited to debut our new car in April.” 

Polaris Announces 2011 Race Teams and Contingency

Polaris to have representation in various series
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Minneapolis, January 4, 2011 –Polaris comes into the 2011 race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), TORC, LUCAS and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer their ATV racing contingency program.“Polaris is excited for another year of ATV and Side-by-Side Racing,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We hope to continue our momentum with the Sportsman XP 850 and are excited to introduce our new RANGER RZR XP 900 to Side-by-Side racing.”

EMP's Can-Am Commander Front Skid Plate

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Protect the front of your Commander with this lightweight aluminum skid plate. Fabricated from .188 inch thick 5052 Aircraft grade aluminum. Recessed screw heads on the under side allow you to slide over object without hanging up..188" Thick 5052 Aircraft Grade Aluminum (not .125" like others).Includes: Mounting hardware.Installs in minutes.Made in Cleveland Ohio.MSRP: $109.99P/N: EMP-10991www.extrememetalproducts.com

RANGER RZR Introduces a Whole New Class of Side x Side

RANGER RZR XP 900 Offers Razor Sharp Xtreme Performance
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To ring in the New Year, the RANGER RZR family welcomes a whole new class of Side x Side, introducing the RANGER RZR XP 900!The RANGER RZR has the only family of Sport Side x Sides with Razor Sharp Performance for all types of recreation. It all started in 2008 when Polaris introduced the only trail-capable Side x Side, the RANGER RZR 800. In 2009, came the only true-sport Side x Side, the RANGER RZR S 800. With the introduction of the RANGER RZR 4 800 in 2010, Polaris introduced the world’s only four-seat sport Side-by-Side. For 2011, the family adds the RANGER RZR XP 900, a whole new class of Side x Side that continues to offer the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility and takes it to the extreme.

2010 BROUGHT Multiple Championships for Can-Am ATV Racers

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Valcourt, Québec, January 3, 2011 – As the new year begins, Can-Am ATV racers – both pro and amateur – can reflect on a successful 2010. Last season, Can-Am ATV racers took home nearly 40 pro and amateur championships across North America."To see so many Can-Am ATV racers celebrating championships means a lot to everyone at BRP," says Denis Morin, vice-president, Product Development & Racing at BRP. "Everyone from top management on down is committed to helping our racers be successful on the track. We look forward to 2011 and what it will bring for our dedicated Can-Am racers."

Extreme Metal Products releases a New Rhino HD Rear Bumper

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Protect the rear of your Rhino. Laser cut and CNC formed insure a perfect fit. Powder coated with a texture black add style and protection. All welds are ground smooth with a DA sander.Powder Coated-Texture BlackFits: 2006+ 450, 660, and 700 EFI.Laser Cut from 10 ga American Steel..188" Thick Mounting Brackets.Includes: Directions and Hardware.Installs in minutes.Laser Cut LOGO.Made in Cleveland Ohio.

New Omnibus Public Lands Bill in the Senate

Call your Senators NOW!
The American Motorcyclist Association urges everyone to contact their Senators to vote "No" on a new Omnibus Public Lands Bill that has developed in the Senate.  Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (NV) is determined to have the lame-duck land grab voted on before the close of this Congress.After working with Senate Committee Staff, the AMA has been informed that the bill contains multiple land designations that threaten to end responsible motorized recreation across the country. There is also an effort to include designations that have never been voted out of their relevant Committees and vast spending measures that are irrelevant to public land access.

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