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

Napier Sportz X-Treme PAC

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Niagara Falls, NY. (September 4, 2012) – Napier Enterprises’ Sportz X-Treme PAC is the ultimate compact complete camping package on the market. This one of a kind camping package is designed with everything you need for a comfortable stay in the great outdoors. Going on your first camping trip and need everything for a night in the great outdoors? The Sportz X-Treme PAC is perfect for you. The compact and lightweight PAC includes a 2-man tent, full rain fly, two mummy style sleeping bag and two folding stools. All items pack conveniently into a compact carrying bag, measuring 21.5” x 10” x 10” and weighing only 21 lbs.

Extreme Metal Products releases folding UTV side mirrors

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They feature:Vehicle specific mounting brackets.Shatter resist mirrorsBall Jointed so adjust to infinite positions.ABS HousingsFold back out of the way.Sold as set.MSRP: $49.99

RZRs Shine at Best in the Desert’s Bluewater Desert Challenge

Cognito RZR takes win, Jagged X takes Sportsman class
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Minneapolis, Oct. 16, 2012– Best in the Desert’s Bluewater Desert Challenge is a two-day race, consisting of 75 miles raced each day, in Parker, Ariz. This fast-paced race takes a lot of strategy to ensure a finish after two days of racing through the harsh terrain of Parker’s desert.In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Matt Parks in the No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, Justin Lambert in Cognito Motorsport’s No. 1918 RZR XP 4 900, Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP driven by Mark Holz, and Jagged X’s Bill Schueler and Polaris Marketing and Sales Director Craig Scanlon in the almost-stock 1991 RZR XP 4 900.

Quadski Amphibious ATV

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Whatever you are riding today we guarantee it can't do what the quad ski can. Today we're trying a new amphibious ATV and watercraft called the QUADSKI. Here are some sneak pics from the ride!Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. (GIBBS) has pioneered High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology to create the first sports amphibian to operate at high-speed on both land and water. The privately held business, founded by Alan Gibbs and Neil Jenkins, consists of two divisions: Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. and Gibbs Amphitrucks Inc.

Rapala Continues to Grow Elite Ice Force Brand

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MINNETONKA, Minn. (October 12, 2012) Rapala®, the world’s favorite fishing lure and Polaris, the recognized leader in the powersports industry, have formed a strategic marketing partnership, further elevating Rapala’s ICE FORCE brand, which serves the ice fishing market.This partnership completes Rapala’s fifth business alliance with a Minnesota based company throughout 2012, adding the renowned Polaris brand to Rapala’s industry leading ICE FORCE line of products, the dominant brand in the ice-fishing industry.

Can-Am Racers have Successful Weekend at 2012 Power Line Park GNCC

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Valcourt, Québec, October 10, 2012 – Three Can-Am® Outlander™ ATV racers finished on the morning overall podium and swept the 4x4 Open class at round 11 of the 2012 Can-Am GNCC Racing series in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Can-Am X-Team racer and reigning 4x4 Open class champion Bryan Buckhannon, won the morning overall and his class, beating fellow Can-Am pilots Michael Swift and Zac Zakowski. In the afternoon session of ATV racing, Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ Pro racer Chris Bithell finished third overall in the XC1 ATV class. XC1 Modified side-by-side driver Joe Krecelich also earned a third-place podium finish in his Can-Am Commander™ 1000 X®.

We’re searching for the TRUE MAVERICK

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We’re searching for the TRUE MAVERICKBy now, you’ve seen or heard about the first-ever 101-horsepower SxS, the Can-Am ® Maverick ™. Although it’s not available in dealerships until spring, we know you want to ride one. We’re here to help with the chance of a lifetime.

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces Call for Entries for 2013 Outstanding Trails Program

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POMONA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2012) – BFGoodrich® Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Outstanding Trails program. Off-road clubs in the U.S. and Canada may now submit trails in their area that they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Nominations may be made via Facebook or Twitter.Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.“Off-road communities demonstrate true enthusiasm for the sport and passion for our products,” said Rodrigo Alonso, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Being able to give back to this community by helping maintain and refurbish off-road playgrounds is our way of showing appreciation.”

Yamaha Congratulates Wienen and Brown on 1-2 Finish at Montreal Supermotocross

Wienen Caps Dream Season with 1st in one of North America’s Most Competitive Fields
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 3, 2012 – Yamaha congratulates ATV racers Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown on taking the top two spots at the 2012 Montreal Supermotocross in Quebec this past weekend.  Wienen topped the podium and Brown finished second -- both aboard their YFZ450Rs -- in what became one of North America’s most competitive races this year in front of an estimate crowd of 40,000 fans.Four of the top five U.S. national ATV motocross racers competed along with top Canadians.  Wienen, who won his first Montreal Supermotocross back in 2009, capped a dream season after winning the AMA Pro ATV championship this year following a severe injury in 2011.

Polaris Ranger RZR XP900 Aircharger Air Intake Assembly

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October 2012, K&N Engineering, Inc., releases a High-Flow Air Intake System for the2011-2012 POLARIS® Ranger RZR XP900 Side by Side. Designed to provide a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.PRODUCT: 2011-2012 POLARIS RANGER RZR XP900Aircharger® Air Intake SystemPART NO: 63-1129 MSRP: $349.00

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