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

Ion Air Pro: First Live-Action, Cloud-Based, Connected Video Camera

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In May 2012, ION Worldwide is launching the first cloud-based, connected sports-action cameras that allow users to shoot high-definition video or stills and share it instantly via Wi-Fi to an iPhone/iPad/iPod app. ION AIR PRO offers eight features that make it stand alone in the market:1. Lightest and most ergonomic: Cool, sleek design and at just 4.5 oz., it is the lightest Wi-Fi-enabled action camera on the market among leading brands. 2. HD video quality: HD wide-angle lens records in 1080p, 960p, and 720p resolutions as well as WVGA with a field of view up to 170 degrees. The AIR PRO also features Dual File recording, capturing both an HD and a lower-resolution WVGA file simultaneously to allow for easier sharing to social networking sites and faster upload times. 

Rugged Radios Introduces Pink Headsets for the Ladies and 'lil Princesses!

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, California (May 18, 2012) - Rugged Radios is proud to introduce pink headsets. Originally offered in an 'over-the-head' model, the new pink color is now available in the 'behind-the-head' model as well! The new pink is perfect for professionals, passengers, pit crews and precocious progeny.Both models feature a DNC microphone for clear transmissions and Rugged Radios' Clear Hear speakers for unsurpassed audio performance in extreme noise environments. Both models feature industry standard 5-pin intercom ports and 3.5mm audio input port for scanners, iPods or other MP3 music devices. They also feature a built-in waterproof PTT (Push-to-Talk) button for use with mobile or handheld radios.

Mountaineer Trail Riders of WV Names Charity for 1st Annual Event

Special Needs Children Will Benefit
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Beaver, WV – May 9, 2012: Mountaineer Trail Riders of West Virginia named two organizations, Mud Buddies Foundation and Raleigh County Special Olympics as the charitable groups benefiting from the 3rd Annual Thrills in the Hills Off Road Jamboree.  This is the ATV club’s first year managing the event, which will be held at Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, Sophia, WV on June 15-18. “Charitable giving is an important part of who the Mountaineer Trail Riders are”, said President, Rob Atha.  “We are committed to donating a portion of event proceeds to charity”, he continued.

2012 Side X Side Rally is Coming Soon!

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On May 19, 2012, Mines & Meadows will be hosting one of the largest gatherings of UTV & Side X Side machines in the tri-state area.  Don't miss this opportunity to test drive some of the hottest machines from some of the areas top dealers.  As always, dirt bikes and ATVs are of course welcome to participate in the festivities.  Come enjoy more than 70 miles of trails and the only underground riding east of the Mississippi.

2012 White Knuckle Event at Brimstone Recreational

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HUNTSVILLE, TN.- April 26, 2012  OHV enthusiasts from throughout North America will gather in Huntsville, TN for the annual White Knuckle Event (May 25th-May 27th) to enjoy the Cumberland Mountains, competitive events and the latest country hits from Nashville’s finest. The White Knuckle Event (WKE) is Brimstone’s springtime main event held annually on Memorial Day. Branded as the “hold on tight” event of the year, the White Knuckle Event attracts off-road enthusiasts from throughout the country and is tagged the “Woodstock of ATV and SXS Events” going on its sixth year with attendance doubling each year.  The event throttles up on Friday the 25th starting with guided trail rides throughout the day and Ritchie Brother’s ultimate “Dueling Drag Race” under the Southern lights of the Half Cabin event arena.On Saturday May 26th, the Kawasaki “Wild Mountain Rampage” kicks off as the rage of the 2012 WKE and featured as the latest challenge with the ultimate geocache prize, the supreme exploration ride, Teryx4.  The event will require the mastery of riding skills, GPS navigation /mapping skills, and knowledge of the Brimstone trails.     

Yamaha Sponsors Total Outdoorsman Challenge

Events in May-June Search for Nation’s Most All-Around Skilled Outdoorsman
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CYPRESS, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – Yamaha Outdoors, the motorsports leader in supporting outdoors conservation and responsible use of our public lands, is helping to identify the “nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman” as a sponsor of the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.”The Total Outdoorsman Challenge 2012 games will highlight the dramatic journey of outdoor enthusiasts from across the country battling for recognition as the nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman.  In the ultimate outdoor test of skill, nerve, might and agility, contestants will go head-to-head in multiple outdoor skill challenges: flyfishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery and ATV handling, among others.

CST Announces New SxS/UTV Sizes for Clincher

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CST is proud to announce the availability of six additional sizes for the Clincher, the flagship tire in the CST utility ATV lineup. The Clincher’s aggressive tread pattern and its radial construction have already proven to deliver a thrilling, yet plush ride for ATV riders, and the following new sizes will allow UTV and side x side riders the same performance benefits:Front: 26x9.00R12; 27x9.00R12; 26x9.00R14Rear: 26x11.00R12; 27x11.00R12; 26x11.00R14

Baron Wins Pro Class at WORCS Round 4

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Team Maxxis/H&M rider Beau Baron took his second Pro victory of the year at WORCS ATV Round 4. The race was held April 15 in Surprise, Arizona. Baron’s teammate David Haagsma grabbed the holeshot and held the lead through the first half of the race. Baron, who was seventh at the first turn, made steady progress throughout the event. By the last 20 minutes, he was locked in a tight battle, trading the lead with another rider before crossing the finish line in first place. 

Bobcat expands operations, brings jobs to Bismarck

Company announces plans for expanded production with Menlo and launch of Innovation Center at NPCC property
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(WEST FARGO, N.D. — April 17, 2012) Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics today announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck. Bobcat also announced plans to acquire additional land at the Northern Plains Commerce Center (NPCC), to create an Innovation Center for product development and testing.

Join Destry Abbott for the Ultimate Family Adventure with Kawasaki’s Teryx4 Side X Side

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Irvine, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Off-Road racing champion Destry Abbott and his family will be taking one lucky family on an Ultimate Family Adventure through the mountains of Southern California in Kawasaki’s newest side x side, the Teryx4.“The off-road rated Kawasaki Teryx4 is a great vehicle for the whole family.” said Kawasaki Marketing Communications Director Chris Brull. “With four seats, a family can go out on the trails, explore and enjoy everything the Teryx4 has to offer. The Ultimate Family Adventure will be an amazing experience for the winners as they explore Southern California with Abbott.”

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