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Can-Am ATV and Side-x-Side Racers Post Victories in the GNCC Racing, TQRA MX Series

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Valcourt, Québec, April 3, 2012 – Can-Am® X-Team racers earned five 4x4 class overall wins this past weekend at the Steele Creek Can-Am / Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series event and also posted three class victories in the Texhoma Quad Racing Association (TQRA) series. In the GNCC series, Kevin Trantham led the way, winning the 4x4 Lites class and finishing third overall on the morning podium aboard his 2012 Can-Am Outlander™ 500. Cody and Hunter Miller each piloted a Can-Am vehicle to victories at round two of the TQRA motocross series held in Geary, Okla.“The Steele Creek GNCC was a brutal, challenging course, but our 4x4 class racers truly performed well aboard their Can-Am ATVs,” stated Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Michael Swift and Bryan Buckhannon are so evenly matched aboard their 2012 Outlander 800s, they really put on a show racing wheel-to-wheel with each other the entire two-hour race. I was glad to see Swift finally get his first win of 2012, but I'm sure the two riders will have another battle at the next race in South Carolina. Kevin Trantham put in one of his most impressive performances ever aboard his Outlander 500, by winning his class and earning a spot on the morning overall podium. In TQRA, I was pleased to see both Cody and Hunter Miller post some hard-fought victories over the weekend with both their Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side machines.”

Honda Announces First New-Model Releases For 2013

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Torrance, CA: Honda enters the 2013 model-year season with a host of options for off-road and street-riding fun. First, consider two fun scooters that contain significant upgrades: the thoroughly revised Metropolitan and a new PCX scooter with a larger-displacement engine that now makes it capable for freeway use. Both models feature an easy-to-operate automatic transmission along with extremely fuel-efficient engines—just the thing for countering rising fuel prices. And then peruse Honda’s strong lineup of utility ATVs that simply get it done—whether “it” is a day filled with tough tasks or a weekend escape to your favorite backwoods getaway.

Dalton Industries Clutch Kits for the 2012 Kawasaki 750 Brute Force 4X4

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DK750 B12MSuggested list price $359.002012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4X4 - 28" Aggressive Mud Tire/Mud use and all 29.5" and larger tires only. This kit is also applicable for 26-28" aftermarket tires at high elevation (above 4000 ft) *The 2012 BF 750 model has a different engine configuration than previous model years. This kit helps re-calibrate the shift pattern for best performance in mud, as well as the very large / heavy tire sizes. This kit includes Dalton's Quick Adjust cam arms that make the kit easy to adjust for different conditions. Although it is well known that heavy mud tires hurt performance, this clutch kit can help bring your ATV back to life. There are also settings included in this kit for the use of 26-28" tires for deep sand and high elevation. The "set up guide" for different tires/conditions is included in the instructions. One adjustable kit that covers a lot of different applications!

Curtis Introduces Two New Windshield Options for PathPro Series Cab Systems

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Worcester, Massachusetts, March 15, 2012 – Curtis Industries, LLC recently announced two new windshield options for the PathPro series cab systems for the Polaris Ranger UTVs.For the Polaris Ranger 800, PathPro RCS cab system there is now a laminated safety glass option with a venting feature. We still offer the original hard coat polycarbonate windshield that opens full range. Both systems feature the quick disassembly components of the Rapid Convertible System to allow you to change your configuration in 60 seconds!The PathPro SS cab system for the Polaris Ranger 800 and Crew now comes standard with venting hard coat polycarbonate windshields to provide full air circulation within the enclosure. Windshield upgrades for older models are available for both cab systems.

Yamaha Grows Participation at AMA ATV Motocross Series

Thomas Brown and Chad Wienen Discuss Preparations for Season Opener
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CYPRESS, Calif. – March 22, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is growing its support of the AMA ATV Motocross series with an expanded trackside support program and additional team rider for 2012.Yamaha has grown its AMA trackside support program to include the ATV Motocross series events this year. Pro Motorsports from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, will lead this effort providing all Yamaha mounted racers with onsite technical assistance and Yamaha Genuine Parts & Accessories at discounted prices.Thomas Brown, who finished a strong fourth in the national MX series last year, is back and motivated to climb the podium in 2012. Chad Wienen, a veteran AMA ATV pro and multi event winner, has joined Team Yamaha this year and is excited about his new ride and the opportunity to put another YFZ450R on the podium.

Yamaha Selects National Hunting and Fishing Day ATV Winner

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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 28, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts, has selected its 2011 National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day sweepstakes winner.As part of Yamaha’s ongoing support of NHF Day, the company will give a new Grizzly 450 Automatic 4x4 ATV to Adam Penton of Greeley, Colorado. Mr. Penton was one of more than 26,000 people who entered in the 2011 ATV sweepstakes. As an ongoing sponsor of NHF Day, Yamaha has aggressively supported the grassroots effort by donating one of its best-selling ATV models each year as a giveaway.The Grizzly 450 ATV, valued at $6,899, is assembled right here in the U.S.A. Yamaha is currently implementing a production transfer through the end of 2013 which will result in the majority of its worldwide ATV production being based in the United States. Currently, all Yamaha 4x4 ATVs are rolling off the production line in the company’s state-of-the-art facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, in Newnan, Georgia.

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