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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.

New Cub Cadet Volunteer VTX Cross-Over Concept Stakes Claim in New UTV Class at SEMA

Cub Cadet Announces Vision for Uniquely Transformable Utility Vehicle
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Las Vegas, Nev. (Nov. 2, 2010) – Knowing that consumers demand a utility vehicle that excels at applications related to both work and recreation, Cub Cadet is excited to unveil its newest concept vehicle, the Volunteer VTX, during the premiere performance industry event, SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association). From its new engine and drive train to numerous innovative features and fresh purposeful styling, the Volunteer VTX gives users premium power and seemingly unlimited versatility. And, with its new transformable cross-over design, it’s ideal for institutional and municipal work, event production and VIP transport, large property maintenance and recreational use, medical and security applications and more. Maximizing the possibilities of the UTV, the Volunteer VTX concept ushers in the industry’s first transformable Utility Vehicle.

AMSOIL Quickshot SE Awarded Best New Powersports Product by SEMA Judges

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AMSOIL Quickshot SE Fuel Additive has been granted the Best New Powersports Product award for 2011 at the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, over 2,000 new products were submitted for consideration of this distinctive honor in various categories. In determining the winners, judges looked for superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality, consumer appeal and marketability.

Yamaha Rolls Out Free One Industries Graphics Kit Promotion

New Yamaha Sport ATV Owners in Nine States Can Order Free Custom Kit
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CYPRESS, Calif. – November 4, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the number one maker of sport ATVs, is rolling out an industry-first promotion with One Industries to give new buyers in select states the opportunity to order a free customizable graphics kit.  For now, anyone in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington who buys a new Raptor 700, YFZ450R, YFZ450X or Raptor 250 model ATV can order this free kit online at http://oneindustries.com/yamahaoneidpromo/.

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