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

CURT Group Acquires UWS

Wisconsin Based Company Adds Truck Toolbox Line and More USA Manufacturing Capabilities
Eau Claire, WI – June 2, 2017 – CURT Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading sales, marketing, engineering, and distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc. (subsidiary to Thule Group AB (publ.)) Headquartered in Perry, Florida, UWS is a leading American manufacturer of storage solutions and truck accessories for professional tradesmen and truck enthusiasts. The transaction is expected to close in June, 2017

Leading UTV Manufacturer ODES Announces Partnership with Interstate Batteries

Dallas-based Companies Join Forces to Match Quality with Quality
Following the unveiling of ODES UTVS’(“ODES”) new Special Edition UTVs, the company announces a partnership with Interstate Batteries, the nation’s leading replacement brand battery. The news comes on the heels of the company’s decision to introduce a new 7” full-color touchscreen LCD with GPS mapping technology to five of its vehicles – the most under any OEM lineup to offer such technology. 

‘CURT Group’ Announced as New Name for CURT Family of Brands

CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE and RETRAC Unified Under One Corporate Identity
 CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made towing products and truck accessories, is pleased to unveil “CURT Group” as its new corporate name. The new name is part of a developing brand strategy that will help distinguish our individual brand identities, while communicating our effectiveness as a unified family of brands.


BRP has refined its impressive family of Can-Am off-road vehicles for 2018, by blazing new trails in the areas of pure-sport performance and meeting global recreational and utility demands with new specialty-use packages. In addition to increased performance, adding exceptional value, revised componentry and strategic color choices further showcases the Can-Am brand’s industry leadership and market focus.  


Valcourt, Quebec, June 1, 2017 – BRP (TSX:DOO) continues to optimize its Can-Am off-road lineup with multiple changes for 2018. The brand is again setting the bar with the most powerful factory-built side-by-side vehicle on the market, the new 172hp 2018 Maverick X3 Turbo R model. The thrilling Rotax ACE engine was reconfigured to deliver a potent 172hp straight from the factory. Additional lineup changes include more options for utility and recreational use, with the introduction of additional specialty packages. 

SilentHawk Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

SilentHawk is an award-winning, hybrid-electric motorcycle currently under development by Logos Technologies, in partnership with San Francisco-based Alta Motors. The DARPA program calls for a lightweight, rugged, single-track vehicle that can operate near-silently for extended periods while transporting small numbers of troops over hostile terrain.

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards More than $100,000 in First Quarter

Yamaha Continues Support of Outdoors and Agriculture in 2017 with Grants to FFA and ACT Programs
KENNESAW, Ga. – May 25, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces its Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative endowed more than $100,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant recipients in the first quarter of 2017. This quarter is further highlighted by Yamaha’s continued support of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, and Yamaha’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) grant program.

GBC Motorsports’ Johnny Gallagher Takes First Career GNCC Victory

Anaheim, Calif. - May 24, 2017 - Heavy rains made for extremely muddy conditions, but that did not slow down GBC Motorsports racers at the inaugural X-Factor GNCC in Peru, IN. GBC racers set the course ablaze and secured numerous class victories, while one longtime GBC racer would end the day with a new career achievement 23-years in the making.


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