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

The Rugged Radios is proud to announce the new 100 Watt VHF radio, the RM100-V. This is a true 100 Watt radio, boosting transmit range to 40-50 miles

ARROYO GRANDE, California - More horsepower. Bigger engines. Faster speeds. For everyone who appreciates bigger and better, Rugged Radios is excited to announce the new RM100-V 100 Watt VHF Mobile Radio. This remarkable radio boasts a full 100 watts of power to reach distances up to 50 miles on your favorite VHF channels. 

Yamaha Racing’s CJ Greaves Adds to Legacy in TORC Series with YXZ1000R

Greaves Wins TORC Pro Stock UTV Championship with 12 of 13 First-Place Finishes
KENNESAW, Ga. – October 2, 2017 – Yamaha Racing’s CJ Greaves captured the TORC Series’ Pro Stock class championship in his Johnny G Motorsports prepared Monster Energy / Yamaha Racing / Maxxis Tires / Yamalube #933 YXZ1000R with a near-perfect 12 of 13 first-place finishes. The series ended with a YXZ podium sweep for Yamaha, with drivers Zach Martin and Jake Lunderby taking second and third respectively in the final standings. For his TORC Series Pro Stock UTV victory in a YXZ1000R, Yamaha rewarded Greaves with the $15,000 bLU cRU Championship Bonus.

Team UXC Puts RZR on Top of Box at GNCC Mountaineer Run

Trantham takes XC1 Pro UTV win in RZR XP 1000 and second in 4x4 Pro on Scrambler XP 1000
Minneapolis, Oct. 2, 2017- With three rounds left in the GNCC UTV series, Team UXC came into Mountaineer Run looking for their first win of the season. Team member Kevin Trantham wouldn’t disappoint taking the XC1 Pro win in a RZR XP 1000. 

JL Audio Introduces new Stealthbox® Subwoofer and Speaker Systems for Can-Am, Polaris, and Yamaha Powersports Vehicles

Miramar, FL—September 2017—JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, has announced the introduction of new Stealthbox® subwoofer and speaker systems designed exclusively for the Can-Am Maverick X3 (2 door model), Polaris Slingshot, and the Yamaha YXZ1000R. These dedicated audio solutions are purpose-built at JL Audio’s USA factory in Miramar, Florida using globally sourced components.


VALCOURT, QUÉBEC - September 29, 2017 – BRP (TSX:DOO) is expanding its range of Rotax internal combustion engines to electric powerpacks. BRP’s new Rotax THUNDeR powerpacks will offer consumers all the advantages of electrification, including lower greenhouse gas and noise emissions, with the same performance and ease-of-use that have become hallmarks of the Rotax brand.  

Performance Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Portland, OR, (September 21, 2017)- PIAA challenged their engineers to produce two sets of performance bulbs that they could bring to the market at a very attractive price point. By maintaining our high quality and performance standards, PIAA now has upgrade performance bulbs for a broader price spectrum. The Platinum LEDs and the Xtreme White Hybrid halogen bulbs are not only a considerable upgrade in output and safety, but they are now a more economical option for consumers. 

AMSOIL GNCC Racing ATV Highlights: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

Walker Fowler Earns Tenth Overall Win of the Season
MASONTOWN, W.VA. - Race conditions were near perfect with a hot and humid day at the sixth annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC in Masontown, West Virginia. The lack of race meant dust was a huge factor at the eleventh round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, but WFR/Yamaha/Maxxis/Fly Racing's Walker Fowler didn't let it faze him where he once again made his way to the middle of the box to take home the coveted overall win

Greaves and Chaney Capture TORC Series UTV Championships

Elk River, Minn. (Sept. 25, 2017) –This was the year UTV racing in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL came of age, with a record number of entries, full-field starting grids, and a level of racing intensity equal to any in North America. This past weekend, during the Kenda Final Rounds at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota, the drama of the season came down to the final day of racing. One where CJ Greaves looked to go undefeated in his Yamaha in PRO Stock UTV, and Kyle Chaney needed one final push to clinch the PRO Mod UTV championship for Can-Am.

DECKED Debuts System for Midsize Pickups

Same Functionality and Features as Full-Sized Product, Improved Design
DECKED is pleased to announce that its highly requested storage and organization system for midsize trucks is now available. After two years of engineering and manufacturing preparation, DECKED is now offered for trucks like Tacoma, Colorado, Canyon and Frontier in North America as well as a wide variety of fitments for foreign vehicles like Hi-Lux, Amarok, Navara and Ranger in the international market.


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