Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KYMCO USA Adds New Mid Size 450cc UXV Series Models

Kymco UXV 450i
Kymco UXV 450i LE

Spartanburg, S.C. - KYMCO USA is rolling into 2015 with 32 models of off-road vehicle, including four versions of the all-new mid sized UXV 450i side-by-side vehicle and a UXV 500i outfitted with a 5kW generator sure to help operators with a variety of utility applications and chores. Also on the list of new vehicles is four EPS models in the popular MXU Series ATV line and two newly designed Youth Quads in the Mongoose 90S and 70S that are sure please younger ATV riders. 

Kymco UXV 450i
Kymco UXV 450i 
UXV 450i
Offering a completely revised design to KYMCO’s line-up of UXV side-by-side vehicle, the UXV 450i ($7,999), UXV 450i TURF ($8,499), UXV 450i CAMO ($8,499) and UXV 450i LE 50th ($8,699) all are motivated by a fuel-injected 443cc SOHC 4-stroke 4-valve liquid-cooled engine. Power is transferred via shaft drive with push-button on-demand 2WD/4WD, transmission duties are handled by a tough automatic CVT (H-L-N-R-P) with differential lock, the front and rear suspension receive an independent dual A-arm set-up with 7.5 inches of travel, a 25x8-12 front and 25x10-12 rear tire/wheel package aids in achieving a log-crossing 10 inches of ground clearance, the 8.5-gallon fuel tank will keep you on trail with hydraulic disc brakes that safely reels the entire package down from speed.

The standard UXV 450i model comes in either Red or Blue; the CAMO model features the True Timber New Conceal CAMO pattern; the TURF model, featuring KYMCO’s Tight Turn Turf Control with front differential lock and open, selectable rear differential with differential lock, Turf tires, CVT transmission and hydraulic brakes and a shaft-mounted parking brake make it ideal for multi surfaces from trail riding, hard asphalt to Golf Course Greens; and the Limited Edition (LE) 50th Anniversary model outfitted with aluminum alloy wheels, 3,000-lb. winch, and Metallic Gold paint and exclusive 50th Anniversary KYMCO Emblem.

Kymco UXV 500i G
Kymco UXV 500i G
UXV 500i G

Introduced alongside the UXV 500i LE 50th ($10,199) and UXV 500i CAMO ($9,999) is another new addition to KYMCO’s side-by-side family of vehicles, the totally innovative, mobile electric power generating solution UXV 500i G ($12,999) combines all the features and benefits of our go-anywhere, recreational UXV Series Side X Sides with a fully integrated Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) 5kW Generator with a (5) point integrated safety system, a KYMCO exclusive includes a GFCI safety circuit breaker generating all the power you’ll ever need, where and when you need it. With full digital monitoring and industry leading automatic electrical load compensation the UXV 500i G produces consistent, spike-free power under any condition on the job or on the trail. Available in Red, the UXV 500i G also features Tight Turn Turf Control with front differential lock and open, selectable rear differential with differential lock, CVT transmission, hydraulic brakes with shaft-mounted parking brake, a soft top and full windshield.

Rounding out KYMCO USA’s side-by-side line are two versions of the 45hp UXV 700i introduced last year – the UXV 700i LE 50th ($10,699) and the UXV 700i CAMO ($10,499) models. The UXV 700i LE 50th comes with black aluminum alloy wheels, 26x9-14 and 26x11-14 tires, 3,000-lb. winch, and Metallic Gold paint with 50th Anniversary Emblem; the UXV 700i CAMO offers True Timber New Conceal CAMO pattern.

In addition to those model-specific offerings, all of KYMCO’s UXV models come standard with an on-demand 2WD/4WD drive system with engine braking to traverse the steepest of declines, a 440-lb.-capacity tilting cargo bed, 1,200-lb. towing capacity, 2-inch receiver hitch, winch mounting plate, handbrake, dual headlights and taillights, a locking glove box, underseat and under hood storage, multi-function digital instrument display, 12V accessory outlet and dual beverage holder.
Kymco UXV 500i G
Kymco UXV 500i G
KYMCO's roots in the power sports industry go back to it’s founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd. With headquarters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, KYMCO has long been a leader in quality, fuel economy and versatility. Today KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, exports to 89 countries worldwide, and manufactures scooters, motorcycles, ATVs and UXV side-by-side vehicles at five ISO-9001 quality accredited plants in Asia.
Serving consumers and a selection of valued OEM clients, KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction, constant innovation, and making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.
KYMCO USA, wholly owned by Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd., is the exclusive importer/distributor of KYMCO brand products in the United States. With its headquarters, marketing and distribution based in Spartanburg, S.C., KYMCO USA serves more than 600 dealers in the U.S. and Caribbean and is dedicated to building the brand's reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, excellence in dealer network support, participation in enthusiast events, race support and sponsorship, and strategic industry partnerships with organizations such as AMA Pro Road Racing & Pro Flat Track, NHRA, Tread Lightly!, (SVIA) Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and (MIC) Motorcycle Industry Council. Learn more at

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Dayco Named Large Industry of the Year in Walterboro, S.C.

Dayco Product

TROY, Mich., July 16, 2014 – Dayco Products, LLC today announced it has been named the 2014 Large Industry Award winner by the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce. This award, voted on by members of the Chamber, is given to a large industry that is a proven leader within the Walterboro, South Carolina community. Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce membership consists of over 300 members and only one industry, or business, can win this award.

“The Dayco family has been a proud member of the Walterboro-Colleton County community for over 40 years and is excited to accept this award," said Tom Green, Director of North American Operations - Flexible Components for Dayco. "Dayco can attribute its success during this period to the dedicated and hardworking associates who take pride in manufacturing the highest quality products and delivering those products to our customers on a timely basis."

“We are proud to have Dayco as an industry leader in our community and proud that Dayco has chosen to call Colleton County home,” said Jeremy Ware, President and CEO of the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to working with Dayco in the upcoming year and appreciate its continued investment in the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce and our community.”

In June 2013, Dayco celebrated 40 years of operation at its Walterboro, South Carolina belt manufacturing plant. Opened in 1973, the Walterboro plant is home to more than 130 employees who produce v-belts and serpentine belts for the both the original equipment industry and the automotive aftermarket, as well as performance belts for the ATV and snowmobile markets.

About Dayco

Dayco Products is a leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of a broad range of belts, tensioners, hose, pulleys and hydraulics equipment for the automotive, trucking, construction, agricultural, ATV, snowmobile and industrial markets.

Recognized by both original equipment manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket as an innovative, technology-driven organization, Dayco operates a fully integrated global network of technical facilities and sales offices worldwide. Dayco continues to be guided by the 109-year-old primary business strategy to anticipate and satisfy the needs of our customers by providing timely, quality products and services.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

RZRs, Once Again, Fill Podium at WORCS Round 6

WORCS Racing
WORCS Racing Pro SxS Podium
Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic takes win in Pro SxS

Minneapolis, July 14, 2014- Iron Mine Motorcross Park, in Cedar City, Utah hosted WORCS Racing Round 6 for the first time and Polaris Factory Racers, once again filled the Podium.

Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000 would capture his first win of the season. Beau Baron, another Polaris Factory Racer, in his Holz/Maxxis/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take second. Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson in his Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take third with Polaris Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking fourth. The top five finishes in the Pro SxS class would be RZRs and the competition is heating up with just three races remaining.

The next WORCS race is in Straddleline, Washington, August 1-3.

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at
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Turbo, Big Bore, Long Travel RZR XP For Sale

Big bore, turbocharged, long travel Jagged X RZR XP
The Beast
The Beast - Big bore, turbocharged, long travel Jagged X RZR XP
  • Axia Alloy - Whip Flag Mount, Fire Extinguisher Mount ,Panoramic Mirror
  • CBR Performance - Race Radiator
  • Dayco - CVT Belt
  • Factory UTV - UHMW Skid Plate and Rock Sliders
  • FOX - FOX 2.5″ Large Bore, Position-Sensitive shock with Bottom-Out Control
  • HiPer Technology & Fullerton Sand Sports - Sand Tires and Beadlock Wheels
  • Holz Racing Products - HD Billet Motor Mount kit
  • K&T Performance, Race Proven Motors, Turbo Source & Attitude Industries - Air to Water RZR XP 900 turbo system, Head porting, Assembly
  • Muzzys Performance - 995 Billet Big Bore with Turbo Pistons
  • ProLine Wraps - Graphics Wrap
  • PRP Seats - Seats
  • Rigid Industries - LED headlights and Accent lights
  • Rugged Radios - Radio, Intercom and mount
  • SDR Motorsports - Roll cage, doors, custom aluminum, Dash and full install
  • Simpson - D3 Harnesses
  • SSV Works - Audio System
  • STM Powersports - Primary and Secondary Billet Replacement Clutches
  • UTV Inc. - Front Bolt-On Gusset Kit, Delrin Bushings, Backlit Switches
More details: The Beast



Turbo RZR XP 900

Turbocharged Polaris RZR XP

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

New 3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down from SpeedStrap

3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down
3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down
SpeedStrap, the premier manufacturer of ratchet straps, recovery straps and cargo restraints, is proud to announce the release of their 3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down for securing your UTV with confidence.
With a floating twisted snap hook and adjustable slider, you can attach the snap hook to the center of your vehicle and connect each end to each side of your trailer floor. One single ratchet ties it all together. Available in black or red.

Direct link: 3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down

About SpeedStrap
SpeedStrap is a division of Piston Driven LLC. Piston Driven is a multi-faceted company that has over 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. We take our passion for cars, boats, racing, off-roading and more, and produce industry-related products and apparel that we love. We also manufacture and assemble our product right here in the U.S.A!
After being involved in the off-road industry for more than 15 years, we re-acquired the SpeedStrap brand and product line. We turned it into a premium cargo restraint business with the automotive, motorcycle, and ATV enthusiast in mind. With attention to detail, fit, finish and quality, these restraints include features you may not find on other brands. Items like extra lengths to properly secure vehicles in long-bed pickups, D-rings to secure handle bars and axles, scratch protection with soft-padded handles, grips, bolt-end caps and more. It’s our goal to make our restraints the last and only set you’ll ever need. 

For more information on SpeedStrap 3-Point Ratchet Tie-Down or to order, please contact SpeedStrap at 714-774-9444 or log on