Tuesday, January 27, 2009
If you are looking for a vehicle that is smaller than a jeep, but more powerful that a standard side x side, the new 2009 Silverback is a vehicle to take note of. EMI is setting new standards for side x sides with cutting edge looks and features bringing a refreshing change to the old golf cart look-a-like UTV lineup.
Engine: The Powerful, industry leading, Electronic Fuel Injected, 812cc, 3 cylinder, 12 valve, DOHC car engine produces over 52 horse power and launches the Silverback to a top speed of over 56 mph! This is not just another ATV engine. It is an extremely reliable and sophisticated engine with Siemen Injectors, Bosch ECU, Bosch Ignition Coils, Dual Over Head Cam, and Diagnostic Capabilities. Just plug it into a laptop and read all of the sensors for easy repairs.
Chassis: An innovative SUV Chassis is light but very strong for on and off road use.
Transmission: A sporty 4 speed manual transmission is used for superior control and performance when flying down a curvy dirt road or crawling up a steep, rock studded hill.
Suspension: Dual A-Arm Idependent Suspension technology is used at all four corners for optimum handling and a smooth ride over rough terrain.
Charging System: The Silverback comes standard with a 75 amp alternator. This is more than 2 or 3 times as much power as other UTVs on the market and is plenty of electrical power to run aftermarket lights, a stereo system, and any other aftermarket accessories.
Interior and Other Standard Features: The interior of the Silverback is unlike any other UTV on the market. The interior resembles a car featuring a safety glass windshield, comfortable high back bucket seats, a console and dash board with guages, side mirors and turn signals...the list goes on and on.
Based in Riverside California, Eminent Motorsports International(EMI) is focused on providing unique and innovative side x sides. EMI is setting new standards for side x sides with cutting edge looks and features bringing a refreshing change to the old golf cart look-a-like UTV line up. Emi currently offers the fun and stylish Silverback and will soon release the aggressive and sporty Howler.
More info at: www.emimotorsports.com
Thursday, January 22, 2009
More details on the Polaris RZR 170 can be found at:
Polaris RZR 170 - UTV Guide
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:38 Trona, CA, (Jan 14, 2009): On Tuesday, the California Wilderness Coalition met with representative of the Searles Valley Minerals to review a CWC proposal for wilderness and potential impacts on plant operations. The plant manager later opened the meeting to let the general public hear the proposal and provide comment. Over 300 people attended the public meeting to listen to the CWC wilderness proposal. CWC representatives Ryan Hensen and Laurel Williams explained they are interested in providing legislative protection to the lands while retaining access to the routes used by recreation for access to desert areas.For purposes of this meeting, Searles Valley and the Great Falls Basin were the only areas open for discussion. Efforts to include Surprise Canyon in the discussion were rebuffed as irrelevant.During the CWC presentation, statistics were presented that indicated wilderness provided an economic growth and use of wilderness areas was increasing. John Stewart, Natural Resource Consultant for California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs challenged the data presented. Stewart noted that the numbers presented were for a mid-1990 time frame and did not reflect recent data indicating that use of wilderness areas has been in decline for the past 10 years. Further, the growth of motorized recreation on public lands has increased by over 25% during that period.In addition, Stewart stated the CA4WDC hosts the annual Panamint Valley Days event that brings significant financial contributions to the local economy. That economy impact for one weekend exceed the recorded hiking days per year for the area. Stewart noted, "Public meetings have a general tone to describe the meeting. This meeting had no general tone, only a direct, pointed message that said: No wilderness in our desert. Go back to your city life, We know how to care for our desert."The CWC is seeking to gather "public support" for a wilderness proposal that identifies routes of travel and areas of special interest to exclude from wilderness. All other lands between the identified routes will be designated as wilderness. CWC representatives declined to guarantee that identified routes would be formally excluded, only that their proposal would request they be excluded.While still being developed, the entire wilderness proposal is expected to exceed 600,000 acres. While some is converting existing wilderness study area to wilderness, much of the acreage is expanding existing wilderness to preclude economic development. When pressed, CWC representatives did acknowledge their goal is to protect the desert from industrial development, Their definition of "industrial development" is mining and renewable energy projects.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The maker of snowmobiles, ATVs and other leisure vehicles has been battered as the economy turned to recession and discretionary spending has tapered off.
Mark Karl is director of operations for the company's plant in Roseau. He disclosed the layoffs Monday in a speech at Roseau's Civic and Commerce Banquet.
Polaris Director of Investor Relations Richard Edwards says the company has gone from two shifts to one for the production of its Ranger utility vehicles in Roseau.
Edwards would not discuss current sales or production figures, but did say there's been a drop off from the fourth quarter a year ago.
The Medina-based company is scheduled to report its fourth quarter results Jan. 29.
On the Net:
Polaris Inc.: http://www.polarisindustries.com
Monday, January 19, 2009
Worcester, Massachusetts, December 11, 2008 –– Curtis Industries has introduced a rugged line of 72 inch Sno-Pro plow systems designed for daily use on UTVs and Side-by-Sides. The Straight Plow is built of heavy gauge steel, weighs only 180 pounds with mount, and has a height of 19 inches. The Polymer Tapered (Highway Style) Plow is made of a high-density, impact-resistant polymer with extensive bracing to provide superior strength and durability. With a top of taper height of 28 inches and bottom of taper height of 18 inches, the Polymer Tapered Plow and mount weigh only 190 pounds and are balanced for stability while in the up position.
Curtis engineers have developed an innovative Quick Attach system for both plows that allow for fast and easy attachment and detachment. These plow systems are easy to install and plow mounts do not interfere with the UTV’s ground clearance. In fact, the plows can be raised over 12 inches. A winch lift (not included) is used to raise and lower the plows. The winch-mounted adjustable limit switch controls over-driving the winch while plowing. This feature stops the winch motor from stalling for longer winch life. Both blades have a replaceable steel cutting edge and come with Blade Markers and all necessary mounting hardware. Available now for the Yamaha Rhino, mounting kits for other makes and models will be coming soon.
You will notice that UTVUnderground has also created some important topic sections such as the one titled "Fight For Your Rights". This is a place where members can get informed as to what's going on with the legal side of the off road industry. Land use and vehicle laws as well as regulations affecting UTVs. Another one of UTVUnderground.com's special sections is brought to you by UTVGuide.net and will include industry updates, News, and Reviews. You will also notice a section dedicated to racer's and the different racing associations and events being held in and around the USA. There is a Private Racers Only section where racer's and their teams can access and discuss different topics pertaining to their vehicles and anything else race related.
We hope you will check us out and enjoy the site - www.utvunderground.com.
UTV Crap has introduced an alternator kit for the Kawasaki Teryx that quickly and reliably boosts your Teryx charging capacity. With an additional 60 amps, there is no more worrying about adding lights, stereos or heated seats.
UTV Crap Teryx 750 60 Amp Alternator Kit.
Smaller 60 Amp Alternator
Easy 1 Wire Hook Up
2 Cog Style Pulleys for Less Horse Power Loss and Less Stress on the Crank
Heavy Duty Cog Style BeltCustom Billet Crank Mounts
$474.95 Complete Kit Ready to Bolt on!
UTV Crap also has an alternator kit for the Yamaha Rhino for $349.95
About UTV Crap:
UTV Crap sells, manufactures and installs: parts, accessories and suspension kits for all major UTVs. UTV Crap is located in Phoenix, AZ can can be reached online at www.utvcrap.com or by calling 623.934.3070.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Minneapolis, Minn. (January 16, 2009) – Team Arctic racer Jim Creagan isn’t kidding when he calls the Arctic Prowler, “The toughest UTV in the desert.” At the opening round of the Best In The Desert (BITD) off-road series in Parker, Ariz., Creagan dusted off his team’s 700 XTX EFI that finished second in the Baja 1000 just two months ago, put a heavy foot on the gas and raced to a strong third place.
“This season our goal is to win the UTV class championship, which required a good finish at the Parker 250,” said Creagan. “We will campaign a Prowler 1000 XTZ in the remaining races, but it wasn’t ready for Parker. So we freshened up our Baja-worn 700, rode at the ragged edge and proved that we could once again put a stock Prowler against all the fully modified racers.”
In truth, Creagan and his team have little to prove in the rough world of off-road desert racing, having finished first and second in the side-by-side UTV class in the 2008 Baja 1000. It marked the first time a UTV has ever finished the grueling race and highlighted the performance and durability of the race-winning Prowler 1000 XTZ, as well as the second-place Prowler 700 XTX EFI.
Creagan (of Yacott, Wash.) and his son (and co-driver) Tabor Cresap followed a very different strategy for the Parker 250 than they used at the Baja 1000.
“To finish 1000 miles of Baja, you have to ride smart and in control,” Creagan said. “Parker was a 170-mile sprint against fully modified machines with powered-up engines, aftermarket suspensions and long-travel kits. Our 700 XTX had a stock engine, stock chassis and stock suspension.
“So I put my foot down on the gas and rarely lifted during the entire race. The Parker course was typically brutal, with rocks, sand washes, high speed sections and technical areas. We were absolutely thrashing our machine, but there were no problems. It was just gas-and-go at the fuel stops.”
Creagan and Cresap finished the race in four hours and fifty-five minutes, thanks to their hard driving and expertly executed fuel stops by crew members Chris Fallon and Mark Vories. Both driver and co-driver anticipate higher finishes at the six remaining BITD events, thanks to the higher top-speeds from their soon-to-be-complete Prowler 1000 XTZ.
“The 1000 XTZ will be fast enough to out-run our competitors’ modified machines,” said Creagan. “We’re optimistic about climbing a step or two up the podium.”
The team is sponsored by Arctic Cat, Wired Energy Drink, Vision X Lighting, GBC Motorsports and King Shocks.
Their next race is at the Terrible 250 in Primm, Nev., April 17-19.
About Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minn., designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available on the Internet at www.arcticcat.com.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Starting the race at 7:30 the team of Mike Lasher and Rick "Wally" Wallace took off into the rising sun and battled dust, whoops, and blinding glare from the sun for the first 25 miles. Once out of the mid way pit with a quick adjustment to the shocks, complements of Speed Technologies it was smooth sailing from there. The Lockmann Precision motor ran strong all race hitting a top speed of 60.04 MPH on the GPS. When the car reached the main pit the team had their work in store. A driver change putting Tim Orchard and Dave Elbert into the car, adding 10 gallons of gas, adjusting the preload on the rear shocks, and an increase in the nitrogen of the rear shocks was all completed in under 3 minutes. The Second lap was smooth sailing as well, as Tim and Dave picked off the competition one UTV at a time finishing in the second spot just 7 minutes behind the leaders. Look for the Pro Armor Kawasaki Teryx to be on display at the Powersports Expo Feb 13-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The next race for the team is the Terrible's Town 250 April 17-19, 2009. Team
Sponsors include: Kawasaki, Pro Armor, Side X Side Outfitterz, OMF Performance, Walker Evans, CST Performance, ITP, Simpson, Lockmann Precision, Side X Side Action Magazine, K & N, DynaTek And HMF.
Photo courtesy of Robert Laxson.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Minneapolis, January 14, 2009 – Jagged X picked up the 2009 Best in the Desert Series where they left off in 2008, taking first at the Epic Products Parker 250 for their sixth consecutive win!
The No. 1919 started in eighth position with Brandon Schueler and new team member Chad Riccio in the navigator seat. They quickly worked to the front of the pack and diced for the lead spot for nearly 100 miles. With about 40 miles left, the Polaris team took the lead for their first 2009 win.
Jagged X’s next BITD race will be the Terrible's 250 at Primm, Nevada, on April 18 where they hope to make it seven-in-a-row!
While Jagged X took Parker by storm, Polaris Regional Manager Matt Lube and co-pilot Todd Campbell tackled the WORCs/PIAA eight-hour endurance race in their RANGER RZR S. The team won the Stock class and the overall by one lap over the Mod class. The win continues to prove the durability and endurance of the RANGER RZR S.
About Jagged X
Jagged X is a family owned business located in Phoenix Arizona. Formed in 2003 from a passion for off road vehicles, Jagged X quickly became a pioneer in the custom side by side segment and is known for bringing their customers quality and innovation with their own brand of style. In 2007 Jagged X formed an aftermarket partnership with Polaris industries with the introduction of the exciting new RZR. They continue to lead the pack in the development of exciting products for the RZR such as long travel suspension, billet and tubular accessories.
With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.
About the American Motorcyclist AssociationSince 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/
"Federal wilderness protection for California land moves forward" (Los Angeles Times, 1/12/09) "Large swaths of California wild lands would gain federal wilderness protection under legislation that took a step toward approval in the U.S. Senate during a rare Sunday session ... It would designate as wilderness -- the government's highest protection -- about 190,000 acres in Riverside County, including parts of Joshua Tree National Park; about 450,000 acres in the Eastern Sierra and San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles; and about 90,000 acres in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks..."Note: This news site may require free registration to view its content online.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wilderness12-2009jan12,0,5425754.story
"Plan to set aside more wilderness land advances in U.S. Senate" (Bloomberg News, 1/11/09)
"The U.S. Senate, in its first order of business this year, advanced a $10 billion conservation plan that would set aside more than 2 million acres of natural wilderness and protect 1,000 miles of scenic rivers. The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, the first piece of legislation considered by the new Senate, combines about 160 individual environmental bills in nearly 1,300 pages ... The Senate will debate and vote on the bill’s passage this week." Part of the bill would codify the the National Landscape Conservation System, managed by the BLM.http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=apzMY6TV_xQo&refer=us"Massive lands bill clears filibuster" (Washington Times, 1/12/09)
"Senate Democrats flexed their new legislative muscle Sunday, using the first vote of the new Congress to break a Republican filibuster from the previous session of Congress, and advance a wide-ranging land-conservation measure. The omnibus land bill would preserve more than 2 million acres of land, establish new layers of bureaucracy in the Bureau of Land Management..."http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/12/massive-lands-bill-clears-filibuster/
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Most speculation seems to point to a four seat "Rhino" with a transforming rear bed similar to the Kawasaki Mule Trans where part of the bed can be converted to an extra bench seat.
We sure hope it is some sort of a sport version with a v-twin! Something smaller than a Rhino, but bigger than a RZR would be perfect.
In addition to over-the-counter sales, Funco Motorsports can transform any Teryx from “mild to wild” at their Rialto, California factory. “Drop it off stock, pick itup ready to rock!” For more information about Funco Motorsports and it's Teryx Superstore, visit www.funcoutv.com or call 909-421-2558.
About Funco Motorsports:
Founded over 40 years ago by Off-Road Hall of Fame Inductee, Gil George, FuncoMotorsports is the leading manufacture of high performance sand and off-road cars.Their unique designs and family oriented service have sold over 400 Big 5 Model carsand their entry into the UTV market has been explosive too. With back-to-back CORRUTV championships and a 2008 second overall Single Buggy season, Funco Motorsportshas proven that their experience on the track translates into quality, race-provenproducts for all off-road enthusiasts. For more information about Funco Motorsportsor becoming a dealer, please call (909) 421-2558 or visit www.Funco-Motorsports.com & www.funcoutv.com.
ATR serves as a full service design and manufacturing companydeveloping products for some of today’s leading off road vehiclemanufacturers. For more information they can be reached toll free at877-581-0041 or by visiting their website at www.atrpowersports.com
Friday, January 9, 2009
Admission to the event is free to spectators, and there are many places to watch the race. One of the most popular is along Shea Road south of Parker. This has been called a "spectator's paradise."
A mandatory riders' meeting for the big race will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening in the Mohave Room at the BlueWater.At 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, staging for motorcycles, quads, and UTVs will be held at the race starting line. The race itself gets underway at 7:15 a.m.The awards ceremony will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Mohave Rooms at the BlueWater.For more information, go to www.bitd.com or call Best in the Desert at (702) 457-5775.
POCATELLO - As the Gate City tightens its belt for the upcoming year, it's also dealing with a proposed ordinance that's getting a lot of people riled up. It's over a possible ban on ATV's and other off-road vehicles.The draft comes as a result of an amendment to a state ordinance, that gives city governments the power to regulate if ATV's are allowed on city streets.
The Pocatello City Council is proposing to make it illegal for ATV, UTV, and motorbikes to be driven on all public streets and highways, including public and private property open to the public. And some worry, that could affect local ATV dealerships.The draft does have allowances for ATV's to be used in the city for snow removal and agricultural work.
Mayor Chase told Eyewitness News there were several people in support of the ban, but none of them showed up to the council meeting.This public hearing on the possible ATV ban has been continued. The topic will be picked up next week at a special meeting.
If you are reading this letter, please consider yourself officially invited to our annual rally at the Utah State Capitol. Please help us by distributing this letter \ invitation at local clubs, businesses, and other establishments where others will see it. As you distribute this letter, take a few minutes to visit with individuals and business owners that support our cause; encourage them to spread the word about the upcoming rally. We hope to see this letter posted in hundreds of businesses, mailed, e-mailed (use the forward link at the bottom of this page), faxed, and hand delivered to thousands of Utahans over the next few days.
This year's rally will be held at the Capitol Building Rotunda on February 6, 2009. The rally will occur between 12 and 1 P.M. We hope you will bring friends, co-workers, and family. In addition, feel free to make and bring signs that voice your opinion regarding access to our land. Each year we hold this event to give and encourage Utah citizens and businesses the opportunity to unite their voices with others who are concerned with the management of and access to public lands in our beautiful state. A strong showing helps USA-ALL gain additional political capital, which is much needed when we debate and become involved in government related matters.
Our mission is to improve motorized access to public land. USA-ALL strategically scheduled the rally to capitalize on Utah's general legislative session that will be in full swing. Throughout the legislative session USA-ALL works aggressively on behalf of its members, incessantly advocating their interests to state legislators and other state officials.
We believe that although much of the land we are concerned with is federally managed, opportunity abounds for local and state governments to assist us in our effort to keep public land open. In conjunction with federal issues, a number of state bills are passed each year directly affecting the public's ability to access public land.
In the past we have both successfully advocated the passing of beneficial legislation and defeated potentially harmful bills. We successfully advocated a bill that created a financial fund dedicated to organizations fighting to protect motorized access to public land through the placement of a voluntary donation check off box on all Utah motor vehicle registration forms. In addition, we successfully promoted a bill that will give the public the option of licensing their ATV for legal street operation in rural parts of the state. Finally, we defeated a bill that would have required excessive and unrealistic accident reporting requirements for all OHV's.
We are aware of a proposed bill in the upcoming legislative session that may be very harmful to our members. The bill intends to harshly punish those who illegally use any vehicle on public land. We agree that illegal use is a problem that must be addressed, but this particular bill goes about it in a way that may harm innocent people, and potentially jeopardize state and county claims of disputed roads across federally managed land. We need to immerse ourselves in this debate to ensure that the bill only punishes the "bad apples" and maintains the strength of county claims on disputed roads. If you would like to know more about this and other bills go to our website (www.usaall.org) and join our free e-mail list. You can also follow our actions during the session by going to our blog page ( www.usaall.blogspot.com ).
USA-ALL has established itself as a powerful player on Utah's Capitol Hill and we hope to continue our work there. Our future has much promise, but hard times threaten our very existence. This past year has been financially difficult for all businesses, particularly those in the non-profit sector. USA-ALL is hanging on, but we need your help. What would the world look like without USA-ALL? Undoubtedly, there would be less access to land in Utah and more excessive restrictions for those who use vehicles on public land. What can you do to help ensure our continued success? As always there are two main things that we need: support and donations.
We need people to show up and support USA-ALL and the rally. We MUST have, at a minimum, a few hundred people there to show legislators that we are serious about these issues. Last year we had approximately twenty-five individuals make it to the rally. We cannot allow that to happen again if we wish to remain a credible force on Utah's Capitol Hill.
Donations perpetuate our existence. Unfortunately this is something we always need. We have many wonderful volunteers, but in order to become more successful USA-ALL has employed a full time employee and intends on hiring more. We also have the usual office expenses, legal bills, etc. We use donations VERY efficiently, but fighting these battles is extremely expensive. Many small donations go a long way. If everyone donates a little we'll be more effective.
You can donate with a card or checking account at our website. You can also send donations using any payment method along with your contact info to USA-ALL, PO Box 50592 Provo, UT. 84605.
You have the opportunity to help us with one or both of these needs. Please do all that you can to encourage others to give a little time and money to a cause that gives directly back to you and thousands of others. Help us protect responsible motorized access to public land. Help us protect our heritage and historical access to special places in our state.
We hope to see you and hundreds of others there.
Michael Swenson, Utah Shared Access Alliance
Thursday, January 8, 2009
"Last year's inaugural 8-hour race was a huge success," Robertson said. "We proved to the ATV, UTV and Powersports industry that PIAA lighting products are indeed the best in the world, proven everywhere from the Baja 1000 and Daytona 24-Hour sports car race to the World Rally circuit."
As the presenting sponsor, PIAA will be providing financial support as well as offering a contingency program that will encourage racers to use PIAA halogen and HID lighting products. The race starts at 4 p.m. and finishes at midnight: having a PIAA-equipped vehicle will once again be a distinct advantage.
"WORCS races are the ultimate test of man and machine," explained WORCS owner Sean Reddish. "Teaming up with PIAA, the industry leader in power-sports lighting and putting on an UTV and ATV endurance race was a home run".
Teams will race non-stop for eight hours around a 7-mile loop that starts on the Speedworld motocross circuit before heading out into the Arizona desert. Separate overall winners will be awarded in both UTV and ATV divisions. For UTVs, racing classes include Unlimited, Modified, Stock, and Ironman/woman; for ATVs, classes will be Pro A, B, and C; Women's Pro A and B; Veterans 30+; Masters 40+; and Ironman/Woman.
PIAA's contingency awards should inspire all competitors: Overall finishers will be awarded $1000 for first, $500 for second, $250 for third. To be eligible, vehicles must use PIAA HID or Halogen lamps and run PIAA decals.
PIAA has also been offering racers the opportunity to purchase PIAA lights at a special discounted price. This offer has been available for registered racers ONLY; an official race registration number is required. For details on this offer, as well as info on all PIAA UTV and ATV lighting products, visit www.piaapowersports.com or call 503-489-6666.Other race contingencies in play this weekend include WORCS's 100% Pro Payback to the pro ATV and the Unlimited UTV class, and Motoworks exhaust's $1000 payout to the overall ATV winner ’Äì if they run a Motoworks exhaust and decals.For entry and class information, plus rules and regulations, visit www.worcsracing.com, or call 435-635-1597. Pre-entry is closed. Entry fee per team is $200 pre-entry, $225 day of race.
PIAA has been the acknowledged leader in innovative automotive and Powersports products since its founding in 1963. PIAA products, created in PIAA's Technical Design Center in Japan, are known for their visionary design, inspired engineering and quality components.PIAA Corporation, USA is located at 3004 NE 181st in Portland, OR 97230, 503-489-6666.PIAA will make the PIAA lamp kits available at a reduced price to competitors through Rocky Mountain ATV, a WORCS Series sponsor and title sponsor of this event.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
CYPRESS, Calif. – January 7, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., via the company’s new OHV Access Initiative, injected more than $700,000 in cash and equipment in 2008 directly into projects across the country supporting safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas.
In the program’s first year, Yamaha took a leadership role in the ongoing issue of OHV access by providing GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to more than 65 local, regional and national organizations representing the greater OHV community. Awardees from the OHV Access Initiative’s fourth quarter funding cycle include:
· The California Trail Users Coalition
· Cheaha Trailriders, Alabama
· Aitkin County, Minnesota
· Arrowhead ATV Club, Minnesota
· Dixie National Forest, Cedar City Ranger District, Utah
· Florida Trail Riders
· Lewis County Department of Forestry, Parks & Recreation, New York
· Paul Bunyan Forest Riders, Minnesota
· Rose City – Lupton Area Chamber of Commerce, Michigan
· Embarrass River ATV Park and Campground, Wisconsin
· Town of Rome, Dyracuse Recreational Park, Wisconsin
“By directly funding public and private land management and enthusiast-initiated projects, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is leading the grassroots effort in creating and sustaining safe and responsible riding opportunities,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s general manager of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) Operations. “These GRANTs have become an important asset to the OHV community and we are pleased to continue this support into 2009.”
The primary purpose of the OHV Access Initiative is to provide funding of OHV access-related projects that include, but are not limited to:
· Trail development, restoration and maintenance
· Trail signage and map production
· Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
· Land stewardship and education
· Responsible OHV riding education and outreach
· Legislative lobbying efforts
“This year, the OHV Access Initiative has demonstrated the ability to make a significant impact where it counts the most – on the ground,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS marketing manager. “Riders, land managers and OHV groups are working together to submit quality applications in support of long-term access goals. Yamaha plans to expand this program and build on its success in supporting the OHV community well into 2009 and beyond.”
About the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative
Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs, national forests and associations, and national, state and local government agencies. A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects. Applications for the first quarter of 2009 will be accepted through February 28, 2009.
Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the OHV Access Initiative are available at:
www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess. For questions regarding the OHV Access Initiative, groups can call Yamaha’s dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630-5101.
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit http://www.yamaha-motor.com.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The KOH UTV race is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th, 2009; pre-running will start on February 23rd. The main King of the Hammers buggy race will be Friday, February 27th, with a Last Chance Qualifier Thursday, February 26th. The buggy races will include 60 LCQ competitors vying for 10 open positions in the main KOH race which will include 92 start positions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) announces the cancellation of the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow
BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 5, 2009) After presenting successful shows in 2007 and 2008 ORBA regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow that was to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February 7 and 8. Citing the unprecedented global economic downturn, ORBA has decided that it is in the best interest of its members and the off-road industry as a whole to cancel the event, and apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.
“We would like to thank all those involved for their incredibly generous support, from marketing partnerships, media supporters and sponsors, to ORBA members and other off-roading organizations,” notes Fred Wiley, ORBA Executive Director. “Given the extraordinary economic and industry climate, all well-managed organizations have a fiduciary responsibility to review strategies and tactics. Unfortunately, sometimes this leads to difficult decisions such as the cancellation of our event. ORBA will continue to support and protect the off-roading industry while still demonstrating the fiscal responsibility required by these challenging times.”
ORBA's plans for 2009 include strengthening their current national and local partnerships and increased involvement with land managers across the country. As an organization they are eager to focus on the many land use issues this new year brings to the industry. ORBA looks forward to significant improvements in the economy and the off-highway vehicle (OHV) industry.
ORBA is a national trade association composed of off-road related businesses united to promote common goals that support the prosperity and growth of the off-road industry.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Neri Style is proud to introduce their new SRD II suspension seat specifically designed for UTV applications.
The full base mount design is to keep the diver and passenger as low possible to maintain a racer driving position. The SRD II model full base in lots of cases prevents the rhino plastic base from breaking. The foam design is the best to lock you in place during aggressive driving and also cushions you from shock. The support under your thighs prevents from slipping out of the seat and gives lots of comfort while driving for a long period of time. The center COOLFLOW MATERIAL (This material is designed to BREATHE) used on this particular seat allows the air to flow through the seat to keep the driver from sweating in hot days. The SRD II Model is a direct bolt-on to factory plastic bases. Fit geometry is custom designed for a Yamaha Rhino, Kawasaki Teryx or Polaris RZR. This is a True Suspension seat, Quality soft-touch vinyl material, high grade foam and powder coated frame.
NERI STYLE INC.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thanks to a collaborative effort between a broad coalition of OHV enthusiasts, sportsmen, conservationists, elected officials and the public, new laws that will help better manage Arizona’s rapidly growing OHV use will take effect Jan. 1, 2009. Among other provisions, the new law requires an annual purchase of an Off-Highway Vehicle Decal for the operation of any ATV or
OHV in Arizona that meets both the following criteria:
- Designed by the manufacturer primarily for travel over unimproved terrain.
- Has an unladen weight of eighteen hundred pounds or less.
OHV use in Arizona has exploded (347 percent increase since 1998), outpacing the existing funding to manage that growth, protect wildlife habitat, and help maintain recreational access. Revenues generated from the new OHV Decal user fee will be used to help ensure sustainable opportunities and natural resource protection by bolstering funding and grant programs that pay for trail maintenance, signage, maps, facility development, habitat damage mitigation, education, and enforcement.
What does the new law do?
- It specifies OHV Decal, title, license plate and registration requirements.
- It specifies equipment requirements.
- It specifies regulations for safe, ethical and responsible operation.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
ATR is a group of engineers, designers and motorsports enthusiasts set out to develop the most advanced off road vehicle performance products possible. Bringing years of experience ATR serves as a full service prototyping and manufacturing company developing products for some of today’s leading off road vehicle manufacturers. For more info they can be reached at 877-581-0041 or on the web at www.atrpowersports.com