The Buzz Happenings Around the Industry Week of June 17
June 17th, 2011
by Jason Giacchino
Arctic Cat Releases some of its 2012 ATV and ROV Line
Whether it’s an Arctic Cat built for hauling, cruising, farming, fishing, hunting or competing in the mud, Arctic Cat has a new 2012 ATV or ROV to fit your needs; start by picking your package then take a look at two new models:
• GT – Painted Bodywork, Aluminum Wheels, Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
• LTD – Painted Bodywork, Aluminum Wheels, Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Heavy-Duty front and rear bumpers, 3,000lb winch
Check out the all-new LTD package on the MudPro 700i; available in Green or Orange Metallic painted bodywork with heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and Electronic Power Steering for 2012 will be a welcome addition to help riders assist the 14-in. aluminum wheels and 28-in. Zilla tires through the deepest holes while the 3,000lb winch helps pull out your buddies.
The widely heralded Prowler 700i HDX received accolades from dealers and consumers across the country in 2011 and the Best Heavy-Duty ROV in the industry receives a new round tube surround frame for 2012 and is available in Dark Green or Tungsten Metallic painted bodywork as well as Advantage Timber camouflage.
ITP Releases UTV-Specific Tire
The all-new ITP 900XCT is engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A. to accommodate the unique demands of side-by-side UTVs. It features a rugged 6-ply-rated radial carcass and a unique, directional tread design that promotes predictable, well-balanced handling characteristics. Its radial construction provides plush ride qualities, which are further enhanced by a tread pattern that supplies an ideal level of grip while remaining quiet and smooth on a variety of terrain surfaces.
The ITP 900XCT is now in stock and ready for immediate delivery to a powersports dealer near you in two sizes: a 27x9R-12 front (P/N 560572) and a 27x11R-12 rear (P/N 560573).
Since 1982, ITP has grown into the world’s #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source, and continues to provide a complete line of innovative tires and wheels for virtually all ATVs and UTVs. For a copy of ITP’s full-color product catalog, call toll-free: 1-800-859-4740. For other inquiries visit ITP’s website at www.itptires.com/.
Pro Armor Releases Kawasaki Teryx Doors
Pro Armor has released doors specifically for the Kawasaki Teryx. These doors are all aluminum construction to save weight and ensure strength and durability for any type of riding or racing. They direct bolt onto the Teryx.
They boast a multi point mounting system as well as an automotive grade slam latch. These doors not only make your ride look that much better with the state of the art design, but they also keep you protected from the elements while out riding. They are available in powder-coated black. Retail on a set of these doors is only 9.95. To order call your local dealer or call the company direct at 888-31-ARMOR or place your order at www.proarmor.com/.
• 6000 series alloy for ultimate strength yet lightweight
• 1 ¼” CNC bent aluminum tubing for durability
• Direct bolt on, no drilling
• Integrated slam latch with reinforced mounting bracket
• 3D CAD design for the ultimate style and function
• Easy entry and exit with suicide opening
• State of the art design
• All aluminum construction to save weight
• Easy install
Rigid Supports Susan G. Komen Foundation
Rigid Industries, builders of the brightest, most efficient forward illuminating LED lights in the world announced a special product to help raise awareness for and support of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation and the 6th annual M.O.R.E Powder Puff Race. Available in time for the 6th Annual M.O.R.E Powder Puff Race being held this October, Rigid Industries has created a Pink snap-on lens cover/filter to fit over their popular E-Series LED Light Bars. 100% of all proceeds made from selling these limited edition Pink snap-on covers/filters will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation!
As is the case with all of their high quality snap-on light covers/filters, this product is made of high quality injected ABS and is made in 10″ increments. These covers/filters will fit any E-Series light bars and can be purchased to completely filter the light bar by using multiple 10″ covers or use one to filter only a part of your larger E-Series Light Bar (4″ and 6″ Light Bars will require trimming). In addition to the limited edition pink cover/filter Rigid Industries also offers covers/filters in Amber, Clear, Blue, and Red with a Black-Out cover also available. All colored or clear covers/filters will come with “Rigid Industries” in small letters at the bottom as to not impede light output. All black out covers come with a white screen-printed Rigid Star logo on them. Rigid Industries also offers Black and Clear snap-on covers/filters for their popular “Dually” line of LED Lights.
Alpinestars Releases Lighter Tech 8
The Tech 8 Light uses premium materials and innovative design features that have resulted in a 15% weight reduction from the previous version, giving the Tech 8 Light its new name. Constructed with lightweight Microfiber, this boot is even more resistant to abrasions and tears, providing ultimate levels of protection. Comfort was not sacrificed in the redesign of this boot. Alpinestars unique inner ankle sleeve is constructed from leather with 3D mesh panels and incorporates adjustable shock absorbing gel inserts on the ankles and a removable anatomic footbed for enhanced comfort, fit and protection on the ankle and lower leg. This new ergonomic ankle construction means no break-in is required for comfortable riding.
Detail to precision efforts are noticeable in the Tech 8 Light. The closure system has been revised and now features four new self-aligning, quick release aluminum buckles with memory adjustment for precise closure. The toe box is low profile for improved control and sensitiveness in the shift area. A replaceable kick-starter protection insert is now featured on the right boot to increase the longevity of boot. A breathable 3D tech mesh lining has been incorporated to reduce heat buildup and improve comfort.
Josh Creamer Wins 1st Overall
Motoworks / Can-Am racer Josh Creamer earned his first ATV Pro-class overall aboard the Can-Am DS 450 at round four of the New England ATV Motocross Series held this past weekend at Capeway Rovers Motocross Park in Carver, Mass. Creamer, who recorded a 2-1 moto finish on the weekend, was joined on the podium by BCS Performance / Can-Am rider Cody Miller.
Despite heavy rain, muddy conditions and nagging injuries, Creamer was in championship form at round four of the NEATV-MX Series. The first Pro-class moto began with Miller edging Creamer for the holeshot. The two Can-Am-mounted racers put in a great battle throughout the moto, but slick, muddy conditions created minimal passing opportunities and the two riders finished the race how they started it. The moto victory was the first in 2011 for Miller, who is the reigning NEATV-MX Pro champion.
In the second Pro-class moto, Creamer took charge from the start as he grabbed the holeshot aboard his Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450. Creamer, the 2010 AMA ATV MX Champion, pulled away and took an easy victory in moto two. His 2-1 moto scores were good for the overall and more than made up for not reaching the pro podium the previous round. Creamer is now just 17 points out of first place heading into round five.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit: www.can-amxteam.com/.
Round 4 Yamaha Quad-X Series Coming to Speedworld June 18th
The 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series presented by STI returns this Saturday, June 18th, for round four at Speedworld MX in Surprise, AZ. Saturday’s race marks the mid-point of the 2011 Quad-X Championship, and will be the first of the season’s two night races.
After winning the first three rounds, Dustin Nelson leads the series with a nine-point lead over Beau Baron in second. With the series well underway, expect more intense racing as riders attempt to earn valuable series points.
For more information on the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series, including series schedule, class information and requirements, check out www.quadxseries.com/. For the latest updates on this and other series at Glen Helen Raceway, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenhelenraceway/.