Offroad sled
We’ve seen some unique conversions over the years but this crazy off-road snowmobile is set up to be ridden in the dirt. Check out this video of the machine in action.

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Like most of you, we were surprised by the announcement that Arctic Cat was acquired by Textron Motors over the winter. The news meant a much-needed infusion of funding for the Cat company, and a whole new level of market share for Textron. Good news for both companies. But what does it mean for the consumer? That news seems to be pretty good, too. Recently, Textron held a meeting of select dealers and press near Dallas, Texas, to update them on plans for the future.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – April 4, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest this past weekend to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the fire-damaged OHV trails within the Trestles / Baldy Mesa OHV staging area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the effort continued a nearly ten-year tradition of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative volunteer projects in one of the nation’s most frequently visited forests.

Mud Nats Recap
The 2017 High Lifter Mud Nationals have come and gone, but in the event you weren’t able to make it to Jacksonville, Texas, you can experience all the excitement for yourself with this recap video of one of the dirtiest off-road events of the year.

Charging whoops
It’s often said that the greatest challenge in Baja is not other racers but the course itself.  That is definitely true of the San Felipe 250 course, which is littered with countless huge off-road whoop sections.  Check out this racetruck taking them on at speed!

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Can-Am off-road has launched its 2017 Can-Am factory racing team and also announced its Can-Am X-Team ATV and SxS Rider Contingency Program. The amateur and professional racing contingency program includes more than a $350,000 in total payouts and covers numerous racing series for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles across North America.

The Can-Am X-Team off-road consists of 18 teams competing with Can-Am Renegade 4×4 ATVs and Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles.

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The Can-Am accessories group recently unveiled a new product for ATV owners looking to hit the snow. The new Apache Backcountry Track System for Can-Am ATVs help tackle “deep backcountry snow and challenging winter conditions.”

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Minneapolis, Mar. 1, 2017 – Polaris (NYSE: PII), the industry leader in youth off-road vehicles, today announced another first in the category, the single-seat Polaris ACE™ 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $350,000 in funds and equipment to 26 grant recipients in 2016. The final grants for 2016 comprised more than $73,000 awarded to four recipients, including support for both National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) and the Progressive Agricultural Foundation’s Safety Day program.

“For a decade, Yamaha has been supporting National Hunting and Fishing Day’s message of responsible outdoor recreation and open access, and with an Access Initiative grant to the Progressive Agricultural Foundation, we extend that message to families and youth in the farming and ranching communities across the country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “With the challenges facing access to our nation’s land, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative remains a steadfast resource supporting those working to responsibly, safely and sustainably protect and expand the opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.”

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Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert will live stream the “Celebration of Life” in honor of Casey Folks tomorrow. Check out the release on the event below, which also has a link to the stream.

Casey Folks touched the lives of thousands of people in the off-road community. If you are unable to join us for this special occasion in honor of him, you can still be part of it.