Offroad toys package
We’re not entirely sure what the story is here, but it looks like the folks from Patriot Campers are loaded up for an epic weekend. They have an ATV, a UTV, a camp trailer and a boat all being pulled by a truck (and that’s just what we can see from this short video). We’re not sure where they are going or what they are doing, but the collection of vehicles makes us want to hitch a ride.

This video got us thinking… what would be the ideal spread of off-road toys for a weekend trip? This looks like a great setup, but feel free to chime in with your dream setup in the comment section.


Graves Motorsports, the Performance Exhaust brand behind Yamaha Motor USA’s multiple National Championship winning Superbike and Supersport roadrace titles, is excited to introduce their new Full Titanium Racing Exhaust System for Yamaha’s  2016-2017 Pure Sport YXZ1000R three-cylinder Side-by-Side. Employing the same design technology  used on the Factory Yamaha MotoAmerica Superbikes, Graves developed this system and race tune for the Greaves Motorsports Yamaha YXZ1000 Pro-Stock car driven by CJ Greaves to win the Torc Series Championship Final race!

UTV Whiplash
Anyone that’s ever jumped a motorcycle, ATV or UTV knows that coming up short on a double is usually a pretty painful experience. Well, if you ask these guys, coming up short on a table top can be pretty painful as well. We’re betting they paid a visit to a chiropractor and were diagnosed with a severe case of UTV whiplash.

Offroad Camping Setups
Camping and off-roading go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. With the growing popularity of Overland-style off-roading (see What is Overlanding?), more and more outdoor adventure seekers are looking for ways to sleep in their rig. Some off-road enthusiasts can’t leave home without their Serta mattress and full size shower, while others take on a “less is more” approach to getting off the grid. Which of these off-road campers is more your style?

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The Can-Am / Murray Racing desert racing team of Derek and Jason Murray earned their first SCORE International side-by-side vehicle class championship November 20 in Baja California, Mexico. The brothers, who have raced consistently all year long, came into the round third in the class point standings. Another solid finish meant a shot at winning the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) title. The brothers, along with fellow driver Logan Gastel, earned their first SCORE International championship with their sixth-place finish at the 49th annual Baja 1000.

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

If you’re looking for a new ATV for your little dirt devil, Yamaha has some brand-new options available at its dealerships in the form of 2017 youth ATVs.

Just in time for the holiday season, Yamaha has a host of 2017 models that include the all-new YFZ50, which is aimed at ATV enthusiasts 6 years old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 model aimed at children 10 and up.

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– The UTV World Championship announced today that Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino has signed on as Official Host Hotel for the third annual Polaris RZR UTV World Championship taking place in Laughlin, Nevada April 13th – 15th, 2017. Racers, teams, fans and sponsors can book their rooms now using the discount code “UTVWC,” by calling (800) 227-3849.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

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To celebrates its history and the new branding image that melds both its music business and its engine and performance side, Yamaha held a press conference last week to kickoff its huge display at the LA Auto Show. We were given a preview of its new advertising campaign (“One Yamaha”) and given a closer look at the many aspects of the company (did you know they build golf carts?).

2016 SCORE Baja 1000

Rob MacCachren earns his third straight victory at the SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

The 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 completed this past weekend, with Rob MacCachren earning his third straight overall and Trophy Truck victory at the race. MacCachren partnered with Jason Voss to secure the victory on the 854.5-mile course that began and ended in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.