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READING, Pa.
– ODYSSEY battery by EnerSys recently launched a redesign of its website, www.odysseybattery.com, incorporating responsive web design to optimize the user experience for a range of devices. The new technology adapts all of the website content – menus, text, images, etc. – for the size of the device being used, and is easy to read and navigate using a computer, tablet, or smartphone browser.

Varta-batteries-powersports-1-23-14Richmond, Calif. - Varta Powersports Batteries are now in stock and shipping from LeoVince USA Specialized Products Distribution.

Varta’s 12 Volt Batteries are perfect for motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs and personal watercraft. Dealers can significantly minimize their battery inventory because 16 part numbers cover more than 90% of powersports applications. Each battery is factory activated and optimally charged in the USA. Varta Batteries are designed for ease since they arrive freshly charged and ready to install. They can even be installed at any angle, with no risk of leaking.

60th Badge Final 2MEDINA, Minn. – To kick-off the celebration of 60 years of Terrain Domination, Polaris is giving away 60 Sleds in 60 Days through “The Polaris Sled-a-Day Giveaway.”

Polaris will give away 60 model year 2015 Polaris snowmobiles in 60 days to lucky riders who will enjoy the ultimate snowmobiling experience.

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, consumers can visit Polaris snowmobile dealerships to enter for their chance to win a new 2015 snowmobile. Polaris will draw one winner’s name daily from Jan. 4, 2014, through March 4, 2014.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014, which could slow the introduction of E15 fuel into the marketplace, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

That’s good news for motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders who fear they may inadvertently put E15 fuel in their machines and possibly cause engine damage once the fuel becomes widespread nationwide, the AMA said.

ARRA-Logo-9-24-13The ARRA sent out this release regarding the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day:

This coming Saturday, the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, public lands throughout the country will be offering opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to make a difference by volunteering. This is a chance to put your hands to work in your favorite park or public lands.  The Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and many state and local agencies are prepared to welcome eager volunteers and put them to work making public lands all the better.

Trails will be improved, trees will be planted, areas cleared of brush and habitats for wildlife will be enhanced. These agencies have created special projects where your talents and energy can make a difference.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Blueribbon Coalition sent over an update on winter park use at Yellowstone National Park:

The National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels today signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/SEIS).

The ROD officially completes the Plan/SEIS process, which was developed in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and included extensive public involvement, including a number of opportunities for the public to submit comments on the Plan/SEIS.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that demand for ethanol-related fuel probably isn’t enough to meet the requirements of federal law and changes may need to be made next year, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

In a regulatory announcement released Aug. 6, “EPA Finalizes Renewable Fuel Standards,” the EPA said that for 2014 “the ability of the market to consume ethanol in higher blends such as E85 is highly constrained as a result of infrastructure- and market-related factors. EPA does not currently foresee a scenario in which the market could consume enough ethanol sold in blends greater than E10, and/or produce sufficient volumes of non-ethanol biofuels to meet the volumes of total renewable fuel and advanced biofuel as required by statute for 2014. Therefore, EPA anticipates that in the 2014 proposed rule we will propose adjustments to the 2014 volume requirements, including the advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel categories.”

Outperformer-Mike-Schultz-Bike-7-16-13Porter, TX. (July 16, 2013) – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced “Monster” Mike Schultz as the subject of its second Outperformer mini-documentary series for the 2013 season. Schultz, a championship racer with an impressive list of wins under his belt, is a pioneer in the field of adaptive action sports.

The five minute documentary tells Schultz’ story of Outperformance, including the motivations that drove him to triumph following a devastating accident; inspiring others to return to extreme sports following potentially career ending injuries; and how he became one of the best in his field both as a racer and inventor.

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11Kennesaw, Ga. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s outdoor power equipment division announced today its new Yamaha PW3028 Pressure Washer, building on its trusted generator line to bring heavy duty cleaning equipment to motorsports, outdoor, marine and recreational activities. The 3,000 PSI pressure washer has 2.8 gallons per minute of flow for cleaning requirements frequent users demand, combined with unique features such as a five-in-one nozzle tip, a fold-flat handle for storage and maintenance-free, non-pneumatic wheels to handle any terrain.

The pressure washer is powered by a powerful 192cc, four-stroke Yamaha engine and backed by a factory three-year warranty. The product will be available at Yamaha Outdoor Power Equipment dealers mid-April with a $749 manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) have once again introduced legislation (H.R. 1187, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act) that would designate a massive 23 million acre area across five states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming) as wilderness. This means each of these 23 million acres would be made permanently off-limits to motorized and mechanized recreation, including off-highway motorcycles, ATVs, ROVs (side-by-sides), 4x4s, snowmobiles and mountain bikes.  It is particularly important to note that the lead sponsor, Rep Maloney, represents Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, yet has introduced legislation that would have an economic and social impact on millions of Americans who live, work and recreate on or near the lands in question.  In a particularly ironic twist, Representative Maloney and the other cosponsors will not accept emails from anyone who does not live in their districts.  So, these Members seek to force the most restrictive land management on millions of Americans, but will not listen to their concerns.