Corona, CA – Husqvarna is offering factory-to-dealer incentives on select 2011 models. Now through November, get out the door on a brand new Husqvarna for substantially less. Combined with outstanding low-rate financing, it is more affordable than ever to RiDE MORE!

Husqvarna’s cross-country TXC250 is now available for as low as $5,929, and the street-legal TE250 dual sport, which normally retails for $7,599, for as low as $5,799.

See Info on the 2012 Husqvarnas on Off-Road.com

Combine these prices with low-rate financing deals offered through BMW Financial Services with rates as low as 3.99% APR* on 2011 models and 0.99% APR* on 2010 or prior.

Act now and get your hands on a brand new Husqvarna off-road motorcycle before remaining inventory runs out! Click here or see your local Husqvarna dealer for additional details.

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) member Chuck Aughinbaugh of Denver, Pa., is a fan of nearly every type of riding: off-road racing, long-distance touring, and dual-sport riding. Now, thanks to his dedication to adventure riding in 2010, he gets to sink his teeth even further into the sport with a brand new BMW F 800 GS motorcycle.

Aughinbaugh won the drawing for the 2010 BMW F 800 GS from last year’s AMA National Adventure Riding Series sponsor, BMW Motorrad USA. The drawing included everyone who participated in events that were part of the national series.

“I used to run enduros, did Blackwater, rode Iron Butt events,” said the 55-year-old Aughinbaugh. “I still do a lot of off-road. I spend time in Arizona and Colorado every year. I ride a lot of street and dirt, and this bike will allow me to put more miles under me that are not on bone-jarring trail or smooth asphalt, something in between.”

Laurence Kuykendall, community and communications manager for BMW Motorrad USA, said the company is pleased to recognize Aughinbaugh’s participation in last year’s series with the highly sought-after BMW F 800 GS — a motorcycle designed to conquer the back roads and two-track trail that highlighted the national series.

“We congratulate Chuck on winning the F 800 GS,” Kuykendall said. “The mid-sized GS adventure bike has received exceptional praise from owners and pundits alike, and we’re certain that he will enjoy this bike for many seasons to come, riding with the confidence that GS performance provides.”

Aughinbaugh says that while he loves competition, dual-sport and adventure rides allow him to capture nearly the same thrills without the additional risk.

“I’m an extreme competitor,” said Aughinbaugh. “I choose not to put myself in any competition events, even with the idea that I’m just going along for the ride, because as soon as the starter says ’10 seconds,’ my mind goes back to my younger days and I ride over my head. With dual-sport rides, I just enjoy going riding with some buddies. I like the two-day events in particular. It’s a whole weekend for me. It’s so enjoyable.”

The F 800 GS won by Aughinbaugh is one of the BMW’s newest models. With the motorcycle’s lightweight design and plentiful power, it has achieved new heights of off-road capability for the GS line. More information about BMW motorcycles can be found at www.bmwmotorcycles.com and on the entire GS lifestyle including off-road training, events and travel around the world at www.xplorgs.com.

The 2011 AMA National Adventure Riding Series is sponsored by Yamaha as the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series, and it will feature at Super Ténéré giveaway bike. The 2011 calendar kicks off on April 16-17 in Bybee, Tenn. Events are scheduled in California, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Alaska, Indiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona and New Jersey. For the full schedule, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > Dirt > Events & Series.

We stumbled across this interesting video on the Mercedes Benz You Tube page. It’s a well-produced movie pitting a Mercedes-Benz 500 ML against a thoroughbred stallion on an off-road course. There are muddy sections, a hill climb, a log crawl and even a decent-sized jump on which both man and machine compete.

It’s an interesting video, albeit a bit long, for a few reasons. For one, it’s possibly the dirtiest you’ll ever see a Mercedes (especially coming from someone who’s used to seeing nothing but soccer moms driving them to the botox clinic); two, unless you’re Jason Statham in one of the 12 Transporter movies, you’ll never see a Mercedes’ wheels this far off the ground; and three, it’s kind of funny that a BMW is used as the camera car. Just sayin’.