Sturtevant, Wisconsin – BRP (TSX:DOO) recently opened a state-of-the-art technician training institute within its Sturtevant, Wisconsin manufacturing facility. This new institute will train dealers and their employees to maintain and repair all BRP vehicles, engines and accessories. Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division and Martin Soucy, vice president of its global after-sales function, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony before employees, media and the general public.
Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers put on a dominating show at round 12 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series, sweeping both the XC1 Pro UTV and 4×4 Pro ATV classes in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicle Racing
Kyle Chaney easily won the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class in his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. Chaney, the defending, two-time XC1 Pro UTV class champion, has now won the last two GNCC events. With three total victories and points from two other races this season, Chaney has climbed to within 26 points of Cody Miller for the class points lead.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am X-Team members wrapped up their Grand National Cross Country season in dominating fashion, winning six classes, the SxS overall and securing two Pro class championships at the Ironman event in Indiana. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney and Renegade X xc 800R racer Bryan Buckhannon successfully repeated as XC1 Pro SxS and 4×4 Pro ATV class champions, respectively.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in many different off-road series last weekend, coming away with a couple championships and several wins. Can-Am DS 450™ racer Travis Moore wrapped up the New England ATV Motocross Series Pro class championship with a podium finish at the series finale in New York. Maverick™ 1000R pilot Steve Beilman secured the 2013 UTV Unlimited class championship with a top-five finish at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Racing Series race in Southern California.
“Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a great weekend, winning two overall championships and putting themselves in position for perhaps several more,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racer John Pacheco finished second at the Dirt Series finale in Riverside, Calif., to win the Pro Production 1000 class championship. Several Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers took part in the Texas Quad Racing Association (TQRA) ATV Pro Challenge weekend in Texas, winning three classes and earning at least two championships. Can-Am Maverick pilot, Kyle Chaney, earned the SxS overall and QR1 class win at the UTV Rally Raid Northern Series event in Tennessee.
“Despite a very busy weekend, Can-Am racers came away with one side-by-side class championship, two ATV MX titles, and four total victories in three different forms of racing,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “I’m very thrilled to learn we won the Dirt series SxS Pro Production 1000 championship and two Pro-level championships in TQRA.”
Valcourt, Québec, Canada, September 6, 2011 – BRP received the coveted 2011 “Best of the Best” Award in the Side-By-Side ATV category from Field & Stream magazine with its Can-Am Commander 1000 side-by-side vehicle.
The Best of the Best awards, now in its 14th year, have a stringent list of prerequisites and recognize products relevant to the hunting and fishing industry. The side-by-side award, which is based on merit and is not necessarily awarded annually, honours ATV and off-road vehicle manufacturers for their dedication to offering machines that meet the demands of the competitive hunting and fishing consumer.
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our rigorous test, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest. These are the items we consider to be the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
The magazine editors said the award will also firmly establish the Commander side-by-side’s credibility in the competitive ATV hunting and fishing market. Winning products not only have to survive the testing, but also have to stand out and take the industry to the next level to be bestowed with the honour.
“BRP takes pride in enhancing the consumer’s riding experience and progressively improving the off-road industry with new levels of innovation, accommodation and performance. This Best of the Best award essentially serves as culmination of what we as a manufacturer set out to do in the side-by-side industry, and that was to build the pre-eminent and most versatile vehicle in the market today,” said Bernard Guy, vice-president, Sales & Marketing, Can-Am.
The Best of the Best award recipients are judged by strict criteria, including: the significance of the innovation; the quality of the design and the finished product; the originality of thought; and the ambition and scope of the project. The Can-Am Commander 1000 XT side-by-side vehicle, like other winning products, was put through a rigorous three-month testing session with the Field & Stream test crew.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
Brainerd/Baxter, Minn. – EPI, A Performance Clutching & Driveline Specialty company is excited to announce the release of their new line of performance Clutch Kits for the Can AM Commander 1000. EPI has been the leader in ATV/UTV/Snowmobile performance clutching for over 20 years.
EPI Performance Clutch Kits are tested and tuned for various riding styles and will recalibrate the CVT system for the most common modifications riders make to their machines. Quicker acceleration, improved backshift and crisp throttle response are the benefits of an EPI Clutch Kit.
Prices starting at $279.95