Sportsman-Thumb-WV850-H-O-2014-11-19-13Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.

“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”

Polaris recently announce at new ATV model specifically designed for the southern U.S. states. Polaris today announces it is offering an all-new Sportsman 400 H.O. South Edition built specifically to meet the needs of the southern consumer.

The new Sportsman 400 H.O. SE features industry-exclusive durable steel/LOCK&RIDE front and rear racks with multiple tie-down locations. It is highlighted by a new 31.5-inch seat height and features a tighter turning radius than the standard Sportsman 400 H.O.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the all-new Grizzly 300 2WD utility ATV combining best-in-class technology with a value price at $4,099.  This new light utility ATV has a smooth and powerful engine and is the only model in its class with a fully automatic dual range transmission.

The Grizzly 300 is powered by a 287cc single overhead cam four-stroke engine.  Its class-exclusive liquid cooling provides precise temperature control and long engine life even in extreme environments.  At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a power plant with a 32mm carburetor that delivers smooth power.

BREA, Calif.  –American Suzuki Motor Corp. is pleased to announce the kickoff of a new website, “Suzuki NOW,” a one-stop destination for customers who want quick, easy access to the latest Suzuki news, information, events and special offers.

From the kickoff of 2012 products, such as the recently introduced 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS and championship-winning RM-Z and RM motocross lines, to special Suzuki events such as the BusaBeats MC Battle and limited time $100 Jordan Card promotion with Michael Jordan Motorsports – Suzuki NOW is the best way for customers to stay connected to all the current Suzuki events, news and special offers.

In addition to new products and special offers, Suzuki NOW features countdowns and links to upcoming race events in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series, as well as local events at nationwide Suzuki dealers.

“With all the great Suzuki events and programs going on this summer and beyond, Suzuki NOW offers customers a one-stop destination for all the latest news and information,” said American Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “from the recent new product introductions to the BusaBeats MC Battle and our race teams dominating on racetracks around the world, there is plenty of Suzuki activity right now and our customers can stay connected and ride through the summer with Suzuki NOW. “

Suzuki NOW was officially introduced during a customer appreciation event held at the Blue Fin in Monterey, Calif. during the MotoGP weekend the 2011 Red Bull Grand Prix MotoGP weekend, where Suzuki introduced Suzuki NOW and celebrated the beginning of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with original BusaBeats winner J.PIGG, radio personality Big Tigger and Michael Jordan Motorsports team riders Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden.

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CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., donated a Grizzly 700 ATV to the Wish I Could of Northeast Louisiana, Inc. (WIC) foundation helping raise $9,230 for the charity at the annual Marengo Swamp Run in Hebert, La., on June 4.  The annual event, which raises money mainly through entry fees and private donations, helps fund the WIC mission of granting wishes of terminally ill children in Northeast Louisiana.

Yamaha has donated an ATV each of the past eight years helping to raise more than $50,000 – money that pays for the WIC annual kids’ Christmas party.  The WIC Foundation has in total raised more than $400,000 in the same time to help make kids’ wishes come true.

“Yamaha is proud to support Wish I Could and its cause of helping terminally ill children,” said Mike Martinez, general manager of Yamaha’s ATV & SxS vehicle group.  “Yamaha also congratulates Ricky Rollins for winning the Grizzly 700 ATV, and thanks everyone who purchased a $5 raffle ticket.  That money goes directly to WIC and the kids.”

“The ATV raffle is the sole fundraiser for the Wish I Could annual Christmas Party,” said Wayne Moore, WIC president.  “Each year the surviving children are given a gift of their choice from Santa because of the support we receive from Yamaha.  We are proud to partner with and receive support from this wonderful corporation.”

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West Chester, OH: Performance Electronics, Ltd. has introduced a fully-programmable engine management system for the Yamaha YFZ450R quad that completely replaces the stock engine controller. This plug-and-play system, called The EDGE, gives the user complete tuning capability over all fuel injection and ignition parameters, as well as adjustable rev limits, fuel pump control, idle speed adjustment and data logging.

The EDGE greatly simplifies tuning for the user by including base tuning maps that were developed in conjunction with professional riders and GT Thunder ( Installation is simple and only requires that the controller be mounted to the quad and plugged into the stock Yamaha wire harness. For more advanced users, tuning software can be downloaded for free to fine tune all aspects of The EDGE, as well as perform advanced functions like closed loop control and data logging.

The EDGE is completely waterproof and extremely rugged, with no external dials or switches for tuning. The EDGE is available now as a plug-and-play controller for the Yamaha YFZ450R with additional configurations for other quads, side-by-sides and motorcycles currently in development. The EDGE is proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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