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    Kohler KDW1003 Engine

    Both the 2015 Polaris Ranger Diesel and Ranger Crew Diesel Side-by-Sides are being powered by Kohler Engines’ 1028cc KDW1103.

    “We’re excited to partner with Polaris on the rollout of their new diesel utility vehicles,” says Jeff Wilke, product manager for Kohler Engines. “Our KDW1003 is ideally suited for this type of application due to its overhead cam that was designed with automotive characteristics, as well as an advanced fuel-injection system that delivers smooth, quiet power and enhanced fuel efficiency of a diesel engine. Plus, we’re able to provide a high output 110 amp alternator to drive more accessories, which will be a key feature for users.”

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      Heartland Challenge Pratt Brothers

      Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed at the 2014 Heartland Challenge endurance race, winning three classes. As well, Can-Am riders earned podium finishes in the Best in the Desert Series Vegas To Reno race and round eight of the New England ATV Motocross series.

      “Our team of Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a busy-but-successful weekend across the US. The Murrays earned a hard-fought third-place finish in a very difficult Vegas-to-Reno race while our other sibling teams, in the Pratts and Millers, notched big wins in Iowa,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “From endurance racing in Iowa and the Nevada desert to motocross in Maine, our racers again proved Can-Am is an excellent choice for serious competitors.”

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        Coastal Racing Vegas to Reno

        Spanning 534 miles, Vegas to Reno is known as the largest off-road race in the U.S. This year, 40 side-by-sides lined up to tackle the desert between the two cities.

        On the ATV side, Team UXC/Driven Powersports/Polaris Factory Racing would line up their Scrambler XP 1000 as the only 4×4 to tackle the race.

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          ATV Cleaning Tips

          It has come to my attention that there is a difference between what I consider clean and what most people who take their ATV or UTV to a dealer to sell thinks is clean.

          After walking across the parking lot to see what was for sale in the “gently used” section of the local dealer, I noticed that every one of them needed a real cleaning. It dawned on me that some people just may just not know how.

          Contrary to popular belief, the act of cleaning an ATV or UTV is not just a water hose and bar of soap. Keeping this in mind I have come up with a few tips to get your off-road companion in shape that might just help you impress yourself or your buddies.

          These five tips are more of a guide to learning the art of taking better care of your machine. I have prepped race machines for years and one thing I always pride myself in is a clean look on the starting line. Even if my machine isn’t the fastest, you wouldn’t know it by its looks!

          A good cleaning will also help if you should ever take your machine to that dreaded “used lot” at the local dealer and try to sell it. People want to know that what they could potentially buy has been cared for. So take your time and focus on the details. Before long you will get a routine and feel a lot better about your four-wheeler.

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            Yamaha Viking VI BYO

            If you own or plan to buy a new Yamaha Viking VI, you’d be wise to check out Yamaha’s new “Build Your Own” (BYO) site at YamahaViking.com. This site gives customers the ability to see what their machine might look like outfitted with a variety of accessories.

            Yamaha currently has more than 50 accessories for the Viking VI. The new 2015 Viking VI model was announced in June 2014 and production is now in full swing with vehicles being delivered to dealers across the country.

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