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    News of a sporty new side-by-side from Arctic Cat unveiled at a dealer show quickly spread through the off-road media a couple of weeks back, but Arctic Cat was very tight lipped on the matter. Only now has the Minnesota-based manufacturer had anything to say about it.

    Below is a press release we received from Arctic Cat about its intriguing new machine. There really isn’t much new information about the vehicle (no pictures were included in the release), though it looks like it may be in dealerships within the next 12 months. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear anything else.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Arctic Cat showcased an unexpected ROV dubbed “Wildcat” during the close of their 2012 snowmobile dealer show in Nashville, TN.

    Arctic Cat has strived to bring innovative designs and technology to their customers since 1962. With 2012 marking the brand’s 50th Anniversary, the bold off-road styling cues of the Wildcat’s bodywork coupled with its aggressive sport stance and interior suggest Arctic Cat will move to the forefront as the industry-leader in the pure sport ROV segment.

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      THQ Inc. has announced a collaboration with top motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle manufacturers, including Suzuki, to offer branded vehicles in the next installment of the 10 million unit-selling MX vs. ATV series.

      As part of a robust lineup of downloadable content, MX vs. ATV AliveTM will include a variety of Suzuki models, including the RM125, RM-Z250, RM-Z450, and QuadRacer R450.

      “For the past seven years, THQ has prided itself on offering the most realistic motocross experience in gaming with the MX vs. ATV franchise,” says Michael Lustenberger, THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management, Online/Digital Games. “The inclusion of Suzuki models takes the authenticity of the brand one step further and offers fans the most complete off-road racing simulation available.”

      With the scheduled May 2011 release date approaching fast, you can visit MXvsATV.com for the latest news on riders, tracks, branded gear and other model announcements. Fans can sign up now for a free MotoClub Community account, where they will gain access to exclusive members-only content, swag-loaded giveaways, interviews with pro riders, monthly newsletters, and much more!

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        From July 10 to 17, 2011, BRP will host the largest event of its history in Montréal, Québec. Over 4,000 dealers and distributors from more than 100 countries will visit Montréal and the Eastern Townships. All regions of the world will be represented: Latin America including Brazil and the Caribbean, all parts of Europe including Russia, the Middle-East and Africa, Asia-Pacific as well as the NAFTA countries, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

        “Although we have been present in many markets outside North America for several years, we started to really focus on international markets in 2005,” says José Boisjoli, president and CEO.

        “Six years later, we can be proud of our leading position in North America and of our international expansion; it is time to celebrate and invite our dealers, distributors, employees, suppliers, representatives of the media as well as the general public to show them our origins and what fuels our passion.”

        The Palais des congrès de Montréal (convention centre) will become a large showroom where all the latest models of BRP product brands (Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, and Can-Am) will be on display. Another section will showcase concept vehicles, prototypes and technological innovations never before seen by the public. BRP will also provide participants with the opportunity to test-ride or take a closer look at all the products in an Ultimate Playground setting.

        BRP will also extend an invitation, for the first time in its history, to members of the general public for July 16 and 17 so they can discover in person what BRP is all about.

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          Bomb Squad Racing has announced that 2010 AMA ATV MX champion Josh Creamer will be leaving the Bomb Squad WORCS team to race the New England Motocross series for the powerhouse Motorworks/DWT team.

          “We’d really like to keep Josh out here racing the WORCS series, but when a factory level team comes knocking it’s hard to stand in the way of that”, says H-Bomb Media guru Wes Miller. “We lost one of our key sponsors a few weeks before the Havasu round, so it’s been quite a scramble getting back on the gas. We worked hard and had things pulled back together… but this deal came along and it’s a really good situation for Josh. We would have loved to finish out the WORCS season , but Josh’s heart is in Motocross, and this is a good resolution all the way around. Winning Primm was icing on the cake for the Bomb Squad. Now we’re going to re-focus on our Baja efforts, the Moore Brothers, and making great television.”

          Though Creamer’s roots were in ATV motocross, he adapted quickly to the world of WORCS racing. After a hard fought fourth place finish at the opening round in Taft, Calif., Creamer came back to take the win at the second round in Primm, Nev.

          “The Bomb Squad guys were great,” says Creamer. “They really busted their butts to make things happen for me, and I really appreciate it. I want to thank Wes and those guys for being cool about this opportunity with Motorworks/DWT. I look forward to really going after the New England Motocross title. After all, it’s in my back yard.”

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            Kawasaki has recently put together a video showing the Teryx side-by-side in action at the 2011 King of the Hammers.

            A couple of months back we rode with Kawasaki from Big Bear, Calif. to Las Vegas in a Teryx and passed right by a portion of the King of the Hammers course. Though we did a little rock crawling ourselves, we stayed well clear of the nasty stuff the folks to tackle the King of the Hammers have to tackle head on.

            It’s very cool to see what a machine I was fortunate to spend two full days in is truly capable of doing with a skilled rider behind the wheel.

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