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    GBC Kanati Mongrel TireGBC Motorsports has launched a brand new DOT approved tire for Utility ATV and UTV applications. Dubbed the Kanati Mongrel, the new tire will be available in a variety of sizes, with the first size now available from select tire dealers.

    GBC borrowed the tread pattern for the Kanati Mongrel from its affiliated light truck tire, the Kanti Mud Hog. The Mongrel features an aggressive diamond-shaped lug pattern that makes is designed for a variety of off-road terrain.

    With a 600-pound load capacity and an 87 mph “N” speed rading, the 8-ply Kanati Mongrel is built tough.

    “This combination of durability and performance makes the GBC Mongrel the first true all-purpose tire built specifically for utility ATVs and Side-by-Side UTVs,” GBC says in a release.

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      Two agricultural-communication students have received scholarships from Yamaha and its fourth annual Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program.

      Danielle Smith of University of Arkansas and Bailey Toates of Oklahoma State University have both earned individual scholarships, while the chapter award has been granted to the Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Chapter at University of Illinois. The students have the opportunity to serve as interns for Yamaha during the 2012 Ag Media Summit (AMS) next month in Albuquerque, NM.

      Yamaha’s scholarship program was launched in 2009 to provide financial assistance to members of the ACT, a national collegiate student association with the mission of fostering professional development and skills.

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        John Natalie RedBud MX HoleshotCan-Am DS450 ATV racers headed to Buchanan, Mich. this past weekend to take on the best in the world at the famed RedBud MX track for round 9 of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship series.

        Defending champion John Natalie easily won the first moto, but had to come from behind in moto two after crashing in the second turn. He ended the day third overall and kept his title hopes alive with one round remaining in 2012.

        “It was a challenging weekend at the Red Bud MX facility in southern Michigan this past weekend. Defending national champion John Natalie came out strong, taking the moto one holeshot and earning a convincing victory. However, he crashed at the start of the second moto and had to come from dead last. He truly earned this trip to the Pro class podium,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “We’re not out of this championship race yet, so we’re going to give it everything we have at the series finale at Loretta’s.”

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          Yoshimura Arctic Cat WildcatYoshimura R&D of American has unveiled a number of performance exhaust and hard parts for the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000.

          “In recent years, UTVs and Side-by-Sides have emerged as some of the most popular off-road vehicles,” Yoshimura says in a release. “We were excited for the opportunity to put our knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship forth and develop performance products for these machines.”

          Yoshimura has been working closely with Yokley Racing to develop and test UTV products, including the RS-4 full system exhaust. The RS-4 is CNC mandrel bent using 304 stainless steel tubing. Headers feature an over-sized step tube design for maximum power throughout the entire RPM range. The two-into-two header design converges at the muffler inlet, providing ample exhaust flow. The RS-4 muffler features a 304 stainless steel CNC rolled and robot welded canister shell and a carbon fiber end-cap. The full system includes the RS-4 stainless steel muffler with a carbon fiber end-cap, stainless steel headers and tailpipe, installation hardware, and step-by-step instructions.

          Aluminum roof kits, roost guards and aluminum wind deflector kits are also available.

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            Moose Utility Division has released a pair of new off-road products – a UTV Gun Rack and an ATV Rear Drop Basket.

            UTV Gun Rack

            NRA Moose UTV Gun RackIf you use your UTV for hunting, consider this UTV Gun Rack ($69.95) from NRA by Moose which offers UTV owners a safe and secure option for storing your gun while in transit. The versatility of the UTV Gun Rack allows you to place the mounting anywhere on your UTV’s rack or rail, angled or straight. The two holders can slide to custom fit the width of your gun. The UTV Gun Rack also comes with rubber snubbers for use in rough terrain.

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