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    Caleb MooreRenowned ATV and snowmobile freestyler Caleb Moore has died from injuries he suffered in a crash at the Winter X Games a week ago.

    The 25-year-old Moore was knocked unconscious in the crash and was evaluated for a concussion and other injuries. While he was being evaluated, it was discovered that he was bleeding around the heart and was airlifted to Grand Junction, Colo. for emergency heart surgery. A couple of days later doctors discovered a secondary complication involving his brain. Moore was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away Thursday morning.

    “He will be truly missed and never forgotten,” the Moore family said in a statement. “The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.”

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      Three off-road vehicle manufacturers (BRP/Can-AmJohn Deere and Polarisissued a total of four recall notices in January, all involving Side-by-Sides.

      Can-Am Commander

      2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 XTBRP issued two separate recall notices for the Can-Am Commander. The first notice was issued on January 10 due to a improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion, which can result in the loss of steering control. This recall affects about 3,400 models, including the 2011-12 Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander X 1000, and 2012 Can-Am Commander Limited 1000.

      BRP has received three reports of loss of steering, but no injuries have been reported. Affected models were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

      The second Can-Am Commander recall was issued on January 29. According to the recall notice, debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle’s exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried poses a risk of fire. This recall affects about 25,000 models, including the 2011-13 Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander X 1000, 2012-13 Can-Am Commander Limited 1000, and 2013 Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000. The affected 2013 models only affect those with the front grill kit.

      BRP has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand. Affected models were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2010 through November 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

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        Polaris loves coming to market with limited edition versions of its top selling machines. After launching the new, limited edition RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition less than a month ago, Polaris is already back at it with two new RZR XP 900 limited edition models, which will be available in dealerships in February. Each retails for US$17,799/C$20,199.

        2013 RZR XP 900 EPS-White Lightning/Orange Madness and Blue2013 RZR XP 900 EPS-White Lightning/Orange Madness and Blue
        Additional features on the limited edition model include:
        • Electronic Power Steering
        • White Lightning painted dash and hood
        • Custom graphics package
        • Custom three-color cut & sew Black, Orange Madness and White seats with RZR emblem
        • Color matched painted front and rear suspension springs
        • Orange Madness painted control arms, trailing arms and radius rods
        • Baja Cross tires on 12-inch Black Crusher aluminum rims

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          Beau Baron WORCS Round 1A flood of Polaris RZRs converged on Canyon MX Park in Peoria, Ariz. this past weekend for the season opener of the 2013 WORCS series. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs took wins in Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700, and Production 600 classes, including four podium sweeps.

          Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from holeshot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in RZR XP 900s. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF, but he will be back up and running for the next race.

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            Can-Am Renegades at Dakar 2013

            Team Nextel Can-Am Renegades dominated the 4×4 ATV class at Dakar 2013. (Photo courtesy of Team Nextel by Can-Am)

            It was nothing but yellow atop the 4×4 ATV podium at Dakar 2013 as BRP’s Can-Am ATV racers swept the class in the annual off-road endurance race covering 8,500 kilometers (5,281 miles) in South America.

            Poised with their Can-Am Renegade X Xc vehicles, the triumphant Latin American pilots became figures of national pride as they shared the first, second and third places on the 4×4 podium during the awards ceremony in front of the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile. Team rider Sebastián Palma won the title of the 4×4 class, placing fifth in the overall quad category. Palma took the race by storm, securing first place in the race’s seventh stage, known as one of the most challenging due to torrential rains.

            “It is great pride, as a Chilean, to arrive in Santiago celebrating our performance in the Dakar,” says Palma. “Even more so after winning the title in my class and having won a stage among all the quads.”

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