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    Two Up ATVs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is gathering information from the public regarding passengers on ATVs.

    Specifically, the CPSC has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the matter, seeing information on the prevalence of carrying passengers on ATVs and the feasibility of a performance requirement that would prevent passengers from being carried on ATVs.

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      Yamaha Powderhook Giveaway

      Yamaha Outdoors has partnered with Powderhook and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to give away a new Grizzly 700 EPS 4×4 ATV and a Kansas whitetail hunt at www.powderhook.com/atv.

      The winner of the online sweepstakes will receive Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 4×4 ATV with electric power steering and a six-day archery rut hunt organized by Powderhook and NWTF and provided by Horseshoe Hill Outfitters. The semi-guided hunt will take place in Southeast Kansas during the 2015 hunting season.

      “Yamaha is a leader in the outdoors through its support of conservation partners like NWTF, and its work supporting open, sustainable access to areas like those promoted by Powderhook,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Outdoor conservation, access and responsible recreation are at the center of the partnership between these organizations.”

      2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS Review

      The NWTF, through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt initiative, has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than four million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment.

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        2015 Kymco UXV 450i LE

        Kymco enters the 2015 model year with 32 off-road models, including four versions of the all-new midsized UXV 450i side-by-side vehicle and a UXV 500i outfitted with a 5kW generator sure to help operators with a variety of utility applications and chores. Also on the list of new vehicles are four EPS models in the MXU Series ATV line and two newly designed Youth Quads in the Mongoose 90S and 70S.

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          Can-Am Maverick GNCC Podium

          Can-Am racers earned a podium sweep with the Maverick 1000R in the XC1 Modified SxS class and won all four ATV 4×4 classes at round seven of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Masontown, WV. Can-Am DS 450 racers also won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes at the third round of the New England ATV Motocross series in Pennsylvania.

          “We had an outstanding weekend at the Mountaineer Run GNCC in West Virginia and in the New England series. Earning a historic sweep in the XC1 Modified SxS class, winning the 4×4 Pro class and also both Pro-level NEATV-MX classes was perfect,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “During their push toward winning a GNCC championship, our Maverick pilots continue to showcase their merits and those of their Can-Am vehicles.”

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            Kawasaki Mule Electric Left Side

            When we first laid eyes on the Polaris Ranger EV nearly five years ago, we thought we’d seen the beginning of a big electric push from the major manufacturers. Save for BRP’s very quiet release of the Can-Am Commander EV two years ago, we clearly misjudged the direction off-road manufacturers were headed.

            For fans of electric power, however, all may not be lost as Kawasaki recently filed patent documents for an electric UTV, which you can see for yourself here.

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