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    HAVA Yamaha Viking VI

    Yamaha Outdoors has donated a Viking VI Side-by-Side to Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) for use with the disabled veterans and injured active military which it serves.

    Yamaha, an original HAVA founding company, and one of its largest sponsors, donated the $15,000 vehicle to allow HAVA to better accommodate the needs of its veterans for off-road transportation, particularly during hunts in remote locations. The first use of the new SxS was during an early-December elk hunt near the NRA Wittington Center which hosted 10 disabled participants in the snow and freezing temperatures at altitudes above 10,000 feet.

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      2015 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec

      The 2015 Wolverine R-Spec is the third new Side-by-Side offering from Yamaha in the last two years. You can read all about it here

      To help you understand a little more about the new Wolverine R-Spec, Yamaha ATV/SxS Product Planning Manager, Travis Hollins, shows us exactly what the Wolverine is made of and what it is intended for.

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        Curtis Cab Yamaha Viking

        Curtis Industries has unveiled its new cab systems for the Yamaha Viking UTV.

        The Curtis cab features all-steel panels, powder-coated 16-guage steel doors, and large windows with dual sliders. As well, with Curtis’ exclusive Quick-Release Latch, you can completely remove the window panel in seconds without tools by simply turning 4 thumb screws.

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          Yamaha Viking Camo

          Yamaha Outdoors has been a longtime partner and supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of outdoorsmen and women and the important contributions they make to the environment and economy. To help raise awareness and excitement for NHF Day in 2014, Yamaha donated a Viking Side-by-Side – a new high in the level of support for the day’s events and participants.

          Dorothy Jones of Blanks, La., was randomly selected as the winner. An avid hunter, Jones will soon be enjoying the class-leading comfort and superior off-road capability offered by her new 2014 Viking.

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            Top 10 ATVs and UTVs of 2014 Feature

            The world of off road has been turned on its head over the past 12 months. When choosing our 10 favorite ATVs and UTVs of 2014, we started with a list of 50 new and revised models and we hear rumors of more on the way almost weekly.

            Getting on the gas with several marketing moves, the sleeping giant, Honda, has been very active. This gives us proof that the industry is beginning to wake up even more. We have seen an inflating trend in the working side of the industry as many companies start to focus on the bread and butter of what fills the bank account for them.

            Hunting is a huge part of the Side-by-Side industry. Without hunters, ranchers, active farmers or land maintenance workers, we would not be seeing the evolution to the Utility side of this industry. In 2014, Yamaha brought out the Viking VI while rethinking and redesigning the way three people fill the front and back stretch of a working ride. And there are many more examples of manufacturers finding ways to make these machines better and more useful.

            That same forward thinking is perhaps even more evident in the Sport segment. The fight for power and suspension travel supremacy continues. Consumers want to go faster and jump Mount Rushmore with little more than a tickle on the seat bottom upon landing. Using shock packages that are made for what seems to be full size trucks, companies like FOX, Elka and Walker Evans have seen a spike in sales not only to consumers but also to manufacturers who use their equipment on specific models.

            As we look ahead to 2015, we are seeing an industry that is alive and well. This past year has been incredible for ATV and UTV fans. Now we’ll take a look at our 10 favorite machines unveiled in 2014.

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