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Poll Results

Our last poll asked, “If price were no object, what would be your first choice when buying a Big Bore with IRS?”. Out of 1,925 votes, the results were as follows:

23.48% – Sportsman 800 EFI (452 votes)
19.01% – King Quad 700 EFI (366 votes)
18.60% – 660 Grizzly (358 votes)
15.12% – Brute Force 750 (291 votes)
10.91% – 650 Rincon (210 votes)
09.51% – Cat 650 4×4 V-Twin (183 votes)
03.38% – Sportsman 700 EFI (65 votes)

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to participate in our latest poll!!

Elko Nevada ATV Jamboree

Sign-up now for the Elko Nevada ATV Jamboree taking place May 13 – 15, 2005. This event includes guided trail rides at Merritt Mountain and the Adobe Range and an ATV Rodeo featuring mud bog drag races, sled pull and obstacle course.

The trail rides will take place on Friday and Saturday and the Rodeo on Sunday. The Jamboree registration fee includes your hotel room, two dinners, an event T-shirt and the trail rides. A four night package is $300.00 and a three night package is $235.00. The Rodeo event fees are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for Juniors per event. A FREE barrel race will be held for Peewees.

For registration or more information call Pam Case at 775-738-8421, ext 535 or email her at pcase@redlioncasino.com.

The Best Helmet to Helmet Communication

Collett Platinum Communicators continue to be the best helmet to helmet communication device in the business without question. Owners Les and Sid Collett not only live and breath this business but are also avid motorheads like you.

This year the Collett brothers were so determined to keep the snowmobile trails safer they offered every snowmobile club in Canada and the USA FREE warning beacons for their groomers. As an end of winter treat to their customers they are offering a one-time factory clearance on their awesome Platinum Communicators.

There is a limited supply available so call right away to get yours. Prices have never been so low! Call 1-800-665-7888 and Visit collettcommunicators.com for more details.

Tsunami Relief ATV Ride

Please join the Talbot Trail ATV Club in its efforts towards the TSUNAMI RELIEF ATV ride. They are asking for your support for this CHARITY EVENT – Road Tour

Date: April 9th
Rain date: April 16
Pre-Registration is requested:
Location: The ride will begin at The Flying M Restaurant which is located south of the 401 on Highway #4 just north of the Ford Auto Plant.

They will proceed in groups of 25 riders with one leader per group. The first group will be the VIP riders.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM First group will leave at 8:15 AM. You will travel on gravel and tar and chip roads in single file. The total kilometres are approximately 140 and the speed will be 35 km per hour or less. There will be 4 stops.

Food and gas is available at the flying M Restaurant and they recommend that you take with you some beverages and snacks plus extra gas. Lunch will be available at Swain’s Greenhouses. Gas fill up at the GOGO service station in Rodney on the way back.

RIDERS MUST:
* Wear a DOT or ANSI approved helmet
* Wear protective clothing
* Wear protective eye glasses
* Have a valid G2/M2 or greater driving licence
* Have a plate on ATV
* Have valid insurance on ATV
* ATV must be in good mechanical order e.g. lights, brakes etc.
* Note: The MTO does not allow double riding on the roads therefore 2-ups will not be able to attend this event.
* ALCOHOL & DRUGS – ZERO TOLERANCE!

Donations: $25.00 cheque payable to “Canadian Feed the Children”
Non-OFATV members must pay an additional $37.50 to the Talbot Trail ATV Club to cover additional 3rd party liability insurance for their vehicles.

Overnight accommodations at Talbotville, Ontario:
St. Thomas Motel 519-631-7499
New Elgin Motel 519-633-0580
Cardinal Court Motel 519-633-0740
Best Western Stoneridge Inn 519-652-6022 (Located on cloverleaf at the 401 and Colonel Talbot Road, S-W corner. One mile north of the Flying M Restaurant.
Comfort Inn 519-633-4082 (Highway 3, east of ST. Thomas).

Please contact Andre Verhaeghe or Peter Rybski at 519-773-3301 or Email TalbotTrailATVClub@yahoo.ca for more information, Pledge Forms, Maps and Trail Route.

Please help make this event a success and let all of your friends know that the Talbot Trail ATV Club wants your help to supply aid to the Tsunami victims.

If you are unable to attend this event but still want to show your support, please send your donation of $25.00 with the cheque payable to “Canadian Feed the Children” directly to:

Talbot Trail ATV Club
P.O. Box 233
Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9

Kolpin Acquires DirtWorks

Kolpin Powersports®, Inc. recently announced its acquisition of ATV accessory manufacturer DirtWorks. The arrangement will take effect immediately and will include all of DirtWorks products, which will now be sold as Kolpin Powersports’ DirtWorks Series.

DirtWorks is known throughout the industry for its innovative 3-point Hitch System, which attaches easily to Utility Vehicles, Garden Tractors or ATVs and can be mounted on the front or back of the vehicle for ultimate utility. Combined with its numerous implements (blade, box scraper, cultivator, fork lift, landscape rake and disc) the DirtWorks system will perform a wide variety of utility, work and wildlife food plot activities. This versatile accessory and implement attachment system is an important addition to Kolpin’s extensive list of ATVs and accessories.

“We are very excited to round out our ATV accessory assortment with the DirtWorks line of implements/attachments,” said Tom Lutes, president of Kolpin Powersports. “Their innovative features and robust quality fit our product strategy well and complete the circle in offering a full range of ATV accessory products for all outdoor and work activities. The overall growth in this category, coupled with our strong brand and distribution, will provide continued momentum for Kolpin and its wholesale and retail partners.”

Kolpin Powersports, Inc., a leader in all-terrain innovation, offers Kolpin branded ATV’s and leads the way in the development of ATV Accessories with patented innovations in Gun Boot® Cases, Stealth Exhaust Systems, fuel and water packs, carriers, luggage and other accessory items.

For more information on this acquisition, or to request a catalog, contact Kolpin Customer Service at 1-877-9KOLPIN. View the entire line of innovative ATVs and ATV accessories at: kolpinpowersports.com

Dragon Optical Launches the CHROME

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Dragon launches the CHROME, a great new lifestyle sunglass that captures the simplicity of function, while providing ultimate protection.

The CHROME is the perfect balance of style and UV protection that blocks out any harmful UV that nature can throw at it.

Equipped with Dragon’s crystal clear polycarbonate lenses and the most comfortable nylon frame, the CHROME is simple, great eye protection from the sun.

Features Include:
* Made from a high-grade nylon that is flexible and durable at all temperatures.
* Polarized lenses available.
* Exclusive Double preload pin hinge construction.
* Pull through Variable Configuration Geometry (VCG®)
* 8.75 base curve lens geometry.
* Shatter proof Poly Carbonate lenses.
* Scratch resistant silicon hard Coated lenses.
* Eliminates 100% of all harmful UV and Blue Light.

For more info see dragonoptical.com

Support For Your Face

The innovative design of the Chin Jock helmet retention device was invented to aid the chin bar protection of any MX style helmet.

The “Chin Jock” helps control the chin bar portion of the helmet from moving up over the face obstructing the user’s vision, also preventing exposure of the jaw line which can happen during a crash.

Visit RACETECHNOLOGY.CA for more information.

KAWASAKI INTRODUCES POWERFUL NEW WEBSITE

Press Release

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announces the unveiling of the company’s all-new website, Kawasaki.com. The website, which blends functionality from Kawasaki’s e-commerce site, buykawasaki.com, exemplifies the company’s commitment to providing the most current information on products, finance offers and motorsports activities.

Blending Macromedia® Flash® technology with eye-popping graphics and content-rich pages, Kawasaki.com effectively conveys the brand’s message of power, performance and exhilaration. The all-new Kawasaki.com represents leading-edge technology, and was created to accomplish three primary goals: website unification, more efficient navigation and Brand consistency.

Visit www.Kawasaki.com today.

Creating the Powersports Retail Image

The Canadian Powersports Dealer Expo has received an overwhelming response to Rosemont, California’s Jim Rasmus’ attendance at this year’s premier Trade Event. RDA’s Rasmus has been the featured speaker at the Indy Expo 11 years running! Rasmus will appear at CPDE at the Toronto Congress Centre Friday March 11th and 12th.

Identifying the need to bolster the retail image of Powersport’s stores across Canada is one of Jim Rasmus key issues in attending CPDE in Toronto. Rasmus has shaped the retail image of hundreds of successful Powersports stores across North America. His company RDA – has consulted with Arlen Ness, Kawasaki Motor Corp, American Iron Horse and the Spader Group. There’s no better way for Canadian Powersports retailers to gain foundational and insightful advice on improving their exposure through effective enhancement of their retail environment.

The no-cost seminars which Rasmus will deliver both days of CPDE will change the way you look at your business. In today’s competitive powersports environment – with margins strained like never before – Rasmus has the keys to help Powersports retailers unlock potential growth, increase sales and broaden your stores appeal in your market..

CPDE will be showcasing a large selection of new and innovative powersports products available to Canadian retailers. As well as new items, the products which Powersports retailers have sold for years will be on hand as well.

The opportunity to book products and improve your margins is just part of the reason to join hundreds of other Canadian Powersport retailers already booked for CPDE. You’ll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the biggest names in the Powersports industry and learn more about profit making products available to your dealership.

Dealers can visit CPDE.CA for FREE regisitration.

Inbound Outboard

Earlier this season we informed you of an International Trade Commission ruling imposing a hefty 22.5 percent tariff on Yamaha outboard motors imported from Japan into North America.

The ruling has been successfully appealed by Yamaha and no tariff will be imposed. The original dumping complaint was launched by Brunswick Corporation, the parent company of Mercury Marine.