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Our Wildcat Trail was little more than a speck as we negotiated the dry creek bed that meandered at the base of the stunning Red Canyon near Bryce Canyon, Utah. Driver: John Sandberg Photographer: Pat Bourgeois

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THE KING RETURNS 2016 SUZUKI KINGQUAD’S

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 500 DPS

OUR REPORT AFTER RIDING AND WORKING IT FOR 2 YEARS

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PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Richard Kehoe EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Pat Bourgeois EDITOR Nick Nelson

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COPY EDITOR Rick Bloye ART DIRECTOR Darryl Aspin PRODUCTION MANAGER Tendra Crossman MANAGER Mike Blakoe PHOTOGRAPHERS Chris Johnson, ifly Photography Pat Bourgeois, Dan Guetter, Nick Nelson, Paulina Nelson, Wayne Davis, Adam Campbell, Wes Miller, Harlen Foley, Russel Smith /Smith Hammer Photography ADVERTISING SALES 1-888-661-7469 • 905-722-6766 (OSMM) SR. MANAGER SALES & MARKETING Matt Clark SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR Cody Speares CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Nick Nelson, Pat Bourgeois, Randy Hall, Rick Sterling, Suzy Stenoff, Matt Clark, Jeff Edwards SUBSCRIPTIONS 1-888-661-7469 or info@atvworldmag.com

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he recent summer heat has been off the charts, and as an avid rider and father of two, the heat can’t be used as an excuse to not stay on the gas. Myself, I love riding; I would consider myself a true enthusiast. With the recent summer heat, it’s tough to free up days to ride when the temperatures aren’t soring. But come Saturdays, no matter what the temperature or humidity, I’m behind the ATV World office with my two kids and a 50cc Scrambler. I would never have guessed how long a 50cc

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year old daughter. She takes direction and navigates herself around it. I stay in the middle of my high tech orange cone track design do light wind sprints keeping close to her just in case. The only way it could be any safer for her is if I wrapped her in bubble wrap. If you’re a parent I’m sure you can relate. My son is nearing three and is full of, “if my dad can do it so can I”. I make his course a little tamer with cones in a kidney shape mixing it up on the gravel lot transitioning to the grass and weeds. We take extra precaution, you really can’t predict which direction my little guy might think of going. I fasten a short rope to the bumper, make sure the limiter is put to ‘you can walk faster’ mode, and I also wear the Scrambler could go on one tank of gas. tether. All of this fun would last all day if the Scrambler never ran out of fuel. You’d be surprised! Every Saturday morning, I map out Last weekend it felt too long, and we a short course using orange cones and had to head in early. But the thrill and tall grass on the property for my six excitement you see on their faces, is priceless. Six years ago I would never have imagined the amount of fun this could actually be. Tiring yes, but being able to get your kids into something that you’re so passionate about is over the top. Sure one day we will be able to hit a track and trails together, but until then, we will be burning laps out back of the office. J


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LEARN MORE AT ARCTICCAT.COM

TEAM UXC RACING WINS AGAIN AT GNCC ROUND 8 Always wear a seat belt on ROVs. We recommend all ROV operators have a valid driver’s license. Never carry a passenger in the cargo box; the passenger must be able to place both feet on the floor while keeping their back against the back of the seat. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course, and that they read and understand their owner’s manual before operation. For safety or training information, see your dealer or visit http://rohva.org. ©2015 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

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Team UXC Racing’s Michael Swift would make it two-in-a-row by taking the win in the Pro 4x4 class, on his Scrambler 850, at GNCC’s John Penton, in Millfield, OH. Pro 4x4 teammates Swift and Kevin Trantham worked their way into position through lap one. Trantham suffered a drive belt issue, pulling him from the race. Swift swapped positions a couple of times for second, and then took advantage of a line in the woods to make a clean pass for the lead. After receiving the white flag, he utilized the superior handling of his Polaris Scrambler 850, to place a buffer between him and second place before entering the last mile of the race, consisting of the motor cross section. Swift was able to hold the lead for his third Pro 4x4 Class win of the 2015 GNCC season. The next GNCC race is the Snowshoe, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in Snowshoe, WV, June 20-21. This is the last race before the summer break. www.atvworldmag.com


TWO SEATS TO THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST ACTION THRILLER.

The path less traveled is more rugged. So we built the 2015 Wildcat™ Sport. Based on the 60+ horsepower Wildcat Trail, it has a beefier suspension with a wider 60" stance. Ground clearance is a respectable 13," suspension travel 12.6" rear, 12.2" front. Bucket seats situate you and your co-pilot over the center of gravity. Nuff said. Take the wheel. The Sport will do the rest of the talking. arcticcat.com

INTRODUCING THE WILDCAT SPORT

» NOTHING’S AS WILD.

ROVs can be hazardous to operate. Improper use can cause severe injury or death. Each rider must wear a seat belt, approved helmet, eye protection and protective gear. Each rider must use handholds/steering wheel and stay completely inside the vehicle. Each rider must be able to sit with their back against the seat, feet flat on floor and hands on handholds/steering wheel and must read and understand the operator’s manual before riding. Follow all instructions and warnings. Avoid abrupt maneuvers, hard acceleration when turning and sidehilling. Avoid paved surfaces. Slow down before entering a turn. Don’t operate on public roads unless designated for off-highway vehicle access — collisions with cars and trucks can occur. Never engage in stunt driving. Never drive or ride under influence of alcohol or drugs. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. All ROV operators must have a valid driver’s license. No operators under age 16. Never carry a passenger in the cargo box or exceed seating capacity. Do not shoot from or lean firearms or bows against the ROV. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course. For safety and training information, go to www.rohva.org. Along with concerned conservationists everywhere, Arctic Cat urges you to “Tread Lightly” on public and private lands. Ride only on designated areas or trails. Preserve your future riding opportunities by showing respect for the environment, local laws and the rights of others when riding. Arctic Cat,® Share Our Passion™ and Wildcat™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc. ©2014 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Arctic Cat ATVs and Side by Sides (ROVs) are world-class products from Arctic Cat Inc.


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HONDA GENERATORS CELEBRATE MILESTONE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Honda celebrates its 50th anniversary of generator production that has transformed from humble beginnings, to a pioneering legacy with a comprehensive product line. Entering the market in 1965 with their revolutionary E300 that was compact, quiet and user friendly; all break through firsts at the time. Since that first introduction, Honda has produced over 13 million generators worldwide, with outputs ranging from 1000 to 10,000 watts. Canadian Honda generators come standard with Cold Climate Technology that was developed in 2008, specifically for Canada’s harsh winter climates. Other industry firsts include the Inverter Series with ECO throttle in 1998, and now. even fuel injection in 2014.

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KAWASAKI UPDATES ITS VISUAL IDENTITY IN PREPARATION FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY

March 1, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Kawasaki’s presence in America. As part of the commemoration of this corporate milestone, Kawasaki is pleased to introduce an all-new visual identity to the brand, which will be featured at dealerships nationwide this fall. The all-new visual identity represents a significant update to current signage and reflects the brand’s global identity. The new signage will stand out, featuring white lettering on a contrasting black background, with distinctive Kawasaki Lime Green stripes underneath. This will be highly visible and easily recognizable for customers seeking dealerships. The transition to Kawasaki’s new visual branding will begin this month in selected markets, with the aim of having all dealers complete their installation by the end of the year. “Kawasaki’s rich heritage of unsurpassed innovations in the U.S. powersports industry has been highlighted by motorcycles such as the original Z1 and Ninja® 900, essentially creating the modern supersport category,” said Bill Jenkins, Senior VP of Sales Operations. “We also developed the market for the first stand-up personal watercraft with the Jet Ski® brand, and developed the first utility fourwheeled vehicles with the MULETM side x sides. Now, our visual identity will reflect this heritage and align our U.S. brand image with Kawasaki’s global presence.” Further announcements regarding Kawasaki’s 50th Anniversary celebrations will be made later this year.

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Honda is offering Canadians great summer financing incentives on multiple ATVs. 2.99% and $500 off on 2015 models, like the TRX500 Rubicon DCT Deluxe and the TRX 420. 2014 model Honda ATVs are even further discounted as much as $1500 off MSRP. www.honda.ca

THE SHOW IS COMING!!

THE 28th ANNUAL TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SNOWMOBILE, ATV & POWERSPORTS SHOW Is coming and it’s filling up fast! The usual aftermarket vendors are excited for its upcoming arrival, as are the multiple participating OEM’s like Polaris and Arctic Cat, and Tourism Boards like the Ontario Tourism Travel Pavilion. Don’t miss it OCT. 23rd through 25th at the International Centre. www.torontosnowmobileatvshow.com

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NEWS EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS ONE-PIECE FLIP UP WINDSHIELD - POLARIS RZR XP1K & 2015 RZR 900 This Hard Coated Windshield adjusts to four positions; open, closed, and two vented positions. The gas struts hold it open for hunting and driving less than 5 mph, such as around the campsites etc. The two vented positions allow for airflow on warm days, while still providing protection from the wind, rain and snow. The fully closed position is great for cold days. This windshield runs all the way to the top, just under your stock visor, keeping out the cold air. This is a great option when running with a canvas cab, or in the winter if you have a heater. Polycarbonate will not easily crack like cheaper materials such as acrylic, and it’s virtually unbreakable under normal conditions. The hard coating is applied to both sides, so that it will not easily scratch on the trail or when cleaning. With a little care, this could be the last windshield you ever have to buy. All the mounting hardware is made from Billet aluminum and quality steel for durability. Check them out at www.extrememetalproducts.com

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I don’t know if this is one of those points in time that a person (even the most avid Off-Roader) will remember where they were when they first heard it, or even when they heard it, but we all will remember that it was heard! For the record, this announcement came from the provincial newsroom on June 8, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. What I am referring to is the recent News Release from the Ministry of Transportation, (MTO) informing Ontarians that the Province of Ontario is “Increasing On-Road Access for Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles”. Included in the announcement was: “New Rules Will Also Strengthen Safety Requirements for Riders.” The following is the news release that came from the Ministry of Transportation. Ontario is enhancing on-road access for more types of off-road vehicles (ORVs) and all-terrain vehicles, (ATVs) while increasing safety requirements for riders. Beginning July 1, 2015, the province is implementing the following changes to ensure that ORV and ATV riders safely reach their destination: (i) More types of ORVs and ATVs, including two-up ATVs, side-by-side ATVs and utility-terrain vehicles, (UTVs) will be allowed to use the shoulder of public roads. (ii) All riders -- including drivers and passengers of all ages -- will have to wear a helmet and use a seatbelt or foot rests, where applicable. This month, (June 2015) the province is promoting the new rules before they come in force on July 1st, 2015, to ensure that municipalities have enough time to make necessary by-law amendments, and to remind riders and drivers about the change. The province is also allowing an education period to take place between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2015, before violation tickets are issued. However, during this time police officers may still lay a charge through a summons. Ontario is home to thousands of kilometers of recreational trails, making it a popular destination for riders from across Canada and the world. The province consulted with a wide array of trail, municipal, industry and enforcement, as well as health and safety stakeholders to ensure the rules strike the right balance. Enhancing Ontario’s tourism and recreational opportunities is part of the

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government’s plan for Ontario. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Related Quick Facts 1)

Off-road vehicle (ORVs) is a broad term that can include single-rider, two-up and side-byside ATVs and utility terrain vehicles. 2) Drivers operating a permitted ORV along a road or highway must hold at least a G2 or M2 driver’s license, and their vehicle must be registered and insured. 3) Previous to July 1, 2015, only single-rider ATVs could operate along certain provincial and municipal highways. So how did this finally come to be? Well, let’s start back when the Ontario Government first recognized that changes to the law relating to off-road vehicles were needed for all terrain vehicles. In 2003, legislation was passed to allow ATVs greater access to roadways, (approved by the municipalities) and to travel along the sides of some highways. Over the next ten years, things stayed for the most part consistent with MPPs (especially in rural Ontario) continuing to get more and more requests to change the current, existing laws, due primarily to the increase in 2-up ATV and Side X Side UTV sales. Then in November of 2013, a resolution (member’s Bill 58) by MPP Grant Crack to amend the regulation came forward to the government, and even after it was approved, it sort of went dormant. If I understand it, I think the only thing that may have come out of it was allowing 2-ups and Side X Sides to cross roadways. Then, on December 9th. 2014, NDP MPP John Vanthof for Timiskaming-Cochrane brought forth private member Bill 46 to get things going again. After the first reading was passed at Queen’s Park, the Ministry of Transportation held consultations with a diverse group of stakeholders. In late February 2015, second reading of Bill 46 went before the provincial politicians and it was approved unanimously. It was then referred to the Standing Committee on General Government. Now also during this time, the Ministry of Transportation was reviewing the statutory framework for off-road vehicle (ORV) safety in Ontario. The ministry went seeking feedback on


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various ORV-related safety issues from the general public, independent riders and any interested organizations including those representing recreational and non-recreational riders, enforcement, municipalities, public health, manufacturers, agricultural groups and environmental or trail organizations. (previous paragraph taken from Public Consultation Feedback Form) Now, the feedback form was, in my opinion very comprehensive. The following info is a shortened version of the feedback form. To see the complete form, search “Reviewing Off-Road Vehicle Safety in Ontario, Public Consultation Form”, on the internet. First, the MTO wanted to know a little about who was filling out the form, and which of the previous organizations you belonged to (example, recreational rider). Then, what part of the province you lived in (example: Central Ontario). Each participant was then asked to review the information in 2 web links; (i) Smart Ride, Safe Ride and (ii) Ontario’s Off-Road Vehicles Legislation/Regulations, (2003) to familiarize each participant to Ontario’s current ORV’s statutory framework.

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1. What assessment criteria should the ministry use to determine what roads an ORV could travel along the shoulder of (or the travelled portion where the shoulder is obstructed or unavailable)? 2. Should existing on-road access, which is limited to operate along the shoulder of a highway, be maintained? Or should it be expanded to include other permitted areas that may better accommodate larger ORV types (e.g. off roadway but within the right-of-way, similar to snowmobiles)? 3. Should municipalities be required to specify that travelling on-road is meant only for recreational purposes (e.g. travel between one trail head to the next within a reasonable distance to access ATV WORLD MAGAZINE • VOL 12 • ISSUE 3

amenities such as food and gas)? 4. If so, what is a reasonable distance for off-road vehicles to be on-road (e.g. 1 kilometre in order to connect between one trail head to the next)? Are there other criteria, aside from measured distance, that could be used to determine what a reasonable allowance is? Please explain. 5. How can reasonable distance be easily and consistently communicated across Ontario (e.g. standard signage to navigate riders to connections between one trail head to the next)? 6. Should ORVs that meet an industry standard (i.e. 2-up ATVs, side-by-side ATVs, UTVs) only be considered for onroad access? Or should others that do not meet any industry standards also be considered? Please explain. 7. If the ministry were to extend on-road access to other ORV types, should there be passenger restrictions for operating on-road with an ORV operator (e.g. no passengers or limiting the number of passengers and passenger-age restrictions)? 8. Do you have any concerns with allowing “single-rider” ATV, or other ORV, use on Crown land roads within a municipality? 9. What should be the minimum operating age for off-road use? Please provide a rationale with your comment. 10. What should be the minimum operating age for on-road use? Please provide a rationale with your comment. 11. How should “adult supervision” be defined for riders under the age of 12 years? 12. Should “adult supervision” also be required for riders between the ages of 12 and 16 years? 13. Should there be additional rider requirements for young riders, both on-road and off-road (e.g. requiring the use of size-appropriate ORVs)? 14. Should mandatory training and testing requirements be in place for riders under the age of 16 years, or should mandatory

training and testing apply to all riders? Should training include a practical onvehicle component? 15. Should a certificate be created similar to the Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence to accommodate drivers who are too young, or decide not to obtain a driver’s licence? 16. Should mandatory training only be required for certain operating tasks (e.g. on-road use, carrying passengers)? 17. What role do you think the government should play in rider training (e.g. approve curriculum-based standard, outline instructor qualifications, etc.)? 18. General Comments Everything returned to the MTO by April 13th. 2015. If you have read Mud, Sweat and Gears over the past few years, you will note that I have no problem criticizing our government when I feel that they are not doing their job. Well, in this issue I would like to say Thank –You to NDP MPP John Vanthof, Queen’s Park and the Ministry of Transportation for making these changes that will benefit not only rural Ontario, but the province as a whole in such a short time.

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“ACE”

The term “ace” and its multiple meanings, have been used quite a bit throughout recent history. In the military, an “ace” refers to a pilot that has destroyed five or more enemy aircraft. Probably more relevant is the term “ace” in the sports world, with golf’s “hole in one”, or score on the serve in tennis. Another relative ace meaning is “an expert in a given field.”

POLARIS SPORTSMAN ACE

The single seat Polaris ACE is whole new class of vehicle, aimed at an entirely new market. Its low seat height, built-in roll-over protection structure, and easy to use “automotive like” controls are opening the “Off-Road” doors to anyone that might be even slightly interested.

ACE VENTURA

Jim Carrey was on point as Ace Ventura Pet Detective in the 1994 and 1995 cameo filled hits. Carrey’s constant flow of infamous one liners made Ace Ventura the most heavily “quoted” movie of its time, if not “all time”

TOYOTA ACE

The little known Toyota LiteAce mini truck has actually been in production since 1970. Starting as the MiniAce in 1967, the slightly larger LiteAce M10 hit the market in 1970. These widely exported min-trucks were initially developed to meet Japanese vehicle size regulations, avoiding costly taxes associated with larger vehicles.

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“ACES HIGH”

Aces High was Maiden’s 11th single release and the second from the 1984 Powerslave album. The ballad tells of a British RAF pilot, fighting against the German Luftwaffe during the battle of Britain, and it became one of Iron Maiden’s most popular songs ever.

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G.I JOE’S BRAD “ACE” ARMBRUSTER

Chosen for his passion for flying, and proven US Air Force track record, Ace served in the elite group of G.I. Joe. He was also known for a predilection for gambling and a history of winning. According to comic legend he was also Canadian, being born in Montreal.

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Endurance racers will go to extreme measures to avoid additional time in the pits. MCR Racing designed this five gallon carbon fiber tank, specifically for the infamous Pont de Voux race in France this year.

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Stash a few quality trash bags and a handful of rubber gloves in your gear bag. A little forethought can really pay off when you find a little moisture.

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Turn It Up

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Bumping the stock radiator cap to a 1.8 will allow you to run slightly hotter temperatures without losing coolant out the overflow. This can be especially helpful in muddier races where radiator blockage can cause higher operating temps.

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The Real Deal

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If you’ve ever tried to clean a really gummed up carb, you know what a pain it can be. This “chem.-dip” from Berryman is the real deal when it comes to fighting carb build up.


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A quality torque wrench might just be the most important tool in your box. Proper torque is detrimental to motor performance and durability.

These organizer trays from the hardware store are an awesome way to keep your miscellaneous hardware organized and ready for when you need it.

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This super smart, homemade engine stand holds the motor upright and offers easy carry handles for moving your engine around the garage.

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PROPERLY CLEANING A K&N FILTER

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he air filter is the lifeline to any gas engine. An engine needs air to run, and if it’s not clean, it’s tearing stuff up rapidly. On a street driven vehicle, that properly maintained airfilter might be good for 20, 000 miles, but ATVs and UTVs are a completely different animal. In typical use, a UTV or ATV engine spends almost its entire life running in dusty conditions. This is what makes air filter quality and maintenance so important. K&N makes quality, yet serviceable air filters for just about every Motorsports application. The K&N filter is not only serviceable with a “million mile” lifetime warranty, it also improves performance with additional airflow. Our Polaris RZR XP1000 really benefits from the K&N because the original filter is a paper, throw-away design that has to be repurchased from the dealer every time it gets dirty.

1 REMOVAL

Remove any access covers and then then remove the air filter box lid. Once you have access to the dirty air filter, you will need to remove it. Often times this takes a flat head screwdriver for the hose clamp.

2 SOCK OFF

If so equipped, you can pull the water-proof PreCharger (sock) off of the filter to be cleaned separately. This is basically a water resistant pre-filter that catches any water and a lot of extra dust and debris before it hits the filter.

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Liberally spray the entire outside of the filter with K&N Filter Cleaner. You can lightly spray the inside as well. Let it saturate into the filter for a couple of minutes. You will want to purchase the K&N cleaning kit with cleaner and oil, as regular soap does not mix well with the filter oil and it will be an uphill battle.

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If your filter is especially dirty with any troublesome debris or excessive filth that won’t washout, you can scrub it with a plastic bristle brush. Use the brush gently in the direction of the pleats to loosen up any clingers. You will still want to do the majority of your rinsing from the inside out, so as not to force contaminants further into the filter.

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If you have the pour style applicator, it will have a small pour spout that folds out of the cap. Lightly squeeze a small, even pour out of the cap, running down the entire length of each pleat. It will appear that it needs more for the inside of pleats, but it will actually settle down in the pleats to a more uniform coverage in a minute or so.

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Use a little bit of the same cleaner on the Pre-Charger, and then rinse it off with water. Once it is clean, you will hang it to air dry. Thoroughly rinse the filter from the inside out with a garden hose, or even better, hot water from the sink. Once it is clean, set it to air dry.

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With your K&N Filter clean and completely dry, you will need to apply K&N Filter oil. The filter oil is designed to catch any dirt particles, and still allow clean air to pass through. The oil is available with an aerosol applicator or a pour bottle. If using the spray, be sure to evenly cover it without excessively overlapping.

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uzuki has been relatively quiet for the past few years, especially on the ATV side of things. Popular models seem to be dropping from the line up each and every year, and we hadn’t seen anything new to replace them. Just when things were starting to look really grim, Suzuki surprised us with a complete 2015 makeover on the KingQuad 500, as well as engine and fuel system upgrades on the 750. The 15 KingQuad models saw a 10% increase in fuel economy and smoother power delivery with a new twinsparkplug head, new cam profiles and a catalyst converter type muffler. The 500 was given a facelift with a new front bumper, grill and a new speedometer bezel, while the 750 kept its original look. Overall, the new 500 KingQuad was a major improvement over the previous models, but Suzuki didn’t promote it with a press launch, and it might have just slipped through the cracks a bit.

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For 2016, the KingQuad 750 found itself getting the same aesthetic upgrades from last year’s 500 model. On top of getting the much better looking bumper and grill, Suzuki also updaed the KingQuad camo models to a very popular True Timber XD3. Along with the new model updates, Suzuki Canada is theowing in a brand new, quality WARN winch with any new Kingquad 500 AXI or 750 AXI. As the news of these new upgrades and models was hitting the scene, we were both surprised and stoked with a press launch invite. The first Suzuki ATV press launch in the last five-years would be riding near Atlanta, GA, and then touring the Suzuki KingQuad Factory in Rome, GA. Seeing Suzuki back in the pipe and promoting new ATV stuff is super exciting, and we are pumped to be a part of it. Getting to both ride the new machine and then see them being built sounded like a great idea, and we boarded a plane heading south. If you’re not familiar with the Atlanta area, it is extremely hot and humid in the summer months, but that wasn’t going to stop us from getting to know the new KingQuad. Geared up and sitting on the new KingQuad 750 reminded me of how comfortable the seat and controls layout can be on a utility machine. The seat to footpegs to handlebars is exactly right for my six foot frame, and it almost begs to be ridden. The sweat dripping within your goggles and into your eyes at 8:00 am was a whole other form of motivation to get moving, and the airflow that comes with it. Another new KingQuad feature for this year was Carslisle tires replacing the Dunlops. As we headed out on our first loop, I felt the new tires worked well; forward traction and braking was on point, and they didn’t push. While we couldn’t find a fault with the new tires, we didn’t really have any complaints about the previous Dunlops either. The comfortable, yet slightly aggressive seating position on the EPS equipped KingQuad really lends itself to fun, aggressive trail riding. We quickly found ourselves near the front of the pack in a high-speed smash session around the park. Arriving at the

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first photo stop, we were able to reflect a little bit on its handling traits, etc. At higher speeds, the overall handling is on-point; it tracks well and doesn’t push in the corners. The EPS settings provide plenty of assistance for any task or trail, yet they don’t leave you with that disconnected feeling often associated with EPS. As with most other EPS systems, the KingQuads also does an amazing job of damping out any impacts from trail obstacles like small rocks, ruts, or roots. High speed bump absorption was predictable and comfortable, but you could definitely find the bottom of the rear shocks when pushing it. Our slower speed photo spot offered a chance to try out the diff lock on a few rocky climbs. The handlebar mounted diff lock switch is simple to engage and really turns the KingQuad into an incredibly capable climber. All four tires get equal power, and the new Carslisle tires get plenty of forward traction on every type of terrain that we could find. The EPS assisted KingQuad is actually rideable in diff lock. A non EPS equipped ATV becomes a handful to try and control at any sort of speed, but with power steering, you can still ride the machine comfortably and with minimal effort. The other mention worthy diff lock feature is the newly refined diff lock and reverse-limiting monitors. The refinements were actually introduced last year, but this was our first experience with them. The new system monitors actual vehicle speed, allowing higher engine RPM to be used in sticky “or slippery” situations.


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We toured the impressive Kingquad factory in Rome, GA where these massive ATV’s start there life as bare steel tubing and are running on a dyno by the end of the assmbley line. Frames are bent, welded and powdercoated on one line, engines are assembled from bare cases and test run on another, the final line is complete assembly including motor install and test run.

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Overall, the 750 power is smooth and maybe even impressive, but it lacks the incredible over-rev you might find on a 750 class twin. The big single makes plenty of power, yet its usable power curve leaves it easy enough to ride wide open, when going down any trail with a little room. The 500 model will get it done, but was less exciting than riding the 750. The 500 KingQuad power feels on par with, or better than, any of the other machines in its mid-bore class; it’s just hard to change your mindset when getting off the big-bore. With an entire morning spent on the EPS equipped 750 and 500 models, we opted for a lap on the non-EPS equipped base model for comparison. The difference is eye-opening to say the least. We’ve preached about the advantages of EPS on many other ATVs and UTVs, but the handling improvement on the KingQuad is even more evident. On the non-EPS models, we felt a sort of un-predictable “tucking” or “diving” characteristic in the front end. With the EPS machines having completely different front suspension geometry, so it’s hard to say whether the feeling is caused by the different front end, or just blocked by the damper-like qualities of the EPS. Regardless of the cause, it wasn’t noticeable at slower or less aggressive speeds, and we never felt it on the EPS models. Overall, it’s really inspiring to see Suzuki back in the mix with new and improved ATVs, and these newest KingQuads are going to impress a lot of people. If you’re looking for a workhorse or a cruiser, the base model will be great. But if aggressive riding is on your agenda, we would suggest the EPS equipped models, as they won’t disappoint. We can’t wait to get a machine for further testing, and are sure it will do well in a big bore class shootout.

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ENGINE/TRANSMISSION Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4 Stroke, DOHC Single Cyl. Displacement: 722cc and 493cc Bore X Stroke: .104mm X 85mm 87.5mm X 82mm on 500 Compression Ratio: 9.9:1 Horsepower: 49.5hp 38.1hp on 500 Carburetion: .Suzuki Fuel Injection (EFI) 42mm Throttle body 37mm on 500 Ignition Type…Electronic Ignition (Transistorized) Starting: Electric Push-Button Charging System: Three-Phase A.C. Transmission: Automatic w/ CVT (v-belt) L-N-H-R Drive System: 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff. lock Electric Handlebar mounted switch Front Diff… Electric Diff. Lock DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES/WEIGHTS Fuel Capacity: 17.5L (4.6 gallon) Wheelbase: 1285 mm (50.6 inches) Overall length/width/height…2115/1210/920 mm (83.3/47.6/50.6) (inches) Ground Clearance…270 mm (11 inches) Claimed Dry Weight… 305 kg (672 lbs.) / 661 lbs. on 500 Front/Rear Rack Capacity: 30 / 60 kg (66 lbs. / 132 lbs.) Towing Capacity: 450 kg (992 lbs.) ROLLING CHASSIS Suspension/wheel travel Front…Independent, double wishbone, 170.5 mm (6.7”s of travel) Rear: Independent, double wishbone, 195 mm (7.7”s of travel) Brakes: Front…Twin hydraulic disc, 200mm Rear…Sealed, oil-bathed multi-disc Tires: Front: AT25x8-12 Carlisle AT489 Rear: AT25x10-12 Carlisle AT489 Wheels… Aluminum DETAILS DC Outlet…Auto Style Lighting: Front…12V 35/35W (HS1) Rear: 12V 21/5W Power Steering… EPS Instrumentatin: Digital Colors: Terra Green, Flame Red, True Timber XD3 Camo, Solid Mat Sword Black Warranty: 12 month limited warranty Pricing 750: $10,599 red, $10,899 camo, $10,899 Black, $10,199 green without EPS Pricing 500: $9,499 red, $9,799 Camo or Black, $8,999 green without EPS www.suzuki.ca


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yellow hue of our long term shop resident Outlander 500 DPS, remains as bright as the day we took delivery of the mid-bore Can-Am in the fall of 2014. Dubbed as a heart of the market machine by manufacturers and off-road journalists alike, the Outlander fit the bill perfectly as an ATV offering a fullsize chassis, plenty of power, lots of top shelf features, and an appetizing price that nearly everyone could swallow. With a suggested MSRP of $8,699, ($9,549 CAN) the Outlander 500 (much like nearly every other mid-bore ATV) was looking to take a bite out of the substantial market share held by Polaris and the vener-

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“. . .AFTER TWO YEARS OF RIDING AND WORKING WITH THE OUTLANDER 500 DPS, WE LOVE IT AS MUCH AS THE DAY IT WAS DELIVERED AND FRANKLY WE ARE SAD TO SEE IT GO”

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able Sportsman 500 (now bumped up to a 570). Choosing the Outlander 500 DPS as our machine of long-term record was based on several factors, most of which was versatility. While we love the big bore power of much larger quads, like every other redblooded motorhead, we wanted an ATV that could be a “jack-of-alltrades” and be manageable enough for others in the family to enjoy, including several teenagers. While the Outlander 500 might be located well down on the CanAm depth chart when compared to

their complete line of ATVs, both in 2014 and today, surprisingly it comes equipped with many touted and much wanted features, starting with the Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) and Visco-Lok QE automatic differential locking system. Other factory add-ons included the stylish cast-aluminum wheels and a highoutput 625-watt charging system for accessories such as lights and a winch. All this is on top of the standard Outlander 500 equipment such as multifunctional racks with BRP’s LinQ quick attach system, multifunctional gauge and Digitally Encoded


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Security System keys, which feature a unique computer chip inside that is dedicated to a particular machine. Remove the key and security is top shelf. Power was supplied by a 499cc Rotax V-twin, complete with liquid cooling, fuel injection and fully automatic transmission with high, low and reverse selector. We love the power of this engine; it has a healthy and throaty idle, and power comes on smooth and abundant, especially in the torque category. Plus, when you want to tone down the power delivery, simply insert the grey chip coded key and you’re greeted with reduced overall power output and power ramp-up at a reduced rate. We found it was perfect for younger riders, or when needing to put the Outlander to work at slower, more manageable speeds.

POWER: 7 RIDE & HANDLING: 8 FIT & FINISH: 10 VALUE: 8 RECOMMEND TO OTHERS: 8 OVERALL: 8

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One thing that stood out immediately was the overall size of the Outlander. Many of today’s utility quads seem oversized, even for larger riders, and whether it’s perceived or reality, the Outlander seems smaller in stature, especially from the cockpit. With 11-inches of ground clearance, the vehicle retained a very comfortable seat height of 34.5-inches. What’s more, the driver’s work area felt narrower than other quads, putting our legs in a more comfortable position. Even younger riders in the family never felt intimidated by the Outlander, and everyone deemed the comfort level to be near perfect…not an easy thing to do. When it comes to fit and finish, Can-Am knocks it out of the park…it was nothing short of exceptional, and it stayed that way for two-years plus. Despite having to park the quad outside for the better part of one summer while work on a new workshop was underway, the beat down of sun and rain did little to tarnish the good looks of the Outlander. Typically our experience with bright colored plastic, especially on snowmobiles, is they look great in the showroom but dull and get dirty quickly once out in the field. This was not the case with the yellow Outlander; a good blast from the pressure washer, followed by a wipe down with a quality polish or plastic formulated wax had the vehicle looking showroom fresh once again. The touch points of the vehicle are top-shelf as well. There’s something about the Outlander that just feels right. Think of it as a well built European automobile…it feels complete and “put-together”, with no flimsy switches or ragged plastic edges to detract away from the experience. With double A-arms up front and a somewhat unique independent torsional trailing arm design at the rear, with 9-inches of travel all the way around, the ride of the Outlander 500 DPS was above average. It doesn’t tout high-end FOX shocks like the more expensive XT models, and it shows if you attempt high-speed beat down runs on a gnarly trail. Yet, for the great majority of terrain and riders, the Outlander performs with predictability. Calibrations are plush and handling is responsive and light. The only adjustments we did make on the 500 was to dial up the pre-load, courtesy of easy to use cam adjusters with an included tool, when carrying a load or pulling an overburdened trailer around the job site. Of course, the point of testing a vehicle for an extended period of time, (in this case two years) is to find out where it comes up short; and while the list proved to be very short, here is what we found. Our biggest complaint with the Outlander 500 was cold weather starting. When the thermometer dropped below 20-degrees Fahrenheit, (-7 Celsius) the engine was a bit temperamental. The calibration of the fuel-injection system appears to be very lean, (perhaps for emissions) and it takes some excessive cranking in cold temps for the engine to fire. Once it does, any touch of the throttle whatsoever resulted in a stumble and stall. We quickly learned that once the engine did fire, we simply needed to walk away and let it idle for several minutes, allowing the engine to reach a “happy” operating temperature. After that it was all systems go, and completely normal.

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The Outlander 500 DPS came equipped with the sophisticated, Digitally Encoded Security System ignition. The black key is for fullperformance, while the grey key delivers reduced speed and more predictable acceleration for job site use or lesser-experienced riders.

The molded-over steel frame racks on the Outlander were outfitted with abundant tie-down points, and never warped under the summer sun. The racks also feature the easy-on, easy-off LinQ accessory system.

Nearly all 2014 Outlander models came equipped with the easy to read Multifunction, digital LCD gauge. All the things you would expect a gauge of this nature to display are found here, including a diagnostic center for troubleshooting. We never had to use it.


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We encountered a gremlin with the high/low beam switch after the first summer. Turns out some corrosion had developed in the switch, and a quick cleaning and an application of dielectric grease solved the problem.

Low range transmission selection and the accompanying grey colored, digitally encoded key provided ideal low speed performance for such jobs as spraying weeds, where we looked to rid the area of poison ivy. Remember…leaves of three leave it be.

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We never did have this checked out by a certified Can-Am mechanic, so we’re not sure if this is a random situation or if the fuel-injection system required a re-flash for cold weather operation. No matter, if you store your quad inside during the winter months, or live in a warmer climate, (our long term test unit resided in Minnesota) you shouldn’t have an issue. The good news is the Outlander 500 DPS never didn’t start, it just required a bit more patience on our end. The other big nag with the Outlander is the shifting gate. Unlike some designs that feature an in-line shift pattern with detents, the Outlander touts a gate with off-set detents to the right. Not only did this make for slower shifting when going forward and back in succession, (such as when plowing snow) there where times when the transmission synchro gears wouldn’t line up perfectly, requiring us to rock the quad slightly to find the gear indent. Once you become accustomed to the shift gate, things go more smoothly, but there remains the occasional false neutral or stubborn shift, despite being more acclimated to the vehicle’s tendencies. The last glitch we encountered was a corroded high/low beam switch. We admit this happened after the vehicle was stored outside for several weeks during the first summer of use. We disassembled the switch and found subtle corrosion that, once cleaned and liberally lubricated with dielectric grease, never gave us another problem. That was it…after two years of riding and working with the Outlander 500 DPS, we love it as much as the day it was delivered, and frankly, we are sad to see it go. Fast-forward to the just announced 2016 Can-Am line-up of ATVs, and you’ll discover the kids at BRP infused a potent boost of power to many models including the mid-bore Outlander. An all-new Rotax 570 takes the place of the 500 engine, delivering more power (48-horsepower) and a 9-percent boost in low-end torque. In our opinion, it really didn’t need either, but remember what we said earlier…who doesn’t like more power.

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A large 5.7-gallon (21.4L) water-resistant storage system is found at the rear of the vehicle. The spacious storage is a nice touch and we used it to stow additional tow straps, ratchet straps and receiver hitch.

The gated shifter is perhaps one of the most nagging attributes of the Outlander. Aside from not being an inline shifter, which is more ideal for jobs such as plowing snow, we found we had to “rock” the vehicle at times to find positive transmission engagement.

It’s safe to say we used our Outlander more for work than for recreational riding. A new shop building and the need for plenty of dirt work and landscaping upon completion kept our yellow quad hard at work. During the winter months it continued to work, hauling water and feed to a couple of “hay-burners” (horses) at a neighboring hobby farm.


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special, Dunetech either sells it or will build it. With all the recent hype, Dunetech’s latest focus has been on the UTV market. As a play on his Hawaiian heritage, Kalani has built show quality ATVs, Dirtbikes, and even a show winning Hayabusa sportbike, with his signature Hawaiian Punch themed graphic and color scheme. When he recently purchased his very own RZR XP1000, it only made sense

to follow suit with another full-tilt build. As Kalani is the definition of a true Offroad enthusiast, he splits his free-time between duning, allaround off-roading, and even prerunning/chasing the SCORE BAJA series. If Kalani was going to build a kick-ass RZR, then it needed to excel in all these areas. Focusing on his true offroad racing passion, Kalani designed his latest Dunetech build with


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comfortable, safe, and reliable pre-running at the forefront. The Dunetech XP1000 would have all the necessary niceties for pre-running, yet also make a comfortable duning and trail riding machine on the off weekends. Sounds easy right? That, and of course over the top looks that stops crowds and gets the attention needed to promote his business. THE BUILD Dunetech starts every complete build by stripping the machine completely down and getting rid of any stock parts that won’t be reused. Many stock parts like the upper A arms, and trailing arms will be powdercoated, but need to first have the bushings or bearings pressed out of them. Before powdercoating the stock stuff, Dunetech likes to build or order all other metal parts, so that they can be color matched at the same time. Dunetech builds complete XP1K and XP1K 4 cages inhouse, but did not have a jig yet when building “Punchy”. Kalani opted to order a pre-bent, knock down Race cage kit from Cage WRX. The guys at Cage WRX sell completely bent and notched cage kits that merely need to be assembled and welded out. The “knock down” cage kits are affordable and much cheaper to ship when they haven’t been welded into a big, bulky cage. Dunetech assembled and welded out the cage on the vehicle body, then went about adding any and all brackets, extras and add-ons that they would want before powdercoating. Mounting brackets were added for all sorts of lighting, and a Rugged Radios two person Air Pumper System. While Dunetech has the capability of fabbing just about anything you could want from metal, Kalani feels that if quality parts can already be

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obtained at a reasonable cost, then they should focus their energy elsewhere. With this in mind, Dunetech opts for quite a few parts from partners like Teixiera Tech, Pro Armor, and UTV INC. Before the cage and stock parts can go out for powdercoating, Dunetech acquired High Clearance lower A-Arms and HD Radius Rods from Teixiera Tech and a bolt-on Racing Front Bumper from Pro Armor. 14x7 beadlocks from Method Wheels were also ordered so that beadlock rings could be color matched. With the cage still mounted, Dunetech also designed custom opening, full coverage doors. These doors came out so clean, they have jigged them and are selling them to go with stock and aftermarket cages. Dunetech delivers all powdercoating to their friends at STB Coatings for an incredibly durable finish, in just about any color imaginable. They stripped and powdercoated the cage; roof; doors; bumper; A-arms; trailing arms; radius rods; hubs; beadlock rings and the shock springs for just under $1200 bucks. Best of all, they have a great turn around time and stand behind their work. While the parts were off at powdercoating, Dunetech installs their own weld-in frame gusset kit, and goes about mounting an extensive WARN winch set up. Dunetech opted for the 3500 pound ProVantage winch with WARN’s bolt-in mounting bracket and carrier plate that can be moved from the front of vehicle to the back, should the need arise. Dunetech also equipped the RZR


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with a Rope Extension kit and another 1500-pound portable winch. Kalani also opts to set his rig up with the same bulletproof/flatproof tire/ wheel/Tireblock setup that we ran for the SCORE BAJA 1000 last year. Thirty inch DOT RATED, 8 PLY GPS 5001 tires are stuffed with TireBlocks, and then installed onto Method Beadlocks. This set-up worked incredible at the Baja 1000, and we didn’t have to change a

single tire for the brutal and rocky 1100mile race. From our own experience, the GPS tires are incredibly durable, have low rolling resistance and the tread holds up incredibly well. When filled with the TireBlock’s run-flat system, you are guaranteed to get where you’re going, with no need for a spare. With all the parts back from powdercoating, Dunetech carefully re-assembles the RZR. The custom Hawaiian Punch RZR

now gets the royal, bolt-on treatment. Kalani installed just about everything you could want in a pre-runner UTV. The One stop shopping experience at Rugged Radios brought a Vertex Car to Car chase kit radio, an intercom with headsets, a 5” Lowrance Baja Elite GPS with mounting, a push to talk button and the Race Air system to keep everyone cool, calm and collected. The rest of the interior was finished off with Pro Armor Seats, a Pro Armor Steering wheel and hub, fire extinguisher mount, and Pro Armor 5 point harnesses. UTV Inc supplied a dual headset mount, billet gear shifter, LED Grill, and heavy-duty wheel studs. Kalani wanted “Punchy” to be as useful at night as it was in the day, so they went full throttle with the Rigid Catalog. Dunetech installed a Rigid Industries E Series 28” dual row LED light bar on the roof and a 10”single row LED flood in the grill. With the two lightbars handling most of the driving light, Dunetech then installed two amber D2 Duallys for the fog and dust, as well as SR-M minis

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for back-up lights. A-series Blue Rock lights were also added to illuminate the ground in slower speed conditions like rock crawling in Moab, or at King of the Hammers. The final lighting install was a custom Dunetech chase light. To cap it off, Dunetech installed an 8-gallon Baja Bin from Swag Offroad, before getting into the complete Hawaiian Punch wrap from Chaos Graphics. Kalani and his guys at Dunetech Offroad poured

their hearts into this build, and the final outcome needed to be exactly what they had envisioned. Kalani spent hours upon hours designing the most complete wrap you could imagine, and then had it printed on high quality material from Chaos Graphics. After a lengthy graphic install and lots of final prep work, “Punchy” was ready for a shakedown and suspension testing session. After a brief test session, Dunetech decided to completely revalve the shocks as well as adding crossover spacers, to really get the dual spring set up working correctly. The end result is a completely awesome machine. Its looks have already been winning show and shine competitions, and they’ve already taken it duning in Oregon and rock climbing in Moab. Next stop is Ensenada, BC, for a little Baja 1000 pre-running and all around adventuring. If you’ve got OffRoad dreams, these are the guys to make them a reality. Don’t be afraid to call them for any UTV, ATV, or any other OffRoad projects or needs. J

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Gamma Powersports “…we’ve brought together a very passionate group of power sport enthusiasts that ride as well as sell.”

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We caught up with the crew at Gamma this past winter and got the big picture overview of the burgeoning Orillia, Ontario based company for this issue’s 411. What are the primary product strengths of the company? That absolutely would be our line of in-house developed GMAX and Zoan helmets. We also take a great deal of pride in our hard parts line up with SPX, (snow) Bronco, (ATV) and Rockhard (motorcycle) components that we offer as well. What is the story behind the company name? That’s a good question…there really is no story behind the name, but maybe one day we could dabble in space exploration, ha ha. What are your best selling or most popular products for ATVs or UTVs? That would be our driveline components, which consist of complete axles, CV kits, wheel bearing kits and U-joints. What makes your company better than the rest? Everyone who works here is very passionate about the products. Most, if not all of us, ride ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles or snowmobiles. That gives our staff a real world, grassroots perspective to what is needed in the industry and for our customers. Plus, it also gives us the ability to come up with new and different ideas for products that fulfill the wants or needs of the rider.

How do you decide what products and or brands you distribute? Because we are riders, we are very much in tune with our end customers. Typically, between our sales group and our purchasing department we evaluate hundreds of new products or brands, and make a decision on what to offer going forward. Where is the best place to purchase Gamma products? Check our website, we have a new updated dealer locator where you can find the dealer nearest you. (Currently, we only supply products to our Canadian networks; sorry folks south of the border.) What does Gamma offer that others can’t match? I think we offer our dealers a lot of product knowledge for the items that we sell and produce. Our staff knows our products very well and if we can’t answer a question off the top of our head, we will certainly get back to our dealer with the right information. Do you offer technical support? Yes, absolutely.

What new product offering has you the most excited and why? We have a new 28-inch Sedona Mudder In-law tire that will be available this fall. It is an amazing performer. Tell us something about the company that you wish more people knew. I think one thing that most people don’t know is that Gamma is still a family owned company. Even though we have experienced incredible growth over the years, it’s still a down to earth group of folks. What is something you are sure to find inside the company fridge? Homemade maple syrup… pancakes anyone? Where is your (Gamma and/or its employees) favorite place to ride ATVs/UTVs? Parry Sound, Ontario What’s next for the company? Keep pushing forward with new and exciting products to serve the powersports industry. In 10 words or less tell me what sets Gamma apart? Knowledgeable staff and great customer service.

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The weather is good, the bugs are gone, the trails are fast and the beverages are cold…. Summer has finally arrived and we couldn’t be happier! We salute the arrival of summer, and offer up some gear and accessories suggestions that will make your ride just a little more enjoyable.

GoFree >>>>>> Hooked App We know that fishing and ATV’n go hand-inhand. And there is no question that we at ATV World are big fans of new and cool technology - so we had to share this one with you. Coming this summer, is the GoFree Hooked App. It is a mobile tracking solution for anglers, with the capability to record and share every fishing trip – whether from a boat or the shore. GoFree Hooked automatically saves the time, location and navigation track of each outing. The app features fast and simple “Catch” functionality, to quickly save fish details like photos, size, weight, species and other information. The GoFree team is looking for keen anglers who are willing to beta test the app before its release. To sign up head over to www.gofreehooked.com

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Who doesn’t like a little extra “bling” on their personal ATV or side-by-side. To help with that our pals at STI introduced these affordable and stylish custom wheel sets that gives ATV and UTV owners the option to customize their wheel sets on their HD5 and HD6 wheels. The optional caps deliver a clean no-lug look by adding a durable center cap that clips in securely and are available in Matte Black (shown, right), as well as Gloss Black, and machine-matching colors of Red, Blue, Orange, and Yellow, to complete a look no other wheel maker offers. STI’s full-coverage caps affix without tools. Beadlock rings in matching colors are available for HD5 wheels. For complete details head over to local Motovan dealer: www.motovan.com

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EcoStone Waterproof Speaker

Summer time equals music beats, it’s that simple. New from ECOXGEAR is the EcoStone Bluetooth speaker that is completely waterproof and definitely rugged – perfect for what you throw at your electronics on a typical day out on the trails. The speaker has a built-in lithium rechargeable battery that claims an impressive 10 hours of playtime. (Heck, if it got close to 10 hours that would be impressive.) Then when you are done riding and hanging out by the lake or pool, don’t fear this speaker actually floats. So grab your water noodle, a cool beverage, hit your favourite playlist, and rule summer like a boss. Available at www.royaldistributing.com


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Although we don’t like to talk about; “flats and punctures are a part of ATV’n” – There we said it. Now you can cry in your helmet when you get a flat, or you can man up and take charge of the situation and treat that flat like a boss. May we suggest the Pro Series Tire Sealant from High Lifter - Not a new product, but a tried-testedand-true product. Pro Series Tire Sealant seals punctures up to 1/2” in the tread and up to 1/4” in the sidewall. The sealant will also stop those annoying bead leaks and pinhole leaks and High Lifter claims it prevents 90-95% of common tire failures - Wounds or punctures are plugged instantly and permanently. For complete info head over to: www.highlifter.com

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any of you who have been reading my rants in ATV World know that I’m first and foremost a powersports addict. As I tell my friends and neighbors about my profession, if it makes noise with gas and it looks like fun, I probably have one, have ridden one, or at the very least write about it. When I was younger and growing up on a farm in far northern Minnesota, my first exposure and subsequent love was motorcycles. My gracious father purchased me a pint-sized motorcycle when I was very young, and with our closest farming neighbors more than four miles away, it represented not only a lot of fun, but also a form of transportation to break away from the daily chores of the farm. It wasn’t long after that I became enthralled with snowmobiles, and truth be told, it remains one of my top passions, (along with ATVs and UTVs) when it comes to motorized recreational vehicles. The sport of snowmobiling has been around in a popularized format now for the better part of sixty years. That’s a long time for an industry, and that mature status has resulted in a secondary

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coming of age for the sport, in the form of vintage and antique collecting. Over at our sister publication, On Snow Magazine, (you can check us out online at osmmag.com) we’ve started to take notice of all the derelict and forgotten sledding metal from days gone by. On a lazy summer day, we’ll take a drive around the back-country roads in search of these sleds, often times spotted sleeping behind barns, garages, overgrown tree lines, or even in the backyard where the owners have continued to mow around them, perhaps in hopes of riding them yet again one snowy day. Photos of these rotting steeds have become a popular feature in OSM, and we have affectionately dubbed the sleds and feature “Lawn Ornaments” for obvious reasons. Readers have gotten in on the act too, submitting photos of lawn “trinkets” in their area. While we don’t believe we’ve started a new Sunday afternoon fad of driving the back roads and photographing these machines, it has become a favorite lazy day activity for readers and us alike. While images of these forgotten sleds are often times fun to look at, (as are

some of the households that surround them) the memories that these old sleds conjure up are even more vibrant. From past sleds we’ve owned or ridden, to past race machines, or cobbled together vehicles ripe with home repairs and bits and pieces from other sleds, each photo represents a snapshot of a passion for a sport that others like us feel too strongly about to simply sell or give away. This past weekend, we were on a “lawn ornament” hunt and had found several ideal candidates when there… peeking out of an open barn door was an early Honda three-wheeler. The green paint was faded, the balloon tires flat, and it had clearly seen better days. We jammed on the brakes, slipped the transmission into reverse and proceeded to pull into the old homestead. After knocking on the door and giving a few shouts, we determined nobody was home, nobody except the green Honda ATC 70. We snapped a quick photo and it was then and there that we decided ‘what’s good for the goose is good for the gander’. The first Honda ATC was launched in 1970, and via my Minnesota math, that makes the all terrain vehicle industry a ripe 46 years old. What does that mean? Well for starters, it’s no longer a young industry; it has already experienced many twists, turns, and tribulations remember the consent decree? It also means it qualifies as a candidate for providing yard ornaments of both threewheel and four-wheel varieties, and an opportunity for both you and us to go in search of more, and have those photos appear here and online at ATV World. So go forth with cell phone or camera in hand, and start collecting those photos. We’d love to see them and rekindle some of those early memories of an off-road sport we all love and that has finally come of age. J


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A Ninja 300 with ABS on the Ninja Experience tour at Mosport in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Last time you drove over 100mph?

It was at Autopolis, Kawasaki’s Formula 1 track in Kumamoto. I was on a Ninja H2… can’t wait to go back.

Last thing you saw or heard that made you think WTF?

Watching and hearing the Ninja H2-R rocket blast down the front straight of Autopolis. If you want to get a taste for it, check out the Ninja H2-R clip from the Isla of Man TT on YouTube… you’ll get the idea.

Last near death experience?

It was a poker game with some of my buddies. One of them loves hot peppers. I tried one and I immediately started to hiccup and sweat…I nearly passed out but it did improve my game.

Last vacation you took?

Last thing you read?

Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand; been working on it for about ten plus years.

Last person you hugged?

My sweetheart; she just got back from two weeks in Europe. I missed her.

I spent a couple of days at Montebello Inn. It is Quebec’s largest log structure, built in 1930 by 3,500 workers in just 90 days.

Last thing you always tell people about Kawasaki?

Last thing your mother always told you to do?

Last Kawasaki project or vehicle you were truly excited about?

Try to get people to laugh.

No doubt the Ninja H2 and Ninja H2-R.

Last time you crashed?

Last time you laughed so hard you nearly wet your pants?

I crashed a million dollar helicopter flight simulator into the side of a building. No damage.

Last time you wore a three-piece suit?

Wow, it’s been awhile...it was sometime in the early 90s when I was the best man in a wedding.

Lasting off-road memory?

Crossing an old, narrow gauge rail bed in Newfoundland on a KVF750.

Last idea you had that made you say… hell yeah?

Let the good times roll.

I was riding the Ultra 310LX Jet Ski. It had 310-horsepower and on-board sound system…simply too much fun in the sun.

Last ATV or Side-by-side you drove that blew your mind? I was driving the Kawasaki Teryx on a demo track. It had all kinds of terrain and I could go as fast as I wanted to go.

Last words of advice? Let the good times roll.

CN Tower walk.

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