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  • Beyond Paved Roads - 5 Tips To Remember Before Going On An Off-Road Trip

    Off-roading is a popular outdoor activity that's both fun and exciting. Plus, off-road vehicles can even be driven by adventurous teens. Nevertheless, manning an off-road vehicle is not without risks. If you're going to a cabin in the woods, heading to a secluded pond or lake, or just driving for fun, it's important to properly prepare for such an adventure since there are real dangers to off-roading.

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  • Top Destinations for Snow Tubing in the Lower Midwest

    Snow tubing in the lower Midwest has been a tradition for over a century. The Norwegians migrated to the Midwest en masse in the late 1800s and early 1900s and brought with them their love for winter recreation – long before snowsports became popular. Thousands of spectators would gather throughout the Midwest to watch the daring young Nordmenn jump and slide down local snow-laden hills. As popularity took over and spread throughout the Midwest, tubing, sledding and skiing became much more than a spectator sport.

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  • New 50-inch Wide Wildcat is Expected to be Hot on the Trail

    In early 2013, Wildcat announced plans to produce an all-new 50-inch wide Wildcat that would rival the popular Polaris RZR 800 and now they're almost here. Dealers say they're anticipating having them arrive in as little as two weeks. Powersports enthusiasts and dealers alike are eager to see the 2014 50-inch wide Wildcat up close and take them out for a test drive.

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  • 2014 Polaris RANGER XP 900 Deluxe – Reinventing the UTV

    Leave it to Polaris to once again raise the bar in the UTV industry with the release of their new 2014 Polaris RANGER XP 900 Deluxe. The Deluxe model includes all of the class-leading features of the standard RANGER XP 900 but is being defined as part of an all-new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding utility vehicles.

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  • 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS – Available in January

    Polaris Industries announced the launch of their all-new 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS. It's slated to be available in dealerships starting in January. Joining Arctic Cat and Can-Am with this new big bore ATV, Polaris claims that their 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 goes above and beyond with the highest horsepower, fastest acceleration, highest ground clearance and longest suspension travel of any ATV. They weren't kidding. Check out this beast of an ATV!

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  • Christmas Comes Early: Falling Gas Prices

    With the holiday travel season right around the corner, Americans across the country are rejoicing about the falling gas prices.  Gas prices have continued to fall for seven successive weeks.  According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) the average price of gas in the United States is now down to roughly $3.19 a gallon, which is the lowest gas prices have been in two years.  Residents in states like Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are already paying less than $3.00 a gallon. In New Jersey the average gas price is well below the national average at $3.07 a gallon.  With gasoline prices at all time lows, people will soon be flocking to new and used car dealers in NJ to pick up new vehicles to drive home in for the holidays.

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  • Five Little Known Things About Motorcycles

    Motorcycles are one of the most widely used means of transportation the whole world over. They are built for a variety of purposes from transportation to recreation, and they are so prevalent that there are even social societies built around them. Because motorcycles are a common sight, their presence is often taken for granted. The following article is intended to introduce its readers to 5 interesting facts about motorcycles that are unknown to most people.

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  • Kolpin vs. Curtis UTV Hard Cabs – A Side-By-Side Comparison

    Our customers often ask us what the differences are between Kolpin and Curtis UTV Hard Cabs. Each Hard Cab manufacturer offers a different set of key features but we've done our best to create a side-by-side comparison of the cabs so that you can more easily select the brand and features that are best suited for your needs.

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  • 5 Must Have Tools For Your Garage

    The holiday season is fast approaching, and many are starting to wonder what to buy the "car guy" on their shopping list. People are holding onto their cars for longer periods of time, and more of us are going the DIY route when it comes to car repairs. The upcoming holidays give us the ideal opportunity to assemble a list of tools that will help a veteran or novice do-it-yourselfer maintain or repair a vehicle.

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  • Review of the New 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R

    The new 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R is a must have for any ATV enthusiast. It comes Motocross ready, with an already welded frame. You will not need to make major adjustments if you are looking for a new ATV to use in competitions. In fact this ATV is designed with racing in mind and several of the features are about increasing your speed, and making turning more comfortable. One additional feature is that the throttle lever requires very little effort, which is beneficial in longer races.

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