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Mountain Madness 2.0

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Mountain Madness 2.0

This event has been canceled due to a lack of interest.

We are pleased to announce our Mountain Madness 2.0 event at Ride Royal Blue in Pioneer, Tennessee. The event is scheduled for June 23rd and 24th, 2023.

Each paid registration includes a Rally T-Shirt, Friday night dinner, Entry into giveaways and Friday guided rides. * Rally Fee is $55 for those 18 and above and $25 for those under 18. * Additional T-Shirts can be purchased for $20 each. * Campground Rentals and Trail Fees are separate from the Rally Fee. * Required questions are indicated with a red *. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email with a discount code for Ride Royal Blue reservations.

Mountain Madness 2.0

Mountain Madness 2.0 Schedule

June 22nd, 2023

  • Participants arrive throughout the day and evening
  • Participants register they have arrived and receive their wristbands and giveaway coupons.

June 23rd, 2023

  • Group ride lineup at 9 am
  • Group rides leave at 10 am
  • Group rides return by 5 pm
  • Catered dinner starts at 6 pm
  • Prize drawing will be done during dinner
  • Entertainment will be provided from 7 pm until 11 pm
  • Vendors will be onsite

June 24th, 2023

  • This will be a ride on your own day, or you can meet up with other members to ride.
  • No planned group events at this time
  • Vendors will be onsite

Do you have questions about our Mountain Madness 2.0 event? Please use the comment section at the bottom of the post.

Kawasaki SVP Retires Following 34-year Career.

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Kawasaki SVP Retires
Kawasaki SVP Retires

Kawasaki SVP Retires

Foothill Ranch, CA – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., SVP of Sales &
Operations, Bill Jenkins announces his intentions to retire on March 31, 2023, after a distinguished 34-year career.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Bill started his career with Kawasaki in 1988 as a District Manager in the Metro New York and New Jersey market, where he resided for 13 years. During that time, he achieved the prestigious Kawasaki President’s Counsel award nine times and was named District Manager of the Year on two occasions.

In 1995, Bill was promoted to the Eastern Region Sales Director, eventually transitioning to National Sales Director for the US market. In 2010, he relocated to Kawasaki’s headquarters in Southern California and accepted the role of Vice President of Sales.

“Kawasaki is a wonderful company to work for. I had amazing team members and the industry’s finest dealer base. The powersports industry provided me the motivation to do the very best I could for the last 34 years, and for that, I’m very thankful,” said Bill Jenkins. “Kawasaki has an industry-leading team in place to continue our strong growth, and the bright future is extremely bright. I look forward to watching the company and our dealers prosper for years.”

Helping lead the brand back from the recession, Bill was promoted to SVP Sales & Operations in 2012, a position he held through his retirement in 2023. As an avid rider and enthusiast, Bill also served as Co-Chair on the board of the Motorcycle Industry Council.

“We are very fortunate to have someone as dedicated to Kawasaki as Bill has been for 34 years,” said Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., President Eigo Konya. “Bill’s tremendous positive attitude has strengthened us in both good times and challenging times, and all of us at Kawasaki are extremely thankful for his positive energy. We are a family here at Kawasaki, and Bill will always be a part of the Kawasaki family.”

Kawasaki will continue its strong momentum in 2023, with riding season around the corner and multiple new model announcements later this year.

About Kawasaki

Kawasaki started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half-century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines. Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market and, in the process, have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design, and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. is committed to maintaining and furthering these strengths, which will give birth to new legends.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and JET SKI® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general-purpose engines. Kawasaki and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at Kawasaki’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
26972 Burbank | Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-2506 | Media Relations | 949.770.0400 ext. 2777 | www.kawasaki.com 2 Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.®” is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand is synonymous with powerful, stylish, and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.


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SKI‑DOO REV SNOWMOBILE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

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SKI‑DOO REV SNOWMOBILE
SKI‑DOO REV SNOWMOBILE

How the Ski-Doo REV Platform Revolutionized Snowmobiling:

Have you ever wondered how snowmobiling has changed over the years? It’s an activity that has been around for decades, and it’s been evolving ever since. One of the significant changes in the history of snowmobiling came with the introduction of the Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile Platform. This revolutionized how we ride today. Let’s take a closer look at how this revolutionary machine changed snowmobiling forever.

Overview of the Ski-Doo REV Platform Features:

The Ski-Doo REV platform was introduced in 2001 and immediately made waves in the snowmobile industry. The platform maximizes rider comfort, offering a more natural seating position and improved ergonomics. Most importantly, it provided a smoother ride thanks to its improved suspension system. This gave riders a better feel for their machine and better control over its handling.

History of the Ski-Doo REV Platform

In its 20 years on the market, the Ski-Doo REV platform has undergone numerous iterations and improvements. Over time, new technologies were added to improve performance, comfort, and safety. Even further, such fuel injection technology, improved brakes, and lighter materials for greater agility. All these advances have made riding safer and more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Benefits of the Ski-Doo REV Platform

The Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile platform provides countless benefits for riders who want to enjoy their time on the trails without worrying about their safety or performance. Riders can get a better feel for their machines with adjustable handlebars, fuel injection technology, and improved suspension systems. In addition to these benefits, riders can also experience increased mobility thanks to lighter materials used in construction. This help makes maneuvering more effortless than ever before.

When other manufacturers saw how popular and successful this new platform became. They had no choice but to follow suit with their own versions of similar designs. If they wanted to stay competitive in this rapidly changing industry. They all scrambled to keep up with each other. Each introduced its own unique technologies that would give them an edge over competitors.

The 1997 Ski-Doo REV snowmobile platform was a revolutionary breakthrough in snowmobile design

“I” was the start of modern snowmobiling,” “arl Kuster, Ski-Doo Ambassador, and former Snocross racer.

The concept of the original Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile came from within the walls of BRP (Bombardier at that time). Still, it was not a corporate mandate to develop a machine that would revolutionize the industry. Two young engineers, Bruno Girouard, and Berthold Fecteau, took it upon themselves to begin designing a concept. They felt this new concept could make riding a snowmobile easier for the rider. But there were challenges and detractors along the way.

Girouard had never ridden a snowmobile before. After his first rides and watching riders on their sleds, his first inclination was that the rider positioning on a traditional snowmobile was wrong – primarily through the bumps. The rider had very little influence over the sled behavior because of the way the weight was so poorly distributed.

While GiGirouard’s concept made sense to the pair in theory. It would be up to Berthold, who took that concept to the design phase. Then brought something tangible from the drawing board into the prototype phase.

What was the reaction to this radical new concept from their colleagues at Ski-Doo? Not great. In fact, many were against moving forward because they didn’t truly understand the benefits that could be realized.

I expect it to be something entirely different that the market would say, “We want to ride it.” said Pascal Vincent, Director of Global Product Ski-Doo. “Not at the beginning, let’s be honest. But over time, when you get to understand what’s behind it… there was something there,” he added.

The REV concept was brought to life in 2003

Eventually, the doubts eroded into belief, and the REV project was catapulted into full development mode. Prototype after prototype was built, analyzed, tested, tweaked, and rebuilt again until the Ski-Doo product team finally achieved the industry’s most monumental advancement.

The two primary factors of the original REV design that produced this paradigm shift. Were the pyramidal frame concept and moving the rider further forward on the machine.

The pyramidal frame instantly made the REV snowmobile five times more rigid than any other sled without increasing weight. That consistency in chassis dynamics made calibrating the rest of the vehicle much more manageable.

The rider-forward positioning was based on Girouard’s belief that moving a rider’s feet under their body would make standing up easier to absorb the bumps better and put the rider in a position of greater leverage over the sled.

The entire rider position shift amounted to moving a rider’s mass 12 inches forward and one inch higher. Tangible results were instantaneous. Riders such as Blair Morgan – who began using a stand-up riding style before the REV – immediately became nearly unbeatable on the track, thanks to this new riding position.

“When you got Blair on the REV it was almost a match made in Heaven. Look at how dominating he was… you’d almost believe the two were made for each other. He was that good,” Kevin Beilke, Editor of Snow Tech Magazine, said.

Those 13 combined inches launched the Ski-Doo brand lightyears ahead of the competition. This put Ski-Doo into the industry leadership position. The brand still maintains today. But the REVolution was just getting started.

The Introduction of the Revolutionary Ski-Doo REV XP Snowmobile Platform in 2008

Having a target on their back is something the Ski-Doo product development team was all too familiar with. As soon as their Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile platform was released, they knew that other competitors would quickly try to replicate it in their own way. In response, Ski-Doo began work on evolving the REV platform, leading to the creation of the REV XP in 2008. This new platform featured a fantastic 50 lb. weight reduction and improved rider ergonomics. This made it easier for riders to control their snowmobile on the trail. The MXZ TNT 600 was also released as part of this platform. This was the first liquid-cooled sled marketed at under 400 lbs., setting a new standard in snowmobiling. Other innovations that were released as part of this platform included the Rotax E-TEC direct injection engines and the rMotion rear suspension, both of which have become hallmarks of Ski-Doo snowmobiles for over a decade. The REV XP was a genuinely revolutionary platform, paving the way for more innovation in the snowmobile industry.

In 2013 thIntroductionon to the Revolutionary XS and XM Snowmobiles was a turning point for Ski-Doo

The REV XS platform was an innovative development from Ski-Doo for the 2013 model year. It delivers a suite of cosmetic enhancements and improvements in rider ergonomics. Visible changes to the hood, side panels, headlights, taillight, and snow flap saw a greater emphasis on creating a more optimal trail riding experience.

For deep-snow riders, 2013 marked a significant milestone with the unveiling of the REV XM platform. This entirely new concept saw Ski-Doo depart from traditional methods of simply stretching out a trail platform to fit longer tracks. The tMotion suspension debuted as part of this new development, offering much improved deep-snow performance compared to traditional rear suspensions.

In 2017 Revolutionary Generation 4 Technology Delivered Unparalleled Riding Experiences

Almost immediately after the revolutionary REV XS and XM platforms launch, SkSki-Doo’sroduct team began work on their next snowmobile evolution – code-named Project ICE, or Incredible Customer Experience. The team was given a blank slate to reimagine the snowmobile from the ground up, and what they developed shook the entire industry.

The Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile Gen4 platform was designed to centralize the mass of the snowmobile front-to-back and left-to-right, creating a perfectly balanced machine that responded instantly to rider input. Every inch, from the narrow seat to the open toeholds, was intentionally designed with ergonomics in mind so riders could customize the experience to their liking.

In addition, the new platform was accompanied by a game-changing power plant: The Rotax 850 E-TEC engine. This revolutionary engine featured technologies that improved performance and reliability while introducing the world to SHOT starting – electric start without extra weight – and frictionless pDrive clutch for better throttle response.

The REV Gen4 and 850 E-TEC engine laid the groundwork for what would become SkSki-Doo’sext major breakthrough: the 2020 Summit 850 E-TEC Turbo – the world’s first factory-produced 2-stroke turbocharged engine. With this game-changing innovation, Ski-Doo has taken snowmobiling to unprecedented heights.

Rev Gen5: An Unprecedented Level of Refinement and Sophistication in 2023

ItIt’sow 20 years since BRP first released the Ski‑Doo REV Snowmobile Gen4 platform, revolutionizing the snowmobile industry with its incredible customer experience. Fast forward to 2023, and BRP has once again gone above and beyond with the release of the REV Gen5 platform. Taking all that was great about its predecessor and innovating even further, the REV Gen5 offers a calmer, quieter ride with refined suspension geometry and redesigned tMotion rear suspension. As well as this, the platform is three inches narrower, making it easier to turn in tight spots while reducing the overall weight too.

The successful creation of the REV Gen5 platform has enabled BRP to push boundaries across the rest of the powersports industry with their Can-Am Spyder and Ryker 3-wheeled vehicles and Sea-Doo Spark personal watercraft and Switch pontoon boats.

As for what’s next for BRP? We’ll have to wait and see, but if 20 years of REV Gen technology is anything to go by, we can expect even more revolutionary ideas in the near future.

One thing is for sure, BRP’s innovation never stops!


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All You Need to Know About Buying A Snowmobile

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If you’re in the market for a snowmobile, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the important decisions to make. That’s why we’ve created this blog post: to provide all of the necessary information and tips for anyone looking to buy their own snowmobile. Whether you’re an experienced rider or completely new to the sport, this article will guide you through every step of selecting and purchasing your perfect ride. From finding the right model and properly caring for it once it’s yours, we’ll break down everything so that by the time you hit “buy,” you can rest assured knowing that your purchase is an educated one!

What to look for when buying a snowmobile:

When it comes to buying a snowmobile, there are several important factors to consider. First and foremost, you should research various models that fit your riding style and budget. Different models are designed for different purposes, so make sure to research the features of different models to ensure that they can handle whatever terrain or conditions you plan on taking it through. Take into account things like terrain type, track length, power output, and other features. Additionally, some machines come equipped with special features such as reverse gear and four-stroke motors, so it’s important to be aware of these when shopping around.

The different types of snowmobiles available on the market:

There are many different types of snowmobiles available on the market today. From small, lightweight recreational models to large and powerful touring machines, you have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting your ride.

Here is a brief overview of the most popular types:

• Trail Snowmobiles – These models are designed for recreational riding on groomed trails or packed powder. They are lightweight and maneuverable, making them perfect for beginners and casual riders.

• Mountain Snowmobiles – These high-performance machines are built to handle any terrain, from deep powder to steep slopes. They are powerful and agile, giving the rider maximum control and maneuverability.

• Touring Snowmobiles – These machines are designed for long-distance riding over groomed trails or mountain terrain. They offer a comfortable ride with plenty of space for gear and passengers.

No matter what type of snowmobile you decide on, the important thing is that you make an educated decision. With some research and due diligence, you can find the perfect ride for your needs.

How much does a new or used snowmobile cost:

Snowmobiles can range greatly in price, depending on the features, brand, and age of the machine. New models can start at a few thousand dollars and go up to tens of thousands for more advanced touring machines. As with any type of vehicle, you should also factor in additional costs like maintenance, insurance, registration, and storage fees. If you’re on a budget, used machines are a great option and can be found for much less.

Caring for your snowmobile:

Proper maintenance is essential in ensuring the longevity of your snowmobile. After each ride, you should take the time to clean it off and check all of its components for wear or damage. Additionally, make sure to store it in a dry and secure place, away from extreme temperatures. If you aren’t comfortable performing maintenance yourself, there are plenty of professionals who specialize in snowmobile repair and service. With the right care and attention, your ride will be ready to take on many more years of winter adventures!

Where to find the best deals on snowmobiles:

There are several ways to find great deals on snowmobiles. Shopping around for the best prices is always a good idea, and purchasing used machines can help you save even more money. Additionally, many dealerships offer seasonal promotions and discounts, so be sure to check with your local shop for any current sales. You can also search online for discounts and special offers. Finally, attending events like auctions and snowmobile trade shows will also help you find a good deal on a new or used machine. No matter what route you choose, with some patience and effort, you can find the perfect snowmobile at an unbeatable price. By researching the different types of models available and exploring your options, you can ensure that you get the best deal for your hard-earned money.

Snowmobiles are a great way to get outdoors and explore the winter wonderland. With so many choices available on the market, it’s important to do your research before making a purchase decision. Consider factors like terrain type, track length, power output and other features that will best suit your needs. Additionally, make sure you test drive each machine out in different types of terrain. Have an experienced rider with you if possible. Once you decide on a model, don’t forget to practice proper maintenance procedures and store your snowmobile in a secure place. With the right care and attention, your ride will be ready for many more years of winter exploration!


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Check out our new Powersports Q&A section.

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Powersports Q&A

Check out our new Powersports Q&A section. Here you can ask questions and get answers from other members. You can also help out by answering questions.

Introduce the new Q&A section and how it works.

Powersports enthusiasts! Get your questions answered and help others learn through our exciting Powersports Q&A section. Ask Powersports-related questions and get answers from experienced members of the Powersports community. Help other Powersports fans by providing solutions to help everyone learn more about Powersports activities and hobbies. You can browse previous questions to learn more or start a new one if you need information. Check it out now and see the latest Powersports discussions!

Ask a question that you’ve wanted to know the answer to.

If you’re new to powersports, you’ve probably been wondering how to get started. From choosing the right vehicle and accessories to joining local powersport groups or clubs, a lot of information can be overwhelming. That’s why our Q&A section is here to help. Ask your question in this space and get answers from experienced powersports enthusiasts. This will give you the insights you need to appreciate powersports and join in on the fun truly. Don’t wait any longer – ask your burning powersport question now!

Answer a question from another member.

Taking the time to provide an answer to a question from another member is a great way to help out our community. Other members have likely asked the same question, and you will also be helping them by answering one. Not only does this show that you care about the Q&A section and want it to succeed, but it also provides an opportunity for you to share knowledge and increase your own understanding of the topic. Don’t hesitate to give it a try!

Thank the member for their answer.

We want to thank the members who have taken the time to answer questions in our Q&A section. Your thoughtful responses are an invaluable resource to other users and illustrate the sense of community we have here. We truly appreciate your contributions!

Encourage other members to ask and answer questions in the Q&A section.

Everyone experiences moments of confusion, so don’t shy away from the questions section! Asking a question can feel intimidating, but it’s a great way to discover solutions, clarification, and progress with whatever it is you’re working on. Plus, not only is there an answer waiting for you from other experienced members – the act of bringing to light and explaining your confusion can also help others experiencing similar issues. Don’t be passive; join the Q&A section today and feel empowered!

The Q&A section is a great place to get your questions answered and help other members. If you have a question that you’ve wanted to know the answer to, head on over to the Q&A section and ask away. You can also help out other members by answering their questions. Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and I hope you enjoy using the Q&A section!

Side by Side Safety: The Essential Guide for SXS Owners

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Owning a side-by-side vehicle or UTV is an exciting experience. But with great power comes great responsibility. Knowing how to stay safe is paramount in protecting yourself and others on the trails. That’s why we’ve put together this essential guide for side-by-side safety.

Before you take your machine out on the trail, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary safety gear with you. Your helmet should meet industry standards, such as those of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Goggles will help protect your eyes from dust and debris. Gloves will help you maintain a better grip on your steering wheel. Boots are essential for protecting your feet if you have to get out of the vehicle in an emergency.

If your Side by Side has a roll cage, it is essential to wear a seatbelt while operating the vehicle. This is especially true on rough terrain or in any situation that could be potentially hazardous. In case of an accident, a seatbelt can keep you safely secured inside the vehicle. This will reduce potential injuries and help save lives.

It’s also important to familiarize yourself with all safety procedures and best practices when operating Side by Side vehicles. Be sure to follow posted signs when entering trails and always obey local laws regarding traffic and noise levels. Never ride on public roads – Side by Side vehicles are designed for off-road use only and should not be ridden on paved roads or highways. Additionally, do not allow inexperienced drivers to operate your Side by Side without proper training or supervision from an experienced driver.

Finally, ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage. Depending on where you live, side-by-side vehicles may not be covered under basic automobile policies. Proper protection can provide financial and physical security in case of an accident or other unexpected event while driving your Side by Side vehicle.

By following these guidelines and practicing safe driving habits, side-by-side owners can enjoy their riding experience with peace of mind knowing that they are doing their part to stay safe on the trails!

It’s also essential to ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition before every ride. That means checking the brake fluid, oil level, and tire pressure. Additionally, ensure all lights work correctly, as visibility is critical when riding on trails with other vehicles or people around.

When out on the trails, it’s essential to remain mindful of other users who may not be familiar with off-roading etiquette. Always yield to hikers and bikers who have the right of way. When encountered on the trails, be courteous when passing them by keeping speed downs and leaving plenty of room between you and them. Additionally, keep the speed down if traveling through water or mud to avoid creating excessive erosion ruts or damage from wakes made from speeding through mud puddles too quickly.

Above all else, focus on having fun and being safe! Take into account these tips for side-by-side safety for a successful outing each time you hit the trails!


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Ball Equipment Lawn & Powersports Superstore | Family-owned since 1944

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Ball Equipment
Ball Equipment

Ball Equipment your Lawn & Powersports Superstore, Family Owned & Operated Since 1944

Ball Equipment superstore is the place to go if you’re looking for top-quality lawn and powersports equipment. Family-owned and operated since 1944, they have everything you need to make your outdoor space look great and your outdoor adventures exciting. With locations in Sandusky, Richmond, and Birch Run stop by today and check them out!

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Ball Equipment

Ball Equipment has been family owned and operated since 1944

They have been a part of family history since 1944. Established by the Ball family, it is now run by the descendants of its original founder. Over seventy-five years later, they still uphold the same family values of treating customers like family and ensuring that everyone gets top-notch service and quality products. Their staff emphasizes providing high-level customer service while providing cutting-edge products and a wide selection. With their low prices and commitment to honesty and integrity, this is the perfect place to pick up all your lawn care, power sports, and recreational needs!

They offer a wide variety of lawn and powersports equipment.

Ball Equipment, Lawn & Powersports Superstore has been offering customers the highest quality lawn and powersports equipment for nearly eight decades. Their knowledgeable staff takes pride in their work and strives to help each customer find the perfect product for their needs. They offer a wide selection of lawnmowers, snowblowers, generators, and ATVs from companies like Gravely, Cub Cadet, Kubota, eXmark, Polaris, Can-Am, CFMOTO, and many more. Their inventory also includes UTVs, SXSs, riding tractors, and utility vehicles. Whether you need reliable engine replacement parts or an entirely new piece of equipment. Let them assist you as you select from their extensive range of products.

They are dedicated to providing their customers with the best possible service.

They’re committed to putting the customer first. Their team of experienced staff is dedicated to providing high-quality products and services. They strive to exceed customer expectations and build lasting relationships with each and every one of their customers. That’s why they’ve been around since 1944 — providing generations of families with the supplies they need to enjoy life outdoors. From power sports to lawn care and beyond, they provide a reliable service you can count on — so let them help you get outside!

They offer financing options to make purchasing your equipment easy.

They understand the importance of making it easy and affordable to purchase the necessary equipment. That’s why they offer financing options to buy your dream tractor, snow blower, or UTV without the financial burden. They have you covered whether you’re shopping on a budget or want to make payments on the side. Visit their store today to learn more about their financing options and their commitment to providing customers with quality items at an accessible cost.

They have a wide selection of parts and accessories to keep your equipment and toys running like new.

They have been dedicated to helping you keep your favorite equipment and toys running like new since 1944. Their knowledgeable staff can help you find the right part or accessory, whatever your needs may be. Ensuring you won’t need to purchase an entirely new machine when your old one breaks down. With their unbeatable selection of parts and accessories, it’s no wonder why they’ve been a family-owned and operated business since the 1940s!

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They also offer repair services to maintain your equipment and toys.

At Ball Equipment, Lawn & Powersports Superstore, they offer their customers the best selection of Powersport and Lawn equipment. They back that up with their outstanding repair services. Their shop has been owned and operated by the same family for generations, making them exceptionally knowledgeable about how to get your outdoor toy or equipment running like new again. From quick tune-ups and oil changes to more extensive repairs like engine replacements and rebuilds. You can count on them to have you back out in the yard or on the trails in no time! Stop by Ball today and let them show you why they’ve been serving their communities since 1944.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Ball Equipment, Lawn & Powersports Superstore. They are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving their communities since 1944. Ball offers a wide variety of lawn and powersports equipment and financing options to make purchasing your equipment easy. They also have a wide selection of parts and accessories to keep you running. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with them today.


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Polaris reintroduces Ranger and Sportsman models.

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Polaris Reintroduces Ranger Sportsman
Polaris Reintroduces Ranger Sportsman

Polaris Industries reintroduces the purpose-built Ranger and Sportsman models. These purpose-built off-road vehicles have been refreshed. With a new style and unmatched capabilities that will exceed the needs of their customers. The company is expecting to begin delivering these vehicles in 2023. Polaris has been a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles for over 70 years. They continue to innovate with new designs that provide superior performance and durability. Their products are known for their quality and reliability. Making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants an uncompromising off-road experience.

See the full press release below:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 31, 2023) Polaris Off Road. The world leader in powersports and off-road innovation. Polaris has expanded its offering of class-leading vehicles. With the return of its popular RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition and RANGER SP 570 NorthStar & RANGER CREW SP 570 NorthStar Edition  designed for the rancher, farmer and landowner. For ATV riders, Polaris is bringing back its Sportsman 850 and XP 1000 High Lifter Editions, Sportsman 570 and XP 1000 Ride Command Editions and Sportsman 570 Utility HD model packed with factory-equipped technology and features allowing riders to explore further when on the trails or in the mud. Thanks to enhanced performance and durability features across the line up, Polaris is delivering class-leading features to keep up with the demands of hard-working riders.

“We are constantly learning from the unique ways customers use our products,” said Steve Menneto, President of Polaris Off Road. “From mudding to property maintenance, these vehicles are purpose-built with enhanced features that enable our customers to make the most of their day, and we’re excited to bring them back for 2023.”

From task to trail, the RANGER and Sportsman models offer all-day comfort and uncompromising toughness to tackle the toughest jobs. They are packed with features to meet the needs of riders that require more capability, performance, and durability from their off-road vehicle. From mudding and trail adventures to property maintenance and hard work, these models are designed to meet the needs of riders and their lifestyles.

RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition

2023 RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition, starting at $24,299 U.S. MSRP
2023 RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition, starting at $24,299 U.S. MSRP

The RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition features exclusive Texas badging elements and more capability to tackle the toughest jobs on the ranch.

The RANGER CREW XP 1000 Texas Edition features include:

  • Custom Styling – The Texas Edition comes with exclusive Texas badging, unique colors and graphics and is fully customizable with accessories to get the job done. 
  • Towing and Hauling Confidence – Class-leading 2,500 lb towing and 1,000 lb bed capacity, plus a factory-installed 4,500 lb winch with synthetic rope and autostop gives ranchers the confidence to pull and haul more around the property. 
  • All-Day Comfort A factory-installed poly sport roof and contoured seats with back bolsters for all day comfort to tackle tasks from sun up to sun down.
  • Built for Texas – Tackle tough terrain with high clearance arched A-arms and 8-ply 29″ Pro Armor tires that provide 14″ of ground clearance and durability.
  • Powerful LED Lighting – With high-intensity LED headlights, ranchers have the ability to work early mornings and tackle late-night tasks with bold, improved visibility.
  • Remain in Charge – Power phones and small electronic devices with a new USB charging port in the dash.

RANGER SP 570 NorthStar Edition

2023 RANGER SP 570 NorthStar Edition, starting at $19,299 U.S. MSRP
2023 RANGER CREW SP 570 NorthStar Edition, starting at $21,999 U.S. MSRP
2023 RANGER SP 570 NorthStar Edition, starting at $19,299 U.S. MSRP
2023 RANGER CREW SP 570 NorthStar Edition, starting at $21,999 U.S. MSRP

Back for 2023 is the class-exclusive RANGER SP 570 NorthStar edition. Featuring a fully enclosed cab and factory-installed heating. This enables customers to extend their vehicle’s use through the winter comfortably.

The RANGER SP 570 and CREW SP 570 NorthStar Edition features include:

  • Pro Shield Cab System: Best-in-class full-cab delivers comfort and protection from rain, dust and cold weather with full crank-down windows doors and front and rear panels for added comfort. 
  • Work and Play in Comfort – Heating and ventilation to allow for year-round use of the vehicle in the comfort of a warm cab during cold days and early mornings.
  • Redefined Powerful LED Lighting – New for 2023, LED headlights allow customers to work and play with more confidence in low-light conditions.
  • Added Protection – New Mud Guards prevent debris collection under the cab for less clean up and more durability.
  • Capability – Factory-equipped Polaris Pro HD 3,500 lb winch with synthetic rope and autostop adds the confidence to take on any task with ease. 
  • Remain in Charge – With a new USB charging port in the dash, customers can stay charged and connected while on the move.

To learn more about the 2023 RANGER family, please visit Polaris.com/RANGER. Join the conversation and follow on Facebook®, Instagram®, YouTube® and Twitter®

Sportsman

2023 Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition, starting at $12,199 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition, starting at $16,899 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition, starting at $12,199 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition, starting at $16,899 U.S. MSRP

Made for the mud. Polaris brings back the Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter. They have been thoroughly engineered for extreme mud performance. 

Key features for the Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition include:

  • Navigate the Mud – High-mount air intakes and clutch ducting allow clean, cool air to enter the engine when traversing mud/water.
  • Mud Specific Tires – 30” Outlaw 2 tires and 14” aluminum wheels offer greater clearance and handling on deep mud, rocks, and trails.
  • Traction and Suspension – Equipped with 13.5” ground clearance to clear obstacles.
  • Recovery Ready – Factory-installed on Sportsman XP 1000 Mud Edition, the 3,500 lb winch has the power to pull.

Sportsman 570 Ride Command Edition

2023 Sportsman 570 Ride Command Edition, starting at $12,399 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition, starting at $16,699 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman 570 Ride Command Edition, starting at $12,399 U.S. MSRP
2023 Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition, starting at $16,699 U.S. MSRP

The Sportsman 570 and XP 1000 Ride Command editions are factory-equipped with a 7-inch glove-touch display powered by RIDE COMMAND. Featuring GPS navigation and communication technology that elevates the ATV trail riding experience.

Key features for the Sportsman 570 and XP 1000 Ride Command Editions include:

  • RIDE COMMAND+ Factory installed on the Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition, receives key information  including remote vehicle location services, vehicle health monitoring, and more. All available in the Polaris App.
  • Duro Tires – Up to 27” Duro Tires and 14” aluminum rims offer greater clearance and handling on the trail to confidently tackle off-road terrain.
  • Powerful LED Lighting – Extend the riding day with LED headlights, providing better visibility in low-light conditions to brighten the trail from dawn to dusk.

Premium Style & Protection – Both Ride Command Editions feature the new Silver Quartz Metallic colorway plus front bumpers for the ultimate vehicle protection on the trails ahead.

Sportsman 570 Utility HD

2023 Sportsman 570 Utility HD, starting at $10,199 U.S. MSRP

The Sportsman 570 Utility HD is back for 2023. Giving riders more confidence in the field. Including the utility front bumper with hitch, front and rear metal racks and more. 

The Sportsman 570 Utility HD features include:

  • Strength and Capability – 1,350 lb of towing, 270 lb of rack capacity, the Sportsman 570 Utility HD is equipped with the strength and capability to get the work done. 
  • Ready For Tough Jobs – Easily Park a trailer in a tight spot with more direct control thanks to the front hitch and added vehicle protection with the front utility bumper.
  •  Get More Done – With the addition of a rear power port plug, it’s easier than ever for users to integrate added equipment like utility sprayers and grass mowers.

Extra Capacity – With added front and rear metal racks, riders have extra space to tie down cargo and get around the property.

For full details on the 2023 Polaris Sportsman lineup, the Sportsman 850 and Sportsman1000 High Lifter Edition models, Sportsman 570 and Sportsman 1000 Ride Command, Sportsman 570 Utility HD and other 2023 Sportsman models, visit Polaris.com/Sportsman.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

The 2023 Polaris RANGER family is ready to easily take on the most challenging mud, trails, and jobs.

The Brat is almost Here.

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The Brat is almost Here
The Brat is almost Here

VOLCON BRAT

The Brat is almost Here, starting at $2,799.

From the creative minds of the engineering team responsible for the revolutionary Stag and the legendary Grunt. The bike is sure to take any journey, on or off-road, to new heights. Built with expert craftsmanship and quality materials, this bike is designed with durability and versatility. With a lightweight frame and adjustable suspension.

The Brat is an extraordinary e-Bike that can take you anywhere you want to go. If it’s off-road trails, bustling city streets, or winding back roads, the Brat will get you there effortlessly and quickly. Feel the power of an electric engine. It takes you up steep hills, cruises down long stretches of highway, and zips in-between traffic.

Distinctive Design

The Volcon Brat stands out from the competition with its unique, motorcycle-inspired design. Its exo-arch frame is based on the same design language used for Volcon’s Grunt and Stag models. Bringing together the ultimate combination of style and performance. The Brat is lightweight yet robust, boasting an impressive battery.

Connected Experience

Connected Experience

Volcon is revolutionizing the connected experience for motorcycle riders. Brat’s dynamic onboard display introduces unprecedented levels of information and convenience. This intuitive and easy-to-read digital dashboard provides a wealth of real-time data. Including trip distance, time tracked, odometer readings, and your current speed.

Drive Modes

With 4 distinct ride modes, you can explore different routes and take your riding experience to the next level. Whether you want to get off the beaten path and tackle some rough terrain or stick with a leisurely bike ride, there is something available for every type of cyclist. If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled experience, choose the Sport mode and test your limits. Eco mode is perfect for a peaceful journey if you’d rather take things slow. The Comfort setting gives you an extra boost of power to make climbing hills or tackling long distances easier. For extreme conditions, use the Off-Road mode and easily conquer challenging trails. With the ability to switch quickly between ride modes, you can customize your ride to fit whatever situation you’re in. Take control of your journey and confidently explore, no matter the terrain. Happy riding!

Motor

Brat motor
Motor

The Brat electric bike is built with a high-torque Volcon motor that offers incomparable power. This motor can produce up to 750 watts of power, making it an ideal choice for those looking to conquer steep hills or speed through open roads. With the Brat’s instantaneous acceleration and sustained climbing capabilities, you can confidently explore the outdoors. The motor is equipped with a high-performance battery that gives you up to 50 miles of range on one charge to go further than ever before. The battery is also designed to charge up again quickly, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice during outdoor adventures.

On/off-road Capability

On/off-road Capability
On/off-road Capability

The Brat electric bike is designed for traditional on-road cycling and off-road exploration. With a top speed of 28 mph*, you can take yourself to new places and have a great time doing it. Unlike some other e-bikes, the Brat is well suited for any terrain, no matter how rough. The integrated LED headlight and taillight help you be seen in the dark, so you don’t have to limit your bike rides to daylight hours. The Brat electric bike was built with comfort in mind, too. It has a plush leather saddle and ergonomic handlebar grips, making it easier on your hands.

Full Suspension

Full Suspension
Full Suspension

With an adjustable inverted fork up front and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear, you can hit the trails and zoom over potholes with no problems. At the same time, the Hydraulic disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring stopping power.

Battery

Battery
Battery

The Brat is powered by a 48V battery that can be fully charged in 6-7 hours via Level 1 charging through a standard household outlet.

With 70+ miles of riding fun on a single charge in Mode 1, The Brat provides enough range to empower your adventure and get you back home.

You can reserve your Brat HERE.


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GPS Technology and Options for your Offroad Vehicle and Side by Side

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GPS Technology and Options
GPS Technology and Options

GPS Technology and Options

As the popularity of side by side vehicles continues to grow, so does the technology available to riders. One area that has seen significant advances in recent years is GPS. Today, various GPS systems and options are available on the market, each with its own set of features and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the different GPS systems available for side by side vehicles and what they offer. Whether you’re looking for a basic navigation system or something more robust, there’s sure to be a solution that meets your needs. So let’s get started!

What is a GPS system, and how can it help you while driving your SXS around town or on the trails?

A GPS system, short for Global Positioning System, is a navigational device that allows you to identify your exact location anywhere in the world. GPS systems are beneficial when driving your SXS around on the trails since they give precise positions, enabling you to find your destination quickly and efficiently. These features make GPS systems beneficial tools while driving around in your SXS.

The different types of GPS systems available for purchase, including handheld, in-dash, and portable options

With so many GPS options, deciding which one is right for you can be challenging. Depending on your needs and budget, you may choose from a handheld device, an in-dash navigation system, or even a portable option. A handheld GPS device allows you to take your GPS with you quickly, as it comes in a portable package. An in-dash navigation system gives you real-time directions and will fit seamlessly into the dashboard of your vehicle. Portable systems are great if you want to transfer your GPS between vehicles quickly or share it with another driver — remove the device and stick it in another machine! No matter what type of GPS system you’re looking for, there’s an option that should fit your needs perfectly.

Which features are most important to consider when choosing a GPS system for your SXS

When choosing a GPS system for your SXS or offroad vehicle, there are several features you should consider. Understanding the available features and capabilities of the units will help you identify which model is suitable for your machine and expedite installation. The most significant considerations when selecting a GPS unit for your SXS should be navigational accuracy and the ability to override trail restrictions or access points that might otherwise remain inaccessible. You should also compare different models’ satellite coverage, resolution, memory storage size, battery life, visibility in direct sunlight, and user-friendliness. Ultimately, you’ll want to look through detailed reviews to determine which device best meets your individual needs and preferences.

A few of the best GPS options on the market today that are compatible with your SXS or offroad vehicle.

Polaris Ride Command.

Polaris Ride Command is here for you! With this revolutionary technology, you can easily find nearby trails and confidently navigate them. Plus, it has features like group ride tracking and messaging so that you can stay connected with your friends while out on the trail. With Polaris Ride Command, you’ll never miss out on another adventure again!

You have two options to use the Ride Command system.

  • Have the factory system installed in your Polaris machine from the dealer or DIY
  • Purchase a Polaris machine with it installed from the factory.
  • Use their app. Unfortunately, it doesn’t link with the vehicle model.

Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator

The Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator is the perfect solution for all your off-road adventures. This powerful GPS device is designed to keep you safe and on track with its multiple navigation modes so you can confidently explore. With an intuitive user interface and easy setup, you’ll be out on the trail in no time. With the Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator, you’ll never get lost on the trails again!

Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator

For more information and to purchase one now, click HERE.

Garmin Tread Powersport Off-Road Navigator

The Garmin Tread Powersport Off-Road Navigator is the perfect companion for all off-road adventures. This rugged device enables you to take on any terrain confidently, helping you find nearby trails and navigate them easily. With a bright, sunlight-readable display, intuitive user interface, and easy setup, you’ll be ready to go in no time. Plus, it has features like group ride tracking and messaging so that you can stay connected with your friends while out on the trail. With the Garmin Tread Powersport Off-Road Navigator, you’ll never miss out on another adventure again! This is the perfect combination of technology to help make your outdoor adventures more enjoyable and stress-free.

No matter what type of outdoor explorer you are, Polaris Ride Command, the Magellan TR7 Cam Trail, and Street GPS Navigator give you the confidence to explore new trails easily. With these powerful tools, you’ll never miss out on another adventure again!

Garmin Tread Powersport Off-Road Navigator

For more information and to purchase one now, click HERE.

There are also systems like Lifetime Trail Maps and VVmapping

Lifetime Trail Maps is an integrated GPS system designed for off-road enthusiasts. It provides detailed off-road maps, live tracking, and messaging so that you can stay connected with your friends while out on the trail. With Lifetime Trail Maps, you’ll never miss another adventure!

VVmapping is a powerful mapping system that keeps you safe and on track with its multiple navigation modes. It features an intuitive user interface and easy setup so that you can explore with confidence. Plus, it has features like turn-by-turn directions and lane assist to make sure you don’t get lost on the trails. With VVmapping, your off-road adventures will be stress-free!

GPS Technology and Options have revolutionized how we explore and navigate outdoor trails. Whether you’re looking for a GPS device to help you stay connected with your friends or one that provides detailed maps. There is an option out there for everyone! With Polaris Ride Command, Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator, Lifetime Trail Maps, and VVmapping at your disposal – you can confidently take on any terrain knowing these powerful tools will never let you miss out on another adventure again. So get ready to have your outdoor experience transformed today!


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