APPLIED RACING’S NEW PRODUCTS

Yesterday we received a package from EVS Sports in the mail, and today new products keep flowing in, only this time from a different company. Christi Evers, from Applied Racing, sent the Dirt Wheels staff a triple clamp and handlebar kit, as well as a nine piece Hex Wrench set. The kit, which retails for under $160 (at $159.95), comes with a limited edition top triple clamp, handlebar perches, oversized 1 1/8" diameter handlebars, and a bar pad. If you ride a '04 Honda 125, 250, or four-stroke then you’re in luck. Applied…

SCOTT USA AND ACERBIS ITALIA SPA CREATE ALLIANCE

SCOTT USA enters into a strategic alliance with Acerbis Italia Spa, increasing the market penetration of Acerbis Plastica products while streamlining its business in the United States. "We are very pleased to further build our relationship with Acerbis and look forward to the continued growth of these brands, states Scott Watanabe, vice president of the Scott USA motorsports division. After achieving important commercial goals in Europe, the two will create a new and common sales network which will allow important…

EVS’ NEW PRODUCTS

We just received a care package from Todd Lentz at EVS Sports. In the past EVS has specialized in protection gear, but just recently expanded their line of goods to compete with several different companies. Just last week EVS developed grip covers – a product that protects handlebar grips from becoming grimy and oily by mechanics when working on the bike. The covers look pretty cool and are set to retail for $5.95.Also in the mail came a set of grip donuts. These dense foam donuts are meant to protect a rider from the…

SIXSIXONE HELMET TO BE RELEASED

The guys over at 661 just let us in on a little secret. They are about to release an all-new helmet to the motocross market. Say hello to the 661 Flight helmet. 661 teammed up with KBC helmets and Axcel graphics to come up with a helmet that would be eye catching and clean. From the looks of it, they did just that. The Flight will hit stores sometime this fall, and will retail somewhere between $300 and $350, complete with a helmet bag. Look for four or five different paint schemes.

BALLANCE POUNDS THE WISP GNCC–JUNE 29

 McHenry, MD - After a few weeks of strong results from the hungry young contenders in the ATVA Grand National Cross Country series, the big names of the series moved back to the head of the class at the Parts Unlimited Wisp GNCC. Four-time GNCC Champion Bill Ballance logged yet another dominant performance, and his usual rivals, Matt Smiley, Chris Borich, William Yokley and Chad DuVall, all gave chase."I was up and down for the first lap or two," said Ballance. "I tried to get around William, but I caught his back tire and…

RENTHAL’S SHAWN NORFOLK-PART 2–JUNE 28

Since Shawn Norfolk is such a talker, we had to break up the interview into two sections. In the first part he discussed Renthal's history and how to break into the ATV industry, and now Norfolk talks about company direction, stock Renthal's, and word association. Read on and get ready to enter the wild world of Shawn Norfolk. To continue, where is the direction of the company going in the future? We're going to continue developing lightweight aluminum aftermarket products for off-road vehicles. In general, we have a…

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RENTHAL’S SHAWN NORFOLK

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RENTHAL'S SHAWN NORFOLK 6.24.2004 Scheduling off-site interviews and meetings with professional riders is a difficult task. With fame and importance come rock star status and a schedule that's filled up worse than seating for a new Star Wars movie. Fortunately, the nine to five people who hold down desk jobs at ATV companies throughout southern California don't consider themselves famous. Instead, they supply products to the rock stars and reap the rewards. Dirt Wheels is beginning weekly installments…

OMA SERIES ROUNDUP–JUNE 22

If you live in the Midwestern part of the United States and are looking for an alternative to the big GNCC Nationals closer to home, the Offroad Motorcycle and ATV (OMA) Nationals, put on by United Offroad Racing, might be the hot ticket for you. We think it's great that, as ATV riding gets ever bigger in popularity, more and more promoters are working to add ATVs to their race schedules. The UOR organization does motorcycle and 4x4 truck racing as well, but with big sponsors such as Moose, Parts Unlimited, Gas Gas,…

DO YOU NEED TO SHIP YOUR QUAD?–JUNE 16

(press release)ShippingMasters Motorcycle Shipping Services negotiates with numerous motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport companies to bring you the lowest cost motorcycle shipping, ATV shipping, and scooter shipping rates available. We are a US Department of Transportation licensed and bonded motor carrier broker (MC# 461199) and we booked over 1000 shipments last year. Shippingmasters was established in the year 2000. As a broker, we refer a large number customers to the motorcycle shippers we negotiate with, so we…

ITP UNVEILS THE HOLESHOT MXR4–JUNE 16

18x10-9 sizes, as well as two all-new, ground-breaking 19-INCH SIZES: 19x10-9 and 19x10-10! Racers will soon find that this is the ultimate setup for rougher, sandier tracks. A bigger footprint enhances traction, while the larger circumference more efficiently rolls over bumps and holes. This is a bold step forward in the search for high-performance closed-course handling and traction! Are you ready for Southwick?ITP is the world's #1 ATV aftermarket tire and wheel source, with a complete line of innovative products for…

HONDA ATV FIRST TO MEET EPA 2006 EMISSIONS

Torrance, CA - The 2005 Honda TRX400EX has just received the first Certificate of Conformity awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency, under the new low emissions regulations, adopted late last year, for recreation vehicles and engines, beginning in 2006. Widely acknowledged as a leader in safety and environmental technology, Honda has a long list of "firsts" in applying new thinking and technologies to production vehicles. "We're extremely pleased and excited to offer our customers environmentally-friendly machines…

MAXXIS 12-HOURS OF ATV AMERICA NEWS–JUNE 16

Now in its third year, Fast-Trak Promotions calls it the "World'sPremier ATV Race". With a $30,000 pro purse, it's also the richest ATVevent in the world. It happens in Fort Dodge, IA on Saturday, Oct 30.The high paying purse and massive media attention has lured many topranked GNCC and GNC pros to team up and go to battle against each other. The GNC team of Gust, Walsh and Byrd won the first year, while GNCC aces Borich, Krachun and Smiley won last year. A, B, +30, Utility Expert, and Industry classes allow amateur races…