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  • Industry News : NPA Auction

      INFORMATION ON NPA AUCTIONS  npauctions.com  NATIONAL POWERSPORTS AUCTIONS

    National Powersport Auctions is the number one provider of auction and remarketing services in the powersports industry.  Created over 20 years ago by founders from the industry, NPA serves lenders and dealers throughout the nation with a complete range of auction-related services.  We realize we play an important role in the growth and profitability of all our customers, and we are dedicated to providing them with the tools and first-class service they need to be successful.

    LENDER SERVICES
    NPA's proven auction process includes all of the services necessary for a Lender to recover the maximum amount possible from their portfolio defaults.  From transportation and title services to repo management and custom reporting, NPA has the best staff and systems in place to handle all the needs of today's sophisticated lenders.

    DEALER SERVICES
    Today's dealer knows there is a lot of money to be made with used vehicles - unlike new vehicles, every used unit is different and can command higher margins in most cases.  There is no better source of cost-effective, high-quality inventory than NPA, and we make it easy for dealers to obtain what they need.  Dealers can preview the units offered in each sale online and can bid in-person or over the Internet on the things they need the most.

    DEALER CONSIGNMENTS
    Today's dealers also realize that financial liquidity is essential for a growing, healthy business.  NPA's ideal marketplace allows a dealer to quickly turn the cash they have tied up in aged inventory or unwanted trade-ins into the fresh capital required for building their business and acquiring the units their customer base really wants.  Our online tools, such as our Value Guide and online inventory manager, as well as our ability to coordinate shipping and other important logistics, are second to none.

    AUCTION SERVICES
    NPA's marketplace leverages both the physical and online worlds, including monthly auctions held at our 4 nationwide locations, NPA Simulcast and NPA eSale held over the Internet.  NPA's auction process is smooth and efficient, offering the most convenient and timely way to acquire or liquidate powersports units.

    ONLINE TOOLS
    NPA provides secure online information and management websites for all of our key business partners, including our Lender Portal, Dealer Portal and even our Transportation and Repo Agent Portals.  This puts the information our customers and business partners need at their fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    OTHER SERVICES AND SUPPORT
    NPA's proven marketplace and liquidation services are ideal for many other types of powersports-related businesses, including insurance companies, OEM's and any other organization with a need to liquidate powersports inventory quickly and efficiently with the best possible return.  Please contact us if you need to discuss other ways in which NPA can assist you.

     

  • Fun Stuff - JOKES!!! : FISH JOKE, cute and Short

     WHAT DID THE FISH SAY WHEN IT SWAM INTO THE WALL?

     

    DAMN!!

  • Industry News : Suzuki Press Release October 4 2013

     IMPRESSIVE 1ST DAY FOR FIXI CRESCENT SUZUKI 


    Team Suzuki Press Office - October 4. 

    FIXI Crescent Suzuki had a very positive opening day to this weekend's eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Magny-Cours as Jules Cluzel took the fourth quickest time in qualifying and stand-in rider Vincent Philippe impressed on his debut. 

    Cluzel was consistently with the front-runners in both of today's sessions, even heading the timesheets during this morning's free practice in difficult conditions. He continued with this form into the first qualifying this afternoon and was regularly in the top-five, before eventually ending the session in fourth, just 0.671 from the top-spot. Cluzel is convinced he will be able to improve as the weekend continues and is eager to get a good result in front of his home crowd. 

    Philippe turned heads during his first-ever session on a Superbike as he immediately topped the time sheets in the damp conditions of this morning's free practice. He quickly settled into a smooth riding rhythm on the Yoshimura-powered GSX-R that was reminiscent of his World Endurance Championship style. This afternoon he was able to learn more about the bike in dry conditions and continued to impress as he recorded the seventh fastest time around the 4,411m French circuit. Philippe will be looking to improve further tomorrow and learn more about the bike as he heads towards his first races in World Superbike. The Frenchman was at Magny-Cours today as a substitute for the injured Leon Camier who is still recovering from the damage he sustained in Turkey. He had some of the pins removed from his foot this week and is continuing with a thorough fitness schedule to be fit for the final race of the season at Jerez. 
    Today's sessions were held in very changeable conditions with a constant threat of heavy rain always in the air. 

    Sylvain Guintoli set the fastest time in the first qualifying session, but with rain forecast for tomorrow morning, this afternoon's times look like being the ones that will decide the Superpole positions for tomorrow afternoon. 

    Jules Cluzel: 

    "I am happy with today, because we were around the fourth of fifth position, maybe tomorrow second or third and then hopefully we can arrive at the first position on Sunday! I feel like it is easy to be fast, but I'm struggling to enjoy the bike because it is moving and spinning a lot. I think this is mostly due to the track condition, it's not the best and hopefully we won't have any more rain for tomorrow. Today a lot of rain was expected, but it never happened, but it is forecast for tonight so maybe we'll have these conditions tomorrow. I am only 0.6 from the leader, but I think it was possible to be faster, because at the end if we had put in the new tyre I could have been quicker. This is not the race today though and we have already made Superpole if it is raining tomorrow, so we have to be happy where we are. It looks like we have a good pace and this is important if the weather is bad tomorrow and we cannot do any more dry testing." 

    Vincent Philippe: 

    "It was a really good day for me and I am very happy. With the bad conditions on track this morning, I know these well and it was quite easy for me to adapt to the bike. The bike and the experience of the team really helped me, but I didn't expect to go so well, so I think in these conditions I will be ok. In the dry I didn't know how the bike behaved or how the tyres worked and I thought it would be difficult, but now when I see the lap-times I am really happy - to be where I am is really good. I had a good feeling from the front and rear tyres and the FIXI Crescent Suzuki is easy to ride and the electronics work very well. I had a little problem with the old tyre at the end of the session, so I need to try again tomorrow and see how my lines are and learn about the power of the bike, because in Endurance we use standard engines and they are very different to the Superbike. I am looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the weekend; it is good to be here and I need to try some more things, especially the old tyre." 

    Paul Denning - Team Manager: 

    "As always seems to be the case Magny Cours brought quite mixed weather and difficult conditions for all the riders, but the track was good enough to at least use slicks and despite the low grip levels we were able to get some decent set-up work started. Jules is growing in confidence week-by-week and I think that his Superbike riding technique has improved on this type of slow-speed circuit compared to the start of the year. This means he is able to handle the slow-corner exits and slow-speed chicanes much better and understand how to get the bike around the track quickly and it is showing in the lap-times. 

    "Vincent has done a stunning job for his first day on a brand-new bike and on the Pirelli tyres that he has never used before. Ok he knows the track very well, but even so I don't think any of us expected him to settle in so quickly with the machine. It is a GSX-R, but it is very different to the World Endurance Championship bike that he usually campaigns. It has been a pleasure working with him on the first day; he's a gentleman and obviously a very fast rider, so let's see what the rest of the weekend can bring." 

    Magny-Cours - eni FIM Superbike World Championship - Qualifying: 1. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'38.709: 2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) +0.386: 3. Chaz Davies (BMW) +0.669: 4. Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) +0.671: 5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) +0.742. 7. Vincent Philippe (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) +0.870. 

  • Industry News : Polaris Sponsers AMA MC HAll Of Fame Mark Blackwell

     

    Hall of Fame Press Release  
     
    Oct. 3, 2013    
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Grant Parsons
    Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280
    E-mail: gparsons@ama-cycle.org 
    Polaris sponsors AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Legend Mark Blackwell at 2013 induction ceremony

    PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Polaris Industries, which powers Victory Motorcycles and the resurgent Indian brand, will sponsor the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony's Legend presentation of Mark Blackwell. The induction ceremony, part of the AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna, takes place at Las Vegas' Green Valley Resort & Casino on Friday, Oct. 18, with tickets available to the general public.

    Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross and six-time AMA championship race team manager, built his post-racing career as an executive at motorcycling companies, ultimately serving as vice president of Victory Motorcycles.

    "Mark Blackwell is one of those people who is living the American motorcyclist's dream, turning a successful AMA racing career into a career in the motorcycle industry that has carried him to the highest levels," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. "We're excited to have Polaris come on board in support of Mark's Hall of Fame Legend recognition." 

    Said Polaris' President and COO Bennett Morgan: "Mark Blackwell was an instrumental leader in developing and then building an excellent foundation for Victory's bright future during his long and successful tenure as vice president of Victory Motorcycles. His influences, outreach and support continue to this day within Polaris Industries, and we are proud and honored to support the AMA in his addition to the Legends roster."

    The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna, will officially honor the class of 2013: AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael; AMA and desert racing champion Danny Hamel; racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm McDonald; AMA Roadracing Champion Randy Renfrow; and motorcycling fundraisers and Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

    In addition to Blackwell, another Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend will also be honored at the event: Torsten Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who was instrumental in introducing the sport of motocross to America and later founded the Thor brand.

    The induction ceremony is just the first must-do event of the gala weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception will honor the Class of 2013, the 2013 Legends and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers from previous years. The reception hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the assembled Hall of Famers will be interviewed on-stage in a relaxed setting that allows fans and friends to get up close and personal with motorcycling's heroes. 

    Tickets for both events are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. The price is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony and $20 for Saturday's reception, which includes a continental breakfast. 

    The AMA Legends Weekend is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The Hall of Fame's mission is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.

    About the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation
    Founded in 1990 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the goal of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Museum's three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering. More information can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.  

  • Fun Stuff - JOKES!!! : 0 to 200 in 60 seconds- This is FUNNYYYYYY

     Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was
    really pissed.

    She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the
    driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE !!"

    The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke
    up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box
    gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

    Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought
    the box back in the house.

    She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

    Bob has been missing since Friday.

  • Fun Stuff - JOKES!!! : Girls Night Out

     

     
     
    Two girlfriends had gone out for a Girls Night Out, and had been decidedly over-enthusiastic on the shooters. Incredibly drunk and walking home they suddenly realized they both needed to pee. They were very near a graveyard and one of them suggested they do their business behind a headstone or something. The first woman had nothing to wipe with so she took off her panties, used them and threw them away. Her friend however was wearing an expensive underwear set and didn't want to ruin hers, but was lucky enough to salvage a large ribbon from a wreath that was on a grave and proceeded to wipe herself with it. After finishing, they made their way home.

    The next day the first woman's husband phones the other husband and said, "These damn girls nights out have got to stop. My wife came home last night without her panties." "That's nothing," said the other. "Mine came back with a sympathy card stuck between the cheeks of her butt that said, 'From all of us at the Fire Station, Well never forget you!'
  • Press Releases : Team Suzuki Press Release

     SUZUKI WINS WORLD ENDURANCE TITLE AT LE MANS! 


    Team Suzuki Press Office - September 22. 

    Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has won the 2013 FIM World Endurance Championship after a drama-packed final round at Le Mans in France today that saw the Suzuki GSX-R1000-mounted team charge from last position after a small crash and subsequent cooling problem forced a complete engine rebuild on Saturday evening. 

    SERT riders Vincent Philippe, Julien Da Costa and Alex Cudlin clinched the French team's 13th World Endurance Championship title by five points from Yamaha GMT 94 after 24 hours of racing - almost two of them spent in the pits - finishing 26th overall and 12th in class. 

    Suzuki's GSX-R1000 machine also dominated the Superstock Class; Team Motors Events April Moto winning the race from Junior Team LMS, with both near standard production Suzuki GSX-R machines claiming fifth and sixth places respectively overall at the Circuit Bugatti. Team Motors Events also captured the FIM Superstock Cup title. To add even more Suzuki GSX-R1000 success to the podium, Team R2CL - who fielded Tyco Suzuki's TT rider Guy Martin to its Le Mans squad - captured second overall in the event; narrowly missing third position in the World Endurance Championship standings. 

    SERT, who clinched its fourth-consecutive World Endurance Championship title and eighth aboard the Suzuki GSX-R1000 - four being won on Suzuki GSX-R750 machines and its first title in 1983 on a Suzuki GS1000 -  topped the timesheets in both Thursday and Friday qualifying sessions; despite the loss of regular team member Anthony Delhalle, who broke his leg and collarbone in a mid-week practice crash. And, despite setting the pace in the early stages of the race, the Le Mans-based squad began a war of attrition when a gentle slide-off by Philippe after just 15 minutes, due to suspected fluid leakage on the Dunlop Chicane, started a chain-reaction of issues inside the Suzuki GSX-R engine that required a further eight quick-fire pit-stops from Philippe; and Team Manager Dominique Meliand's subsequent decision for his crew to completely strip and rebuild the engine in less than an hour, to repair the damage done by the crash-damaged cooling system. 

    It was a bold but well-timed move; and although SERT slipped back to 54th position, the defending World Champions got back into the race with Da Costa taking his first session and tasked with running-in the newly-rebuilt machine. From that point, the Suzuki trio forged consistent lap-times, cut everything down to minimal pit-stops; and also took advantage of other teams suffering similar drama: Race winners SRC Kawasaki were knocked-off before clawing-back through the pack, Monster YART - who were in a championship-winning position at one point, - were forced to retire along with mid-race leaders BMW Motorrad France; and also GMT 94, who were the first leading team within grasp of the title to crash-out on the problem corner; team leader David Checa remounting from a similarly-unusual slip-off to Philippe's. 

    The most serious race incident involved Honda TT Legends' Michael Rutter, Michael Dunlop and Simon Andrews, (regular team rider John McGuiness handing-over his race slot to Dunlop), which was running in a strong third position in the race. The team was caught-up in a high-speed five-rider incident as the event progressed into the night and Andrews suffered two broken legs, broken ribs, a punctured lung and several fractured vertebrae, but was stable and undergoing surgery earlier today. However, the machine was destroyed and the team withdrew. 

    Drama also surrounded the Superstock class with series leaders Penz13.com Franks Autowelt BMW being one of the large amount of 20 race retirements and being forced-out after 192 laps; which gave Team Motors Events April Moto's Gregory Fastre, Michael Savary and Claude Lucas a chance to claw-back the team's 11-point deficit and take the title ahead of Suzuki's Junior Team LMS riders Baptiste Guittet, Etienne Masson and Guillaume Deitrich. 

    Long-standing SERT rider Philippe, who handed his normal 'race-finish' slot over to team stand-in Cudlin, said: "That was such a crazy race; it's very good for the team though. I'm just sorry that I made that mistake so early-on, but the team was brilliant in sorting the problem and I'm happy for everyone involved. I made a mistake braking but that little crash had enormous consequences: a cracked crankcase, a radiator leak, an overheating motor and a broken cylinder head seal. The mechanics went at it hammer and tongs for over an hour. We had to keep believing but it's hard to ride without the fight out front." 

    SERT Team Manager Dominique Méliand said: "We are disappointed because I wanted it all. I wanted to win the title and the race! I started out in Endurance in 1969 and I have learned that you must never give up. The crew were just great. When I said we would have to take the engine out to fix a cylinder head seal, no one said a thing even though we weren't sure it would work. But it held for over 20 hours!" 

    Team R2CL's Guy Martin, who joined regulars Dylan Buisson and Gwen Giabbani added: "I'm over the moon; that was mega! It's not about me though - it's about the team, as I was just a passenger. It's all about these boys and they are legend!" 

    Le Mans 24-Hour Image Gallery (David Reygondeau/ www.Good-Shoot.com): CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS 

    Le Mans 24-Hour Results (WEC & Superstock): 1 Team SRC Kawasaki (Kawasaki) 820 laps, 2 Team R2CL (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 813, 3 Yamaha France GMT 94 (Yamaha) 812, 4 Team 18 Sapeurs-Pompiers (Kawasaki) 806, 5 Team Motors Events April Moto (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 8066 Junior Team LMS Suzuki (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 804, 7 Maco Racing Team (Yamaha) 803, 8 National Motos (Honda) 798, 9 Synergyforce Trickstar (Kawasaki) 798, 10 Team Louit Moto 33 (Kawasaki) 797. 26 SERT (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 748.

    World Endurance Championship Final StandingsCLICK HERE FOR POINTS 

    Superstock Endurance World Cup Class1 Team Motors Events April Moto (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 806 laps2 Junior Team LMS Suzuki (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 804, 3 Team Louit Moto 33 (Kawasaki) 797, 4 Atomic Motor Sport (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 7945 No Limits Motor Team (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 786, 6 Yamaha Vittais Experiences (Yamaha) 785, 7 Reseau Honda (Honda) 769, 8 Volpker Team Schubert Motos (BMW) 768, 9 Probike-TeamGPMoto (Kawasaki) 765, 10 DGSPORT Herock (Yamaha) 762. 

    Superstock Endurance World Cup Final Standings: 1 Team Motors Events April Moto (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 97 points2 Junior Team LMS Suzuki (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 83, 3 Penz13.com Franks Autowelt RT (BMW) 68, 4 No Limits Motor Team (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 52, 5 Yamaha Vittais Experiences (Yamaha) 52, 6 Team Louit Moto 33 (Kawasaki) 50, 7 Atomic Motorsport (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 438 AM Moto Racing Competition (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 42, 10 Volpker Team Schubert Motors (BMW) 29. 


    SUZUKI WORLD TITLE-WINNING MODEL HISTORY: 

    1983 - (Suzuki GS1000) 
    1987 - (Suzuki GSX-R750) 
    1988 - (Suzuki GSX-R750) 
    1997 - (Suzuki GSX-R750) 
    1999 - (Suzuki GSX-R750) 
    2005 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2006 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2007 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2008 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2010 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2011 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2012 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 
    2013 - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 


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    Our gear and accessories are packed with innovation and technology to elevate your riding experience. You can now see the latest and learn all about them with our interactive tour truck. You can even buy right there. Its next stop is the Big East Powersports show in Syracuse, NY, from October 4 to 6.
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    The latest edition of the Hay Days event in Minnesota was our biggest ever: an awesome display, top riders and racers, the new Technical Riding Gear & Accessory Knowledge Center, tech sessions and a whole lot more. Check out our Kick Off to Winter photo gallery.
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  • Shows : Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

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    Follow the Link Above if you are looking for some Motorcycle Shows in the USA end of 2013, 2014!!

  • Fun Stuff - JOKES!!! : Wisdom of a Woman!!

     The Wisdom of a Woman

    A saleswoman is driving toward home in Northern Arizona when she sees a Navajo woman hitchhiking. Because the trip had been long and quiet, she stops the car and the Navajo woman climbs in. During their small talk, the Navajo woman glances surreptitiously at a brown bag on the front seat between them several times.

    "If you're wondering what's in the bag," offers the saleswoman, "it's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."

    The Navajo woman is silent for awhile, nods several times and says, "Good trade."

  • Shows : 2014 Snow Sneak Peek Tour Dates Announced

     

     

    Canadian 2014 Snow Sneak Peek Tour


    Free Admission!!


    March 22nd & 23rd -- Laval, Quebec
    Place Forzani

    4855 Louis-B-Mayer St., Laval, QC, H7L 6C8

    Admission: Free
    Fri, March 22 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Sat, March 23 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Information: (450) 687-5200



    March 25th & 26th -- Kanata, Ontario
    Bell Sensplex

    1565 Maple Grove Road, Kanata ON, K2V 1A3
    Admission: Free

    Mon, March 25 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Tue, March 26 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
    Information: (613) 599-0363



    March 29th & 30th -- Quebec, Quebec
    Les Galeries de la Capitale

    5401 Blvd Des Galeries, Quebec, QC, G2K 1N4
    Admission: Free
    Fri, March 29 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
    Sat, March 30 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Information: (418) 627-5800



    April 5th & 6th -- Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Red River Exhibition Park

    3977 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3K 2H7
    Admission: Free
    Fri, April 5 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Sat, April 6 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Information: (204) 888-6990



    April 9, 2013 -- Edmonton, Alberta
    Alberta Aviation Museum

    11410 Kingsway Avenue NW, "The Hangar on Kingsway", Edmonton, AB, T5G 0X4
    Admission: Free
    Tue, April 9 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
    Information: (780) 451-1175



    April 14th -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Prairieland Park

    503 Ruth St. West, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0G7
    Admission: Free
    Sun, April 14 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Information: (306) 242-6100


    April 19th & 20th -- Barrie, Ontario
    Eastview Arena

    453 Grove St. E, Barrie, ON, L4M 5S1
    Admission: Free
    Fri, April 19 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Sat, April 20 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Information: (705) 739-4223

  • Salvage : ONTARIO - V.R Campbell R.V

    Bryan Campbell
    110 Bolt Rd.
    Lefaivre On. K0B 1J0
    (613) 679-1063

    E-mail: vrcrv@xplornet.com

  • Shows : Saskatchewan Snowmobile Show November 2013

     SNOWMOBILE SHOW 2013

    November 1, 2, 3

    Prairieland Exhibition Park

    503 Ruth Street

    Saskatoon, SK S7M 0G7

    Friday Nov. 1, 2013.. 4PM-9PM

    Saturday Nov. 2, 2013..11AM-7PM

    Sunday Nov 3, 2013..11AM-5PM

     

    Weekend Pass $17, Adults $13, Children $6

  • Industry Watch : 2014 Polaris RMK Gets an Improvement!

     The Pro RMK 800 is the #1 selling sled in the mountains. How can Polaris make it even better?

    The 2014 Polaris Pro RMK gets an improved Quickdrive system, updated piston rings, small refinements and tighter tolerance thresholds to improve reliability.

    The Quickdrive belt will be 25% stronger at hot temperatures and 40% stronger at milder heat. The specifications for each pulley will also have a higher production standard to reduce failures before and after the break in period. No tensioner and no machined pulleys. Improvements to tolerances for the drive and jackshaft as well as torque specifications have changed to eliminate failures and premature shaft/bearing failures. A Service Bulletin was released to adjust torque specs last Friday for the 2013 Pro RMKs that will improve durability as well. The 2014 Polaris Pro RMK 600 and 800 will come with the driveshaft collar from the factory that was added to the 2013 models.

    The 2014 Polaris Snowcheck color combinations and accessory options seem infinite with multiple options of colors and graphics for not only the hood and side panels, but factory customized colors for the windshield, ski loops and rails. The 2014 Polaris Pro RMK LE comes in 10 major colorways: Matte Stealth Black, Matte Stealth White, Gloss Orange Madness, Matte Turbo Silver, Matte Nuclear Sunset Orange, Gloss White, Gloss Black, Gloss Red, Gloss Midnight Blue or Gloss White Retro. Pick from a Mid-Matte Black Windshield or the Low Black with Handguards. A handlebar bag, Underseat bag and Burandt Lock & Ride Tunnel bag are all factory options for snowcheck. Voodoo blue (and some other) side panels are available.

    Billions of colors are great for a custom look, but don’t add power and reliability. As for the 2014 mountain sleds, Polaris engineers have addressed the most important durability needs in their quest to deliver the perfect snowmobile for the mountains. 

  • Industry News : Snowmobile sales Jumped 12%

    A long lasting winter and continued enthusiasm and interest in snowmobiling powered snowmobile sales to increase worldwide to 144,601 new sleds sold this past year. This is an increase of over 15,000 units, which is a 12 percent gain from last year. Sales in the United States were flat at 48,536 new snowmobiles sold, while sales in Canada rose over 8 percent to 44, 022 new sleds sold.

     

    The snowmobile community is optimistic following the above average snowfall throughout most of North America this past season. The 2014 manufacturers spring snowmobile shows reported dramatic increases in attendance. In many of the spring shows, visitation was up over 30 percent. Spring orders are up and that points to a good 2014 sales year!

     

    The snowmobile industry reports an increase in registered snowmobiles in North America to approximately 2 million registered sleds. Increased registration in Northern Europe and Russia continues, and there are over 700,000 registered units in the European community and Russia.

     

    Snowmobile related tourism also increased in North America and beyond. This can be seen in economic impact studies conducted throughout North America by major business colleges and universities. Miles ridden by snowmobilers (which is always predictive of economic impact) showed a 20 percent increase in the 2012-2013 season. This is a result of good riding conditions and improved and expanded trail systems.

     

    The average age of a snowmobiler this past season was determined to be 43 years of age. The average age increased slightly due to the fact that many younger adults are struggling to pay off school loans and are struggling due to the slower growth of the economy.

     

    Surveys conducted by ISMA have shown that slightly over 70% of first-time buyers in the snowmobile market purchased a used snowmobile. Many of them are young adults and they move on to purchase a new snowmobile later in life.

     

    The majority of snowmobilers in North America are Club members and/or Association-Federation members (over 50%). These active, involved, outdoor enthusiasts build the trails and support snowmobiling access. Snowmobilers are also active charity fundraisers who raised over $3.4 million dollars for National Charities last year.

     

    The Go Snowmobiling website serves as another strong indicator for the interest in snowmobiling. This year, the Go Snowmobiling site got more than 4.4 million hits. This is a 15 percent increase above last year. Statistics show that approximately 20 percent of those visitors are individuals who do not own a snowmobile but are expressing a great deal of interest in owning a snowmobile and going snowmobiling. It was also noted that approximately 20 percent of the visitors to the site visited the rental outlet pages of the site. Indications are that many of the individuals visiting the rental site do not own a snowmobile but want to rent one during their winter vacation. This activity and interest in renting bodes well for future sales and the growth in the snowmobile rental market.

     

    Additional surveys have found that snowmobilers are active in many outdoor activities. Many snowmobilers are also boaters, motorcycle riders, camping enthusiasts, hunting enthusiasts and general outdoor recreational activity participants.

     

    Many individuals have discovered that snowmobiling is a great recreational family activity in the winter. Many of those individuals are snowmobiling for reasons such as viewing the scenery, be with family and friends, and to get away from the usual demands of life and be close to nature.

     

    The continued broad-based growth of the snowmobile community includes the increased number of visitors and exhibitors in snowmobile shows. States and provincial organizations continue to grow and expand club membership. Many organizations report that new trails are being developed to support the positive economic impact of snowmobiling and job growth for the rural community. Economic impact studies generated by universities in North America show that snowmobiling is growing in importance as part of the overall economic engine and job growth for winter tourism. Estimates show that snowmobiling now generates more than $30 Billion Dollars of economic activity in North America. The economic activity generated by snowmobiling provides many jobs and investment opportunities and generates considerable tax revenue for local governments which eagerly support snowmobiling.