Kawasaki Announces Updates For The New 2010 Teryx
2010 brings a face-lift for the ever-popular Kawasaki Teryx. Kawasaki has revised the front end styling for what it considers a more aggressive appearance that gives the machine a completely different look from years past. In addition to the styling of the front hood, it features a new hinge system allowing it to tilt forward, giving owners easy access to the front suspension and radiator. Additional upgrades to the Teryx include an upgraded tilt bed frame that's more rigid to prevent warping of the cargo box and a larger radiator fan that will increase cooling efficiency of the unit. The Teryx will still be available in the Standard, LE, Camo and Sport models to suit whatever your needs may be. For further information on the new lineup of ATVs and UTVs, visit its website at www.kawasaki.com
Hinson Racing Making More Than Just Clutch Parts
Everyone knows the name Hinson Racing as being the best company that makes aftermarket clutch components, but now it is offering more. As you can see from the picture, it now make a very clean-looking graphics kit that is available for most sport ATVs. The kits-made by Factory Effex and custom designed for Hinson-feature scratch-resistant Ultracurve 16 mil vinyl, 3M adhesive and are precision die-cut for perfect fitment and alignment, are made in the U.S.A. and improve clutch performance and life (not really). If you want a good-looking kit to dress up your quad, contact Hinson Racing or go to www.hinsonracing.com
Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Continues To Support The Sport
Yamaha Motor Corporation continues to support the off-road community through its greatly successful OHV Access Initiative GRANT program. Recently a total of more than $100,000 in funds has been contributed through separate Yamaha OHV GRANTs to the Tread Lightly, Blue Ribbon Coalition, Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and National OHV Conservation Council (NOHVCC) organizations. The purpose of the program is to help recreation organizations promote safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas nationwide.
"We are grateful to Yamaha for creating the OHV Access Initiative as a resource to help protect public lands for safe and responsible motorized vehicle use," said Lori McCullough, executive director of the nonprofit Tread Lightly. "Educating OHV enthusiasts on best practices for land stewardship is essential to maintaining and, hopefully, expanding sustainable riding opportunities for everyone to enjoy."
Show Support For Your Fellow Racers. It Makes A Difference.
This last weekend I attended Round 7 of the WORCS series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. I must say that this has been one of the roughest courses for me this year in a few ways. The track, in typical Glen Helen fashion, was prone to huge square-edged braking and acceleration bumps that were very rough on the hands during the race, and the gigantic blisters on mine are proof of that. Aside from the course being rough and wearing me out, we were riding in 100-plus degree temperatures on this weekend.
While I know I wasn't the only person having to deal with these conditions, there was something that helped me keep going. It wasn't only at this one track but at many of the ones we've competed at over the year and I'm sure at almost any venue you go to. What helped me push through the pain and fatigue of the race was the support of my fellow racers who lined the track and cheered us on. Some of the faces along the fence were familiar, but many were not, and they still chose to encourage me and everyone else on the track to keep pushing all the way to the end of the race. But it was this weekend when it hit me how much seeing people cheer for you can make your ride a better experience.
When I'm not racing, I'm usually in the pits supporting my friends and teammates in their races, but I also cheer on the people they're up against. As racers we should all encourage each other to do our best. When you're using your last bit of energy on the course and feel like you just can't go any farther, you might see their face and hear them cheer you on, which could give you just enough motivation to finish or win your event. You just might do it for them and make their day.