Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Richard G. Sprenkle recently awarded five grants totally $2.2 million to develop and improve OHV riding opportunities for snowmobile and ATV owners. At the 6,000-acre site of the former K&J Coal Co., Sprenkle presented a $2 million grant to the Cambria County... Read more
Now in its fourth year, the “Reunion” has expended its name to better identify itself and qualify its heritage. It is now “The World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Show and Reunion”, scheduled for September 17 & 18 in Eagle River Wisconsin. Nothing in snowmobiling has grown as vigorously as the... Read more
In order to support their growing customer base, Land & Sea, makers of the DYNOmite dynamometer system, now offers free access to a Users Forum where current DYNOmite owners, Land & Sea Support Team Members, technicians, and engineers all monitor the content. This is a great way for DYNOmite... Read more
Scott Sports of Sun Valley, Idaho recently announced their acquisition of Reima’s motorsports division, primarily Reima’s snowmobiling and street motorcycling apparel businesses. The deal includes Reima’s motorsports team in Finland and their country managers in both Scandinavia and North America. Frank Jornlin, Reima’s business leader for the USA and... Read more
While Polaris boasts about their “new” driveshaft design on their 2005 IQ chassis models (Fusion 900 & RMK 900) this hollow driveshaft was actually found on the 2004 Pro-X models, with little fanfare. This new design is two pounds lighter (that’s rotating mass) for quicker acceleration. It’s a full... Read more

VM Rounds to TM Flats

Tech Shorts September 16, 2004 0
….during a recent discussion regarding roundslide vs. flatslide carburetors, the question arose as to why the OEMs had switched from VM rounds to TM flats. The normal reasons of throttle response, airflow, shorter intake tract length and fuel atomization all came up, but then perhaps the most logical reason... Read more
In an effort to offer its customers more choices, excellent value and to better control their destiny as an ATV manufacturer, Arctic Cat has designed and will assemble its own ATV engine. It’s called the 650 H1, and it will debut on a new Arctic Cat 650 H1 4×4... Read more
Polaris CEO and president Tom Tiller recently broke ground at the site of the company’s future research and development center near Wyoming, Minn. Construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility has already started and is expected to be complete in Fall 2005. This new facility will serve as a hub for... Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to defeat an amendment (proposed by Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey) to the Interior Appropriations bill that would have banned snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The vote was 198 YES to 224 NO, far closer than it... Read more
After 37 years with Yamaha Motor Corporation, Jim Gentz, President of Yamaha Motorsports Group recently announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2004. As Motorsports Group President, Gentz has overseen nearly a decade of sales increases and steady market share growth in Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, generator and accessories business.... Read more