BRP is Recalling ALL 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT motorcycles

26 02 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: High Engine Compartment Temperatures , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: FEB 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V095000
Component(s): ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,165

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

CAN-AM

Model

SPYDER RT

Model Year(s)

2013

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

SUMMARY: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling all model year 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT motorcycles. Prolonged idling or slow speed riding in warmer temperatures may result very high temperatures in the engine compartment.

CONSEQUENCE: Very high temperatures in the engine compartment may increase the risk of skin burns or a vehicle fire.

REMEDY: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. BRP will send an interim notification to owners in February 2015, and will mail a second notice when a remedy is available. Owners may contact BRP customer service at 1-888-272-9222.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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BRP Presents Factory-Made Law Enforcement Vehicles

25 02 2015

VALCOURT, QUEBEC – February 25, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP introduces three new Can-Am off-road vehicle models intended to assist law enforcement and security professionals to carry out their duties in our communities.

“We continue to demonstrate our commitment to supporting law enforcement and security professionals in the line of duty with dependable products to fulfill their vital roles,” said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, Global Sales and Consumer Experience division, “as we did last year when we introduced the Sea-Doo SAR watercraft designed for emergency response operations.”

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BRP’s Can-Am Outlander L DPS 500 Law Enforcement model is a great fit for private security agencies

The Can-Am Outlander L DPS 500, Outlander Max XT 650 all-terrain vehicles and Commander XT 800 side-by-side vehicles are adapted to fulfill the needs of organizations such as police and sheriff departments, border patrols and private security agencies. All units are powered by BRP’s world-renown Rotax engines. These vehicles are now available throughout the Can-Am off-road dealer network across North America.

“These factory-adapted Can-Am off-road vehicles require no other third-party involvement so professionals can just jump on and start their work day,” said Anne Bélec, senior vice-president, Global Brand Strategy and Information Systems. “And because BRP knows how important it is for public organizations to control expenses, we are offering an extensive 12-month limited warranty.”

The Law Enforcement units come with black painted plastic panels with matte finish, red and blue emergency lighting, 25 selectable flash patterns and an audible warning device. Accessories are activated with integrated hand controls, providing officers greater safety and peace-of-mind when in service.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.  www.brp.com  @BRPnews

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BRP and Forest Power Sports to Participate in the 2015 Canada Winter Games

12 02 2015

VALCOURT, QUEBEC – February 12, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP and its local dealer Forest Power Sports (FPS) will be at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, to be held in Prince George, British Columbia, from February 12 to March 1.

“We are pleased to be a part of this major sporting event and, as such, to support our Canadian athletes,” said Bernard Guy, vice-president and regional general manager, North America. These young athletes have passion and a winning attitude, which reflects the values of BRP, its employees and its distribution network.”

FPS has been a BRP dealer for 30 years. “BRP’s offer made us proud and provided us with a great opportunity to support the Canada Winter Games,” said Norm Brown, the owner of FPS, located in Prince George. “We send every athlete, organiser and volunteer our best wishes for very successful Games.”

“Ski-Doo and Can-Am vehicles will be used to transport people and equipment around the various outdoor sites,” said Phil Beaulieu, Director, Sport and Venue for the Games. “Having such high-quality products and the support of BRP and Forest Power Sports will make it easier to carry volunteers as well as all the equipment.”

Two Ski-Doo Skandic WT 900 ACE snowmobiles, three Can-Am Outlander Max XT all-terrain vehicles and two Can-Am Commander XT side-by-side vehicles will be used during the Games.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide. www.brp.com @BRPnews

For information
Johanne Denault
Manager, Communications
Tel.: 450-532-5173
johanne.denault@brp.com

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BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Kids’ Hoodies Due to Strangulation Hazard

31 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Kid’s Hoodies

Hazard: The hoodies have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Visit Website, then “Owners,” then “Safety,” then “Safety Recalls” or www.ski-doo.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

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Units: About 3,100 in the U.S. and 5,100 in Canada

Description: This recall involves 14 styles of Ski-Doo or Can-Am kids’ hooded sweatshirts for boys and girls. They were sold in kids’ sizes 2 through 12. The hoodies are cotton/polyester blend.  There is a drawstring in the hood of the garment.  Colors include raspberry, yellow, heather, charcoal gray and black. “Ski Doo” or “Can-Am” is printed on the front. Recalled style numbers include: 286485, 453215, 453265, 453320, 453321, 453375, 453376, 453464, 453618, 453658, 453660, 453661, 453707 and 453708. The style numbers indicating the different graphic treatments are printed on the white care label that is sewn into the neck and side of the garment.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the hoodie away from kids and remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return it to an authorized BRP dealer for a full refund.

Sold at: BRP authorized dealerships nationwide and in the BRP online stores at www.can-am.brp.com and www.ski-doo.com from April 2007 through December 2014 for between $40 and $65.

Distributor(s): BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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DragonFire Accelerates Turbo DS To RacePace

18 12 2014

MANTA GREEN MAVERICK ACCESSORIES

CHANDLER, AZ – December 18, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – DragonFire just boosted Can-Am’s red hot DS and DS Turbo Mavericks to RacePace! With the announcement of the first-ever factory turbocharged Side-X-Sides, Can-Am has certainly rocked the UTV world! Available in both two- and four-seat versions, the new Turbo Mavericks have really put a charge into the red hot UTV scene. Naturally DragonFire is fired up about the new DS models!

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“We had to put DragonFire’s signature touch on these beasts,” says social media manager Chris Moore. “We went back to the drawing board and created a full line of RacePace components specifically for the new Turbo Mavericks.” From the front “Bash” bumper and Flying V/dash bar to the rear “Smash” bumper and BackBones, DragonFire has charged ahead with a full range of RacePace components for the DS Mavericks… in Manta Green, no less!

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“Can-Am continues to push the envelope, no question,” adds Moore. “However we know that not everyone will go green, so we are also offering new graphics for our doors and the RacePace components for the DS Mavericks will also be available in basic black powder coat.” No matter what color scheme you choose, Moore suggests others will be green with envy when you show up with a new Maverick that has been accelerated to RacePace.

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“Our components are engineered to be light weight without sacrificing strength,” says Moore. “RacePace accessories are totally modular so you can add as much or as little of the line as you like. Better yet, they are all bolt-on, which allows for you to add some serious protection and style to your ride without any cutting or welding required.”

Time to accelerate your Turbo Maverick DS to RacePace and… FEEL THE HEAT!

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DragonFire has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and Feel the Heat!

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Vegas To Reno Race Repor​t

20 08 2014

Tough Ending To Longest Race In North America

CHANDLER, AZ – August 20, 2014 (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Race promoter Casey Folks from Best In The Desert takes a perverse sense of pride in making the longest race in North America the toughest one, too! Throw in some monsoon-type storms and the 535-mile Vegas to Reno race became even tougher! Despite the long odds, the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow team won the lottery, drawing the #1 starting position in the Pro UTV class. Betting that this good starting position would pay off, Driver of Record Lacrecia Beurrier was looking for the big pay-off at the end of the rainbow… or at least the finish line just outside of Reno.

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For the first time in her racing career Lacrecia took the line in the #1 starting position. Since she had only attempted this race once before and the tough track conditions were compounded by the storms, the plan was simple, just finish! From the start it was clear that the faster cars were able to distance themselves from the pack and take a commanding lead over the field. Lacrecia was instructed by co-driver Chris to run her own race and just keep moving. Running in the top 10 group of fast drivers, Team DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow found themselves playing hopscotch with the biggest names in the sport!

With all sorts of hidden wash-outs and deep holes, it was a battle just to save the car and stay on course. After 7 hours and 300 miles into the brutal course, fatigue started to set in. Chris was forced to make the difficult decision to make a driver & co-driver change to keep Lacrecia fresh for the notorious silt beds towards the end of the race. Rolling into Pit 9 Lacrecia’s husband and car builder Eric Beurrier was standing ready to make the switch with his long time co-driver Preston Alexus. In a matter of minutes Eric and Preston were in the car and off while Lacrecia and Chris joined the chase crew to rendezvous at the next pit. The plan was to rest for about 100 miles of racetrack and get back in for the last 250 miles. Pit 10 came in a flash as the fresh drivers were able to take advantage of a smoother section of racecourse. Eric and Preston did a simple roll-by as they continued charging on.

Lacrecia and Chris began to rehydrate in preparation of getting back into the car when a phone call came in from co-driver Preston. He informed the team that they had experienced a brutal roll over at high speeds. Luckily for the team Eric was able to stitch the car back together and limp it through the next 35 miles to Pit 11 where the team was waiting. Huge thanks go out to Brian Bush for putting his race on hold in order to assist the two by pulling the vehicle back over after it turtled!

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Much to the surprise of the crew it looked as if nothing had happened to the car came when it came back into the pits — other than the fact the all four wheels where so badly bent that they couldn’t go much faster then 20mph. The team jumped into action and got the car patched up quickly! Crew chief and back-up driver Eric made the call to hold off putting Lacrecia back in the car until he could guarantee it was race worthy. Given Eric’s expertise, Lacrecia reluctantly agreed to making the driver switch at the following pit.

Eric and Preston took back off into the dust. Despite the crash and the downtime, the DragonFire car was still running top five! On the way to the next pit, the chase crew began having difficulties with radio communication to the car. Nervous but excited about a possible podium finish, the chase crew made there way to the next pit and prepared for a driver switch. Unfortunately that is where they stayed. Unable to reach the car on the radio, the team was forced to ask BITD officials where the car was. Then came the bad news: The car was last reported at race mile 365 awaiting a rescue after suffering a complete transmission failure.

Despite the frustration and disappointment, the team’s focus instantly shifted to rescuing the stranded duo. Many hours later the team was able to meet up with the duo after being towed out by a very helpful volunteer known only as “Wing Nut” — thanks again to the kindness of strangers. The team loaded the broken car on the trailer and set-off to find a place to sleep around midnight. So how tough was America’s longest off-road race? Out of 300+ vehicles that started the race (40 Trophy Trucks, 33 1500 buggies, 44 UTVs and 28 Ironmen), only 70 managed to finish this race, proving once and for all that beating the odds in the Vegas to Reno race is no simple task.

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The upside to the story was nobody was hurt and the team passed many checkpoints earning a fair amount of points for the championship. Sunday morning provided proof that this team cannot be beaten as Lacrecia and Eric started tearing into the damaged car to prepare it for the Best In The Desert BlueWater Challenge in October. Thanks to all the sponsors who made this effort possible and thanks again to Brian Bush and Wing Nut! See you in Parker, Arizona for the BlueWater Challenge!

ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER

This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing to support the cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and powderpuff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, RideNow and Can-Am are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. See http://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DragonFire has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and Feel the Heat!

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Eat My Dust Boys!

6 08 2014

Fast Lady Lacrecia Beurrier Draws #1 Starting Position For Vegas To Reno

CHANDLER, AZ – August 6, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Vegas to Reno is renown as the longest off-road race in the United States… and it is equally notorious for being almost impossible to pass on. Good thing that DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow racer Lacrecia Beurrier drew the #1 starting position that puts her on the starting line ahead of 40 other UTVs! Spanning 535 miles of “fun” — at least that is how race promoter Casey Folks describes the course — the race is set to go off on Friday, August 15.

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“We have had some bad luck this season, so it is about time I won the lottery for Vegas to Reno,” laughs Lacrecia. “I have always wanted to tell some of the boys to eat my dust… and now I can,” claims the 2X Mint 400 Sportsman Class champ who stepped to the Pro ranks this season to compete with the big boys of the sport. “We learned a lot from ending up on our lid twice at Silver State 300 and really are looking forward to doing better this time out.” Not to mention keeping it right-side up!

Drawing the #1 starting position is key to doing well in a point-to-point race like Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno, but maybe even more important is not suffering any mechanicals. “This race is known for the fact that you often outrun your chase team,” explains Lacrecia. “Pit strategy and reliability are critical factors. Our Can-Am Maverick already has plenty of horsepower on tap to keep everyone else eating our dust!”

“We were always fast enough, but sometimes you need to be able to slow down in order to go faster, which was our downfall at the Silver State 300,” says co-driver Chris Moore. “Beefed up brakes and the great starting position should be the 1-2 punch we need to knock out the competition. Although Lacrecia normally doesn’t like to start up front, this is the one race where she really is willing to break trail.”

A new wrap from Wolf Graphics and some magic elixir from Mothers Polish should keep the Can-Am looking good all the way to the finish. “We totally rebuilt the car after the brake issues and subsequent crashes at the Silver State,” adds crew chief Eric Beurrier. “Now the Maverick looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside… and works even better.” For an insider’s view of just how much work has been done to the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow Maverick, check out this video:

Lacrecia would like to thank all her sponsors, including Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog, Can-Am, CP-Carillo, DragonFire, Elka, EPI, ITP, Mothers Polish, Muzzy’s, RideNow, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more info about The Vegas to Reno, click on http://www.bitd.com

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ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER

This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing For The Cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and powderpuff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, Can-Am and RideNow are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. See http://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

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