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October 1, 2018

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w w w . p o w e r s p o r t s b u s i n e s s . c o m INSPIRING SUCCESS THROUGH MARKET INTELLIGENCE October 1, 2018 • Volume 21, Number 13 • $3.99 Polaris steps in to sponsor free youth admission to Big East Powersports Show. See page 42. Mule Pro-MX UTV fun at work or play Kawasaki's all-new 2019 side-by-side model a hit at central California press intro BY ABBY LARSON STAFF REPORTER What better way to demo 2019−model side-by-sides than tearing over rocky terrain in picturesque central California? Powersports Business was honored to be in attendance at the first U.S media ride for the all-new 2019 Kawasaki Mule PRO- MX. With a ride through the dusty hills of central California overlooking the stunning vineyards of Santa Margarita, K a w a s a k i g a v e p a r t i c i p a n t s t h e opportunity to test the strong capabilities of the new mid-size Mule PRO-MX. "The Mule PRO-MX is a great addition to Kawasaki's side-by-side business," said Kevin Mann, product manager for Kawasaki. "This UTV caters to customers looking for a unit that is good for both POWERSPORTS DEALER SEMINARS PRESENTED BY See Page 40-41 for details 2018 SPONSORS PREMIER SPONSOR TRACK SPONSORS Odes X-Force brings A/C, heat 2019 X-Force offers huge technology gains; all-new Ravager sport model turns heads, too Odes Industries claimed as part of its pre-launch hype machine that it would "change the world" of side-by-sides as we know it. Call it mission accomplished. The 2019 model lineup includes the all-new X-Force, a fully enclosed 1,000cc-class UTV that has a slew of standard features, including a full air-conditioning/heating system and heated front seats. It also includes the all-new 10.6−inch LCD touch screen, dubbed the Zeus Touch Ultra. Standard features include new map- ping, GoPro integration, front and rear camera options, temperature controls, digital displays, Bluetooth connection for phone and text display and direct screen audio control. Created by Enovation Con- trols in Oklahoma, the technology is setting the new standard for UTVs. Keep your gloves on to use it and your phone stowed away — it's time to start enjoying the ride again! The X-Force standard features also include a full glass and wiper system, three-sided aluminum dump bed with electric dump, 4,500−pounds removable winch, 5,000 pounds towing and more. The captain seating allows for up to three riders in the 2−door model and up to six riders in the 4−door model, with plenty of cup holders for all. With this machine, it's all about work or play, in any condition, for any type of job. The X-Force includes a 4−year factory limited warranty, and dealers can capitalize with up to 180 days or six months inter- AIMExpo demos to feature eight brands The sixth edition of the American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) makes its debut at the Manda- lay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from Oct. 11−14. Hundreds of dealers will take advantage of the complimentary Powersports DEALER Seminars @ AIMExpo presented by Power- sports Business (view the complete schedule in this edition on pages 40−41). A more select number of dealers — it's by invitation only — will be on hand on opening night of AIMExpo to celebrate the 2018 Power 50 dealership awards dinner, recognizing the most outstand- ing powersports dealerships in the U.S. Meanwhile, more than 500 exhibitors will fill the showfloor with a wide and dynamic range of new products and vehicles, the show's See Kawasaki, Page 26 See Odes, Page 6 See AIMExpo, Page 5 The all-new 2019 Odes X-Force features a slew of amenities, including a fully enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, and a 10.6-inch LCD touchscreen with Bluetooth. Powersports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon enjoyed some trail time alongside the 2019 Odes Ravager LT Zeus 1000 sport side-by-side on the ride to Cottonwood Peak in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Odes Industries SSR Motorsports will provide a host of economical models targeted at entry-level riders at AIMExpo Outdoors! Photo courtesy of SSR/Benelli Powersports Business staff reporter Abby Larson made her side-by-side press intro debut aboard the 2019 Kawasaki Mule PRO-MX in California. Photo courtesy of Kawasaki Motor Corp., U.S.A.

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