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News   September 21, 2005   by Auto Service World

Winter Package Innovation for ATVs

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is launching its revolutionary APACHE ATV Track Kit, the first and only OEM ATV track kit that fits most major all-terrain vehicle (ATV) models.
Engineered with the benefit of considerable expertise gained from designing world-leading Ski-Doo snowmobiles, this advanced BRP technology delivers optimum steering and handling, for more fun with less effort. Now ATV owners who want the best traction and flotation, plus the lowest steering effort on the snow, need look no further than the one-of-a-kind APACHE ATV Track kit.
"As experts in snow traction and handling, BRP knows the severe limitations of the aftermarket track kits currently available for ATVs. We are also aware of the improvements that ATV operators want, especially for utility purposes," said Pierre Arsenault, Vice-president, Snowmobiles, Watercraft, Sport boats and ATVs, BRP. "Our unique BRP APACHE ATV Track Kit makes winter ATVing more functional and much easier than any other track kit available."
The exceptionally durable APACHE ATV Track Kit includes two different, purpose-built track profiles. The rear track is designed to deliver optimal traction on the snow. With its optimized, free rotating/floating ski-concept system, the front track is engineered to deliver the best steering capability in the industry. In fact, the APACHE shares many of the same ease of steering characteristics as Ski-Doo snowmobiles. This exceptional handling results from a patented new point of rotation technology, which also reduces impact transfers from obstacles to the vehicle, and limits steering vibration. To enhance its ability to climb obstacles, the APACHE front track also has a higher angle of attack than other tracks.

The new APACHE ATV Track Kit is equipped with over-sized wheels. At 10 inches (25.4 cm) and 5.66 inches (14.4 cm) respectively, they also reduce vibration and significantly improve an ATV’s ability to back up in the snow. The four 5.66 inches (14.4 cm) intermediate wheels on each side of the kit, enhanced by plastic sliders like those found on Ski-Doo snowmobiles, increase flotation significantly. For the operator, these exclusive, front and back innovations mean optimized functionality with less effort and better control.
ATV operators will also appreciate the durability of the APACHE ATV Track kit. It includes an industry exclusive, integrated steering limiter (patent pending), which reduces excess stress on key structural components, like the half shaft. Strong and durable plastic rails, sprockets and wheels are also rustproof. Aluminum link center blocks, painted to protect the surface from corrosion, also provide a clean, sharp appearance. All components wash clean easily with pressurized water, so the APACHE ATV Track kit continues to look good after many hours of use.
While no track kit can be used legally off private land, this competitively priced, accessory from BRP is designed to provide substantial new utility benefits to such ATV owners as farmers, cottagers, and forestry workers. Meanwhile, Bombardier* ATV owners installing the APACHE ATV Track kit will receive additional benefit as a result of BRP’s engineering synergies. The APACHE is the only track kit available in the industry that will not void the BRP manufacturer’s warranty on Bombardier ATVs.
The APACHE ATV Track Kit ships as four, fully assembled tracks, ready for an easy, "bolt-on" installation to most major ATV brands It will be available in limited quantities at authorized Bombardier* ATV dealers as early as fall 2005.

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