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Our thoughts on the latest news from Babbittsonline, Arctic Cat, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha!

Yamaha Technical Bulletin: All 2015 YXF-R1 and YZF-R1M

Does your Yamaha YZF-R1 have a recall?  Click Full Story below for more details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

Kawasaki Safety Recall: Teryx & Teryx4 - Floorboard Guard

Does your 2014-16 Kawasaki Teryx have a recall?  Click Full Story below for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

Polaris Safety Recall: 2016 RZR XP Turbo - Turbocharger Oil Drain Line Fastener

Your Polaris RZR XP Turbo may have a recall, click Full Story for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

10 Yamaha Gift Ideas: Snowmobile Version

Are you looking for some of the best gift ideas for the Yamaha snowmobiler in your life?

Full Story  | Posted in Our Thoughts | Yamaha

Yamaha: Say Yes to Yamaha's Y.E.S and Low Financing!

Looking for a New Yamaha ATV, check out what Yamaha has to offer...

Full Story  | Posted in Yamaha

10 Gift Ideas for Your Polaris Snowmobiler

Fun Fact: All of the snowmobile jackets and snowmobile pants shown have 3M Scotchlite™ reflective strips for added safety out on the trails!

Full Story  | Posted in Our Thoughts | Polaris

Polaris Safety Recall: 2015/16 Slingshot/Slingshot SL - Headlight Jumper Harness

Your 2015 / 2016 Polaris Slingshot may have a recall, click Full Story for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

7 Snowmobile Gift Ideas for the Arctic Cat Fan

7 practical gift ideas for the Arctic Cat snowmobiler you're buying for (men, women, & kids)!

Reading Your Spark Plugs Can Provide a Wealth of Information

Have you actually ever taken the time to read your spark plugs?  If not, check this out...

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Polaris Safety Recall: 2015 AXYS RUSH / Switchback Intake Gasket Kit

Your 2015 Polaris 2015 AXYS RUSH/Switchback may have a recall, click Full Story for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

Polaris Safety Recall: 2015 AXYS/550 Indy 155 Pitman & Idler Arm Strap Kit

Your 2015 Polaris AXYS/550 Indy may have a recall, click Full Story for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

Polaris Safety Recall: 2015 RZR Fuel Tank Vent Line

Your 2015 Polaris RZR may have a recall, click Full Story for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Safety Recalls

Polaris 2015 Holiday Sales Event

It's here, the Polaris 2015 Holiday Sales Event!  

Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

Honda Safety Recall Notice: October GL1800 No.23

Does your Honda Goldwing have a recall?  Read ahead for more details...

Full Story  | Posted in Honda | Safety Recalls

Power washing & electrical connectors: ATVs, UTVs, Dirt Bikes and Snowmobiles

If you’re using a power washer to remove the dirt, grime, or even ice from your vehicle, be sure to keep this is mind...

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Polaris Factory Authorized Snow Clearance 2015

The Polaris Factory Authorized Clearance is going, read on for the details...

Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

Tech Tips: August 2015

How well do you know your drive sprockets?

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Polaris Factory Authorized Clearance 2015

Shop now for the best savings on Polaris ATV's and Side x Sides...

Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

Tech Tips: July 2015

Do you overlook your air filter?

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Tech Tips: June 2015

 

Running in shallow water, (under 2') could case engine to overheat; since the jet pump forces fresh water through the cooling system, to cool the engine and exhaust.  Not to mention sucking up sand and stones will damage the pump and impeller.
Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Babbitt's Joining Forces with AMA Pro Flat Track Rider Bryan Smith

Babbitt's Online is Joining Forces with AMA Pro Flat Track Rider Bryan Smith

Direct from Kawasaki: AMA Pro Flat Track

Kawasaki rider Bryan Smith has been on fire as of late, winning the last three AMA Pro Flat Track races, including X Games Austin, where he was crowned the first-ever flat track gold medalist and Sammy Halbert tucked in behind Smith on his Kawasaki Ninja® 650 powered machine to take the silver medal, giving Kawasaki a 1-2 finish. 

Smith has made each race a nail biter as he has battled his Kawasaki Ninja 650 to the top spot of the podium in spectacular fashion winning at the one-mile tracks in Springfield and Sacramento this season. Watch for the No. 42 of Smith to try and make it four in a row as the AMA Pro Flat Tack series slides through Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland, Saturday, June 20th.

Recently Kawasaki re-entered AMA Pro Flat Track through its world-renowned contingency program for any racer running a Kawasaki, including a KX™450F in the singles competition. The racers asked and Kawasaki answered by posting more than $75,000 in contingency in the GNC1 class, offering racers rewards MasterCard that can be redeemed at more than 32 million locations worldwide and daily deposits into an online account after every competition. 

Honda ATV Clearance Event

Get the Deals on Four Wheels

With special offers like Bonus Bucks and fixed low APR financing on select models, now's the perfect time to pair the Honda of your dreams with Honda financing.  Give us a call today for the lowest prices, guaranteed!  (231) 220-2127

For more details on current Honda ATVs: 

Full Story  | Posted in Honda

Tech Tips: May 2015

Did you know that you will lose 2-5lbs of tire pressure during the winter storage months?

If you ride (or have a loved one that does), please remember to check your tire pressure before you hit the open road. Under-inflated tires can be dangerous for you and your passenger. We use and recommend a mini air compressor from Slime to stay as safe as possible the entire season.

We're offering them for only $42.95 until 5/31/15.

 

 

Call Justin today to order yours!
(231) 220-2101 & receive FREE SHIPPING! 

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Ride Into Summer Sales Event!

 

Polaris.com




Special offers are good on new and unregistered units purchased at participating Polaris dealers between 5/1/15 and 6/30/15. Approval, and any
rates and terms provided, are based on credit worthiness. See special offers page for complete details.


Warning: Polaris® off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a
valid driver's license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection,
and protective clothing. Always use seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds
and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don't mix. All riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information.
Check local laws before riding on trails.

© 2015 Polaris Industries Inc. 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, USA

 

 

For more details on current Polaris units: 

 
Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

Tech Tips: April 2015

Did you know that the #1 cause of battery failure is from prolonged storage with little, to no charge in the battery?

If you are looking to double the life of your power sports batteries, we suggest to use a battery tender for any period of prolonged storage over a 30 day period.  We recommend C-TEK MUS 4.3, a universal battery charger.


To order your C-TEK Battery Tender today and receive a FREE Indicator:

When you talk to Justin, ask how to receive FREE Shipping with your order. Free Indicator Offer expires 5/20/15.

Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

Yamaha Get Out And Ride Sales Event

Shop Yamaha Today for The Best Savings of Spring!

The sun is finally out and the weather is warm, it's the perfect time to get out and ride!  Save BIG during Yamaha's Get Out and Ride Sales Event!  Stop in or give us a call today for the best offers on all Yamaha motorcycles and ATV's.

Act fast, these deals are only good through June 30th, 2015. 

  1. For best prices call:

  2. 231.220.2127


    Financing to qualified buyers, give us a call today for more details on this offer. 
  3. *0%-10% down payment required. Applies to purchases of new 2011-2015 Motorcycles, Scooters, ATVs & Side x Sides, made on a Yamaha Installment Financing loan account from 12/28/14 to 5/31/15. Offer is subject to credit approval by Synchrony Financial. Maximum contract length is 36 months. Minimum amount financed is $5,000. Fixed APR of 3.99%, 6.99%, 7.99% or 13.99% assigned based on credit approval criteria. Example: Monthly payments per $1,000 financed based on 36 month term are $29.52 at 3.99% rate and $34.17 at 13.99%. Standard down payment requirement is based on credit approval criteria. **Customer Cash offer good on select 2011-2015 models between 12/28/14 to 5/31/15. Offer good only in the U.S., excluding the state of Hawaii. Dealer remains responsible for complying with all local and state advertising regulations and laws. Some models shown with optional accessories. Dress properly for your ride with a helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves and boots. Do not drink and ride. It is illegal and dangerous. Yamaha and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation encourage you to ride safely and respect the environment. For further information regarding the MSF course, please call 1-800-446-9227. Professional riders depicted on closed courses. ©2014 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved. • YamahaMotorsports.com 12/14
Full Story  | Posted in Yamaha

Tech Tips: March 2015

Did You Know The Service Interval of Antifreeze is 2 Years?

As a friendly reminder we would like to remind you to check your antifreeze.  The average service interval of antifreeze is two years, we recommend to drain and fill your cooling system with extended life antifreeze to extend the service interval to 5 years.

 

 

Or click below to schedule an appointment with Babbitt's Service Department: 

 
 
 
 
Full Story  | Posted in Tech Tips

2016 Snow Check Program: Power Surge Sales Event

Babbitt's Has The Lowest Price Guarantee For 2016 Snow Check Offers!

Pre-Order Your NEW 2016 Yamaha Snowmobile Today!

We know the snow is still falling and you are probably still out riding, but that does not stop Yamaha from building bigger and better looking machines for next season!  New models are limited, so stop into today with your deposit to claim your new sled and take advantage of these great offers.

Act fast, these deals are only good through April 18th, 2015. 

  1. For best prices call:

  2. 231.220.2127

Full Story  | Posted in Yamaha

2016 Snow Check Program: Snow Check Select Sales Event

Babbitt's Has The Lowest Price Guarantee For 2016 Snow Check Offers!

Pre-Order Your NEW 2016 Polaris Snowmobile Today!

The anticipation is over! Polaris has released their 2016 snowmobile line-up, along with limited time offers!  When the snow falls next season, we want to make sure you're hitting the trails on the hottest new sled around!

Act fast, these deals are only good through April 14th, 2015. 

  1. For best prices call:

  2. 231.220-2127

Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

2016 Snow Check Program: Ride More Sales Event

Babbitt's Has The Lowest Price Guarantee For 2016 Snow Check Offers!

Pre-Order Your NEW 2016 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Today!

We know the trails are still fresh and your are probably still out riding, but that does not stop Arctic Cat from releasing their new 2016 line-up to tease you for next season!  New models are limited, so stop into today with your deposit to claim your new sled and take advantage of these great offers.

Act fast, these deals are only good through April 20th, 2015. 

  1. For best prices call:

  2. 231.220.2127

Polaris Introduces the Limited Edition Slingshot SL

POLARIS® UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION SLINGSHOT®

AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK

NEWS RELEASE: MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 7, 2015) – After unleashing the much buzzed about Slingshot®, Polaris® debuts the most exclusive Slingshot® yet at Daytona Bike Week today. Delivering on the same high-octane experience, the limited edition Slingshot® SL LE is packed with head-turning features including striking Nuclear Sunset Orange coloring throughout. This sharp 3-wheel roadster is also equipped with dual windscreens and an interior LED white and blue lighting package for an exhilarating nighttime driving experience.

“The public response to Slingshot has been phenomenal and the head-turning exhilaration it delivers is in high demand,” said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. “We are offering Slingshot fans the chance to be one of just a few to own the exclusively striking Slingshot SL LE. We encourage you to see and experience it for yourself.”

The unique Slingshot® experience includes:

  • •  A low, wide stance which lets you feel the rush of pavement under the seat

  • •  An open-air cockpit for a 360-degree rush of sight, sound and smell

  • •  A shared riding experience allowing both the driver and passenger to get a front row shot of adrenaline

  • •  Optimized weight distribution and proprietary low-profile tires for maximum cornering

  • •  Lightweight and powerful, the Slingshot delivers exhilarating acceleration

    Slingshot® Trim Levels:

    Slingshot® is now offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only. The base Slingshot® with a U.S. MSRP of only $19,999 features titanium metallic paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront and an 18 inch wheel in the rear. The premium Slingshot® SL, with a U.S. MSRP of only $23,999 features red pearl paint, larger 18 inch forged aluminum wheels upfront and a 20 inch wheel in the rear, as well as a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3” LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth® integration and a 6-speaker audio system. The Slingshot® SL LE offers all of the same upgrades as the Slingshot® SL, but on top of that will include a striking Nuclear Sunset Orange color covering parts of the body, interior, coil springs and aluminum swing arm. It is equipped with dual windscreens and offers an interior LED lighting package with both white and blue lighting for an exhilarating nighttime driving experience. The Slingshot® SL LE has a U.S. MSRP of only $24,999. 

Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

Extreme Savings - Polaris XP Event is Going On NOW!

  • Save Big During the Polaris XP Sales Event!
  • For more questions, give our sales team a call today: (231) 220-2127

Special offers are good on new and unregistered units purchased at participating Polaris Dealers between 3/1/15 and 4/30/15.  Approval, and any rates and terms provided, are based on credit worthiness.

  • Warning: Polaris® off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection, and protective clothing. Always use seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don't mix. All riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information. Check local laws before riding on trails.
  • © 2015 Polaris Industries Inc. 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, USA

For more details on current Polaris units: 

 
 
Full Story  | Posted in Polaris

New: Up To Speed Direct From Babbitt's

Babbitt's Has Been Selling Fun Since 1965

We would like to announce that 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary for Babbitt's Sports Center!  We would like to say thank you to all of our past and present customers for making this milestone possible!  We look forward to the next 50 years as we continue to grow and be your #1 source for top of the line vehicles, service, OEM parts and accessories.

As we look forward to an amazing year and many great new things, we would formally like to introduce you to our new "Up To Speed" news feed!  We encourage you to check back from time to time as we keep you updated with the latest news from all of our brands, as well as what's going on with babbittsonline.com.  You may also check out our facebook page for more updates.

If you would like to send us any fan photos to feature from month to month or feedback we encourage you to do so. 

You may send your photos to kristynne@babbittsonline.com

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