New Warn Winch – AXON

I am a big fan of spending money where it will be worth it. And the winch for my ATV would fit that category. Yes I know you can find cheap winches on sale at your local power sports shop but is it wise decision to cheap out for something that can get you out of a jam? Leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere. I once pulled a car out of a ditch and up a 150 foot snowy, icy, uphill driveway; to save a New Year’s Eve dinner plans. That evening I realized how strong, useful and important my winch can be. I have the experience of buying a cheaper winch, and my experience points me to always buy a Warn winch. Which is what I used to pull that car. At this point I wouldn’t bother looking else where.

Warn has just released a new line, AXON. I do not have any hands on experience with these yet, but I think it is worth looking into what these new winches have to offer. This is what Warn has to say about AXON…

With the all-new AXON™ lineup, WARN has taken winching to the next level by combining a powerful motor and first-of-its-kind digital contactor into one unit called a Motactor™. The WARN Motactor™ increases performance, drops installation time, and provides never-before-seen levels of performance and feedback to the user. Tech is nothing without durability, so we made AXON the most durable powersports winch ever. All-metal construction, waterproof sealing, and increased structural rigidity are made for extreme environments. It’s smart, tough, and perfect for a wide range of powersports vehciles. Available in 3,500, 4,500, and 5,500 pulling capacities, with a choice of steel or Spydura™ synthetic rope.

  • + Motactor (motor + digital contactor) dramatically simplifies winch installation —reducing install time by up to 50%
  • + Advanced digital controls allow for monitoring of speed, load, and motor temperature
  • + Built-in load limiter prevents damage from overloading winch
  • + All-metal, waterproof construction is exceptionally durable and keeps the elements out
  • + All-new modular controls allow for expandability
  • + Robust new clutch design based on legendary WARN 4WD hub lock know-how
  • + Limited lifetime warranty (mechanical), 3 year warranty (electrical)

Get all the details from Warn’s site.


Electric Harley-Davidson WTF!

We have all heard someone mention that this is the beginning of the end for gas powered vehicles. We have witnessed the growth of Tesla and we have seen nearly all manufactures feature electric or hybrid vehicles at major car shows. I have even seen an electric ATV, but I would have never guessed that a Harley would come in an electric form. Can you imagine the guys from SAMCRO cruising around on silent electric bikes! Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised if Harley comes out with another line up, they did produce snowmobiles back in the day! See what MPN has to say about electric powered Harley-Davidsons…


The Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) and Harley-Davidson announced the opening of Electric Revolution, the world’s first museum exhibition exclusively featuring electric motorcycles. This exhibit, which is supported by Harley-Davidson, will open at the Richard Varner Family Gallery at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, on April 6, 2019. Curated by MAF co-founder Paul d’Orléans, the exhibit will explore the history and current state of the electric motorcycle and e-bike industry with 21 examples of two-wheeled electric vehicles from both custom builders and established manufacturers.

Zero-emission vehicles have become a prominent part of the transportation landscape, and electric motorcycles and e-bikes are one of the fastest growing sectors in this quickly evolving market. The exhibit assembles a dynamic mix of production, racing, prototype and custom electric motorcycles from world renowned manufacturers and builders in the EV space including Harley-Davidson, CAKE, Specialized Bicycle Components, Roland Sands Design, Curtiss Motorcycles, Alta Motors, Joey Ruiter and Noel Connolly.

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The new 2020 Toyota Supra

Toyota’s fourth-generation Supra Turbo (chassis code A80), sold here from 1993 to 1998, has fronted movie franchises, shredded drag strips in as little as six seconds, and—if we recall correctly—conducted the London Philharmonic at the request of Queen Elizabeth II. The iron-strong 2JZ straight-six under its hood has worn turbochargers big enough to sleep in and swims like a shark in a nitrous-oxide ocean. And yet, Toyota has left us Supraless for 20 years, sitting idly by as the car accumulated a mountain of pop-culture street cred.

Now the Big T is finally leveraging that mighty reputation in the form of the new (A90) Supra, which will blast out of a Magna Steyr assembly plant in Graz, Austria, alongside its brother, the BMW Z4. Yes, under a skin based on the FT-1 concept car from 2014 beats a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six just as its fast and furious forefather had. Beyond that, well . . .

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