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Ingersoll Rand Sold Club Car Brand to Platinum Equity

On Monday, April 12th, 2021 Platinum Equity officially agreed to buy Club Car from Ingersoll Rand for $1.7 billion. Find out what this means for the luxury golf car brand, and discover who Platinum Equity is down below.   Brief History of Club Car   Established in 1958, Club Car started out manufacturing golf cars. At the time, this feat was unheard of. As a result, Club Car ended up having a strong monopoly in the market. To address this issue, EZ Go was created two decades later.    From there, the aforementioned golf cart manufacturer bought the Club Car brand, and marketed the acquired business as a viable LSV competitor. Then in 1995, Ingersoll Rand purchased Club Car. The new owners leveraged the factories of the golf car manufacturer by combining them with the manufacturing process utilized by Bobcat.    By doing so, the multifaceted company was able to start producing a wide variety of low speed vehicles, rather than just golf cars. Although this venture was successful, Ingersoll Rand has opted to sell the brand to Platinum Equity.   According to Tom Gores, Platinum Equity CEO, "Club Car is an iconic golf brand that for more than 60 years has set the industry standard for quality and...

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What is the All Terrain Electric Fat Bike?

The phrase “all terrain” is often used to describe four wheelers, rather than ebikes. So, when an electric bike is advertised as an “all terrain electric fat bike” it is likely going to garner some attention. To save cyclists some research time, we review the new ebike from Himiway below.   What Are Fat Bikes?   As Himiway so elegantly put it, fat bikes are bicycles that are equipped with plump sized tires. In case you are not familiar, these unique, puncture resistant wheels are considerably thicker than normal tires. Thanks to this extra girth, ebikes equipped with fat tires tend to generate a smooth riding experience, regardless of the terrain being rode on.    That said, the total thickness of a fat tire varies from bike to bike. For example, the new Himiway Cruiser, also known as the All Terrain Electric Fat Bike, features Kenda tires that are 26” x 4”.   Why the Himiway Cruiser is Unique   Himiway added a plethora of high-quality components to the new model, such as a 7-speed Shimano gear shifter, coil suspension, and a Velo saddle seat. Collectively, these components work together to produce a comfortable ride, even if a cyclist rides over snow, sand, grass, mud, or other non-asphalt areas.    However,...

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Top Golf Carts of 2021

Golf carts offer people a way to travel in an inexpensive, eco-friendly manner. Thanks to these delightful traits, LSVs are becoming more prevalent in communities across the United States. To address this growing trend in the market, golf cart manufacturers are producing a wide range of LSV models.   To find out which of these low speed vehicles are the top golf carts of 2021, read on.   Bintelli Beyond 4PR Lifted Golf Cart   Advertised as a street legal golf cart, the Bintelli Beyond 4PR is a lifted, 4-seater LSV packed with loads of perks. For example, the fully loaded device features an aluminum frame, LED lights, and an AC motor, plus the items in the list below.   23” tires Three point DOT seat belts Extended roof Head and tail lights Turn signals Bluetooth sound system Rear camera 4-wheel Hydraulic brakes Two USB ports Windshield and wipers   As an added bonus, the Beyond 4PR offers LSV fans the performance specs listed hereafter.   800 lbs capacity Top speed of 25 mph Gets about 35 miles per charge   Those interested in procuring the street legal golf cart from Bintelli may be delighted to know this particular model is available in six different colors. More information may be obtained...

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Top Golf Cart Mirrors in 2021

Adding fancy golf cart mirrors to an LSV is a great way to showcase style and sophistication. However, accomplishing this same task without spending a ton of cash transforms the humble customization project into a brag worthy achievement. LSV owners hoping to be the latter rather than the former should check out the luxury golf cart mirrors listed below.   RecPro™ Golf Cart Mirrors   Hoping to turn an EZGO, Club Car, or lifted LSV into a fancy street legal golf cart? Equip the device with RecPro™ Golf Cart mirrors! These side mirrors feature two LED lights, one on the front and the back, as well as a “plug n play” connector. Thanks to this design, the side mirrors may be used to transform any LSV into a custom street legal golf cart. Shoppers hoping to purchase the product online may do so for about $40, plus shipping and handling.   HKOO Rearview Mirror   Being able to see a wide posterior view while operating a motorized vehicle is important for safety related reasons. Taking this into consideration, HKOO made a giant rearview mirror that expands the width of most LSV cabins. Other noteworthy features are below.   Device is split into four panels to make repair jobs...

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How B.A.C.A. is Changing the Future

Founded in 1995, B.A.C.A. helps children thrive. In case you are not familiar with how, B.A.C.A., also known as Bikers Against Child Abuse, is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting little ones and helping them heal. In this article, we cover how this motorcycling group achieves the aforementioned goals, as well as how motorcyclists can join.   How B.A.C.A. Got Started   As we mentioned above, B.A.C.A. was established almost three decades ago. The founder, John Paul “Chief” Lilly, started the group after finding out an abused eight year old was afraid to leave their house. To dispel the fear, Lilly invited the child to join the biker group, and ride around town on motorcycles, such as the following.   Harley Davidson Kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki Honda   Through these interactions, the disposition of the child improved. As a result, the biker program was considered to be a success. When word of this noble achievement spread, B.A.C.A. groups started cropping up across the nation.    Other Steps B.A.C.A. Takes   Being part of a group that is viewed as intimidating gives children the strength to face down predators in court. According to Shots, a St. George Chapter Member, “We help them gain the courage and self-esteem so they can...

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Are There Different Golf Cart Roofs?

Transforming an LSV into a custom golf cart can be as easy as equipping a cup holder. That said, small additions, such as adding gear designed to hold a drink, are often not noticeable from a distance.    Taking this into consideration, golf cart fans may opt to swap out the roof of an LSV to make the custom model stand out from the crowd. If this unique solution sounds ideal, read on to explore the types of golf cart roofs that are available.   Solar Panel Golf Cart Roof   Generating electricity via solar panels is a multipurpose, eco-friendly customization option. When used on gas powered golf carts, this tech can power custom electrical devices, such as heaters, freezers, and air conditioning units.    On electric powered LSVs, the solar panel roof can be used to energize the device with free energy. In addition, solar panels can act as a roof or reinforce the current one installed.   Remove The Roof   Taking the roof off of a golf cart is a sure fire way to ensure an LSV stands out. Other perks of pursuing this rather extreme task are below.    Makes a custom golf cart appear to be a mini automobile Can be desirable for evening rides  Great for...

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How Much Are Golf Cart Batteries?

Golf cart batteries come in all shapes, sizes, and types. As a result, LSV fans may be wondering how much golf cart batteries cost on average. In this article, we take a look at a few examples to shed some light on the approximate price range.   Things to Consider   As we mentioned above, there is a wide range of golf cart batteries available. Due to this much needed variety, it can be hard to pin down how much a replacement golf cart battery is going to be, even if LSV owners buy the exact same model as before. That said, here are a few traits golf cart enthusiasts should determine prior to narrow down the price range.   Is the voltage 6, 8, or 12? What are the amperage level requirements? Does the golf cart utilize any of the following types of lead acid batteries? Flooded Lead Acid Gel Lead Acid AGM   To elaborate on the last point, lead acid battery are associated with quite a few pros and cons. For example, a flooded lead acid battery requires maintenance and can freeze due to the use of water inside the compartment. Therefore, it is imperative that golf cart owners do a bit of...

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How Much Are Wolf Scooters?

When a consumer is shopping online for “used mopeds near me” they may come across Wolf Scooters. In case you are not familiar, this moped manufacturer makes a wide range of scooters, and is notorious for not listing the price of a moped. As a result, those in the market for a scooter with a seat may avoid buying Wolf Scooters since the MSRP is unknown.    To address this concern, we created the following guide.   Cheap Mopeds For Sale   As of typing this, Wolf Scooters offers 50cc mopeds, 125cc scooters, and 150cc models. Of these engine types, there are six 50cc scooter models, one 125cc moped, and five 150cc variations. The names of these motor scooters are listed below.   50cc RX-50 Rugby Blaze Islander Lucky Jet 150cc Rugby II Blaze II Lucky II EX-150 Jet II   125cc Striker - Mini Moto   As you may have noticed, Wolf Scooter uses a unique naming convention. Thanks to this pattern, we can deduce that the models with II at the end are the same cosmetically, yet different under the hood. To elaborate on this point, let’s take a look at the Rugby models.   50cc Rugby Moped   Available in three shades, this 50cc scooter has a 4-stroke engine and an automatic transmission....

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Top 10 Movies With Golf Cart Scenes

Low speed vehicles, also known as LSVs, are often used on movie sets to shuttle actors and actresses around. By doing so, directors can ensure actors are safely escorted to their destination on time and in a stress-free manner.    That said, this is not the only way LSVs are used in movies. On occasion, limo golf carts, EZ Gos, and Club Cars are utilized in the film to enhance a scene or enrich the plot.    In this article, we take a look at the top 10 movies that show a golf cart on screen.   Taylor-Dunn Tee-Bird   “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a Quentin Tarantino film about an actor and their stunt double. To market the movie to audiences, Brad Pitt, the lead actor, is shown sitting on a yellow Taylor-Dunn Tee-Bird. Later on, this same golf cart resurfaces in the film from a different angle.   Club Car DS   “The Wolf of Wall Street” sounds like a movie that would never have a golf cart in it. Nevertheless, there is a golf course scene where a Club Car DS is used. Based on the appearance, the golf car in question is a stock model no modifications.   1979 Yamaha G1   Five years after the 1979 Yamaha G1...

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Proper Golf Cart Etiquette

When driving a street legal golf cart, Ez Go, or Club Car, most low speed vehicle fans know to adhere to local road rules related to driving an LSV. Unfortunately, this common sense practice is not as easy to pick up on out on the course.    As a result, many golfers are unaware of proper golf cart etiquette. To raise awareness of these social customs and issues, we created the following guide.   What Not To Do   Unlike all terrain vehicles, LSVs are not able to go everywhere. Despite this fact, golf cart owners find it very tempting to drive low speed vehicles through questionable areas that damage or completely total the LSV, EZ Go, or Club Car they were driving. Those hoping to avoid such catastrophe should be mindful of any posted signs in sight, and the following.   Boundary lines that mark off hazard areas Going near greens not on a golf course path  Stay away from tee boxes Wet surfaces  Muddy areas Taking a shortcut of any kind Puddles or pools of water Stunts, such as ramp jumping, are not advised Greens that are moving or appear to have a bubble under them   Now that we have most of the basics covered,...

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