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Kolpin Outdoors ® Acquired Handy Throttle

The leader in all-terrain innovation acquires Handy Throttle, available to dealers and retailers beginning February 8, 2016

PLYMOUTH, MN — Kolpin Outdoors® today announced the acquisition of Handy Throttle, an aftermarket manufacturer of thumb throttle converters that allows riders to quickly and easily switch from a thumb throttle to a twist throttle. Handy Throttle, a privately owned company based in Mulberry, AR., rounds out Kolpin’s robust portfolio which includes but is not limited to gun boots, cabs, snow plows, Rhino grips™ and fuel packs.

“Handy Throttle thumb converters make the outdoor experience more enjoyable and that’s what Kolpin is all about. This acquisition will help us better meet our consumers’ needs and continues to position Kolpin as the leader in aftermarket accessories,” said Tom Lutes, President and CEO of Kolpin Outdoors.

Handy Throttle will become part of the Kolpin brand under the leadership of Tom Lutes and will be headquartered out of Plymouth, Minnesota. Handy Throttle products will be available through Kolpin starting February 2016.

Since 1943, Kolpin has been a trusted manufacturer of ATV and UTV accessories for Hunters, Landowners, and Recreational Riders. With over 70 years of industry knowledge, Kolpin sets the standard for quality, innovation and design. At Kolpin we are our consumer and truly understand how to redefine the industry with patented innovations such as our Gun Boot® cases and brackets, Rhino Grips, and DirtWorks™ System. To learn about the latest Kolpin products and Powersports news visit

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