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Haley Patrone
Associate Marketing Manager

The Tour is back!

MotorGuide introduces the only true cable-steer trolling motor with GPS anchor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 5, 2020) — Five anglers competing in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, which begins tomorrow morning, will be using the latest in trolling‑motor technology from MotorGuide. The Tour Pro is the very first true cable‑steer motor with GPS anchor in the industry.

This is Tour Pro's first appearance in a major professional bass fishing tournament. Its sibling, the Tour, equipped the boat of the pro angler who won a major competition in another bass-fishing league just this past weekend.

“Since we started filling orders for Tour and Tour Pro, we have been eager to see our products put to the test under the rigors of pro‑angling competition,” said Kevin Read, MotorGuide associate director of product marketing. “MotorGuide has been on the water since 1947 and we can officially say with these motors: The Tour is Back! These motors have been redesigned from prop to pedal to be the highest‑performing trolling motors on the market.”

Both Tour and Tour Pro are built for tough conditions with a full 360‑degree breakaway mount with integrated bounce buster and a rugged two‑piece shaft with metal outer column and composite inner shaft. In addition, both models include a no‑flex metal foot pedal that provides the most solid steering in the market. Tour Pro models combine Pinpoint GPS, the most accurate GPS anchor available, with traditional pull‑pull stainless steel cables for smooth, responsive steering.

“Our new Tour Series are the only trolling motors that offer the responsiveness and durability of a true cable‑steer motor with all the benefits of GPS anchoring,” Read said. “MotorGuide continues to make the most durable, reliable, and easy‑to‑use trolling motors on the market, so you can make the most of your time on the water.”

The new motors include MotorGuide’s Zero‑G lift assist system, which requires half of the effort compared to the competition, as well as the new Katana propeller — a two‑blade weedless prop designed by Mercury Marine that delivers more power and up to 30% more battery efficiency than previous props.

Both models also offer options for MotorGuide’s new HD+ universal sonar with both traditional 2D views and high‑definition down‑looking views compatible with most major fishfinder brands. “We believe in giving our customers the freedom to connect to their fishfinder of choice,” Read said. “Our new HD+ sonar technology will offer compatibility with all major sonar brands so you aren’t limited to just one option.” In addition to sonar compatibility, Tour Pro models with integrated PinPoint GPS also offer chartplotter integration for connecting to Lowrance, Simrad and Mercury VesselView displays for autopilot and navigation control.

Tour and Tour Pro are offered in 82‑ or 109‑pound‑thrust models, at either 24 or 36 volts, with 45‑inch shafts.

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About MotorGuide

Based in Lowell, Michigan, MotorGuide trolling motors are built to live up to the willful determination of the fisherman, through purpose‑driven design, intentional features, and reliability that keeps fishermen on the water longer. More information can be found at MotorGuide.com.