2022 YAMAHA SPORT UTVs

2022 YAMAHA SPORT UTVs Yamaha’s YXZ1000R returns for 2022 in geared (no drive belt) Sport Shift automatic clutch, paddle shift and fully manual five-speed versions. All YXZs are powered by a 999cc, three-cylinder, double-overhead-cam 12-valve engine with a huge, turbo-ready, rear-mounted radiator—a racing must most manufacturers let you add to their machines at great expense […]

DON’T LET UTV ADVENTURE TURN TO ADVERSITY

Manufacturers are great at finding new places to explore and experience their new model-year UTVs. Kawasaki press guru Jon Rall is especially astute at hunting down new riding areas and putting on epic rides, like the Big Bear-Barstow-Vegas Teryx ride I wrote about recently. Rall had the UTV press out to West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trails […]

HOW-TO: RZR PRO R OIL CHANGE

HOW-TO: RZR PRO R OIL CHANGE STEP1: Gather the tools and supplies you’ll need for the job. You’ll need 6 quarts of 0W-50 or 5W-50 oil, a filter, drain plug sealing washer, a container for the used oil, funnel, a T40 Torx wrench, a 6mm Allen wrench, a 2.5 oil filter wrench, rubber gloves and […]

FIRST TEST: 2023 POLARIS RANGER XP KINETIC ULTIMATE

FIRST TEST: 2023 POLARIS RANGER XP KINETIC ULTIMATE If you don’t think an electric UTV can handle “real” chores and terrain, the Polaris Ranger Kinetic will change your mind in a hurry. This 110 horsepower machine can outperform gas UTVs in ways you might not expect. HOW DOES THE COST COMPARE? For now, the Ranger […]

RONNIE ANDERSON’S RZR RS1

RONNIE ANDERSON’S RZR RS1 Ronnie Anderson won the first two Pro NA 1000 rounds of the 2021Texas Outlaw UTV Race Series in his HRP/WER RS1. He was on the podium four more times in eight rounds, won the ninth round, and went into the double-header finale with a six-point lead over Kainan Baker for the […]

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 ENGINE BRAKING

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 ENGINE BRAKING Dear Sarge, We are having a problem on our calf farm here in New Zealand. Our Polaris Ranger XP900 is used for most all chores and some of that includes stringing up electric fencing to keep the calves in. Some of our property has curly-looking drop offs and instead […]

A 15HP BOOST FOR 2023 MAVERICK X3 DS

      It’s been 6 years since the release of the high performance Maverick X3. However many upgrades over the years made their into the exciting machine. For 2023 The X3 returns with only a small boost of power to the X3 DS model.  The Maverick X3 DS Turbo solidified its position as the […]

BEAU JUDGE’S #1T WORCS X3 RR

BEAU JUDGE’S #1T WORCS X3 RR Beau Judge has been Phil Blurton’s navigator in Best in the Desert and SCORE races for many years, and Beau stepped up his race program several levels for the 2021 and 2022 World Off-Road Championship Series Pro Production Turbo events. Judge and his No Limit Race Development #956 came out […]

UTV HOT SPECS // POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 SPORT/PREMIUM

HOT SPECS // POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 SPORT/PREMIUM The 2022 RZR XP 4 1000 Sport/Premium are 64 inch wide sport machines powered by a naturally aspirated, 110 horsepower 999cc, double overhead cam, eight valve parallel twin. The ProStar twin produces 71 foot pounds of torque and propels the 1,400-pound machine to 80+ mph in […]

HONDA REVEALS 2023 PIONEER 700

HONDA REVEALS 2023 PIONEER 700 Honda just revealed the upgraded 2023 Pioneer 700 and a new specially outfitted Pioneer 700 Forest version, Here’s what you need to know about them. Known for its heavyweight capability on the worksite and lightweight handling on the trail, the Pioneer 700 builds on its strong reputation with key improvements […]

HARBOR FREIGHT VIKING 450 AMP JUMP STARTER

HARBOR FREIGHT VIKING 450 AMP JUMP STARTER This powerful HARBOR FREIGHT VIKING 450 AMP JUMP STARTER is compact enough to fit in your glove box. The lithium ion battery in this power pack is designed to maintain a charge for extended periods – 70% over 2 years. This power pack has a high power density […]

BITD REGULARS TAKE ON DAKAR WINNERS AT VEGAS 2 RENO

 Next weeks (Friday August 12th) Best In The Desert’s 500-mile Las Vegas 2 Reno Off-Road race will have competitors from the world stage all trying to survive the dry Nevada desert. Multi-time winner Phil Blurton will face off against series regulars like Dustin Jones and Brandon Schueler as well as Dakar Rally regulars, Seth Quintero,  […]

TREAD AUDIO FROM GARMIN

A leader in the GPS navigation space is ready to turn up the volume in the UTV world. The company has already made car to car navigation and tracking simple and affordable with the Tread system. Now to expand on that line, they are introducing the Tread audio kit to make every ride even more […]

2022 50-INCH-WIDE UTVS

2022 50-INCH-WIDE UTVS Fifity-inch-wide sport and recreation machines let you access more trails than any other size, and these UTVs are some of the most affordable on the market. They also fit in a full-size pickup, so they’re easy and economical to transport. We put together all the information you need to find a 50-inch […]

POLARIS RZR VIBRATIONS

POLARIS RZR VIBRATIONS Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS with about 2700 miles on it. It is not babied; it is ridden hard. Lately I have felt a low frequency rumble in the driveline. Initially I thought it was a “U” or “CV” joint, but everything seems tight. What else […]