TRAIL TECH VOYAGER PRO GPS UNIT

-- Testing the best addition to any UTV -- Trail Tech’s all-new Voyager Pro GPS is a leap, not only for your riding experience but in safety as well. The Voyager Pro has the usual great GPS and vehicle instrument functions Trail Tech products are known for, along with a major upgrade. Now, using long-range FM radio frequencies, the unit will track and display up to 20 riding partners on your screen. There is absolutely no cell service required. The range between each rider is over a mile, and the system tethers all the…

TOWING, STEERING WHEELS & CAMPING

-- Troubleshooter advice from Sarge McCoy -- GETTING (TOW) HITCHED Dear Sarge, We have a 2017 Hisun Sector 250 that is primarily used for recreation by my son. When we go on longer camping trips, my son wants to carry more than what the rear box can handle. I thought of a small two-wheel trailer, but there is no hitch that I can find, and there doesn’t seem to be a place to mount one. Has this ever been done before? Can it even be done? Brian Davis Clearmont, Wyoming Can it be done, Boot? Sure! How thick is your…

5-GALLON GAS BAG

-- Testing a way to carry extra fuel from Giant Loop -- Giant Loop started out as an outfitter for adventure bike enthusiasts with a line of soft luggage, tools, repair kits, camping gear, and fender and tank bags, but Giant Loop has extended its reach to include UTV, snowmobile and snow bike adventure products. Giant Loop has added 3- and 5-gallon Gas Bags to its lineup so UTV and ATV adventurers can extend their range. The line started in 2016 with the 1-gallon Fuel Safe Bladder and extended it with a 2-gallon bag. Gas…

THE GREAT QUESTIONS OF UTV LIFE

-- Behind the wheel -- By Joe Kosch:  At some point we all confront the great questions of life, and when you do, I hope you seek out someone wiser than me for the answers. However, when it comes to the answers to the great questions of UTV life, I’m your guy. If your UTV life lacks direction or you can’t find peace because you lack the answers to the great questions of UTV life, or you’re still wondering what the questions are, please help yourself to the wisdom I’ve been gathering since the very creation of UTVs. The…

UTV COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

-- The right communication system can make a huge difference in the overall enjoyment factor of a day out on the trail. With UTV popularity soaring, a handful of communication companies have been constantly improving the way passengers can communicate with each other, as well as other vehicles out on the trail. For the most part, there are two different main types of systems that are ideal for the UTV crowd. The first are self-contained, helmet-mounted, Bluetooth-type systems that were first developed for the street…

KENDA MASTODON HT TIRE TEST

-- The Mastodon HT is Kenda’s latest UTV tire that has been specifically designed for intermediate to hard-pack surfaces. The Mastodon line also includes an AT model designed to be the more do-it-all UTV tire with a more aggressive tread designed for clean-out in the mud. We mounted and ran the Mastodon HT on DWT’s Sector beadlock rims. MATERIALS: The Mastodon tire is made from high-quality chip- and tear-resistant rubber. FEATURES: The Mastodon HT combines radial construction with an extra-tough, heavy-duty,…

TEXTRON HAVOC X TEST

-- A NEW PERFORMANCE VERSION OF THE STAMPEDE -- Crossover UTVs come with power and suspension you could only find on the most serious sport models not long ago, and they can work as hard as the best utility machines. Textron’s Havoc X is the newest vehicle in this cool, new category, so we couldn’t wait to see how it performs. WHAT’S NEW? The Havoc X is based on the Textron Stampede, but it’s so heavily upgraded, it’s practically a new machine. A larger, more powerful engine, longer travel suspension; sport seats; a…

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES HANGAR 24 RZR XP 4 1000

-- Testing a great UTV build -- Passion is universal, whether it’s OHV recreation, flying, music or home-brewing beer. Ben Cook loved flying and bench-racing about flying afterwards with friends in Hangar 24 so much that he turned a home-brewing operation into Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, complete with the Barrel Roll Program of spirits-barrel-aged beers. Cook also enjoys off-road recreation, so he had Assault Industries create the Hangar 24 RZR XP 4 1000, and we got a chance to sample the tricked-out Polaris in the San…

POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 EPS TEST

-- More power and performance being added to the Utility category -- There’s a performance war going on in the utility recreation side of the UTV market that’s a lot like the one in the world of sport UTVs. Power, suspension, comfort and refinement are high-priority targets in both battles, but utility machines need a different kind of each. Polaris’ all-new Ranger XP 1000 was designed to raise the bar in every area. IS IT REALLY ALL NEW? Yes. The 999cc, double-overhead-cam, eight-valve inline twin is essentially…

TOP 12 NO-FLAT UTV PRODUCTS

-- Buyer's Guide on how to avoid getting a flat tire -- Whether it’s racing the Baja 1000, trail riding in the desert, or hunting and fishing in the high country, nobody wants to deal with a flat tire. If you take your UTV farther than walking distance from the truck, you better be prepared. In the not-so-distant past, this meant carrying a spare, a jack and tools. Nowadays, you can leave all that in the truck with the help of these ingenious run-flat tire or puncture-resistant inflation systems. Options range from 15 bucks…

MAHINDRA ROXOR TEST REVIEW

-- A new Jeep for $15,549 -- Mahindra is most famous for tractors and sponsoring the Rush Limbaugh radio show, but they’ve been building UTVs since 2015. For 2018 Mahindra unleashes the Roxor, the first turbo diesel adventure UTV and the first production UTV to look like the famous WWII Willys Jeep. WHAT’S A MAHINDRA ROXOR? Mahindra Automotive has been around for 70 years and built Willys Jeeps (in India) for the army during WWII (to reduce shipping times and costs). Mahindra joined forces with International…

KAWASAKI TERYX LE TEST

-- A great machine at a lower price -- Kawasaki’s Teryx has long been a favorite of UTV Action for its off-road capabilities, durability and rugged good looks. Add long travel, and the Teryx becomes even more off-road-capable to the point of conquering the King of the Hammers UTV race, as Sara Price did in 2017. For 2018 all Teryx models get a $1250 price reduction, making the deal even sweeter. Let’s strap into the 2018 Teryx Limited Edition and take a spin. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018? For 2018 the Teryxs get new color…

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X DS

-- Making the X3 even better -- UTVs have come a long, long way in what they come with compared to the first vehicles on the market, but it’s still surprising what you don’t get, even on high-end models. In many cases, stock machines have great power and suspension, but they still lack quite a few basic comfort and convenience items. We wanted to see what it would take to complete a machine by adding important comfort and convenience features, so we worked with Assault Industries, a company that specializes in taking care…

10 RZR XP TURBO S FAST FACTS

-- What you should know about the new wider RZR -- Polaris joins Can-Am in the long-travel, 72-inch class with a late entry for 2018. The most capable RZR ever, the RZR XP Turbo S is said to be an off-road monster. It has been completely redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up to be bigger, tougher and more aggressive than ever before. The chassis has been reinforced for durability, as has the new eight-point ROPS cage featuring additional gusseting for increased safety and roll-over protection. Here are the top…

TOP 24 TRAILERING TIPS

-- Inside info to make your hauling life easier -- As much fun as our UTVs are, they’re large vehicles, and most require trailering to the trailhead or riding area. Over the years we’ve learned a few trailering tricks, such as how to hook up by yourself without a back-up camera on the tow vehicle. Some things we’ve learned the hard way, like how long a trailer tire lasts before it fails and takes out a fender—or worse. Here are UTV Action’s “Top 24 Trailering Tips” for getting your UTV to the ride spot and back.…

ANTIGRAVITY MULTI-FUNCTION LANTERN

-- Testing a rechargeable trail lantern -- Antigravity’s Multi-Function Lantern is a compressible camp lantern, a compact flashlight, a wireless Bluetooth audio player and speakerphone. It’s $24.99, which is less than some single-purpose lanterns, flashlights and audio players. When compressed, the lantern is 2 3/8 inches tall and 3.75 inches in diameter, which is about the size of a hamburger, and it functions as a flashlight. Twist the housing and it becomes 5 inches tall and works as a lantern. PERFORMANCE: If…