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FRI AIRPLUGGER TIRE REPAIR TOOL

WHAT IT IS: FRI AIRPLUGGER TIRE REPAIR TOOL The Fri Airplugger tire repair tool has a compact, corrosion-resistant, anodized-aluminum case that holds the auger-type puncture-hole cleaning bit, the plug-insertion needle and five included plug strips. The screw-apart case becomes the handle for the hole-cleaning bit and the plug-insertion needle. The kit is $10, about half the price […]

MAXXIS RAZR XT

WHAT IT IS:  MAXXIS RAZR XT The Maxxis Razr XT is the latest steel-belted radial UTV tire from Maxxis, and it’s built with the desert racer in mind. Maxxis is giving up to $1500 to anyone who wins a BITD race using this tire. Contingency awards are also up for grabs at TexPlex, King of the Elements, […]

GARMIN TREAD GPS

WHAT IT IS: GARMIN TREAD GPS The Garmin Tread GPS is Garmin’s new GPS/FM radio device. We have been testing the system recently and comparing it directly to Polaris’ Ride Command. Tread works like a GPS system but also gives you the ability to talk to and see other cars in your group. There is also a […]

NEW PRODUCTS

NEW PRODUCTS POLARIS POWER PORTABLE INVERTER GENERATOR The Polaris Power Portable Inverter generator is one of Polaris Accessories new products. It provides quiet, efficient, clean power with a remote electric start that works up to 150 feet away and an extended run-time for a variety of uses. Cord management keeps extension cords organized and handy […]

IMPROVING UTV INSTRUMENTS

IMPROVING UTV INSTRUMENTS Dear Sarge, I am the proud owner of a Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo RR. I am trying to decide on a gauge cluster that shows boost and belt temperature. I would like your input on improving UTV instruments with a gauge cluster that doesn’t look like it was just stuck on, if […]

AMERICA ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

AMERICA ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION In May, we reported that Polaris has teamed up with Zero Motorcycles for its “rEV’d up” initiative to offer its customers electric vehicles across its entire product line. Polaris has been helping hunters sneak up on Bambi with its Ranger EV since 2016. What we didn’t report is that among the […]

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST Kawasaki continues to expand its Teryx line of sport UTVs, and the 2020 Teryx KRX 1000 was UTV Action’s UTV of the Year. For 2021, the KRX line grows to four, with the original KRX joined by the Trail, Special Edition and KRX 1000 eS with Fox Live Valve shocks […]

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST If you are in the market for a four-seat sport UTV from a Japanese manufacturer, your choices are limited to the Honda Talon 1000X-4 or Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve. Yamaha and Kawasaki have yet to release a family four-seater for high-speed fun. In fact, Honda still doesn’t have […]

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST The Commander was the first UTV from Can-Am. It was introduced soon after the RZR. It had more creature comforts and a much better trailing-arm rear-suspension system, whereas the RZR had A-arms. Another unique feature of the original Commander is that it had two compartments in its dumping bed—a standard […]

MLS POWERSPORTS ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT TRAIL

The more you enjoy riding, the more you use your UTV, and those hours of fun can take a toll. Glen Kehr put more than 6000 hard miles on his 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and never had a problem with it, but in his own words, it was getting beaten up. He entered MLS […]

UTV OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE FESTS

UTV OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE FESTS Arizona is not only the Grand Canyon State, it boasts more mountains (mostly volcanic) than any other state, and the Sonoran Desert is the home of the Arizona Peace Trail and majestic Saguaro cactus forests. Northern Arizona’s plateau also includes the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, along with the beautiful White […]

SECTOR SEVEN POLARIS RZR PRO XP

SECTOR SEVEN POLARIS RZR PRO XP Sector Seven may be a new name in the UTV game, but the company is no stranger to building innovative powersports products. Their parent company, Pro Moto Billet, has been making billet cargo racks, kickstands and footpegs for dirt bikes for decades now. Furthermore, a company they acquired in […]

HCR KING SHOCKS TMW X3

HCR KING SHOCKS TMW X3 Can-Am is on fire with back-to-back championships in Dakar, King of the Hammers, LOORRS and more, and this HCR King Shocks TMW X3 is on fire with top-shelf, bumper-to-bumper components—from BFG tire treads to the TMW roof rack. UTV Action got a chance to check out the $74,000+ build at […]

FIVE TIRE MYTHS EXPLAINED

FIVE TIRE MYTHS EXPLAINED Tires are among the most frequently purchased UTV products, and they are also frequently misunderstood. The UTV Action staff used its extensive experience and its contacts in the tire industry to get to the truth on the most widely accepted myths about tires. TIRE MYTH #1: BIGGER TIRES ARE ALWAYS BETTER […]

HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT

WHAT IT IS: HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT The Harbor Freight Bauer 20V cordless stick light is a compact, 295-lumen work light powered by a rechargeable Bauer 20-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The same battery powers many Bauer tools. The pistol grip-shaped light has a lamp head that pivots 180 degrees, two power modes and a […]

THE SCIENCE OF STARTS

THE SCIENCE OF STARTS For more than 30 years my favorite part of being a magazine guy has been shooting and covering Supercross and national motocross races and hanging out in the pits with Roger DeCoster, mechanics and racers. Motocross has been in my blood since 1970, and it has been great seeing the sport […]