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NEW ALL-TERRAIN UTV TIRES

November 12, 2017
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— BUYER’S GUIDE: With prices, sizes, info & photos —

Second only to gasoline, tires are the biggest consumable product on your UTV. Having to replace them with a fresh set is inevitable, so you might as well learn how to get the most bang-for-your-buck performance. We put together this list of the top 40 all-terrain UTV tires to keep you educated and in the know when it comes time to purchase a new set.

 

AMS/EXCEL RADIAL PRO

Reason for being: A DOT tire with a unique tread design meant to work in all-terrain conditions with exceptional mileage.

Rating/construction: DOT rated, 8-ply radial construction

Size: 25×8-12; 25×10-12; 26×9-12; 26×11-12; 26×9-14; 26×11-14; 28×10-14; 30×10-14

Price: $112.95–$169.95

www.amstires.com

 

AMS/EXCEL M1 EVIL

Reason for being: The M1 Evil has been developed with a non-directional truck-like tire tread for a smooth ride with superior tread life.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, 6-ply (26-inch), 8-ply (27-32 inch) radial construction

Size: 26x9R12, 26x11R12,26x9R14, 26x11R14, 27x9R14, 27x11R14, 28x10R14, 30x10R14, 32x10R14

Price: $150–$198

www.exceltireandwheel.com

ARISUN BRUISER XT

Reason for being: The Bruiser uses closely spaced lugs for a smoother ride, yet they are siped and 1 inch deep for aggressive offloading and hard surfaces.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12; 26x10R12; 26x12R12; 28x10R14; 30x10R14

Price: $87–$198

www.arisuntireusa.com

ARISUN GEAR BUSTER

Reason for being: The Gear Buster uses a non-directional tread pattern with large, aggressive lugs pocketed and siped for extra traction in the rocks. The advanced radial design is dynamically balanced for the smoothest ride.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 26x10R12; 26x10R14; 28x10R14; 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 30x10R15

Price: $140–$198

www.arisuntireusa.com

BKT SIERRA MAX

Reason for being: Designed for anything from muddy conditions to the dry rock desert, made with chip-resistant compound for extreme durability and tread life.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 26x9R14, 26x11R14, 27x9R14, 27x11R14

Price: $210

www.bkt-tires.com

CARLISLE TRAIL PRO

Reason for being: The lightweight, versatile Trail Pro is the stock tire on newer Arctic Cat Wildcats.

Rating/construction: 3-ply, 4-ply, 6-ply depending on size. Bias construction

Size: 25×8-12, 25×10-12, 26×9-12, 26×11-12, 27×9-12, 27×11-14, 27×9-14

Price: $100.86–$116.41

www.carlislebrandtires.com

CARLISLE VERSA TRAIL ATR

Reason for being: Built for durability, the Versa Trail features a tough tread compound with a carcass that protects against cuts, chips and tread wear for what they claim to be unequaled puncture resistance.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial construction

Size: 25x8R12, 25x10R12, 26x9R12, 26x11R12, 27x9R12, 27x11R12, 27x9R14, 27x11R14, 28x10R14, 28x12R14, 29x10R15

Price: $89–$133

www.carlislebrandtires.com.com

 

CST LOBO & LOBO RC

Reason for being: The Lobo has been engineered for durability with a fast-rolling center tread and stepped shoulder knobs for unprecedented control. The rock-crawling-specific Lobo RC adds a super-sticky compound for incredible hard-rock traction.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, 8-ply radial construction

Size: 27x10R12; 27x10R14; 28x10R14; 28x10R15; 29x9R15; 30x10R14; 30x10R15; 32x10R14; 32x10R15; 32×10-16; ; RC 27x10R12; 27x10R14; 28x10R14; 28x10R15; 29x9R15; 30x10R14; 30x10R15; 32x10R14; 32x10R15; 32x10R16

Price: $180–$263

 

CST DINGO

Reason for being: A great off-road racing or all-around UTV tire with an aggressive tread pattern for hard-hitting grip while accelerating in ruts. Designed for confidence and comfort at higher speeds on any trail.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, 8-ply radial construction

Size: 27x9R12; 27x11R12; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 28x10R14; 28x10R15; 29x9R14; 29x11R14; 30x10R14; 32x10R14; 32x10R15

Price: $183–$234

 

CST STAG

Reason for being: A true “do-it-all” tire with self-cleaning non-directional tread that digs into any terrain. From dry, dusty fields to mud or hardpack, the Stag will impress under just about any UTV or ATV condition.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial construction

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12, 26x11R12; 27x9R12, 27x11R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 29x9R14; 27x11R14; 30x10R14; 28x10R15; 32x10R15

Price: $125–$210

www.csttires.com

DURO POWER GRIP & POWER GRIP V2

Reason for being: This smooth-riding radial tire is now available as the V2 in front- and rear-specific 26- and 27-inch sizes.

Rating/construction: 4-ply, 6-ply radial construction

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 25x11R12; 26x9R12; 26x11R12; 26x9R14, 26x10R14, 26x11R14, 27x12R14

Price: $119.95–$196.95

www.durotire.com

EFX MOTOMTC

Reason for being: Designed to be the ultimate all-in-one tire, it uses a proven design that we’re sure you’ll recognize and is said to add immediate performance and response to your machine on any terrain. Available with a massive 18-inch wheel size.

Rating/construction: 6-ply bias construction

Size: 32×10-18; 30×10-16; 28×10-15; 28×10-14; 26×11-14; 26×9-14; 26×11-12; 26×9-12

Price: $125–$222

EFX MOTOCLAW

Reason for being: A smooth-riding radial that grabs traction wherever needed, regardless of terrain. The Motoclaw is also available in a massive 33x10R18.

Rating/construction: DOT, 8-ply radial construction

Size: 30×10-14; 29×10-16; 28×11-15; 28×9-15; 27×10-14; 26×11-12; 26×9-12

Price: $125–$213

EFX MOTOVATOR

Reason for being: The Motovator is rated for an impressive 1250 pounds and is actually a steel-belted UTV tire, ensuring one of the smoothest, quietest ride qualities on the market.

Rating/construction: 8-ply steel-belted radial

Size: 28×9.5R14; 30×9.5R14; 30×9.5R15; 30×9.5R16

Price: $199–$216

www.cocomponents.com

FUEL GRIPPER UTV

Reason for being: This is Fuel Off-Road’s first entry into the UTV tire market, and it’s built to perform on any of the bigger UTVs.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, radial construction

Size: 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 30x10R15

Price: $165–$225

www.fueloffroad.com

GBC KANATI MONGREL

Reason for being: An already proven favorite off-road with a new and improved 10-ply construction for less sidewall flex, lower air-pressure requirements and a smoother, more puncture-resistant ride. Now available in 23-inch and 25-inch sizes.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, 10-ply radial construction

Size: 23x10R12; 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x10R12; 26x10R14; 27x9R12; 27x11R12; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 28x10R14; 28x10R15; 30x10R14; 30x10R15;32x10R14; 32x10R15

Price: $155–$259

GBC GRIM REAPER

Reason for being: Now available in 23-, 25-,28- and 32-inch sizes, the Grim Reaper is known for being one of the toughest UTV tires on the market.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 23x8R12; 23x10R12; 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12; 26x10R14; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 32x10R14

Price: $120–$262

GMZ KAHUNA

Reason for being: Built to be the most rugged tire on the market, as well as performing on any terrain or racetrack. A 30-inch tire that only weighs 32.75 pounds.

Rating/construction: DOT 8-ply radial

Size: 30×10-14; 30×10-15

Price: $210–$220

GBC DIRT COMMANDER

Reason for being: This great all-around tire can be found stock on the Polaris RZR 900 S, RZR 1000 S and premium-equipped General four-seater. We actually put more than 2500 miles on our 900 S stocker Dirt Commanders, and they are now also available in 28- and 32-inch sizes.

Rating/construction: 8-ply bias construction

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12; 26x12R12; 27x9R12; 27x11R12; 28x10R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 29x9R14; 29x11R14; 30x10R14; 32x10R14; 30x10R15

Price: $132–$243

www.gbcmotorsports.com

GMZ CUTTHROAT

Reason for being: A lightweight yet heavy-duty 28-inch tire proven in the harshest environments with a compound that sticks well to any track.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial, DOT approved

Size: 28×10-14

Price: $179

www.gmzraceproducts.com

 

ITP BLACKWATER EVOLUTION

Reason for being: New 32- and 34-inch size. Chosen by Team Guthrie for the 2017 King of the Hammers race.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 25x9R12; 25x11R12; 26x9R12; 26x11R12; 27x9R12; 27x11R12; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 28x10R12; 28x9R14; 28x10R14; 28x11R14; 30x10R12; 30x10R14; 30x10R15; 32x10R15; 34x10R17

Price: $209–$300

www.itptires.com

 

GPS GRAVITY 650

Reason for being: A lightweight replacement UTV tire with many available sizes, great traction in many conditions and great steering control.

Rating/construction: 6-ply bias construction

Size: 25x8x12, 25x10x12, 26x9x12, 26x11x12, 27x9x12, 27x10x12, 27x9x14, 27x11x14, 27x12x14, 29x9x14, 29x11x14, 29x12x14

Price: $96–$196

 

GOLDSPEED MU 900 

Reason for being: A super-durable off-road tire with PPM (puncture-proof material) sidewall, perfect for anything from LUCAS to WORCS racing. The MU 900 will also be available shortly in 30x9x14, with more sizes to follow.

Rating/construction: DOT approved, 6-ply radial construction

Size: 28x8x15, 28x10x15

Price: $229–$239

www.goldspeedproducts.com

 

ITP BAJACROSS

Reason for being: The Bajacross features an innovative, overlapping tread for smooth, predictable performance throughout the long life of the tire.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 30x10R14; 28x10R14; 26x11R14; 26x10R14; 26x11R12; 26x9R12; 25x10R12; 25x8R12

Price: $137–$283

 

ITP TERRACROSS

Reason for being: Great for the Ace and other small-UTV replacement tire with (XD) Extreme Duty construction.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12, 26x11R12; 26x8R14, 26x9R14, 26x11R14

Price: $210

www.itptires.com

KENDA MASTODON AT

Reason for being: The newest addition to the Mastodon, the AT is designed to be the do-it-all UTV/SXS tire.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12; 26x11R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14; 28x10R14; 30x10R14

Price: $194–$225

 

MAXXIS BIGHORN

Reason for being: A legend in the ATV and UTV community, the Bighorn radial is the tire of choice on dozens of different OEM-model ATVs and UTVs.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 30×10-14; 29×11-14; 29×9-14; 28×10-14; 27×12-12; 27×9-12; 26×12-12; 26×9-12; 25×10-12; 25×8-12

Price: $190–$250

MAXXIS BIGHORN 2.0

Reason for being: The lighter-weight, trimmed-up, performance version of the ever-popular Bighorn.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial

Size: 28×11-14; 28×9-14; 28×10-12; 26×11-14; 26×9-14; 26×11-12; 26×9-12; 25×10-12; 25×8-12; 24×8-12; 24×10-11; 23×10-12; 23×8-12

Price: $194–$225

 

MAXXIS BIGHORN 3.0

Reason for being: The brand-new Bighorn 3.0 is based on its legendary brothers with an all-new front- and rear-specific tread pattern.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial construction

Size: 26x9R12; 26x11R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14; 27x11R14; 29x9R14; 29x11R14

Price: TBD

 

MAXXIS CARNIVORE

Reason for being: A light-truck-inspired tire that’s been engineered for performance and extreme West Coast-type desert terrain. See page 88.

Rating/construction: 8-ply, radial construction

Size: 28x10R14; 29×9.5R15; 30x10R14; 32x10R14; 32x10R15

Price: $214–$242

 

MAXXIS CORONADO

Reason for being: An aggressive, stepped-construction tread pattern that will provide long-wearing performance and confidence at higher speeds.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 30×10-14; 28×10-14; 27×11-14; 27×9-14; 26×11-14; 26×9-14; 26×11-12; 26×9-12; 25×10-12; 25×8-12

Price: $235–$250

www.maxxis.com

PIT BULL GROWLER BG 2.5 RADIAL

Reason for being: The claim is to be the “toughest, most versatile, all-purpose directional mud, snow, sand, rock and trail tire on the market”.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial

Size: 25×8-12; 25×10-12; 26×9-12; 26×11-12; 27×9-12; 27×11-12; 26×9-14; 26×11-14; 27×9-14; 27×11-14; 30×10-14

Price: $101–$185

www.pitbulltires.com

PRO ARMOR HAMMER

Reason for being: Armor Belt construction, an aggressive tread pattern and deep side bite leave the Pro Armor Hammer ready for race or recreation.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 30×9.5R15

Price: $210

www.proarmor.com

 

STI ROCTANE XD & XD-KEVLAR

Reason for being: Built to confidently handle today’s biggest, fastest, and most aggressive UTVs and ATVs.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction; XD-K. See page 34.

Size: 25x8R12; 25x10R12; 26x9R12; 26x11R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14; 27x9R14; 27x11R14; 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 32x10R14; 32x10R14; XD-K 27x9R14; 27x11R14, 28x10R14; 30x10R14

Price: $135–$294; XD-K, $197–$281

 

STI BLACK DIAMOND ATR & XTR

Reason for being: The true all-season crossover tire, the Black Diamond offers excellent clean-out in the mud and snow, as well as a smooth, controlled ride on hardpack.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 34 sizes, from 22×11-9 through 28×10-14

Price: $79–$185

www.stitireandwheel.com

 

SEDONA ROCK-A-BILLY

Reason for being: An affordable all-terrain tire with aggressive tread design and integrated side lugs to grip in extreme riding conditions. All-new tread compound is designed to outlast, out-grip and out-perform the competition.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial

Size: 28x10R14; 30x10R14

Price: $154.95; $229.95

www.sedonatires.com

 

TENSOR REGULATOR A/T

Reason for being: The steel-belted Regulator is built for punishment and still provides excellent feel and trail comfort.

Rating/construction: 8-ply radial construction

Size: 28x10R12; 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 32x10R14

Price: $185.45–$266.03

www.tensortire.com

TUSK TERRABITE

Reason for being: Extremely affordable, DOT-legal all-terrain UTV tire with truck-style tread and aggressive shoulder and sidewall tread for protection.

Rating/construction: DOT legal, 8-ply radial construction

Size: 27x9R12; 27x11R12; 28x10R14; 30x10R14; 30x10R15; 32x10R14; 32x10R15

Price: $139.30–$199.99

TUSK TRILOBITE HD

Reason for being: A heavier-duty carcass than the original Trilobite, a great OEM tire upgrade for more durability and puncture resistance.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial construction

Size: 28x10R14; 30x10R14

Price: $99.99–$149.99

www.tuskoffroad.com

 

VEE RUBBER ADVANTAGE

Reason for being: An affordable Ace and small-UTV replacement tire that performs surprisingly well and is tougher than the stockers.

Rating/construction: 6-ply radial

Size: 25x9R12; 25x11R12; 26x10R12; 26x12R12; 26x9R14; 26x11R14

Price: $94–$133

www.veerubber.biz

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