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CAN-AM UNVEILS DEFENDER HD8 and HD10 UTVS

Can-Am enters the utility/recreation UTV segment with the Defender, which comes with a 50-Hp HD8 or 72-Hp HD10 V-Twin tuned for low-rev torque with three selectable drive modes - eco, normal and work. The Pro-Torq transmission has high…
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UTV TEST: 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i

Arctic Cat gives the Wildcat 1000 EPS its second major makeover for 2015 with new shocks, closed-loop EFI and an all-new ceramiccoated exhaust, along with styling updates. Two new vendors add to the already class-leading suspension travel…
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MACHINE TEST: Arctic Cat XR 550 XT

Way back in 2009 Arctic Cat added a 10.5mm-larger piston and a bunch of updates to the 500H1 engine to create the 550H1 4x4 ATV and Prowler 550. The 550H1 got EPS for 2010. It received a few more updates leading up to 2014, but in 2015, the…
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HOW-TO: Change a sport quad clutch

Before there were racing ATVs, former Honda technician Eric Crippa was Kent Howerton’s race mechanic at Husqvarna. The Rhinestone Cowboy’s factory Husky was down on power to works Hondas of the day, so Kent invented slipping the clutch…
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PROJECT UTV: Mitch Guthrie’s RZR XP1K

Mitch Guthrie Jr. is setting a blistering pace in 2015 WORCS UTV racing, as he has two wins and a second in the first four rounds. But, a DNF in the first round has him one point out of the series lead. With the RZR XP 1000 being so…
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KAWASAKI KFX450R VS. YAMAHA RAPTOR 700

Trail riders know that reverse is very important for getting out of tight situations, and the Yamaha Raptor 700 and Kawasaki KFX®450R are the two largest sport quads to come with reverse gearing. What's really wild is that the…
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Dustin Nelsons YFZ450 Racer

Dustin Nelson started his racing career on two-wheelers and won the 1999 AMA Four-Stroke National Championship on the YZ400F, the machine that started the four-stroke revolution and eventually spawned the original YFZ450. He joined the…
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ALL-NEW YAMAHA YXZ1000R SPORT UTV

Keep up with us here at atvaction.net and ATV UTV Action Magazine for a full test and more info on Yamaha's first true sport UTV. Starting at $19,799 the Yamaha YXZ1000R has a 3 cylinder engine and 5‑speed sequential shift…
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2016 Arctic Cats are here!

This is Arctic Cat's initial release of models with changes for 2016. AC has told us there will be a second wave of information coming our way in a few days. We suspect, that info will include a Turbo powered Wild Cat with all new…
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2015 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE:

If the UTV market were a campfire, it would burn bigger than a Ferguson, Missouri, gas station. Growth in the extreme-performance, recreational, utility/commercial and youth segments is bumping the rev limiter, and every manufacturer has…
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MACHINE TEST: Polaris Ranger ETX 4×4

From time to time at ATV UTV Action, we remind ourselves that power and speed are not the top priorities of all UTVers. For many drivers, a machine’s price is a key factor, and things like carrying capacity and comfort are high on the list.…
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PRODUCT TEST: Dynaplug Mini Pro Inflator

WHAT IT IS: Dynaplug’s Mini Pro inflator is a compact, 12-volt tire inflator with a 3-foot air hose and a 6 1/2-foot power cord with a plug that fits common ATV and UTV power sockets. The cord accepts other connectors for machines without…
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