One of the toughest races around, the 2017 King of the Hammers!

The 2017 Nitto King of the Hammer endurance UTV, sponsored by Can-Am, started at 8am on wednesday the 8th of February.  75 UTV teams signed up to compete in 115 miles what is known as one of the most difficult and challenging racing competitions known in the US. Johnson Valley is where Hammer town is located, the hub of the event where vendors, race teams, pit crews, camps and spectators gather for the week long event of jeep, truck, UTV and dirt bike racing occurs. The terrain of the course consists of deep sand, giant…

NEW YAMAHA SPECIAL EDITION SPORT SHIFT YXZ1000R!

    The new 2017 YXZ1000R SS SE has Matte Carbon and Matte Black painted bodywork with color matched seats, a Racing Blue frame with color matched A-arms, and durable 14-inch true bead lock wheels. New SE interior features include high-quality, lightweight aluminum throttle and brake pedals, painted shift lever, factory-installed interior lighting, and a sport-inspired rear view mirror. Lightweight aluminum rear knuckles are added to all SE YXZ models, and this new Sport Shift SE also gets a highly durable and…

SHOOTOUT: Arctic Cat Sport vs. Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec

Two all-new 700-class sport UTVs have entered the 60-inch-wide market. The Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport is an inline DOHC twin, and the Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec has a DOHC single that displaces 708cc. Although both have scary-sounding names, they’re really user-friendly and loaded with creature comforts and high-end suspension components. Since the Wildcat Sport and Wolverine R-Spec are shooting it out for 700-class customers and market share, what better place to compare them than Tombstone, Arizona, which was made famous by the…

Wild UTVs of Glamis

Southern California is a motorsports mecca, especially in and around the Imperial or Algodones Dunes, but most people simply call the whole dune system Glamis. These huge dunes and bowls are responsible for the original ATV, an ATC three-wheeler Honda invented for BLM rangers to patrol and manage the dune’s ecosystem. Our military owns most of the dunes west and north of Glamis, and it was a partnership between Yamaha and military contractors that turned a Yamaha Grizzly 660 4x4 into a SxS military vehicle. The civilian…

SHOOTOUT: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 700 vs. POLARIS RZR 900

While 1000s and turbos get most of the attention, many UTV enthusiasts prefer exploring our National Forests on designated 50-inch ATV trails. UTV Action delivers the skinny on the ultra-skinny, 50-inch performance UTVs—Arctic Cat’s Wildcat Trail 700 XT EPS and Polaris’ RZR 900 Fox Edition EPS. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2016? The RZR 900 has 6.5 horsepower per 100 pounds, ZF Sachs shocks producing 10 inches of travel with front and rear torsion bars, a revised 40-plus-mph low range and new CVT calibration. The EPS Fox…

NEW “RUGGED” PACKAGE SUZUKI KINGQUADS!

Suzuki will offer a limited number of KingQuad 750 AXi and KingQuad 500 AXi Power Steering Special Edition models equipped with a Rugged Package ready for outdoor and utility action. The new models feature matte-black bodywork, and the Rugged Package adds large-diameter, bush-ready bumpers and wide protective mud flaps to keep the gunk away as you tackle tough trails and tougher jobs. The front bumper is winch and lighting-friendly, while the rear bumper features a square hitch receiver that lets you take advantage of the…

ARCTIC CAT’S NEW $5999 VLX 700 4X4 ATV!

    Arctic Cat just released its new VLX 700 4x4 ATV. It's powered by a single cylinder, single overhead cam, 695cc, four valve engine. The machine has selectable 2WD/4WD, but no front differential lock. To save cost, the 2WD/4WD selector is a lever rather than a switch. The VLX 700 also has indicator lights for park, neutral, reverse, temperature and engine warning rather than full instrumentation. The independent front and rear suspension has 10 inches of travel front and rear. The price, $5999, is the same as some…

FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BAD BOY STAMPEDE XTR 900

-Bad Boy's Stampede 900 XTR EPS+ is the top of the line model. It's $16,799. Four seat XTR EPS models start at $15,999. The Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS starts at $15,499. Can-Am's Defender HD10 Max DPS starts at $16,499. Honda's Pioneer 1000-5 EPS starts at $16,399. -Base XTR EPS models have 26” Kenda tires on steel wheels. The XTR EPS+ comes with 27” Maxxis Bighorn tires on cast aluminum wheels and color accented seats. Bad Boy also offers an extensive selection of optional accessories. -The Stampede 900 XTR EPS+ is powered…

GLAZZKRAFT ALPHA YXZ1000R BODY

Glazzkraft introduces its Alpha fiberglass body kit for the Yamaha YXZ1000R and Sport Shift. The six-piece wide-body kit includes two bedsides with aero scoops, two doors and a one-piece front fender with scoops and removable midsection hood for $2995. Check it out at www.glazzkraft.com. Powdercoat Industries in Palmdale, California, did this trick YXZ1000R build with LoneStar Racing suspension, Walker Evans Velocity shocks, Mountain Performance Turbo, Vision X lighting, Raceline wheels and Arisun tires.

GBC ANNOUNCES NEW MONGREL SIZES

GBC Motorsports expands its popular Kanati Mongrel lineup to include three new sizes for 12” wheels. For the first time, owners of Utility ATV/UTV’s, Youth UTVs and even golf carts will be able to equip their vehicles with this rugged and versatile tire. GBC Motorsports Kanati Mongrel - New Sizes In Stock 23X10.00R12 (6-ply rated) 25X8.00R12 (10-ply rated) 25X10.00R12 (10-ply rated) UTV enthusiasts, GBC Motorsports adds 23- and 25-inch Mongrels to its line, with 26x10R14s coming soon.…