The Mint 400 was dominated by Mitch Guthrie Jr!

Team RZR’s  Mitch Guthrie Jr. took another checkered flag in the Pro Turbo class at Best in the Desert’s (BITD) Mint 400, in Primm, Nev. Along with Guthrie Jr.’s win, RZR XP Turbos represented two of the three podium positions in the class. RZRs also finished one-two in the Pro Production class with Polaris Factory Racer Kristen Matlock taking second. The UTV classes saw more than 100 entries making it the largest UTV entry for the 300-mile race. Guthrie Jr. ran a dominating race taking the lead from the pole and never…

The bLU cRU has been formed and are ready to win! Yamaha backed racers

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces both its new and returning factory-supported Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racers for the 2017 season, including defending champions racing the YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and class-leading YFZ450R sport ATV. The 2017 Yamaha race team announcement follows the King of the Hammers UTV race in Johnson Valley, California, where Jason Weller took home Yamaha’s $5,000 bLU cRU bonus for piloting the top-finishing YXZ1000R. With 75 SxS vehicles starting, and only 38 finishing the grueling race,…

KAWASAKI’S NEW 2017 UTV FOR $7,299!

New for 2017, Kawasaki’s compact, affordable Mule SX is available in 2WD and 4WD models. Four-wheel-drive versions are available in five trim levels—from the base model to the 4x4 XC SE with 26-inch tires on aluminum wheels. All models have a dual- mode rear differential that is easy on turf and locks for extra traction. The Kawasaki Mule SX is included in our Low-Cost UTV Buyer's Guide in the April issue of the magazine. There are 27 other machines with most in the $6,000 to $10,000 price range. It goes on sale at your…

MITCH GUTHRIE JR. & RZR TAKE MINT 400 PRO TURBO CLASS WIN!

Mitch Guthrie Jr. took another checkered flag in the Pro Turbo class at Best in the Desert’s (BITD) Mint 400, in Primm, Nev. Along with Guthrie Jr.’s win, RZR XP Turbos represented two of the three podium positions in the class. RZRs also finished one-two in the Pro Production class with Polaris Factory Racer Kristen Matlock taking second. The UTV classes saw more than 100 entries making it the largest UTV entry for the 300-mile race. Guthrie Jr. ran a dominating race taking the lead from the pole and never looking back.…

OPPOSE LEGISLATION TO GUT OHV PROGRAM!

THE LOSER LIBERALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE AT IT AGAIN! TAKE ACTION & SEND AN E-MAIL TO YOUR STATE SENATOR NOW! SB 249 would gut the California Off-Highway Vehicle Program.  It is scheduled for a Committee hearing on March 14, 2017!  The legislation would effectively allow the California State Park and Recreation Commission and Parks Director to divert funds collected from gasoline taxes imposed on OHV recreationists to be used for other purposes. This, of course, undermines the entire program and the user-pay,…

WHY THE YXZ1000’S SUSPENSION IS SO GOOD!

INSIDE THE HI-TECH FOX 2.5 PODIUM X2 SHOCKS: The Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Special Edition comes with industry-exclusive Fox 2.5 Podium X2 shocks with separate high- and low-speed compression and rebound adjusters, plus adjustable preload and crossover rings for the dual shock springs. The X2 shocks have next-level technology, including Internal-ByPass (IBP) and Bottom-Out Control (BOC), which allows new levels of shock tuning to eliminate harsh wheel-hop chop and resist bottoming in the dunes and in short-course racing, all…

Race Driven Inc. announces MPN Award for new MudRat Rotor line.

Race Driven Inc. located in Escanaba, Michigan announces the recognition of its’ MudRat Rotor line as a Motorcycle & PowerSports News Reader’s Choice Award Winner for 2016.  The unique solid rotor design of the MudRat Rotor prevents the buildup of abrasive material from collecting in the venting holes and slots where the buildup can cause extreme wear on the brake pads and rotors themselves.  This new technology has been extensively tested and proven to outperform Standard and Wave style rotors when used in severe…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPORT UTV CATEGORIES

This may be the best time to be a UTV enthusiast, but for people interested but unfamiliar with the sport, I know the huge selection of different UTV models is confusing. Even if you remove youth machines, pure utility UTVs and sport utility models, which some manufacturers call recreation machines, the many categories of sport models is enough to make a beginner’s head spin. To make life easier for those new to the sport, I’ve prepared this simplified guide to sport machines. Single seat UTVs. Honda invented this…

NEW 2017 POLARIS ACE 150 EFI

Polaris’ new Ace 150 EFI is the first single seat machine machine aimed at the youth market. Polaris is the first brand in yet another category of off-road vehicle with the announcement of the single-seat Polaris ACE™ 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame. Modeled after full-size performance Polaris ACE vehicles, the Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids 10 years old and older the single-seat freedom. Youth drivers will now have the option of the safety of a cage in…

HOW-TO: Setting up UTV suspension

Most ATV and UTV suspensions are really pretty similar. Whether it be race or play, swingarm, A-arm or crazy long-travel trailing arms, they are pretty much all controlled by some type of coil-over shock absorber. While many of the newer performance models might have multiple adjustment options, even the most basic utility options will have some sort of adjustment. The factory setup is designed to “perform” for a very wide range of users and conditions; this set “factory” setup is not going to be ideal for you end users,…