UTVs CONQUER WORLD’S TOUGHEST RACE

-- Now in its 10th year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV race is one of the toughest one-day races in the world. Hammerking lays out a 115-mile course through a desert so inhospitable that the U.S. Marines train there for operations in the Middle East, with mountains and ravines strewn with VW-sized boulders. The course is designed to challenge specially built Ultra4 race buggies with unlimited engine, suspension and tire sizes, and the UTVs race on the same course as the Ultra4 monsters. Held at Johnson Valley SVRA, the…

2018 CAN-AM DEFENDER UTVs

-- Can-Am has honed its Defender side-by-sides by delivering refinements to the full family, advancements to its XT Cab package, as well as new colorations for 2018. The result is tough, capable and clever Defender side-by-side vehicle family that is more talented and diverse. The 2018 Defender XT Cab HD10 vehicle’s factory-installed cab kit was optimized for enhanced quality and to create a true 100 percent enclosed system. Along with full-seal cab, the onboard, factory-installed integrated heat management system was…

2017 YOUTH UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

-- UTVing is a great family activity, and it usually doesn’t take long for young family members to want to experience the fun and adventure with their own machines. Many of these machines include features like doors and winches that you don’t even get on full-size UTVs. Youth UTVs are recommended for ages 10 and up, and though they’re all 2WD, they can tackle tough trails.   PITSTER PRO LIL MOJAVE 150 The Lil Mojave comes with an adjustable driver’s seat, a half windshield, front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, and cup…

2018 CAN-AM X3 R GETS 172 hp!

— For 2018 Can-Am has made their Maverick X3 even more exciting by bumping the horsepower up to 172 horsepower. That one goes by the name of X3 Turbo R. However, they also have a X3 Turbo without the “R” that has 120 horsepower. So, you have the option of fast or extremely fast. All of the X3s have a 900cc, three-cylinder, DOHC 12-valve, turbocharged engine, but the 120 hp version doesn’t have an intercooler like the R. As with last year’s X3s, the 2018 models come in different width options, from 64 inches to 72…

ALL-NEW CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX

-- FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: -Can-Am's new X3 Max X ds four-seat high performance UTV is the mid priced machine in the new X3 Max family of four seaters. The base X3 Max is $24,999. The X3 Max X ds is $27,399 and the X3 Max Xrs is $29,099. For comparison, the Polaris XP 4 Turbo is $27,499. -The new four seat X3 Max models are powered by the same engine used in the two seat X3s, a turbocharged, 900cc, three cylinder, double overhead cam, 12 valve engine with 154 horsepower. -TheX3 Max ds weighs 1735 pounds…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX & MORE!

FAST FACTS: Can-Am stunned the turbo UTV market with its two-seat, 154-horsepower Maverick X3 trilogy, and now the earth-born fighter jets are available in four-seat configuration with the all-new Maverick X3 Max, X ds Max and X rs Max Turbos. Like the two-seat versions, the X3 Max and X3 X ds Max Turbo R have a 64-inch width, while the X3 X rs Max stretches to 72 inches wide with a whopping 22 inches of wheel travel. Also, like the two-seat X3 line, all three X3 Max Turbos have adjustable rear Ergo-Lok seats to preserve…

NEW RELEASE: YAMAHA’S CARBON BLACK YXZ1000R SS SE

-- Yamaha unveils the 2017 Matte Carbon and Matte Black YXZ1000R Sport Shift Special Edition with Racing Blue frame, cage, suspension components, beadlock rings, cabin and graphics. The upgraded Yamaha cabin also sports aluminum throttle and brake pedals, a painted shift lever, factory-installed LED lighting in the console, and a rear-view mirror. Like the other YXZ Special Editions, the new Matte Carbon Sport Shift has aluminum rear knuckles to offset the extra weight of the high-end Fox 2.5 Podium X2 piggyback shocks with…

READER’S RZR TURBO

-- What all does a reader of our magazine do when it comes to modifying his prized UTV? Well, let's take a look at this 2017 Polaris RZR Turbo that Landon Phillips owns. His list of upgrades is quite impressive. For extra protection Landon started off with a stronger roll cage from SDR Motorsports. Then he added racing seats from PRP and better seat belts from Assault. For more power he added a Trinity Racing exhaust along with their programmer and clutch kit. He also added a turbo blow-off valve, intake boot and…

ARISUN GEAR BUSTER TIRES & RACELINE A71 MAMBA WHEELS

PRODUCT TEST -- By UTV Action Magazine -- WHAT IT IS: The Arisun Gear Buster tire is an all-terrain, UTV-specific tire that is built to perform as well in the toughest terrain as it does on hardpack or even a fast fire road. Since Arisun is a partner with Raceline wheels, we chose to wrap them around a set of their newest 14x7-inch A71 Mamba beadlock wheels. FEATURES: This durable eight-ply radial tire features a cross-tread designed to handle the most extreme abuse and terrain you can put your UTV through. The Gear…

PRODUCT: RUGGED RADIOS RH5X 5-WATT RADIO

WHAT IT IS: Rugged Radios is all about off-road racing, and the new RH5X handheld radio is a 5-watt, waterproof and dust-proof, dual-band (UHF/VHF), IP57 FM transceiver with a 7.4-volt, 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery. The RH5X comes with 40-plus pre-programmed off-road channels, including BITD, Weatherman, Baja Pits, BFG Relay, Checkers and Rescue, and can be programmed with up to 128 channels. The RH5X comes with a removable antenna, charging station, lanyard, belt clip, lapel mic and earbud. The motorcycle/ATV kit includes…