AXIOM RZR FIREWALL GUARDS

— When driving your UTV down the trail you’re used to dirt, rocks and stuff flying up and bouncing off the inside of your fenders. The plastic does a decent job of keeping foreign items away from you. However, what if you happened to hit a big sharp pointed stick at speed? Yeah, it is possible for it to poke right through the plastic firewall. In fact, that has been known to happen to UTV drivers on occasion. Axiom has come up with a product to help guard against that. Their Firewall Guards are made of aluminum and…

NEW 2018 KAWASAKI PRO-FXR

-- FIRST REPORT -- Following accolades for its MULE PRO series, Kawasaki has upped its game once again with the addition of the MULE PRO-FXR to the 2018 lineup. The new MULE PRO-FXR features increased recreational abilities and premium styling that further establishes the full-size, compact UTV as the customer’s dependable work partner. Developed alongside the PRO-FXT and PRO-FX, the new MULE PRO-FXR shares the same engine and smooth acceleration, meaning it’s still the fastest most powerful MULE ever built, with…

LS2 MX437 FAST CORE HELMET

-- PRODUCT TEST --  LS2’s MX437 is the latest generation of full-face off-road helmets, and it has an all-new shell with a large, filtered chin vent and top and side vents. There is also a line of Fast Mini helmets in sizes small through large for youths. LS2 designed the MX437, with input from its Dakar, World Enduro and motocross racers, to be a pro-level product with an affordable price. WHAT YOU GET: Each LS2 off-road helmet comes with a nylon helmet bag, care-and-cleaning manual and reflective decals for safer night…

TEST: KYMCO UXV 450I CAMO

-- Lots of people who would love to own a UTV don’t because they don’t think they can afford one. They glance at the prices of high-end new models and come away convinced that $15,000 to $20,000 is what they probably need to spend. If you’ve been hoping for an affordable UTV that’s fun and able to get work done, we have good news for you. Kymco’s UXV 450i starts at $7999. HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE? The UXV 450i starts at $7999 and ranges up to $8799 for the UXV 450i LE, which comes with matte black or…

BAJA 500 UTV ACTION!

-- UTVs conquered the gruelling Baja 500, with 26 finishers. Polaris Factory Racers filled the podium in the Pro UTV Forced Induction class with Justin Lambert in his No. 2918 Cognito RZR XP Turbo EPS taking the win and overall. Branden Sims in the No. 2913 Lonestar Racing turbo took second and the No. 2975 Black Hills RZR XP Turbo EPS piloted by Mike Cafro finished third. In the Pro UTV class, RZRs would be the only vehicles to finish of the 11 starters. JT Holmes took the class win in his No. 1950 RZR XP 1000…

POLARIS HELPS RESTORE TRAILS IN MINNESOTA & FLORIDA

--  The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII). Through Polaris’ $108,000 donation, the NFF will improve motorized-recreation opportunities on two existing off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in Minnesota and Florida. “Sustainable OHV trails provide millions of Americans the opportunity to enjoy their National Forests,” said Mary Mitsos, NFF president. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Polaris to sustain some of the diverse…

2018 CAN-AM COMMANDERS

-- The Commander 1000R (two-seat and MAX) side-by-side vehicle has received a significant update for 2018, with a power bump to 92hp (+7hp), a wider stance and larger brakes. The vehicle now features the Rotax V-Twin 1000R engine and transmission air intake system from the Can-Am Maverick 1000R. Another upgrade includes new 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels for improved dynamic handling experience. The Commander Limited package wear new FOX 2.0 QS3 Podium shocks offering tool-free adjustments to compression and…

AMS M1 EVIL TIRES & ROLL’N 104 WHEELS

-- PRODUCT EVALUATION --  AMS’ new M1 Evil is an all-terrain radial tire that is available with a six-ply rating in 26-inch sizes for 12- and 14-inch wheels, or as an eight-ply in 27-, 28-, 30- and 32-inch sizes for 14-inch wheels. These tires are DOT rated, which means they are legal for road use. The tires are $189 each in the 30x10-14 size. Many eight-ply tires in this size are over $200 apiece. AMS’ Roll’n one-piece cast-aluminum wheels are available in matte black or machined gloss black. Twelve-inch sizes are $73…

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…