KAWASAKI’S FIRST 50 YEARS IN AMERICA

-- From then to now, by Joe Kosch -- If you have a passion for motorized performance, you’ve probably seen and enjoyed one of Kawasaki’s messages celebrating its 50th anniversary in America, and like me, you’ve probably experienced and enjoyed some Kawasaki performance at some point, even if you’re very new to UTVs.  Kawasaki calls themselves “The Good Times People,” an expression that goes back to an advertising slogan Kawasaki first used in 1972, and it really does capture the spirit of Kawasaki people–the corporation’s…

STAY AT TRAILHEAD ATV RESORT FOR 20% OFF!

These resort cabins are right next to the Hatfield McCoy Trails which are some of the best in the country. You can ride for days on the many different trail systems that take you through awesome West Virginia scenery. A Trailhead ATV Resort cabin is one of our favorite places to stay when we ride the Hatfield McCoy trails. Until August 30th you can stay in one yourself for 20% off the regular summer prices. A cottage costs only $125 a night instead of $170. To take advantage of this special deal call them…

DUNE-FEST IS WHERE TO BE!

LOCATION: WINCHESTER BAY, OREGON. DATE: JULY 26-30TH. CONTACT: www.dunefest.com, 800-247-2155. COST: Adult, $40-$45; kids 6 to 12 years old, $20–$25. Single-day event pass, $30. The Oregon Dunes at Winchester Bay is a UTV paradise. Right on the Pacific coast among forests are the best sand dunes ever to ride. It's the place to be July 26th-30th if you enjoy seeing all kinds of tricked out machines and hanging out with UTV people just like you. The event is packed with exciting activities for all skills…

WIN FREE GBC TIRES!

THE GBC MOTORSPORTS HEARTLAND CHALLENGE is the country’s most challenging and anticipated ATV/UTV endurance race. It's fast approaching, and teams and riders can now register to compete for bragging rights, payouts, and the coveted corn cob trophy. The 10th Annual GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge, slated for August 18-19 in Carlisle, Iowa, pits some of the nation’s top cross-country ATV and UTV racers against one another in a test of skill and endurance. With classes for all types and levels of racers, it's perfect…

HOW TO INSTALL A WINCH —

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FEATURE BUILD: GYTR YXZ1000R —

Yamaha stunned the UTV world with its 2016 YXZ1000R, the first manual-clutch, sequential-shift, five-speed, extreme-performance SxS, which has dominated Lucas Oil and TORC short-course racing and brought newfound reliability to duning. When Yamaha introduced the YXZ1000R in the summer of 2015, a GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) Rekluse EXP slipper-clutch accessory was also introduced for those used to a Continuously Variable Transmission, and we got to try that out at one of Yamaha’s testing grounds at Superstition…

Cyclone Premium MX/Off-Road Helmets

Product Test: Aside from safety and style, riders often look for three key elements when buying a helmet: weight, venting, and affordability. The Cyclone MX/Off-Road helmets easily meet all those criteria. It is designed with durable ABS materials to not only stay light, but give this helmet great energy absorbing and impact resistant qualities. Vents on both the top and rear of the Cyclone allow for good air flow to keep you cool as you ride. But just in case you tend to sweat no matter what, the removable…

SHOPPING FOR USED UTV BARGAINS

-- FIVE YEAR OLD KAWASAKI TERYX & YAMAHA RHINO -- Not everyone can afford to go out and buy a brand new 2017 UTV. However, that doesn't stop them from wanting to join the fun of off-road riding. They just have to go to the used UTV market and hope they can find a good machine in their price range. The UTV Action magazine crew understands that, because we've been there. That's why we like to visit articles on machines from previous years. It provides you with information on UTVs as tested when they were new at the…

Destination Ride: Lake Silverwood CA

If you are looking for a great place to off road and get away from the desert heat of California, then heading up to Lake Silverwood might be the perfect trip for you. As part of the San Bernardino National Forest, the lake is located between Hesperia and Crestline. This collection of trails varies in elevation from about 3000 to 6000 feet, making for cooler temperatures than most of SoCal’s popular riding locations. With trail options ranging from tame fire roads to some challenging climbs, this destination ride…

SARGE’S RADIATOR RELOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS —

Dear Sarge, I have heard you recommend moving the radiator of a UTV to behind the driver for extremely muddy conditions and I understand why. Why don’t you like the re-location kits that place the radiator up on top of the front hood? It’s just I don’t have access to a shop or many tools to attempt to accomplish such a mechanical feat. Are there complete bolt-on kits for the mechanically challenged? Dennis Waterman, Cleveland, Ohio Private Waterworks, at least you understand that you are mechanically challenged and…