WHERE TO RIDE AND RACE YOUR UTV

One of Utah’s biggest and oldest UTV/ATV Jamborees, 27th the Rocky Mountain UTV/ATV Jamboree is a five-day festival with 120 guided rides! The Richfield City Park hosts the Rocky Mountain Jamboree, and the rides are spread all over the Paiute Trail System, Fishlake National Forest, BLM lands and the Wasatch Plateau. With so many rides, rally participants can choose themed rides with lots of local history, and rides are specifically for 50-inch machines or wider UTVs with skill levels from beginner to advanced. Many of the…

BEAU BARON’S RS1 WORCS RACERS

-- Racing against the Turbos without a turbo -- Beau Baron is the defending 2017 and 2018 Turbo Pro champion of the World Off-Road Racing Championship Series (WORCS), and he’s a longtime Factory Polaris pilot. For 2019, Baron has switched his racing program over to the Polaris RZR RS1, so he races RS1s in both the 1000 Pro Stock and Pro Turbo classes. Beau has learned a bunch about the RS1, which shares driveline components with the RZR XP Turbo and engine with the XP 1000. The only difference in the RS1 he races in 1000…

CAN-AM vs. KAWASAKI SHOOTOUT

-- Maverick Sport Max 1000 DPS vs. Teryx4 LE -- When you’ve got more than one or two passengers who want to join you on most rides, deciding to get a four-seat UTV is easy. Deciding what kind of four-seater to get is the hard part, so we compared two different kinds of four-seaters—Can-Am’s sporty Maverick Sport Max DPS and Kawasaki’s Teryx4 LE recreation machine—in a variety of trail conditions to see how they perform. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? There’s just one version of the Maverick Sport Max DPS, and it’s $18,999…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER’S ADD AC, HEAT AND A LONGBED 

Last night in front of dealers, Can-Am unveiled two new additions to its acclaimed Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle family for 2020. Each takes the side-by-side riding experience to the next level, and is designed specifically to improve the lives of those who are out there working the land and also like to kick back and enjoy themselves. Can-Am innovates with the new Defender PRO HD10, featuring a six-foot multifunctional cargo box along with a lower box storage area accessible from both sides which…

2020 TRACKER OFF ROAD LINEUP

-- New models from a new UTV brand -- Arctic Cat recently joined forces with Tracker, a big name in boats, to form Tracker Off Road. Tracker UTVs will be available at Bass Pro Shops stores all over the country, and the 2020 lineup includes many models that are identical to 2019 Arctic Cats, except for big price reductions on most models and subtle visual changes. Here’s a look at the 2020 lineup of Tracker UTVs. XTR1000 Tracker’s XTR1000 is mechanically identical to Arctic Cat’s excellent base Wildcat XX sport UTV,…

KAWASAKI TERYX ADVENTURE BUILD

-- Testing a long distance do-it-all machine -- We agree with the notion that less is more sometimes, but there are other times when we appreciate over-the-top builds, the ones that not only look great but are also designed to perform at a higher level than the stock machine could ever imagine. The potential to build out a Teryx4, making it bigger and better in every way, is apparent. As you can see, the Kawasaki Teryx4 featured on these pages is one of those machines and excited to be that way. It was the teams at Mega…

ON THE PODIUM: UTV RACING RESULTS

The Indiana X-Country Racing series’ ninth round was hosted by the famous John Vincent Hunt Club in south-eastern Indiana, and the weather was much more co-operative than in 2018. Awesome wooded trails with hills, roots, rocks, ruts and streams with rock ledges greeted the 31 entries in the one-hour Saturday evening UTV race. UTV teams start 10 per row, with rows taking off every 30 seconds. Jason Wofford (Yam) turned some blazing laps to take the physical lead, while John Barnes (Pol) was also setting a blistering pace…

2020 POLARIS RZR PRO XP/PREMIUM/ULTIMATE

The 2020 RZR Pro XP is a completely new 64” model designed to overtake Can-Am's X3. Starting at $22,999, the new platform is available only in a two seat turbo model for now. It still uses a fully automatic belt type CVT transmission bringing an impressive 181 horsepower to the ground through a set of aggressive 30×10-14 Maxxis Carnivore tires. Standard A-arm front (19” travel) and trailing arm (20” travel) rear suspension sit 6” inches farther apart than before for a 96-inch wheelbase. The frame is made from beefy 2” tubing…

TESTING THE YAMAHA XZ1

-- Inside Nic Grandlund;s single-seater race build -- The Yamaha YXZ1000R has been very successful in short-course UTV racing with CJ Reeves, Corry Weller and others winning national championships in the manual-transmission triples. Nic Granlund has been racing YXZs in WORCS Pro Stock 1000 and Turbo classes for years, and we featured his Packard-supercharged YXZ in the November 2017 issue. He has won WORCS races and the 2017 UTV World Finals and BiTD UTV Winter Nationals in his 2016 LSR STV Motorsports GBC/DWT YXZ1000Rs.…