CUSTOM CAN-AM X3 TURBO

-- Here’s what the guys at HMF have to say about their project X3 Turbo: The Maverick X3 is Can Am’s latest offering to the extreme sport side by side scene. Its 900 CC turbocharged 3 cylinder engine produces 154 crank horsepower. With help from a turbo back exhaust system and custom ECU tuning from HMF, the X3 becomes a whole new animal. We started with a mostly stock frame and added our IQ/Gusset Kit, HCR stock 72” stock ARM replacement kit with RCV axles, Method wheels, QuadBoss tires, HMF Custom Full Exhaust…

CAN-AM WINS BEST IN THE DESERT

– Phil Blurton piloted his Can-Am / No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Pro Production Turbo class championship this past weekend at the Best In The Desert Pahrump Nugget 250 in Nevada. It was the first BITD championship for both Blurton and factory Can-Am and the third major championship won by a racer of a Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle in 2017. Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr., and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV…

SUPERCHARGED YAMAHA YXZ 1000R

-- Yamaha’s revolutionary YXZ1000R has been dominating UTV short-course racing and is making waves in longer courses as well. Nic Granlund not only won both the SxS Pro Stock and SxS Pro classes at the Glen Helen round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), but he also won the 2017 UTV World finals and BITD UTV Winter Nationals in his 2016 supercharged LoneStar Racing/STV Motorsports YXZ1000R.    Packard Performance, of Turbo/Banshee fame, has the Yamaha covered with the $2695 Supercharger kit, which…

BATTERY BUYER’S GUIDE

Lithium-ion battery technology has been improving battery life and performance in many different forms of electronics. Recently, this lithium “technology” has taken a full-on assault on the powersports industry, and why wouldn’t it? The lead-acid battery has been around longer than the automobile, and we were due for a major improvement. By design, the lithium-ion battery is much lighter and can make a lot more power (cold cranking amps, or CCA) than the conventional lead-acid battery. Life expectancy is much greater, and…

PAIUTE TRAIL UTV JAMBOREE

After a 2016 hiatus, the Paiute Trail UTV Jamboree returned to celebrate its eighth year of everything UTV. One of eight jamborees using the 275-mile Paiute trail, which was created in 1989 to bring OHV tourism to central Utah, the Paiute Trail Jamboree is the only one that has free daily rides, some with free lunches on the trail. Headquartered in Marysvale City Park, the jamboree was sponsored by Jorgensen’s Powersports and a big list of area vendors. New this year, the jamboree expanded to four days, with a poker…

Yamaha’s 2017 Wall of Champions

Yamaha held its 2017 Wall Of Champions induction ceremony at its Kennesaw, Georgia, factory. The bLU cRU has certainly been making a name for themselves in the world of UTV racing with help from some very talented drivers. Of the 10 2017 championships Yamaha Racing celebrates, four were UTV titles and one was Walker Fowler's GNCC XC1 ATV Pro championship.

1 MILLION RANGERS AND COUNTING

WHICH TOWN WILL BE NAMED RANGER COUNTRY USA? Polaris Inc. is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. This fall, Polaris ® rolled its one-millionth RANGER ® utility side-by- side vehicle off the assembly line in its Huntsville, AL manufacturing facility.  To say thank you, the company is shining a light on the values, work ethic and lifestyle found in rural America with a campaign that will ultimately recognize one community as “Ranger…

RECALL: ASSAULT INDUSTRIES KIDDE EXTINGUISHER

IMPORTANT RECALL INFO Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Description: This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models…

CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS RELEASES NEW TIRE LINE

Chaparral Motorsports Brings Performance and Budget to the ATV/UTV Market with its Ocelot Tire Line With ATV and UTV season in full swing, Chaparral Motorsports is proud to offer offroad enthusiasts its line of Ocelot tires that deliver quality and performance at an extremely affordable price. Sporting most of the sizes that ATV and UTV fans need and with an array of tread patterns, the Ocelot range of tires has something for everyone. As one of the largest ATV and UTV tire dealers in the country, Chaparral knows…

TEST: CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X DS

-- When Can-Am’s Maverick X3s came out, most performance-minded UTVers were elated. The X3s offered all the power and suspension serious drivers could ask for with outstanding handling and ergonomics—awesome if you drive alone or only have one friend. Families hoping for four-seaters were like kids who found nothing under the tree on Christmas morning, and four-seat X3s became the most anticipated UTVs in years. Well, we got our hands on a 2017 X3 Max X ds, and we won’t keep you waiting with our reaction; it’s time for…
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