TOYO ROLLS INTO UTV MARKET WITH OPEN COUNTRY SXS TIRE

  One of the most aggressive truck tire makers, Toyo, has entered the UTV world with a product developed specifically for the side-by-side segment from the ground up. Guys like Robby Gordon and Bryce Menzies have already been running the tire at King Of The Hammers, Baja and in Dakar.   Its tread design is very similar in appearance to the competition Toyo makes for off-road racing or the on road truck market. Visually the difference in tread from the DOT is the lack of siping on the SxS tread blocks. The SXS…

ARCTIC CAT HAVOC X TEST

-- A HIGHER PERFORMANCE VERSION OF THE STAMPEDE -- Crossover UTVs come with power and suspension you could only find on the most serious sport models not long ago, and they can work as hard as the best utility machines. Arctic Cat’s Havoc X is the newest vehicle in this cool, new category, so we couldn’t wait to see how it performs. WHAT’S NEW? The Havoc X is based on the Stampede, but it’s so heavily upgraded, it’s practically a new machine. A larger, more powerful engine, longer travel suspension; sport seats; a…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX HD8 & DPS

The 6-seat HD8 delivers 50 horsepower and 50 pound-feet of torque, and the Quick-Response Pro-Torq CVT has EBS, Hill-Descent Control and electronic belt protection. Storage space in the dash and under the seats add versatility. The DPS model adds power steering and the quick engaging front differential. See how these models compare to other recreation utility UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2019-recreation-4×4-utv-buyers-guide/ Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ EBS…

AIR FILTER BUYER’S GUIDE

-- And performance intake systems for UTVs -- When it comes to performance and engine life, your UTV’s air filter is one of its most important parts. Engines need an unrestricted supply of air to make power, and that air has to be clean to prevent wear to precisely machined internals. Most machines come with pleated paper filters or a paper filter with a foam pre-filter. Paper filters trap dirt well, but they’re designed to be replaced when dirty, which can get expensive if you drive in dusty conditions. Aftermarket…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX HD10 LONE STAR

Can-Am’s Defender Max Lone Star has distinctive Stone Gray paint, two-tone seats with Lone Star badges and trim, arched high-clearance A-arms, 28-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch wheels, a 4,500-pound winch and H-D front bumper. The 82-horsepower V-twin has three throttle maps and a fully automatic transmission with Hill-Descent Control, and belt protection. Both diffs lock and unlock too. See how this model compares to other recreation utility UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2019-recreation-4×4-utv-buyers-guide/…

ON THE PODIUM: UTV RACING RESULTS

Polaris pulled off the Impossible Mission at the eighth round of the Indiana X-Country Racing (IXCR) series at Attica, Indiana, winning the Heavy Pro Mod, Heavy Limited and Single Driver UTV classes. Jason Wofford pulled off the Heavy Pro Mod and overall UTV wins, completing five laps in 59 minutes 58 seconds. Mitch Wofford won the Heavy LImited UTVs and was seventh overall in another Polaris RZR, while Brad Ashby won the Single Seat UTVs in an RS1 and was sixth overall UTV. In addition, Polaris took the top five positions…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX HD10 DPS, XT & XT CAB

2020 HD10’s are more quiet and have 82 horsepower. Three drive modes fine-tune power delivery. The XT Cab comes with a full cab enclosure with full glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors with electric windows in front and rear glass. All XTs get a 4,500-lb winch and XT front bumper. All DPS models come with power steering and cast aluminum wheels. See how these models compare to other recreation utility UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2019-recreation-4×4-utv-buyers-guide/ Motor type 976cc 8-valve,…

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS WHEEL BEARING GREASER

-- Testing a smart product -- Here is a wheel bearing greaser tool developed by Machined Integrations that allows you to easily add grease to wheel bearings. The product is basically the same size as the center part of your wheel hub where the axle rides, minus the splines. There is a groove spot flanked by O-rings that guides grease into your wheel bearings through the center. CONSTRUCTION: Each greaser is precisely machined from a chunk of hard-anodized aluminum. WHAT DOES IT DO? The product slips inside your…

ZERO1 RZR TOURS

-- They provide you with the UTVs, the guides & the location -- Nothing beats taking a new (to you) UTV for a ride at a new place, and you can experience both with Zero1 RZR tours. Based near Las Vegas, Nevada, Zero1 offers a variety of tours in fun, challenging, scenic desert terrain. We joined Zero1 for a ride recently. It’s a great way to enjoy UTVs you’ll want to know more about. WHAT KIND OF MACHINES DO YOU GET TO DRIVE? Polaris RZR XP 1000s. These high-performance sport machines have enough power and…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX HD10 X MR

The six-seat X mr has 82 horsepower and locking diffs with Smart-Lok technology and mud mode, arched A-arms, high-placed CVT and engine intakes, aluminum rock sliders, and 30-inch ITP Cryptid mud tires on cast aluminum wheels. The high-placed 4500-pound winch has synthetic rope. The automatic transmission has Hill-Descent Control. See how the HD5 compares to other recreation utility UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2019-recreation-4×4-utv-buyers-guide/ Motor type 976cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission…