WARN PRO WINCHING TIPS

-- Things you should know when going off-road -- In the “Recreation Utility UTV Buyer’s Guide” 30 of the machines come standard with a winch, with most winches being Warn 4500-pound units. The thing is, a 4500-pound winch can actually stretch the frame of a UTV, especially if you use a snatch block to extricate a large UTV! Snatch blocks double and quadruple a winch’s power rating, and winch lines can girdle and injure or kill trees, so you want to have tree-protector straps on hand for hard-core winching. Warn has…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 500

Honda’s smallest Pioneer is just 50 inches wide, so it fits on width restricted trails and in the bed of a full sized pickup. It’s powered by a 475cc, two valve, pushrod engine with a beltless, five speed automatic transmission that also allows manual paddle shifting. This recreation utility UTV also has a rear rack that can carry 450 pounds and it can tow half a ton. It’s available in red, white, camo and new Moose Brown for 2020. Pricing starts at $9,199. See UTV Action's full test of a previous Pioneer 500 model here:…

LIFE & TIMES OF THE YAMAHA RHINO

Great bottom end torque from Yamaha’s Ultramatic CVT trans, independent rear suspension and a locking front differential are what set it apart from the Polaris Ranger 500 and Kawasaki Mules of the day.

CUSTOM NORTHSTAR EDITION

-- Hitting the mud holes in maximum comfort -- What we have here is a 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition. As you may know, this particular model comes from Polaris with a cab and doors. An air-conditioner and heater are available as well. The one we see here was built by Andrew Rinehart to bump up its mud-running performance. The first thing you'll notice are the tall BKT tires mounted on BCR wheels. This NorthStar Edition also has an eight inch lift kit and heavy duty springs from S3 Power Sports. The…

WHERE TO RIDE & RACE YOUR UTV

On June 18-22, Fillmore, Utah, will host the National ATV/UTV Jamboree with five days of guided daily rides featuring spectacular scenery and plenty of chances to view wildlife. Local guides will also describe the geology and history of the area, and evenings are devoted to special dinners, raffles, prize drawings, and Drag Races, ATV/UTV Sled Pulls and an Obstacle Course. June 19-22 will also include daily breakfasts. Adult registration for the five-day jamboree is $118, and that includes dinners, breakfasts,…

UTV ACCESSORIES WE LIKE

-- From $11.99 and up -- There are all kinds of smart products available to accessorize you and your UTV. Here's a list of items that caught the eyes of the UTV Action magazine crew this month. STROKER FOG OUT ANTI-FOG SOLUTION No matter what you’re trying to see through—a face shield, goggle lenses or a windshield—condensation can fog up your ride. Stroker Fog-Out keeps helmet face shields, goggles and windshields fog-free. The solution cleans as it treats and is easy to apply. The long-lasting treatment provides a…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 & 700 DELUXE

The two-seat Pioneer 700 comes in base and Deluxe models with prices starting at $10,999. Pioneer 700s are powered by a single cylinder, 675cc, pushrod, 4-valve engine, and both models use a beltless three speed automatic transmission. Base models have steel wheels and unpainted bodywork. The Deluxe model is $12,499 and adds power steering, manual paddle shifting for the automatic transmission, painted or camo bodywork and aluminum wheels. See UTV Action's full test of a previous Pioneer 700 here:…

SIDI DUNA BOOTS

-- Testing top gun UTV driving shoes -- WHAT IT IS: Sidi may be a new name to some UTVers, but the Italian company is one of the world leaders in boots for motorsports, like motocross, motorcycle road racing, street motorcycling and bicycling. Sidi’s Duna UTV adventure boots are reinforced over the ankle boots that are designed to offer protection and very good foot-control feel. The double-stitched brushed suede and Cordura fabric upper make the boot abrasion-resistant and lightweight. These boots have lace and Velcro…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 1000-5, DELUXE & LE

The Pioneer 1000-5 seats five and is available in base, Deluxe and LE trim with prices starting at $17,199. A 999cc eight-valve Unicam® parallel-twin engine supplies the power. Honda’s unique beltless 6 speed transmission offers automatic and manual shift modes with high and low range, plus sport and normal automatic shift programs. The base 1000-5 has steel wheels and unpainted bodywork. The Deluxe comes with LED headlights, aluminum wheels and painted or camo bodywork. The Limited Edition gets Fox QS3 compression…