Kyle Chaney Takes First WORCS Pro SXS Win

-- Hot & heavy race action in Las Vegas -- Kyle Chaney played spoiler during the ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR at The Orleans Arena, entering his first race in years and walking away with the SXS Pro victory in Las Vegas, Nevada. Driving a Can-Am Maverick X3 Chaney gave the Canadian company its first victory in the series. Cody Miller finished second, also driving an X3, ahead of Cody Bradbury, Hunter Miller, and Shawn Saxton. Colby Wemple won the Pro Stock race. The track was significantly different…

NIKOLA REFINES ITS NZT UTV & ADDS A FEW SURPRISES

NIKOLA REFINES ITS NZT UTV & ADDS A FEW SURPRISES The first product unveiled was the autonomous-capable Nikola Reckless, the military all-terrain vehicle that was driven on stage via remote control. “With virtually no sound and no heat signature, the Reckless provides new meaning to stealth and is defying all standards,” said Andrew Christian, Nikola Powersports vice president of business development and defense. “We believe all military vehicles will transform to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells in the…

RZR OIL FILTER RELOCATION KIT

-- HMF to the rescue -- Changing the oil in our UTVs is something we have to do and it's not an easy chore on some machines. On the Polaris RZR it can be quite a task, because the oil filter is in a spot that's difficult to get to. Well, we were checking out some products at HMF and our eyebrows raised when we saw their oil filter relocation kit for RZRs. Whoa, we had to check that out. Here's the info they gave to us:  Available in the kit or sold separately, the Oil Filter Adapter and Oil Filter Mount are both…

2019 POLARIS RZR XP 1000 HIGH LIFTER EDITION

Specially equipped for mudding, the 110-horsepower RZR XP 1000 High Lifter Edition has snorkels, a mud-tuned CVT with lower gearing to turn its 29.5-inch Outlaw 2 mud tires, high-clearance lower A-arms and rear radius rods, and 15 inches of ground clearance. Stiffer shock springs and damping maintain the proper ride height when the mud is sticky. See UTV Action's guide to the biggest,  newest mud tires here:  https://utvactionmag.com/new-utv-mud-tires/ Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve EFI twin…

STUCK IN THE MUD PHOTO GALLERY

-- HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? -- It's not if, but just a matter of when. Yeah, your UTV can handle some pretty extreme terrain. It can crawl over rocks and stumps and make it across mud and water too. However, there will come a time when the mud is deeper than expected or you just don't get to attack it with the angle and speed you'd like. So, your forward motion is delayed while you figure out how to get unstuck. But hey, that's part of the fun. Normally, what happens in the swamp stays in the swamp. but here's your…

2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL 1000R & DPS

The Maverick Trail 1000R’s V-twin is re-tuned for torque and 75 horsepower, and the Trail blends the X3 technology and frame to produce a 50-inch, rear-engine UTV. HPG shocks deliver 10 inches of front and 10.5 inches of IRS travel, and it shares the X3’s QRS-T CVT and has EBS. Trails also sport the Visco-Lok QE front and unlocking rear diffs (DPS only). See the full test here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-can-am-maverick-trail-1000-dps/ Motor type 976cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission Dual-range CVT…

2019 MASSIMO WARRIOR 800

-- Testing a rugged, full-metal UTV for the outdoorsman -- This Warrior uses an 800cc, V-twin four-stroke with four valves per cylinder—very similar to Can-Am’s V-twin. It is fuel injected with a single throttle body feeding both cylinders. It puts out 60 horsepower. The smaller 700 uses a 686cc, single-cylinder powerplant similar to the Yamaha engine that powers many of its ATVs and SxS’. It produces 34 horsepower and costs $10,799. The Warrior 800 we are testing here sells for $12,999. HOW BIG IS IT? The overall…

2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT X MR

Can-Am’s new Maverick Sport X mr is a 64-inch wide mud machine with a snorkeled 100-horsepower V-twin engine and QRS-T transmission ducts, arched A-arms, a true locking Smart-Lok front differential, Sport/Eco ignition modes, electronic hill-descent control, 30-inch ITP Cryptid tires, Fox QS3 piggyback reservoir shocks, and a winch. Find out about more new additions to the Maverick Sport lineup here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-adds-4-seat-rock-mud-maverick-sport-for-2019/ Motor type 976cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC…

KAWASAKI MULE versus REAL MULE

-- Which is better out on the trail? -- By Joe Kosch My daughter Allison and I have a friendly debate going about whether Kawasaki Mules or “biological mules,” as she calls them, are better. The answer is clear—Kawasaki Mules rule, but Allison disagrees. I continue listening to her side for a number of reasons: I’ve always been foolishly gracious with her, and there’s no end in sight. I find the idea that biological mules could compare to the motorized Mules funny. Allison has a degree in animal science, and she has been…

POLARIS RS1 MUD MONSTER

-- CUSTOM SINGLE-SEATER -- Down in the soggy bottoms you regularly see RZRs that have been lifted up with larger mud tires added. Whether two-seaters or four-seaters, these monster RZRs have been a common sight out in the mud. So, it was just a matter of time when the new single-seater Polaris RZR would get the same treatment. What we have here is one of the first mud RS1s we've seen. Woods Cycle Country in Texas was responsible for its build. To get it raised up for high water it has a S3 8" lift kit, with 37" BKT…