UTV JACKS BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Quick lifts to change a tire on the trail -- Carrying a spare tire is one of our top tips to any new off-roader; however, a spare is useless if you don’t have the tools to change the tire. That means you need the proper-sized wrench and a jack to lift the vehicle off the ground. We have put together a healthy list of all the options you have to carry a jack with you on the trail. We have also included a few that will work at home or back at camp too. TUSK SCISSOR JACK Worth knowing: This is your lowest cost option…

LS2 MX470 SUBVERTER HELMET TEST

-- Hi-tech, light-weight & good flow-thru ventilation -- LS2 Helmets was born in 1990 in a tiny 600-square-foot house in China, and the helmet business grew from two people to 1000 employees by 2005, producing more than two million helmets a year. In 2007, LS2’s head office was established in Spain, and a 30,000-square-foot warehouse was established in Chicago in 2010. LS2 has won many world championships in MotoGP, MXGP and World Rallies, including Dakar. LS2’s latest off-road helmet is the new high-tech MX470…

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…

POLARIS RZR XP 1000 EPS

-- Testing the hottest non-turbo RZR -- With the high-performance Turbo wars raging, Polaris still has a strong following with the extreme-performance RZR XP 1000 EPS, so much so it serves as the base for the all-new single-seat RZR RS1 and is still winning races in both short-course and longer desert races and rallies. The venerable XP1K also comes in three wildly different Special Editions—Ride Command for an extra $2500, the mud-master High Lifter for an extra $3200, and the fully equipped Trails and Rocks Edition for an…

MAHINDRA ROXOR TEST

-- Putting it through UTV Action's tough trail test loop -- Our first test drive of the Mahindra $14,999 Roxor took place at a dealer event in Texas. Needless to say, the trails weren’t much more than a course laid out in a field and a small woods section. Once production machines hit dealers, we had a Mahindra rep meet us out in one of favorite test grounds for a real trail ride. Our “trail” is a 50-mile loop starting from the desert floor that crosses over an 11,000-foot peak, with hill-climbs, sand washes, rocks and…

CARDO SYSTEMS PACKTALK BOLD

-- Testing an affordable communication system for UTV riders -- Here is a two-way helmet-mounted communication system that allows two, three or four people in your car or close riding group to talk and hear each other while riding. WHO’S IT FOR? A family of riders who are tired of yelling through their helmets when they want to communicate on a ride. It can also be used from one car to another as long as the two cars are within a mile or less of each other. PERFORMANCE: The new Cardo PackTalk Bold…

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…