WHERE TO RIDE AND RACE YOUR UTV

Utah now hosts eight UTV jamborees each year, with five held in central Utah using the Paiute and Arapeen Trail Systems. The Manti Mountain ATV/UTV Run will be held on the Arapeen OHV Trail System Friday August 16th and Saturday August 17th, with late registration and a free ride being held Thursday the 15th. There will be multiple guided-ride options for UTV and ATV enthusiasts, with trail rides subject to change due to weather conditions and demand. The Manti-LaSal National Forest offers beautiful vistas and intermediate…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD5 & DPS

The HD5 is powered by a 38 horsepower 427cc single and its automatic transmission has engine braking,  electronic belt protection and hill-descent control. The rear end doesn’t unlock, but the front diff has Visco-Lok QE. The HD5 has steel wheels, while the HD5 DPS upgrades to cast aluminum wheels and EPS. See how the HD5 compares to other recreation utility UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2019-recreation-4x4-utv-buyers-guide/ Motor type 427cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single Transmission Dual-range CVT…

50-INCH WIDE UTV SHOOTOUT

-- POLARIS RZR 900 vs. CAN-AM TRAIL 1000 -- Polaris is celebrating its 10-year RZR anniversary, and the RZR 800 was the original 50-inch sport UTV. Can-Am has put a huge dent in Polaris’ UTV market share with the Maverick 1000R line and now the ever-expanding X3 Turbo line, but 2018 is BRP’s first entry into the 50-inch UTV category, which is popular because of extensive U.S. Forest Service 50-inch ATV trails across the country. Maverick Trails sport either a 51-horsepower 800cc or a 75-horsepower 976cc V-twin, so we got a…

THIS 6’ TUBE KEEPS ANY UTV FROM BURNING TO THE GROUND

 Whether you are carrying cargo or not, you should be carrying some sort of fire extinguisher product like Assault’s Quick Release Kit.  However an interesting product we discovered lately, highly used in the RV industry, can detect and extinguish a fire automatically and quicker than you can.  Called, ProTeng, the tube can be wrapped and routed above your engine, turbo and exhaust, below the bed and zip tied in place. A smaller tube can be used near the battery, fuel tank or larger electrical components.  In the event…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD8 XT & XT-CAB

XT Defenders come with power steering, painted bodywork, a roof, 4500-pound winch and front bumper. The XT Cab package adds a full cab enclosure with full glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors with electric windows and rear glass, integrated heater kit and full hard roof with liner and interior dome light .See UTV Action's full test of a previous Defender XT model here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-defender-xt-hd8/ Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS &…

NEW HONDA TALON 1000X FIRST TEST

-- Would you be happier with the X or R model? -- When Honda comes to play, people take notice. For 2019 Honda came with two new models—the Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X. This is what we thought of the 64-inch-wide, $20,000 Talon 1000X. WHAT DOES IT COMPARE TO? It depends. If you are talking price, the YXZ1000R, base Maverick Turbo and RZR XP-T are in the fight; however, spec-wise, it’s under-suspended compared to those but has a list of other assets that make it worthy of consideration. HOW’S THE POWER?…

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT MAX 1000 DPS

-- Testing a sporty 4-seater -- Can-Am’s two-seat Maverick Sport UTVs come in more flavors than most drivers can keep track of. There’s the base model, the DPS, the X rc rock crawler and the X mr mud racer, and among those models you can choose a 75-horsepower or 100-horsepower engine and a 60-inch or 64-inch width. If you’re after a 60-inch-wide Can-Am four-seater, things are far simpler; there’s only one—the Maverick Sport Max DPS. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? The Maverick Sport Max DPS is $18,999. Polaris’ 60-inch wide…

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD8 & DPS

Defenders HD8s are powered by a rear-mounted V-twin making 50 horsepower and 50 foot pounds of torque. The base HD8 has manual steering, unpainted bodywork and steel wheels. DPS models have power steering, painted bodywork and cast aluminum wheels. See UTV Action's full test of a previous Defender model here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-defender-xt-hd8/ Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev. Drive system 1WD, 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock Suspension/travel:…

2020 POLARIS RZR PRO XP: TEST DRIVE REVIEW

The Polaris RZR platform is an ever growing and evolving beast. It came into this world as a tiny 50-inch wide machine that made it the first UTV able to ride narrow ATV trails, That fact and the aftermarkets (Mainly HCR and Pro Armor) quick reaction to modify it, made it an instant hit. In just over a decade, Polaris has pumped out over a dozen versions of the RZR that still cater to everyone from that narrow trail rider to the wide open desert racer with the 72” wide Turbo S models. We list all the important changes HERE.…

CAN-AM X3 BUILD BY GEISER PERFORMANCE

-- The fastest UTV we've tested -- When we spotted the trick Geiser Performance Maverick X3 at last year’s Sand Sports Show in SoCal, it was the intricate attention to detail, beautiful welds and craftsmanship that caught our attention; however, when we got behind the wheel, what was attached to the throttle pedal is what made our day. An Evo Powersports Stage 6 Big Turbo, STM Rage 4 clutching, and 32-inch ITP Ultra Cross tires allowed us to take this X3 to 106 mph across El Mirage Dry Lake Bed. To date, it’s still the…