2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R Gear reduction kit and new Kodiak 700 SE Announced!

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces additional models and accessories for their 2017 model year lineup. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport Side-by-Side (SxS), along with an all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) torque assist gear kit for the YXZ1000R, will be available in dealerships this month. A new Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Kodiak 700 ATV will also be available starting in October for the fall riding season. “A year after its world debut last September, the YXZ1000R is still the most exciting pure…

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 vs. Yamaha Grizzly 700

The 700–750cc displacement class is a sweet spot for 4x4 ATVs. These machines combine fun, abundant power and impressively agile handling and are offered at lower prices than 1000cc machines. We tested two strong performers that approach the sport-utility 4x4 formula in different ways to see which is better. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2016? On the Kawasaki, just new colors. You can choose between Super Black, Bright White, Candy Lime Green or camo. On the Yamaha, almost everything. A more powerful, 708cc, double-overhead-cam engine…

Wienen puts his 5th ATV MX Championship win in the bag!

Yamaha Racing’s Chad Wienen defends his title in the AMA Pro ATV MX Series with his fifth consecutive championship, placing him second among all-time ATV motocross champions. Wienen’s victory further solidifies his position as the most successful ATV racer of the 21st century. Wienen bested the competition on Yamaha’s race-proven Assembled-in-USA YFZ450R sport ATV, with unmatched consistency and dominating performances. He landed on the podium in every race and was the only Pro ATV MX racer this season to finish each…

New Timbersled™ ST 90 Ripper Systems Convert 110cc Dirt Bikes Into Snow Bikes for Year-Round Family Riding Fun

MEDINA, Minn. (Sept. 9, 2016) – The Timbersled snow bike family is expanding in an exciting new way with the addition of the all new ST 90 Ripper. This new system converts popular 110cc dirt bikes into snow bikes so more riders can enjoy the thrill of the Timbersled experience. The Timbersled ST 90 Ripper kit enhances a dirt bike’s versatility and value by converting it into a true, 4-season machine – and it means there’s now a Timbersled system for every rider in the family.   “This is an exciting addition to our…

PRODUCT: Rocket YFZ450R Exhaust

WHAT IT IS: The Rocket Exhaust is a lightweight, high-performance exhaust system designed for optimum performance to benefit the rider, not just impressive dyno numbers. Rocket Exhaust is designed to make you a better rider, with a major focus towards on-track performance. Every Rocket Exhaust system is developed for optimum throttle response at all rpm levels, low overall weight and standing up to the test of time. WHAT’S IT MADE OF: Rocket uses multiple manufacturing processes to achieve lighter overall weight and…

FIRST LOOK: POLARIS 2017 ACE SP 570 & XC 900

Polaris introduced the first single-seat 4x4 sport UTV with the 2014 Sportsman Ace 325, and the Ace evolution and revolution continues with the 2017 model year. Polaris dropped the “Sportsman” last year and the replaces the original Ace 325 with a more torquey Ace 500 this year, joining the Ace 570 and SP 570. But the biggest news is that the Ace XC 900 replaces the 2016 Ace SP 900 with a more formidable chassis and suspension platform, and the biggest Ace got a 24-percent increase in power to make it a faster woods weapon.…

2016 BUDGET UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

In our January 2016 issue we presented the “2016 UTV Buyer’s Guide” with machines from Arctic Cat, Can-Am, CFMoto, Honda, Kawasaki, Kymco, John Deere, Polaris and Yamaha, all of which have an established North American manufacturing and dealer network. Chinese and Taiwanese companies are also making UTVs and working on attracting more dealers here in America. Bad Boy Buggies and ODES UTVs join Hisun, Massimo Motors, Bennche, Cub Cadet, Pitster Pro and SSR as companies that are gaining traction here in the States, and many…

PRODUCT: McGard Spline-drive ATV/UTV Lug Nuts

WHAT IT IS: McGard Innovative Security Products manufactures all sorts of automotive and marine theft-prevention devices, including splined-wheel lug nuts, tailgate locks, Jeep door locks, and stern drive, outboard motor and prop locks. If you have invested in aftermarket wheels and tires for your UTV or ATV, McGard offers inexpensive insurance in the form of spline-drive lug-nut kits for the “Big Seven” ATV manufacturers. They’re also a must for those who have ITP and Pro Armor/ PURE Polaris, among others, that don’t have…

Corry Weller takes home the TORC Championship with her Yamaha!

Yamaha Racing’s Corry Weller won The Off-Road Championship Series’ (TORC) first ever Pro Stock UTV Class this past Labor Day weekend in Crandon, Wisconsin. Weller’s victory in the YXZ1000R marks the pure sport Side-by-Side vehicle’s first national championship in its debut year of racing. Weller’s success made history for herself, the YXZ1000R and the TORC series. Just this year, TORC introduced the Pro Stock UTV Class to its lineup of short course off-road races, making Weller and her YXZ1000R TORC’s first ever Pro Stock…
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