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MOOSE UTV COVER

MOOSE UTV COVER, WHAT IT IS: FEATURES: Moose’s lightweight covers are claimed to have the highest UV protection in the industry. A water-resistant coating helps protect against rain, dust and dirt, and a Perma-vent system minimizes condensation via flow-through side vents with triangular covers. An elastic hem at each corner secures the cover to the UTV, and […]

BOSS AUDIO LED WHIP

BOSS AUDIO LED WHIP WHAT IT IS: The WP6 Boss Audio LED whip is a 72-inch safety whip made up of hundreds of LED lights wrapped 360 degrees around a pole for $129.99. Boss also sells the WP4, a 48-inch whip, for $99.99.  MATERIALS: Lighted whips are quickly replacing the old-school orange triangle flag mounted on top […]

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES COOLER BAG

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES COOLER BAG, WHAT IT IS: The number-one accessory carried on or in any brand UTV is a cooler. The Assault Industries cooler bag is made with a 1000-denier vinyl outer shell, which is a tear- and fade-resistant fiber weave. A waterproof inner liner is large enough to carry lunch and drinks for at least four […]

PRODUCT TEST: ARAI XD-4 HELMET

ARAI XD-4 HELMET, WHAT IT IS: Arai is one of the most respected helmet brands in motorsports, and Arai helmets are a popular choice of top professional racers in Formula 1, NASCAR, MotoGP, motocross, Supercross and UTV racing. The Arai XD-4 helmet is an evolution of the XD-3, one of the first face-shield helmets designed to […]

SEDONA MUD REBEL RT

SEDONA MUD REBEL RT, WHAT IT IS: Sedona is a town in dry Arizona that actually has some of the most beautiful trails we’ve ridden in the state. Sedona tires, sold at Western Powersports dealers across the country, include a tire called the Sedona Mud Rebel RT. So, being the rebels we are, we took a set […]

DAYSTAR JACK PADS

DAYSTAR JACK PADS, WHAT THEY ARE Since the release of the first RZR XP 900 (or even earlier) when guys were putting long-travel suspension on Rhinos, we have been looking for better ways to get height out of our floor jacks. Getting a car further off the ground is necessary for all kinds of routine […]

CAN-AM ACCESSORIES SPORT ROOF

CAN-AM ACCESSORIES SPORT ROOF, WHAT IT IS: Can-Am Accessories’ Sport roof for the Maverick Sport is black polypropylene plastic—a long-lasting, original-equipment-quality, weather-resistant material—that doesn’t reflect as much noise as aluminum. Can-Am claims the roof is compatible with all windshields and that it doesn’t interfere with mounting lights on the roof. It’s $354.99, which is more than plastic […]

SYSTEM 3 OFF-ROAD SS360 TIRES

SYSTEM 3 OFF-ROAD SS360, WHAT IT IS: The System 3 Off-Road SS360 is a brand-new tire for UTVs to drive in the sand or snow. “SS” actually stands for “Sand and Snow,” and 360 designates the tire for year-round use. So, for this test, we tried these tires in both sand and snow mounted on a Yamaha […]

SIMPSON PRO SPORT SEAT

SIMPSON PRO SPORT SEAT, WHAT IT IS: Simpson is one of the most recognized names in racing equipment and has been in business for 60 years. The Simpson Pro Sport seat was engineered to outperform original UTV seats by offering superior fit, function, comfort and style, all while keeping its mounting position as low as possible in […]

ITP COYOTE TIRE AND SD SERIES BEADLOCK WHEEL

ITP COYOTE TIRE AND SD BEADLOCK WHEEL, WHAT IT IS: The ITP Coyote tire and SD Beadlock wheel are designed for high-horsepower, extreme-performance UTVs, and the 32x10R15 Coyote is standard equipment on the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S. The SD Series beadlock wheel is a lightweight, ultra-strong wheel that has the industry’s first two-year limited warranty against […]

MOOSE FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNT

Adding a fire extinguisher to your UTV is not only smart, we consider it mandatory, and the Moose Quick-Release Fire Extinguisher Mount makes it easy. Furthermore, no matter what causes a fire in your UTV or on the trail, being prepared to fight it can reduce damage and even save lives. WHAT IT IS: The Moose Quick-Release […]

OL’ RED ATV WASH

WHAT IT IS: Racers make Ol’ Red Racing products for racers, and their products include Red Ice Racing Coolant, Power Clean Mechanic Hand Scrub, ATV Wash, Bike Wash, Silicone Spray, Swamp Butter Chamois Cream, and Red Rocket Fuel Additive. To see how it works on UTVs, we got a couple of bottles of ATV Wash and tried […]

HARDLINE PRODUCTS QUIKSTEM PUSH-IN TIRE VALVE SYSTEM

WHAT IT IS: Replace damaged UTV, car, truck, and trailer tire valve stems without disassembling the tire and wheel with Hardline Products’ QuikStem tire valve system. The $29.99 kit includes two push-in-type valve stems that can be used to replace faulty stems. Most tire shops charge $15 or more to install conventional stems, so the QuikStem system […]

GARMIN OVERLANDER

Until all UTVs come with some sort of on-board navigation system, we will search out and test everything available that’s good for the job. The latest, the Garmin Overlander, is from one of the pioneers in satellite navigation. WHAT IT IS: The Overlander is a 5×7-inch; water-, dust- and shock-proof; Android-based tablet with full GPS functions and […]

SHOCK THERAPY, HCR, FOX TALON UPGRADES

While the new Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R have a phenomenal engine and dual-clutch transmission and many other sport UTV innovations, the suspension settings Honda chose leave a lot of room for improvement. Lumpy’s first time in the 1000R was the demo ride at Moab’s Rally on the Rocks, where Honda chose to debut the […]

Z1R RISE CAMO HELMET

Z1R introduced the F.I. Hysteria off-road helmet in 2018, including models with MIPS (Multi-angle Impact Protection System), for $159.99. New for 2020, Z1R introduces the Rise Camo and Rise Camo Youth with similar styling, venting and construction as the Hysteria but at a lower price. There are also Rise Child, Rise Youth, Rise Adult and […]