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SPOT GEN4 SATELLITE TRACKER

WHAT IT IS: SPOT GEN4 SATELLITE TRACKER The Spot Gen4 Satellite Tracker is a small device that can track your whereabouts and alert family or authorities if you need help or rescue in many remote areas using the Globalstar satellite network. The unit is less than half the size of a cell phone, weighing only 5 ounces, […]

NELSON-RIGG 4-SEAT UTV COVER

WHAT IT IS: NELSON-RIGG 4-SEAT UTV COVER UTVs are big and take up a lot of real estate in your garage or in your backyard. We feel your pain. We often have up to a dozen UTVs to store and keep out of the weather. We’ve tried everything from used bed sheets and $5 tarps to high-end […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: TWIN AIR TALON FOAM FILTER

TWIN AIR TALON FOAM FILTER One of the first things we noticed about the Honda Talon during long-term testing was how quick the air filter got dirty. After researching new options, we learned that an OEM replacement is pretty expensive at $50. That OEM pleated paper filter is disposable and cannot be washed or reused. […]

CRAWL FORCE YXZ1000R CRAWL BOX

WHAT IT IS: CRAWL FORCE YXZ1000R CRAWL BOX Crawl Force is a new company dedicated to rock crawling with UTVs, and its first gear-reduction product is the Crawl Force YXZ1000R Crawl Box two-speed final drive for the Yamaha YXZ1000R and Sport Shift. The Crawl Box installs between the engine and gearbox and replaces the YXZ drive shaft; […]

CARDO PACKTALK BOLD WIRELESS HELMET COMMS

The beauty of a UTV is being able to share the off-road experience with others. Unfortunately, talking to your passengers while moving requires a lot of yelling, unless you opt for some sort of in-car communication setup. The simplest and most cost-effective way to go about that is by using Bluetooth helmet communicators adopted from […]

YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000LE VS. POLARIS GENERAL XP1000

YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000LE VS. POLARIS GENERAL XP1000 SHOOTOUT We take the two most popular sport utility UTV’s up one of the toughest local rock trails and put them to work back at home discovering the good points and bad ones. One is faster, one is more affordable, we answer which is better here and […]

CEVEN 16 CONTACT CLEANER

WHAT IT IS: CEVEN 16 CONTACT CLEANER Nihilo Concepts was formed in 2000 by a group of motocross enthusiasts to design and manufacture grip kits, and carbon fiber, titanium, billet-aluminum parts and accessories for dirt bikes, from 50s to 450s to adventure bikes. Nihilo also makes brake parts like Run Cool brake pistons, oversized rotors, and now […]

SHELL SBC400 BATTERY CHARGER

WHAT IT IS: SHELL SBC400 BATTERY CHARGER Shell has been fueling our sport since its inception, and now it wants to charge our powersports batteries with a couple of new chargers and maintainers. We chose the Shell SBC400 battery charger and maintainer, which charges all types of lead-acid, AGM, and lithium-ion 12- and 6-volt batteries with 4-amp […]

HARBOR FREIGHT HOSE PLIERS

WHAT IT IS: HARBOR FREIGHT HOSE PLIERS Harbor Freight Pittsburgh long-reach hose grip pliers are specially shaped to grip hoses without damage to the hoses or fittings they attach to. The set includes pliers for 3/8-, 1/2- and 3/4-inch hoses. Coarse rubber-coated handles on the pliers provide a secure grip. The set of three pliers is $14.99. […]

SOLID HELMETS

WHAT IT IS: SOLID HELMETS A brand-new helmet company strictly catering to the UTV market. From open-face and moto to full and modular designs, Solid Helmets has your head covered. Goggles are also available for the Moto and Rally versions. All helmets are lightweight and reasonably priced, starting at $99 for the open-face Rally and going up […]

OGIO DRY DAY BAG

WHAT IT IS: OGIO DRY DAY BAG No matter which UTV we take out on a day ride or weekend trip, space is always at a premium. Since this is the case, we tend to look for products and accessories that serve dual purposes, and the Ogio Dry Day bag is just that. This is a place […]

GEARWRENCH WORK GLOVES

WHAT IT IS: GEARWRENCH WORK GLOVES Being at the controls of a UTV is not as hard on your hands as grabbing the handlebars of a dirt bike or ATV; however, you still want to be protected from flying debris and avoid the calluses the plastic, rubber and suede can give you. Gearwrench work gloves are heavy-duty […]

MOOSE RACING 3-IN-1 RATCHET

WHAT IT IS: MOOSE RACING 3-IN-1 RATCHET The Moose Racing 3-in-1 ratchet combines 1/2-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch socket drives into one tool, eliminating the need to carry separate ratchet handles for sockets with different drive sizes. The Moose Racing 3-in-1 ratchet retails for $25.95, about $6 more than a single ratchet handle. PERFORMANCE: The Moose Racing 3-in-1 […]

YAMALUBE FUEL MED RX

WHAT IT IS: YAMALUBE FUEL MED RX Yamalube Fuel Med RX is a fuel stabilizer that also fights the damaging effects of ethanol-blended fuels, including phase separation (water coming out of suspension in fuel) and corrosion. Using a fuel stabilizer used to be wise preventative maintenance when storing machines for winter or any long period, and it […]

PELICAN DAYVENTURE SLING COOLER

PELICAN DAYVENTURE SLING COOLER One of the most popular accessories for any UTV owner is a cooler. For test days, we might need to carry anything from a few bottles of water all the way up to coolers that can hold enough to keep us fed overnight. The Pelican Dayventure sling cooler is perfect for […]

DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS

WHAT IT IS: DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS DP Kawasaki KRX1000 brake pads are replacement brake pads for the front and rear of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000. DP is the choice of top UTV racers, such as KOH winner Kyle Chaney and the Miller brothers. DP sells two pairs for $38.95 for front or rear. Dealer prices […]