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PRODUCT TEST: AMS Radial Pro Tire

WHAT IT IS: AMS’ new Radial Pro tires combine eight-ply ruggedness, radial construction, DOT approval for legal street use and an aggressive all-terrain tread design in an affordable tire. These tires start at $118 in the common 25-inch size for 12-inch wheels used on many ATVs and UTVs. That’s around $20 less than most other […]

PRODUCT TEST: Kenda Bearclaw HTR PE Tires and Vision wheels

WHAT IT IS: Kenda’s Bear Claw has earned the reputation as a strong performer, and now it’s available in the new, tougher Bear Claw HTR eight-ply radial version to make it highly resistant to punctures and cuts and to give the tire the strength to handle the cornering forces of faster, heavier UTVs and ATVs. […]

PRODUCT TEST: Moose Racing complete clutch kit

WHAT IT IS: The Moose Racing complete clutch kit is just that—everything you need to replace a worn-out or “smoked” clutch in your sport ATV, right down to the gasket. The Moose complete clutch kit includes high-performance friction plates, precision steel drive plates and a heavy-duty clutch spring kit. The Moose kit comes boxed up […]

PRODUCT TEST: Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera

WHAT IT IS: Garmin combines a 1080p HD video camera with GPS and WiFi into the Garmin VIRB Elite, and it also has an altimeter and accelerometer. What’s cool about the VIRB is that it’s a GPS unit that also records high-definition video! With its highly sensitive GPS and specialty modes, it can be set […]

PRODUCT TEST: Shark Kage: Not your normal ramp

WHAT IT IS: The Shark Kage is a folding, multiuse aluminum ramp that can also be used as a table, bed extender, cargo box or cargo cover. With optional telescoping legs, it can also function as a sunshade. This is a full-width ramp that is 47 inches wide and 92 inches long with a 1200-pound […]

PRODUCT TEST: Alpinestars Techstar Riding Gear

WHAT IT IS: Techstar is Alpinestars’ top-of-theline riding gear (others are Racer, Braap and Charger) for 2014, and new styles are coming for 2015. The Techstar pant comes in sizes 28–40 and five color combinations (green/black, blue/ yellow, yellow/orange, white/red, white/orange) to match today’s sport quads and dirt bikes. Techstar jerseys come in sizes small–2XL […]

PRODUCT TEST: HJC FI-10R Helmet

WHAT IT IS: HJC’s FI-10R is a top-of-the-line off-road helmet with a top-mount forced-air port for Parker Pumper- or Race Air-type fresh-air systems. These fresh-air systems consist of a highvolume blower motor and filter system that mount to your UTV or other offroad vehicle and then filters and flows clean, fresh air into your helmet […]

PRODUCT TEST: Replay Action Camera

WHAT IT IS: Replay unleashes the smallest and lightest action video camera on the market, as the Replay XD 1080 HD Mini weighs only 2.1 ounces and is smaller than most LED flashlights at 0.9 inches by 3.3 inches (24mm x 85mm). Combining the best features of the XD 1080 HD and XD 720, the […]

PRODUCT TEST: Quad Boss Fire Extinguisher Holder

WHAT IT IS: A fire extinguisher is one of the most important items you can and should carry in your UTV, and most UTV racingorganizations mandate an extinguisher be fitted to the roll cage for easy access by safety crews and vehicle occupants. Billet-aluminum fire extinguisher holders are expensive, so Quadboss has come up with […]

PRODUCT TEST: YFZ450R Exhaust Two Brothers M-7

WHAT IT IS: Two Brothers has been a leader in street and motocross motorcycle racing exhausts for many years, and their ATV and UTV systems share their innovative technology. The M-7 V.A.L.E. stainless steel full race exhaust features a stainless steel head pipe and mid-pipe joined to an aluminumbodied muffler. The rebuildable muffler has a […]

Featherweight Lithium Battery by WPS

WHAT IT IS: Featherweight batteries are lightweight replacement batteries that use lithium-ion technology to replace heavy, conventional, lead-acid powersports batteries. They’re 50–70 percent lighter than stock and said to easily provide 6 to 12 times more life cycles than standard batteries. Featherweight batteries can be found either in stock or in the WPS catalog at […]

ISAW Extreme Action Cam: Product Evaluation

WHAT IT IS: The Isaw is a new full-HD action video and still camera with 60-fps (frames per second), slow-motion and 4x-zoom features, and it comes with a built-in LCD screen and WiFi for connecting to your mobile device. The Isaw also has wide-, medium- and narrow-angle field of view (FOV) and a sharper and […]

PRODUCT TEST: Hess Motorsports 2:1 Steering Quickener

WHAT IT IS: The Hess Motorsports steering quickener is a race-developed, 2:1, gear-reduction box that mounts in between the steering wheel and the power-steering system on any EPSequipped RZR. The stock XP 900/XP 1000 steering setup is geared exactly the same, whether the machine is equipped with power steering or not. The factory steering ratio […]

PRODUCT TEST: Maxxis VIPR Tire and Vision Lock Out Wheels

WHAT IT IS: Maxxis’ new Vipr tires are engineered for today’s faster, heavier UTVs, with a tread design and compound intended for mixed to soft terrain, and low vibration and long wear even in hard, rocky desert conditions. The Vipr is a six-ply radial for resistance to flats with a comfortable ride. Suggested retail on […]

PRODUCT TEST: ZOX Rush Star Helmet

WHAT IT IS: Zox’s Rush Star helmet got our attention because it costs $100, but its styling and finish are much better than we expect at that price. Safety should always be a priority when choosing a helmet, and Rush Star has that covered with DOT and ECE approval. As we expected, the shell is […]

PRODUCT TEST: Drift Ghost-S HD Video Camera

WHAT IT IS: The Ghost-S HD is Drift Innovation’s best video camera yet, and it has 1080p video at 60 fps (frames per second) for the sharpest image quality, 3.5-hour battery life, and a lens that rotates up to 300 degrees to accommodate any mounting position. With a 12MP CMOS Sony Sensor, the Ghost-S has […]