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HESS MOTORSPORTS TALON 1000R

HESS MOTORSPORTS TALON 1000R Hess Motorsports has been racing ATVs and UTVs for many years in GNCC, cross-country, motocross and short-course, and they’ve long developed products for the racing public, beginning with machining shark-fin sport ATV sprocket and brake-rotor protectors for Blingstar. Hess has a full-blown CNC operation and makes all sorts of aluminum products […]

HONDA TALON 1000R LONG TERM TEST

The Honda Talon 1000R was the most anticipated sport SxS since the Yamaha YXZ1000R three years earlier. After getting our hands on the Talon, we did the usual comparisons (March 2020) and tests with it, putting lots of miles on it—lots and lots of miles. Since June, we’ve put over 2500 miles on the Talon. […]

HCR/VENT RACING HONDA TALON 1000R

We’re very impressed with the Honda Talon 1000R. The engine and dual-clutch transmission (DCT) are especially impressive, with great acceleration, perfect automatic gear selection, smooth shifting and overall performance. Also, it’s as smooth as the best CVT-driven machines but without a belt to break or replace; however, there is a lot of room for improvement […]

MOOSE UTILITIES RZR 900S

Moose Utility Division (MUD) highlights its new UTV products with a Polaris RZR 900S build that includes a roof ($169.95), windshield ($241.95), seats ($484.95 each), 4-point harnesses ($109.95 each), front bumper ($241.95), nerf bars ($258.95), rear cargo box ($369.95), full doors ($369.95), door bag ($69.95), 28×10-14 Insurgent tires ($194.95 each) on 545X 14×7 wheels ($135.95 […]

CODY BRADBURY’S #1X WORCS RS1

Cody Bradbury won the World Off-Road Championship Series 2018 Pro Stock UTV Championship in a RZR XP 1000 and switched to the RZR RS1 for his title defense this season. The season didn’t start well for Cody with a 15th at Buffalo Bill’s, but then he rebounded with a pair of seconds at the next […]

CUSTOM X3 MAX X RS TURBO R

— Checking out Eddie Cibrian’s Can-Am adventure build — We’re always on the lookout for cool UTV builds, so we went on a ride this past spring with the Mojave Adventures crew and actor Eddie Cibrian (“Sunset Beach,” “Third Watch,” “The Cave” and much more). Eddie’s adventure Can-Am Maverick X3 Max X rs Turbo R […]

BROCK HEGER’S YXZ1000R RACER

— Inside the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series Champ’s Yamaha — Defending Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro Production 1000 UTV champion Brock Heger took three wins in the first four rounds of the 2019 season, and he was well on his way to a fourth win in Sparks, Nevada when he suffered a freak […]

ADVENTURE YXZ1000R BUILD

— GBC Motorsports Project Machine — With Yamaha’s Realize Your Adventure campaign now having 20 UTV-adventure franchises to highlight its pure-sport and recreation UTV models, Kory Ellis set out to convert a 2019 YXZ1000R Sport Shift Special Edition into the ultimate long-range adventure vehicle. Being a pro quad racer for many years, Ellis chose the […]

CODY & HUNTER MILLERS’ WORCS X3 TURBOS

— Inside the Can-Am Race Team machines — After five of eight rounds of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Cody Miller leads Pro Turbo UTV defending champ Cody Bradbury by 14 points and brother Hunter Miller by 16 points. Cody has a win and three seconds in his Maxxis XPS Maverick X3 X rs […]

FLYING UTV BUILD

In the UTV world we have a Superman, and his name is Al McBeth. Not only can Al fly his custom, one-off Polaris RZR through the air like a bird or a plane, he has proven he and his Flying UTV build are invincible in the face of things like gravity. Al has held the […]

CUSTOM UTV BUILD

— Superior Motorsports RZR Turbo S — When you enjoy a huge event like UTV Takeover in the Oregon Dunes, you not only take in the activities on and off the sand, you gawk in awe at the amazing cars you see cruising the site. It’s no different for us. We had to stop and […]

POLARIS RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

— Walker Evans Racing build — Polaris is enjoying great success with its first extreme-performance single-seat UTV. The RZR RS1 has racked up several major race wins, and we’re seeing quite a few of them in the dunes and desert. We tested the long travel, HCR Racing RS1 at Moab for the September 2018 issue […]

HONDA TALON 1000R CUSTOM BUILD

— Rugged Radios sets it up right — Honda has finally made its dramatic entrance into the sport UTV revolution with the all-new Talon 1000R, 1000X and now 2020 Talon 1000X-4 and X-4 Live Valve. All four Talons sport the super-smooth Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) that launches out of the hole quicker than any other […]

PROJECT YAMAHA YXZ1000R

— Making it faster, stronger & more comfortable — This month we are highlighting a first-year Yamaha YXZ1000R build completed by Brian Carle. He is a classic example of the saying, “With age comes a cage.” The Yamaha YXZ1000R was an easy choice for the former dirt biker, now retired and enjoying a leisurely life […]

CORRY WELLER’S CAN-AM X3 TURBO

— What makes the champ’s X3 so fast? — Corry Weller won the 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Production Turbo UTV championship in her Weller/DragonFire Racing Can-Am X3 X rs Turbo R, and she is leading the 2019 Production Turbo class after four rounds with three wins. She is also the defending champ […]

POLARIS GENERAL CUSTOM BUILD

— A hot rod for the dirt — The Polaris General is the right machine for many people. It’s a good all around UTV for general usage, but with a proper amount of RZR sportiness. Its 100 horsepower motor provides some spirited acceleration and its 13 inches of suspension travel allows it to cover rough […]