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CHANCE HAUGEN’S #1 LUCAS OIL TURBO S

CHANCE HAUGEN’S #1 LUCAS OIL TURBO S Chance Haugen is the defending Turbo Pro champion of the SoCal Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series (LORORS), and he’s currently leading the 2020 Production Turbo Pro points with two rounds to go in both Arizona and SoCal LORORS. Chance Haugen’s #1 Lucas Oil Turbo S has never qualified […]

KYLE HART’S AXCC/SHORT-COURSE X3

KYLE HART’S AXCC/SHORT-COURSE X3 Until UTVs return to the Grand National Cross-Country racing series, Kyle Hart will be the defending UTV XC2 Pro champion. Kyle and Collin Truett actually tied in points (118) and wins (two each), but Hart had the better tie-breaker results, with both in Polaris RZRs. Kyle and father Marty Hart raced […]

SHOCK THERAPY TALON 1000R

SHOCK THERAPY TALON 1000R Honda’s new Talon 1000R, 1000X and the two 1000X-4s are loaded with innovations, like the dual-clutch and dual-range six-speed transmission, potent inline-twin Unicam engine with CRF450-inspired cooling system, one-piece frame, I-4WD system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and many durability-enhancing upgrades. During the development process and testing, Honda actually reduced the […]

REVIVING A 2010 POLARIS RZR 4 800

REVIVING A 2010 POLARIS RZR 4 800 It has now been over a decade since Robby Gordon chopped and stretched one of the original Polaris RZR 800s and turned it into a pit cart for getting around at the NASCAR racetracks where he was competing. Polaris immediately put the concept into production and started a […]

72-INCH RZR PRO XP

72-INCH RZR PRO XP Polaris answers the Can-Am X3 Turbo RR line with the 2020 RZR Pro XP, which makes 181 horsepower and has a new head with a bleed system to export trapped air and avoid overheating. The Pro XP has a next-generation one-piece frame that surpasses the X3, a 96-inch wheelbase combined with […]

CAN-AM X3 DRAG RACER

CAN-AM X3 DRAG RACER It seems like every month we have to choose which stock, project or really tricked-out Can-Am Maverick X3 we are going to feature in the magazine. After laying eyes on Midwest Performance & Power’s Can-Am X3 drag racer and then hearing it fire up, the choice was easy this time around. […]

ASSAULT CAN-AM X3 MAX

ASSAULT CAN-AM X3 MAX UTVs gain more standard features each year, but even high-end models are still fairly stripped down. That’s not a problem. It leaves the machine a blank canvas for the owner to customize for their driving conditions and personalize for the look they want. Companies like Assault Industries have found ways to […]

DRAGONFIRE RACING TALON 1000R

DRAGONFIRE RACING TALON 1000R Honda’s Talon 1000R and 1000X are gaining traction with UTV racers across the country, and Talons are climbing the Pro results in UTV racing in many series. We reported on Hess Motorsports’ Talon build and upgrades last month, and we got a chance to check out the DragonFire Racing Talon 1000R […]

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 […]