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BRADEN CHIARAMONTE’S CSD/HRP/CMI RS1

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE’S CSD/HRP/CMI RS1 At the opening rounds of the Great American Short-Course (GAS) series, Braden Chiaramonte qualified second behind Dallas Nord but was taken out of Saturday’s Production 1000 main. He rebounded with a vengeance on Sunday, taking the top qualifier time and winning the main by less than a second over Nord. Braden Chiaramonte's CSD/HRP/CMI RS1 is impressive, and we caught up with him and his team at the second weekend of GAS racing at Glen Helen Raceway. Here is the scoop on his CSD Racing…

2021 ELECTRIC UTVs

2021 ELECTRIC UTVs Electric UTVs aren’t a fantasy for the future; they’re already here. You can have all the capabilities of a gas-engine machine without the noise, fueling chores, frequent maintenance or emissions. Electric motors don’t even need transmissions because of their high torque at low rpm. Our guide to the 2021 Electric UTVs gives you all the information you need to find the best electric UTV for you and a look at what’s to come. CAN-AM’S EV COMMITMENT Can-Am doesn't have a production UTV in our guide 2021…

Polaris RZR Pro R VS. Speed UTV, Robby Gordon Edition

RZR Pro R Verses Speed UTV  It’s interesting to note that Polaris priced the new 2022 RZR Pro R 4 Ultimate to the penny, the same as the Speed UTV, El Jefe, Robby Gordon Edition. The two cars also come standard with 225 horsepower although they do get to that number differently. For example, the 225 horsepower number will change depending on what boost setting they stick with. The 225 number listed on the Speed dyno run shown in one of their presentations, was with 14 psi, we doubt they will give it that much boost in…

HIGH STRENGTH LOWER A-ARMS

If you drive aggressively, or carelessly, you can bend stock A-arms on many popular UTVs. Fortunately, many aftermarket A-arm manufacturers offer high strength lower A-arms that can get you back on the trail for far less than replacing the uppers and lowers, and often for less than the price of original parts. COGNITO LOWER CONTROL ARM KIT AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo S, RS1 FEATURES: Cognito A-arms are made from high-grade steel alloy tubing for maximum strength with minimum weight. The…

GREAT AMERICAN SHORT-COURSE OPENER

Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) promoter Lee Perfect and Hammerking Productions’ Dave Cole have joined forces to form a new Great American Short-Course (GAS) series, presented by Optima Batteries. The GAS series will have eight rounds in 2021 at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Glen Helen Raceway and another location to be determined, and we attended the Great American Short-Course opener at the SBC Fairgrounds. Besides the truck and buggy classes, GAS has six UTV classes—RZR 170, Youth 1000, Weller…

POLARIS MRZR ALPHA LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE 

   Every once in a while, we bump into Polaris test engineers out testing the latest vehicles. When we see one, we are reminded to visit the Polaris government and defense website to see what else they have been providing to our freedom fighters. Since day one when we laid eyes on the Sportsman MV, we’ve always wished Polaris would offer a civilian version to the public and the Polaris MRZR Alpha is no different. You can drool over all Polaris military vehicles at their website www.military.polaris.com Check out…

2022 POLARIS RZR 200 EFI

Summer is almost over and kids are heading back to school. On the good side, parents can go shopping for the latest upgraded Polaris models including the 2022 Polaris RZR 200 EFI youth fun machine for riders 10 and up. The afternoons of this school year will be filled with back yard fun and the weekends packed with laps around the local ride area.    Polaris took everything we liked about the RZR170, dressed it up with Pro XP styling added to the Ride Control Technology plus added slightly more power. The motor gets…

AMERICA ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

AMERICA ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION In May, we reported that Polaris has teamed up with Zero Motorcycles for its “rEV’d up” initiative to offer its customers electric vehicles across its entire product line. Polaris has been helping hunters sneak up on Bambi with its Ranger EV since 2016. What we didn’t report is that among the first rEV’d up models will very likely be a Polaris Defense e-MRZR or electric military RZR. America energy and transportation are on a new frontier. It’ll be interesting to see which countries go…

MOOSE UTV FOOTWELL PROTECTORS

MOOSE UTV FOOTWELL PROTECTORS Moose UTV Footwell Protectors are manufactured from 4mm 5052 aluminum and powder coated for scratch resistance. Each one is laser cut for the absolute most precise fit. Where possible, it protects the entire footwell, brake reservoir, master cylinder, and radiator overflow bottle. All footwell protectors feature drainage and maintenance holes. They’re available for Can-Am X3s and Defenders, Polaris Ranger XP and Yamaha Wolverine X2 and X4. Sold in pairs, these MSRP from $259.95 -…

2021 DAKAR RALLY

2021 DAKAR RALLY The 2021 Dakar Rally took place in the first half of January and marks the 43rd annual running of the famous race. It’s the longest off-road race on the planet, but is it the toughest? Well, that’s debatable. But, the fact that competitors have to travel nearly 5000 miles during the 12-day event while keeping their cars alive and braving the elements of the Saudi Arabian desert certainly makes it one of the toughest races. Last year, Casey Currie made history by becoming the first American to win (American…

MAKE A RZR PRO XP TOOLKIT

MAKE A RZR PRO XP TOOLKIT The RZR Pro XP platform is gaining in popularity. They are being built up for everything from high-speed racing action to fun, family adventures. We like the great new features of this RZR, including more cockpit room and storage, along with a better powerplant and cool new look. In addition to a long-travel option, the other thing Polaris didn’t give you is a good toolkit. While they provided a little one, it doesn’t even have a socket or wrench to fix or change a tire. By going over this ride…

2021 FOUR-TO-SIX-SEAT RECREATION UTVs

2021 FOUR-TO-SIX-SEAT RECREATION UTVs Want a vehicle that can hold your whole crew of friends, family or fellow workers; conquer rough terrain; carry and tow serious weight; ride comfortably; and deliver impressive handling and acceleration? It sounds like too much to ask, but the 2021 four-to-six-seat recreation utility UTVs do it all. Some models, like the Yamaha RMAX4 and Polaris General, are true sport utility machines with sport UTV-like power and suspension, while most are less sporty but still fun and very capable.…

53RD SCORE BAJA 1000

53RD SCORE BAJA 1000 The 53rd SCORE Baja 1000 saw 170 teams take the start at a new start/finish/tech compound on the Ensenada outskirts due to COVID-19 concerns, and 43 UTVs took the green flag on Friday morning to tackle the 899.7-mile grueling race. There were 23 Turbo Pros, 10 Pro Normally Aspirated 1000s, five Pro Stocks and five Pro Unlimited UTVs, and they had 40 hours to complete the race. It took Wes Miller a little over 26 hours to take the UTV overall and 34th overall at the 53rd SCORE Baja 1000 in his…

2021 FOUR-SEAT SPORT UTVs

2021 FOUR-SEAT SPORT UTVs Want to take the whole family on a ride in a high-performance UTV? 2021 Four-seat sport UTVs are made for it. UTV Action's Buyer's Guide for 60-, 64- and 72-inch-wide four-seaters includes machinefamils with the ultimate in UTV power, suspension and technology. There are also many price and performance levels to choose from in the four-seat sport category, so we put all the facts together so you can find the best machine for how and where you drive. CAN-AM CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X RS TURBO…

2021 TWO-AND THREE-SEAT RECREATION UTVs

2021 TWO-AND THREE-SEAT RECREATION UTVs 2021 two-and three-seat Recreation UTVs range from sport-utility machines with sport UTV-like power and suspension, like Yamaha’s new RMAX2 1000s and Polaris Generals to utility-focused models like Kawasaki’s Pro-series Mules. They’re all able to take you and heavy loads of cargo or gear on challenging trails. We gathered the key information on the two- and three-seat machines in this category and put it at your fingertips. *Currently available 2020 model ARCTIC CAT PROWLER…