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CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT 1000XRC TEST

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT 1000XRC TEST Can-Am introduced the 50-inch Maverick Trail 1000 and 800 in 2018 and the 60-inch Maverick Sport in 2019, along with the 64-inch-wide Sport 1000X rock crawler edition. For 2021, the Maverick Sport 1000X rc returns in Magna Red, and we did our Can-Am Maverick Sport 1000Xrc test at the SxS Adventure Rally at Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park (SHSP). With gnarly rock-crawling trails and dunes, SHSP is the perfect place to test the 1000X rc. HOW IS THE MAVERICK SPORT 1000X RC SPECIAL? First of…

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 The 2021 CFMoto ZForce 950 is a viable candidate for the sport UTV buyer, and it uses the same engine as the 2020 UForce 1000 utility machine we tested in our September 2020 issue. While the power delivery was a bit much for a utility machine, it’s at home in the 950 Sport, which has Sport and Eco power modes. The 950 Sport also has a first for CFMoto, an all-new Quadra-Link rear trailing-arm suspension system with piggyback shocks, featuring dual-speed compression adjusters plus rebound. We got a…

RZR TURBO S ON “JAY LENO’S GARAGE”!

RZR TURBO S ON “JAY LENO’S GARAGE”! Comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno features a wide variety of interesting vehicles on his “Jay Leno’s Garage” TV show. He got his hands on something really exciting on a recent episode, and featured a Polaris RZR Turbo S on "Jay Leno's Garage"! In a segment about people who have fun at work, he rode with stunt driver Jolene Van Vugt and then turned Van Vugt loose in the RZR for some hot laps on a motocross track. The 72-inch wide, 168 horsepower RZR Turbo S is Polaris’…

POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000

POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 When we get a Polaris, Can-Am or Arctic Cat UTV to test from the manufacturer, it’s a brand-new machine off of the assembly line and prepped by a local dealer. We then put as many miles on the machine as we can in the time allotted before having to return it. Sometimes we do demo-ride tests on machines with many miles on them, and the 2020 Sky Blue Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 EPS we drove at last month’s Rock Pirates Polaris Adventures Premium Outfitter had 3000 hard miles on it. We hammered it some more for…

2021 POLARIS RZR XP 1000 SPORT/PREMIUM

2021 POLARIS RZR XP 1000 SPORT/PREMIUM The 2021 Polaris RZR XP 1000 Sport/Premium are 64 inch wide sport machines powered by a naturally aspirated 999cc, double overhead cam, eight valve twin with 110 horsepower. The ProStar twin cranks out 71 pound-feet of torque and propels the 1,400-pound machine to 80+ mph in High. Double A-arm front suspension with 16 inches of travel and trailing arm rear suspension with 18 inches of travel give the XP 1000 a smooth ride at cruising speeds and the ability to strafe whooped out…

ADRIAN ORELLANA’S RZR PRE-RUNNER

ADRIAN ORELLANA’S RZR PRE-RUNNER In desert racing, winners follow three Ps to success: One, patience during the race to conserve parts and not make mistakes. It’s not the fastest driver who wins; it’s the team that makes the fewest mistakes. Two, preparation is what you do to get ready in the time between your last race and the next one. Three, practice (or pre-running) is important for keeping your skills sharp and learning the terrain for the upcoming race. Adrian Orellana's RZR pre-runner is a key part of his racing…

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TRAIL EDITION

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TRAIL EDITION The 2021 Kawasaki KRX 1000 Trail Edition adds steel bumpers and nerf bars, a quick release roof, a 4500 pound Warn winch 600 and a Fragment Camo Gray/Neon Yellow color scheme to the KRX’s extensive list of features. The KRX 1000 Trail Edition is a 68.1 inch wide machine that combines the performance of a naturally aspirated 112.6 horsepower parallel-twin with Kawasaki’s excellent build quality and durability. The fully automatic transmission has a centrifugal clutch on the driven…

2021 HISUN STRIKE 1000

2021 HISUN STRIKE 1000 The 2021 Hisun Strike 1000 is a very a nicely equipped 65 inch wide, liter-class sport machine that costs less than some brands’ 60 inch wide 800cc sport UTVs. The Hisun Strike 1000 comes with power steering, side mirrors, turn signals, horn, windshield, 4500 pound winch, heavy duty steel front bumper, roof, piggyback reservoir shocks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload, rear trailer hitch and 27 inch tires on 14 inch cast aluminum wheels for $13,499! The…

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 SPORT

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 SPORT The 2021 CFMoto ZForce 950 Sport is powered by a 963cc, 79 horsepower V twin engine that is within a few cc’s of many “1000s” and it’s capable of true liter-class performance. You can tune the engine performance to your driving style or terrain conditions with the standard/sport mode selector on the dash. The 950 Sport weighs just 1230 pounds dry, giving this machine a potent power to weight ratio. This 60-inch-wide sport machine has double a-arm front suspension and multi link trailing arm…

2021 CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO

2021 CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO The 2021 Can-Am X3 X rc Turbo is a 120 horsepower, 65.6 inch wide machine with a special accessory package aimed at rock crawlers. A turbocharged, 3 cylinder, 900cc, 12 valve engine provides the power. The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo also features Can-Am’s Smart-Lok front differential that’s specially tuned for rock crawling. Smart-Lok has two toggles on the dash to select from four modes: 2×4, 4×4 fully locked, 4×4 Trail Active (rock) and 4×4 Trail. Also, there’s a four-way toggle for the digital…

DO 30-INCH TIRES FIT HONDA TALONS?

DO 30-INCH TIRES FIT HONDA TALONS? Honda’s Talon 1000R, 1000X and Talon four-seaters are great in a lot of ways. No belt, dual-mode automatic-manual transmission and lower sub-transmission are a few of the features we like. A rather compact driver’s compartment is one we do not like, and its tire size is another. Do 30-inch tires fit Honda Talons? We tried them. Here's what we found out. Because of the design of the rear-hub assembly on the Talon1000R, 15-inch wheels are the smallest diameter that will fit. We get…

2021 CAN-AM X3 X DS TURBO RR

2021 CAN-AM X3 X DS TURBO RR At $25,099, the 64 inch wide 2021 Can-Am X3 X ds Turbo RR is the lowest priced 2021 195 horsepower Turbo RR powered X3. It’s also the lightest of the X3 Turbo RR models, which makes it the quickest accelerating X3. Owners who want to tame the X3 for less-experienced drivers can replace the sport key with the standard key. Turbo RR models also feature Can-Am’s Smart-Lok front differential. The X ds Turbo RR is better for tighter conditions than the 72 inch wide X3s at the expense of some…

CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO

CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO If you’re looking for a sport UTV and you’ve wondered if you really need a rock-crawling model, you do. If you never enter the King of the Hammers race or go to Moab, you’ll use every extra the X rc has in normal trail riding sooner or later, and some of those extras can help a lot. We tested the Can-Am X3 X rc Turbo to see how well it worked for rock crawling and regular riding. WHAT KIND OF UTV IS THE X3? It’s a 65.6-inch-wide, turbocharged sport machine with 120 horsepower. WHAT DO YOU GET…

2021CAN-AM X3 X RS TURBO RR/SMART-SHOX

2021 CAN-AM X3 X RS TURBO RR/SMART-SHOX The 2021 Can-am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo RR/Smart-Shox is a 195 horsepower, 72.7 inch wide machine, and the only 2021 two seat model available with Smart-Shox, Can-Am's fully self-adjustable suspension technology. Smart Shox is the only computer controlled suspension in the industry that controls both compression and rebound damping. Smart-Shox makes real-time automatic suspension adjustments, improving vehicle stability and providing excellent control with flatter cornering. It…

POLARIS RZR PRO XP4

Polaris offers more than a handful of options that can accommodate your whole family on a ride. Its latest four-seat offering is a high-end RZR known as the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP4. Available in both two-  and four-seat configurations and three versions (Base, Premium and Ultimate), all have the latest 181-horsepower Pro Star turbocharged engine, standard wheel travel and a width of 64 inches. A long-travel “S” option hasn’t been announced as of press time. WHAT DOES IT COST? The base Polaris RZR Pro XP4 starts at…

2020 POLARIS RZR XP 4 TURBO S/RZR XP 4 TURBO S VELOCITY

The XP 4 Turbo S combines a 72-inch width and industry-first 32-inch ITP Coyote tires with Polaris’ exclusive Dynamix active suspension controlling damping on front Fox Podium 2.5 and 3.0 rear Live Valve piggyback shocks yielding 25 inches of travel. Front and rear sway bars control body roll. A Sparco steering wheel and harnesses let you know you’ve got your hads on a race-quality machine. The Turbo S Velocity replaces the Dynamix active suspension with Walker Evans Velocity shocks. See the full test here…