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HONDA TALON 1000R VS. YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS

-- Wheel-to-wheel comparison out on the trail -- In the September issue, we brought you the first complete comparison between Honda’s Talon 1000X and Yamaha’s YXZ1000R SS. We chose that comparison first because both machines are 64 inches wide. The two were pretty equal in power and medium-speed handling. The big difference was in slow-speed comfort and high-speed bump absorption; the Yamaha was the clear winner there. This month, we wanted to see if the wider Talon 1000R with added suspension travel could compete with the…

YXZ1000R SS vs.TALON 1000X

-- Yamaha vs. Honda UTV shootout -- We have been waiting a long time for someone to challenge Yamaha and its manual-transmission-equipped YXZ1000R. After three years, old rival Honda came to the table with not one but two models that compare closely with the YXZ. With much excitement, we are taking a machine with the same width measurements of 64 inches, the Talon X, and putting it head to head with our favorite YXZ, the SS paddle-shift model. Enjoy the ride. HOW DOES COST COMPARE CONSIDERING HOW THEY ARE EQUIPPED?…

KAWASAKI MULE versus REAL MULE

-- Which is better out on the trail? -- By Joe Kosch My daughter Allison and I have a friendly debate going about whether Kawasaki Mules or “biological mules,” as she calls them, are better. The answer is clear—Kawasaki Mules rule, but Allison disagrees. I continue listening to her side for a number of reasons: I’ve always been foolishly gracious with her, and there’s no end in sight. I find the idea that biological mules could compare to the motorized Mules funny. Allison has a degree in animal science, and she has been…

CAN-AM vs. KAWASAKI SHOOTOUT

-- Maverick Sport Max 1000 DPS vs. Teryx4 LE -- When you’ve got more than one or two passengers who want to join you on most rides, deciding to get a four-seat UTV is easy. Deciding what kind of four-seater to get is the hard part, so we compared two different kinds of four-seaters—Can-Am’s sporty Maverick Sport Max DPS and Kawasaki’s Teryx4 LE recreation machine—in a variety of trail conditions to see how they perform. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? There’s just one version of the Maverick Sport Max DPS, and it’s $18,999…

50-INCH WIDE UTV SHOOTOUT

-- POLARIS RZR 900 vs. CAN-AM TRAIL 1000 -- Polaris is celebrating its 10-year RZR anniversary, and the RZR 800 was the original 50-inch sport UTV. Can-Am has put a huge dent in Polaris’ UTV market share with the Maverick 1000R line and now the ever-expanding X3 Turbo line, but 2018 is BRP’s first entry into the 50-inch UTV category, which is popular because of extensive U.S. Forest Service 50-inch ATV trails across the country. Maverick Trails sport either a 51-horsepower 800cc or a 75-horsepower 976cc V-twin, so we got a…

THE NEW AUGUST 2019 ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Make sure you pick up a copy -- The August 2019 issue of UTV Action Magazine is packed full of exciting articles and useful information you'll want to see. It's on sale now at your local stores, or get us to deliver it to your home at a super discount price. We'll also give you a $25 gift card, so you actually make $5 on the deal. It takes just a minute or so to sign up here > https://shop.hi-torque.com/product/utv-action/ See a preview of what's inside in the Table Of Contents pages below. . .

RZR XP TURBO vs. WILDCAT XX

-- THE $20,000 COMPARISON -- Polaris has special edition models of their RZR Turbo that go well above $20,000, but they make a point of to offer one right at $20,000. This is important, because for many people, $20,000 is the self-imposed limit on what they're willing to spend for a high-performance UTV. Textron had a target price in that range for their new Wildcat XX, although it went over a bit at $20,499. This is close to the RZR XP Turbo's price of $19,999, so it's likely that people will be trying to decide between…