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MASSIMO WARRIOR 1000 MXU TEST

— Comes with air-conditioning, heater and more — Massimo is bumping the rev limiter with 2020 UTVs, and no sooner does Massimo introduce the Warrior 1000X (tested last moth) that the Texas-based manufacturer unleashes the Warrior 1000 MXU High-Volume Air Conditioning (HVAC) three-seat and Warrior MXU-6 1000 Crew HVAC! We flew to Texas to experience […]

2019 POLARIS RANGER 150

— Testing a fun youth machine — Polaris was the first major manufacturer to produce a youth-sized sport UTV nearly 10 years ago—the RZR 170. This year Polaris has introduced another youth model styled after the utility-oriented Ranger line—the Ranger 150. Although this machine is a two-seater, the chassis and engine are nearly identical to […]

THE NEW NOVEMBER ISSUE IS HERE

— It’s at your local stores and newsstands now — You’ll want to make sure you get a copy of the new November 2019 issue of UTV Action magazine. In fact, you shouldn’t miss any issues. Get every issue delivered to your home and pay much less than what they cost at the store. Right […]

KAWASAKI TERYX4 800FI LE

— Smooth operator at a good price — While there are more and more choices for family four-seat fun in the UTV market, the Kawasaki Teryx4 remains an excellent choice with a short wheelbase, excellent build quality, and a lot of bang for the buck. Its comparatively low price allows the owner to customize the […]

MASSIMO T-BOSS 550

— Testing a well-equipped $8199 UTV — If you’ve been wanting a new UTV but the price has put you off, you need to know about Massimo’s T-Boss 550. It costs just $8199, and it comes with more extras than many brands’ special editions. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? The T-Boss 550 is $8199. Massimo also […]

ARCTIC CAT HAVOC X TEST

— A HIGHER PERFORMANCE VERSION OF THE STAMPEDE — Crossover UTVs come with power and suspension you could only find on the most serious sport models not long ago, and they can work as hard as the best utility machines. Arctic Cat’s Havoc X is the newest vehicle in this cool, new category, so we […]

NEW HONDA TALON 1000X FIRST TEST

— Would you be happier with the X or R model? — When Honda comes to play, people take notice. For 2019 Honda came with two new models—the Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X. This is what we thought of the 64-inch-wide, $20,000 Talon 1000X. WHAT DOES IT COMPARE TO? It depends. If you are talking […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT MAX 1000 DPS

— Testing a sporty 4-seater — Can-Am’s two-seat Maverick Sport UTVs come in more flavors than most drivers can keep track of. There’s the base model, the DPS, the X rc rock crawler and the X mr mud racer, and among those models you can choose a 75-horsepower or 100-horsepower engine and a 60-inch or […]

2019 POLARIS RZR XP 4 TURBO S

— Testing the fastest & strongest 4-seater UTV from Polaris — At a glance, the RZR Turbo S four-seat looks like the other four-seat RZRs in the lineup; however, park the new model next to a current XP 4 and you will see a huge difference. It’s taller, wider and will handle wide-open trails way […]

SSR SRU170RS

— Testing a mini UTV for young off-roaders — Manufacturers don’t need to make youth UTVs more exciting to get kids interested; they’re crazy about them already. SSR did it anyway. Cool stying, aluminum wheels, LED lights, big bumpers and useful features like a spare tire, mirrors and instrumentation make the SSR SRU170RS stand out. […]

KAWASAKI TERYX4 800FI LE

— Trail testing an affordable 4-seater UTV — In a world where many four-seat UTVs cost $20,000 to $30,000, Kawasaki’s Teryx4 800FI delivers a lot of performance, good looks and family fun at a hard-to-beat price. While the basic design hasn’t changed in years, the Teryx4 does many things very well in stock form, and […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT 1000X RC

— UTV Action Test — Can-Am has cornered the turbo UTV market with its extensive line of Maverick X3s, and Maverick X3 DNA has found its way into the 50-inch Maverick Trail 800s and 1000s for 2018. It was inevitable that the 50-inch Trails would lead to the 2019 60-inch Maverick Sport 1000, which we […]

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FXT

— Testing a top utility machine — When recreational UTVs first started infiltrating the ATV world, you had two great do-it-all machines in the Yamaha Rhino and the Polaris Ranger XP 700. The original UTV, the Kawasaki Mule, was all work and no play. Fast-forward a decade and Kawasaki has several UTVs for the sport […]

2019 MASSIMO WARRIOR 800

— Testing a rugged, full-metal UTV for the outdoorsman — This Warrior uses an 800cc, V-twin four-stroke with four valves per cylinder—very similar to Can-Am’s V-twin. It is fuel injected with a single throttle body feeding both cylinders. It puts out 60 horsepower. The smaller 700 uses a 686cc, single-cylinder powerplant similar to the Yamaha […]

THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD

— Yes, I drove Honda’s new Talon — By Joe Kosch It may surprise you to know that I am the most interesting man in the world. Frankly, I was surprised myself. My life was completely normal, except that I get to drive a lot of very cool UTVs in neat places, and then something […]

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-MX EPS LE

— Testing an affordable, compact size UTV — The new Mule Pro-MX is a 60-inch-wide two-seat machine with a compact 78.9-inch wheelbase. Full-size Pro-Series Mules are 64 inches wide, seat three or six, and have a 92.5-inch wheelbase. HOW ARE ITS WORK CREDENTIALS? Full size. The Pro-MX’s cargo bed can carry 700 pounds, and the […]