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2019 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS SE TEST

-- New changes to make it a better back east woods machine -- The 2019 YXZ1000R is the most extensively upgraded version of the five-speed sport machine to be released so far, and many of the improvements are aimed at making it faster and more fun in eastern riding conditions. Fully manual and Sport Shift (SS) automatic clutch, paddle-shift YXZ models are available in base and SE versions. We tested a 2019 YXZ1000R SS SE on the challenging trails at Alabama’s Stony Lonesome OHV Park to see how all the changes work.…

MACHINE OF THE DAY: CF MOTO ZFORCE 800

CFMoto has two versions of its Zforce 800cc V-twin. Both make 62 horsepower. Trail models have 50-inch width. EX models have 60-inch width with 10.6 inches of front and 10.2 inches of rear travel. Both sport CVTech CVTs with engine braking, 3000-pound winch, bumpers, roof, tilt steering,mirrors, A-arm guards and more. See the full test here https://utvactionmag.com/cfmoto-zforce-800ex-4x4/ Motor type 799cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ R & EBS Drive system 2WD/4WD/4WD front…

POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 EPS TEST

-- More power and performance being added to the Utility category -- There’s a performance war going on in the utility recreation side of the UTV market that’s a lot like the one in the world of sport UTVs. Power, suspension, comfort and refinement are high-priority targets in both battles, but utility machines need a different kind of each. Polaris’ all-new Ranger XP 1000 was designed to raise the bar in every area. IS IT REALLY ALL NEW? Yes. The 999cc, double-overhead-cam, eight-valve inline twin is essentially…

HISUN SECTOR 250

-- Many standard features for $4799 -- -- Hisun’s Sector 250 isn’t like most youth UTVs. It’s a recreation utility machine rather than a sport model, and it’s better equipped than many full-size machines. It’s affordably priced too. Let’s check it out! HOW DOES COST COMPARE? The Sector 250 is $4799, the same price as a Polaris RZR 170. The Sector’s standard features make it stand out. It comes with a roof, a windshield, mirrors, aluminum wheels, full instrumentation, a 2500-pound winch, a horn and turn signals. It’s…

UTV ACTION TESTING

We're glad that the guys who design UTVs know how steep and gnarly the trails can actually be.