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GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0

WHAT IT IS: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 Since way back when we used to test ATVs and parts to make them better, the Dirt Commander tire from GBC has been one of our favorites. It’s aggressive; deep lugs provide awesome traction on a variety of surfaces. The New GBC Dirt Commander 2.0 is even better. WHAT IS IT? First Polaris then, more recently, Yamaha commissioned GBC to build a tire to OEM spec for a few of its models, including the latest Wolverine RMAX 1000. That really put this tire on the map. Luckily for us,…

SEDONA ROCK-A-BILLY TIRE

WHAT IT IS: SEDONA ROCK-A-BILLY TIRE This month we tested the 32x10-15 Sedona Rock-A-Billy tire on Can-Am’s 195-horsepower Maverick X3 X rs Turbo rr. The tire is an all terrain eight-ply radial with a light-truck look and weighs 37 pounds. Each tire has a load rating of 785 pounds (at 8 psi) and a retail price of $234.95. You can get them at any Western Powersports dealer. FEATURES: The tread has a raised crown in the center with sharp angles on the outer carcass edge and lots of stepped knobbies. Other sizes…

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…

NEW UTV PRODUCTS FROM TUCKER

NEW UTV PRODUCTS FROM TUCKER UTV enthusiasts are always looking to upgrade and accessorize their zooters for a better riding experience. Jamborees are a great place for us to see the latest and greatest from the UTV aftermarket, but COVID-19 has temporarily postponed the jamboree season. UTV Action hit the Tucker dealer show in Fort Worth to see the new UTV products from Tucker. To Australians, “tucker” is food, so here are the top 20 dishes Tucker served up at the cow-town convention center. Enjoy! …

10 NEW TIRES YOU NEED

10 NEW TIRES YOU NEED The only things that change and improve as often as UTVs are UTV tires. We got the details on 10 of the newest, most innovative tires to hit the scene and put all the information together in this guide. If you're a UTVer, these a 10 new tires you need. AMS M4 EVIL Features: The AMS M4 Evil combines a radial casing, 3/4-inch-deep tread with a dual center row and premium compound for long life and an exceptionally smooth, quiet ride. Also, it’s DOT-approved for limited road use. The M4’s truck-like…

How to Choose a Tire for A UTV

A utility terrain vehicle is a performance-oriented machine that is prominent in off-roading use. However, the youth of the new generation love these vehicles for their caliber and strong appeal. Correlatively, the tires of a vehicle are pivotal to maintain substantial control, performance, and mobility. Whether it is a UTV bike or car, you need long-lasting tires. If you don’t have the necessary information on how to choose a UTV tire, we have prepared this guide to help you. If you’re looking to buy tires, then you can…

ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES

WHAT IT IS: ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES ITP Tenacity XNR tires are ITP’s latest tire offering and its first 10-ply radial. The tire is available with a steel-belted radial ($230) or as a nylon radial ($210). The tire has the profile of a light truck tire, but is designed to fit UTV-specific wheels and perform better in the dirt. We tested the XNR on our X3, mounting it on a 7-inch-wide wheel with a 5-2 offset. PERFORMANCE: We tested the tire in the Mojave desert in a mix of hardpack trails, sand and rock. The first…

WIN FREE OBOR TIRES

Just fill out our entire 2020 reader survey for a chance to win free Obor tires! Click here to start This information is crucial for us to provide the content you want to read. It could also help you win free Obor tires! After we gather the surveys, we will choose one lucky winner to receive a brand-new set of Obor tires. He or she can choose a set of four Howler, Brawler or Predator tires in any size available. Obor is one of the new guys in the UTV tire game, and their products offer great options, style and technology.…

EFX MOTOCLAW TIRE

The EFX MotoClaw features distinctive sidewall styling, a unique non-directional tread pattern, incredibly strong rubber compound and a rugged, radial carcass.  The MotoClaw’s strong lugs are spaced precisely right to provide a smooth ride under the most intense terrain. This ATV tire will climb rocks, grab roots, latch on to side ruts and perform in light mud. It’s available for 12, 14, 15, 16 and 18” wheels in sizes from 26” to 33”. Prices range from $136 to $275 each. Contact https://efxtires.com

STI ROLLS OUT 35-INCH CHICANE UTV TIRE

-- Sure-footed with wider contact patch -- In the ever growing tire war, STI has made the step up to 35’s. According to STI, the new Chicane is light weight, DOT rated, 35-Inch tire designed for 15-inch wheels, and provides UTV drivers with legendary handling performance and durability. An all-new 8-ply carcass gives outstanding bump absorption, ground-hugging tread and sidewall flex, and a smooth ride. This new Chicane features a light-truck-inspired flatter profile and shoulder design, while incorporating the…

HOW-TO: CONVERT YOUR UTV TO 32-INCH TIRES

-- Guide to the pros and cons -- With more and more manufacturers introducing 32-inch UTV tires, we’ve had to convert our long-term test UTVs so we could accurately test the new offerings. Very few UTVs come with 30-inch tires, and most are fitted with 27- to 29-inch rubber with very low ply ratings, so manufacturers can brag about low vehicle weight. With 32-inch tires being on the verge of replacing 30-inch tires as the new “normal,” let’s take a look at their benefits and drawbacks. WHAT ARE 32-INCH ADVANTAGES?…

SAND TIRES BUYER’S GUIDE

-- The top 12 ways to get traction in the sand -- In the dunes, specially designed sand tires can improve your machine’s performance more than any other accessory. UTV Action gathered the top new designs and proven favorites so you could see the styling and all the important specs to choose the best sand tires for your machine. AMS SAND KING Ply rating: 4-ply Sizes: Front: 30x11-14, 32x11-15; Rear: 30x14-14, 32x14-15 Features: Rear Sand King tires have 14 1-inch-tall paddles. Fronts use three-rib. nondirectional tread…

ALL-NEW ROCTANE X2

-- Two-stage, 10 ply radial from 27 to 32 inch -- STI Press Release: Built to chew up and spit out rocks, roots and mud, the all-new STI Roctane X2 will conquer trails with long-lasting performance. The Roctane X2 uses its large footprint and multi-edge tread to deliver sure-footed traction. Designed using a two-stage radial carcass, this 10-ply rated tire features dual-steel belts, stepped shoulder tread, and a deep rim guard. The leading-edge design produces a tire that’s more uniform and delivers superior handling…

HOT NEW UTV PRODUCTS

-- The latest hardware you should know about -- Not only are UTV jamborees great ways to experience a region’s trails and scenery, they’re places to see the latest and greatest UTV products. You get to see the newest hardware and hear the features and benefits from company representatives, often months before the products make it to company websites. Here is the latest in UTV technology from rallies and expos we've recently attended. ASSAULT FOX PODIUM RESERVOIR EXTENDERS As cool as the Fox Podium Internal ByPass (IBP)…

TOP 12 NO-FLAT UTV PRODUCTS

-- Buyer's Guide on how to avoid getting a flat tire -- Whether it’s racing the Baja 1000, trail riding in the desert, or hunting and fishing in the high country, nobody wants to deal with a flat tire. If you take your UTV farther than walking distance from the truck, you better be prepared. In the not-so-distant past, this meant carrying a spare, a jack and tools. Nowadays, you can leave all that in the truck with the help of these ingenious run-flat tire or puncture-resistant inflation systems. Options range from 15 bucks…

THE BEST UTV SAND TIRES

-- Buyer's Guide to the top 25 tires for the sand -- In any terrain, the proper tire setup makes a huge difference, and sand dunes are no exception. UTV-sized paddle options were limited a few short years ago, but this market has expanded tremendously to the point of having to limit this guide down to our favorite 20. Here are the top sand-tire choices for today’s high-performance UTVs—and there are even 32-inch tires for turbos! AMS SAND KING Ply rating: 4-ply Sizes: Front: 30x11-14. Rear: 30x14-14 Features: The rear…