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Who Claimed the Title Of the King?

A Family Affair It isn’t uncommon to find families enjoying weekends in the desert with their UTVs, and King of the Hammers (KOH) is no exception. Just as the recreational market for these machines has exploded, so has UTV racing. Now the largest class during the week-long series of races, multiple generations of the Guthrie, Greaves, Campbell, Gomez, and Currie families showed up to battle it out in the Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers presented by HCR. UTVs have become markedly more capable each year, and their drivers have…

HOW-TO CHANGE FROM STANDARD ANTIFREEZE TO ENGINE ICE

-- We think it was Yoda who said, “With big horsepower comes big responsibility.” Most 1000cc high performance UTVs are, on average, pumping more than 100 horsepower at the crank. The four-stroke engines of today are very intricate, and every little bit of protection that can help that engine survive for years to come is crucial. One thing that damages engines is extreme temperatures. Luckily, there are companies out there like Engine Ice that make an improved coolant. Engine Ice is a high-performance coolant that is…

RAZORBACK BELT TEMP GAUGE 3.0 EDITION

-- Razorback Technology introduces a digital gauge that allows you to monitor the temperature of your CVT belt. They offer a few different options, but the bottom line is that their digital temp gauge gives you real-time temps of the belt. Heat is the number-one killer of CVT belts, and the Razorback gives you the opportunity to back out of the throttle before causing any damage or a complete failure. FEATURES: The gauge uses infrared technology for instant and actual belt-temp readings, whereas most of the competition is…

PRP SEATS RZR WINDOW NETS

-- PRP Seats was founded to provide high-quality seats and harnesses for our UTVs. However, the company has also branched out into manufacturing doors, soft tops, storage bags, spare-tire mounts and safety window nets. PRP seats has nets for the Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, S 1000 and 900, RZR XP 4; Can-Am Maverick X3; and Yamaha YXZ1000R. FEATURES: Quick installation comes from four cuffs with two-sided hook-and-loop tape in back and three plastic clips with hook-and-loop anchors in front. Use the two existing…

KLOCK WERKS FLARE UTV WINDSHIELD

-- Klock Werks specializes in aftermarket windshields for Harleys and most motorcycles with fairings. Now the company is getting into the UTV windshield business. Klock Werks has a new Flare windshield for the Polaris RZR XP 900, 1000 S, XP 1000, XP Turbo and XP 4, and there are Flares in the works for Polaris Generals and Rangers and Can-Am Maverick X3s. FEATURES: Flare windshields are sculpted with “hips” at the outer edges to redirect air and two “flips” along the top kick air up and over the driver’s and passenger’s…

2018 Dakar Rally UTV Results

Can-Am, Polaris, and Yamaha were all in the top six finishers of the 40th Dakar Rally. The South Racing Can-Am team won the SxS-class. South Racing also took sixth overall. The XtremePlus Polaris factory team placed in second, third, and fourth behind South Racing. Also in the top was team C.A.T. Racing with the first Yamaha finish.

Where to Ride: Bear River Lodge

A snowy winter wonderland is a perfect place to take your UTV if your perpetual desire for adventure knows no seasons. While snowmobiles are epic, some riders prefer the safety of a cage and seatbelt along with the comfort of a fully enclosed cab option of a UTV. Throw on a set of trax and you have the ultimate set up, though they aren't usually necessary. If you’re on the hunt for an epic snowscape to shred this season, then check out the Bear River Lodge. Located in Christmas Meadows, Utah, the Bear River…

SCHUMACHER ELECTRIC RED FUEL SL65 JUMP‑STARTER

-- Schumacher Electric is the largest producer of automotive battery chargers in the world, and Schumacher’s Red Fuel SL65 jump-starter is the smallest lithium-ion battery pack we’ve used. It fits in a jacket pocket, so the Red Fuel SL65 is a great way to carry back-up cranking power for our UTVs, especially if they have a lot of power-sapping accessories. FEATURES: The SL65 is so compact that it fits inside a 12-ounce drink coozy, yet it cranks out 400 peak and 200 cranking amps via an 8000-mAh/29.6-Wh lithium-ion polymer…

KENDA MASTODON HT TIRE

-- The Mastodon HT is Kenda’s latest UTV tire that has been specifically designed for intermediate to hard-pack surfaces. The Mastodon line also includes an AT model designed to be the more do-it-all UTV tire with a more aggressive tread designed for clean-out in the mud. We mounted and ran the Mastodon HT on DWT’s Sector beadlock rims. MATERIALS: The Mastodon tire is made from high-quality chip- and tear-resistant rubber. FEATURES: The Mastodon HT combines radial construction with an extra-tough, heavy-duty,…

2018 BITD Champs!

The Best in the Desert (BiTD) seven-race series wrapped up at Nevada’s Silver State 250 with Brandon Schueler winning the Turbo UTV class and Jonathan McVay winning the 1900 class, both driving Polaris models. In final points, Phil Blurton won the Turbo title in his No Limit Can-Am Maverick X3 with co-pilot Beau Judge. Polaris driver Russell Griffin and the KeysCrete/DFR Racing team won the BiTD 1900-Class UTV championship by two points, and he won three rounds and was second at the Silver State 250. Tony Riggs won the…

POLARIS PARTNERS WITH VORE ADRENALINE COMPLEX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=MsLr6PcL7jI VORE Adrenaline Complex in Las Vegas has partnered with Polaris to add UTV's to their high strung experience packages. Drivers can choose from three UTV packages behind the wheel of a Polaris RzR XP1000 or XP1000 Turbo. If you don't have the confidence to get behind the wheel, you can opt to get your pulse racing from the passenger seat. Located just 25 minutes from the strip, you can hit the dirt with professional off-road guides. The VORE team has…

DUX TURN-SIGNAL KIT

-- TESTING IT OUT ON THE POLARIS GENERAL -- Dux specializes in turn-signal and horn kits to help most UTVs and ATVs meet the minimum requirements for licensing OHVs for street use, which is really handy for connecting USFS and state trails. Dux has developed a true plug-and-play kit for RZRs, Rangers, and now the Polaris General 1000 and General 4. We got one of the first General kits, which requires different connectors for the General’s taillight pods. FEATURES: The Dux Deluxe plug-and-play turn-signal kit has a…

STOCK CARS AND SIDE-BY-SIDES

CanAm has renewed their sponsorship with NASCAR! The CanAm 500 was held this weekend in Pheonix, AZ. The BRP brand was not only the host of the race but also the sponsor for Matt DiBenedetto of the GoFAS racing team. The #32 racer was born in California and grew up off roading. He gained an interest in NASCARat a young age and won 5 kart racing championships by the time he was 12. Many NASCAR drivers get there start in kart racing where the BRP Rotax is a popular motor, giving racers a close connection to the brand…

2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4

The handling and capability of Yamaha's new sport utility vehicle showcased in beautiful North Carolina.

DRAGONFIRE RACING EVO HARNESS

-- UTV ACTION PRODUCT TEST -- DragonFire Racing (DFR) set out to redefine the off-roading experience when it comes to safety harnesses. The DFR Evo harness is the result of countless hours on rough, uneven trails at unthinkable speeds. The Evo harness begins with the standard H-style harness configuration and adds a collar or yoke to unify the harness. This unified design cuts down on fishing for the individual belts when entering the car and chafing while driving or riding, thus increasing comfort. FEATURES: Not only…