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2019 YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2 SE

— Testing the lighter & sportier 2-seater version — When Yamaha designed the four-seat Wolverine X4, they created a new, more refined vehicle built around a new, twin-cylinder 850 engine. We’ve been hoping for a two-seat Wolverine 850 since the four-seater was introduced, and now it’s here! WHAT’S NEW? Yamaha didn’t just drop the 850 […]

POLARIS RZR XP 1000 EPS

— Testing the hottest non-turbo RZR — With the high-performance Turbo wars raging, Polaris still has a strong following with the extreme-performance RZR XP 1000 EPS, so much so it serves as the base for the all-new single-seat RZR RS1 and is still winning races in both short-course and longer desert races and rallies. The […]

LS2 MX470 SUBVERTER HELMET TEST

— Hi-tech, light-weight & good flow-thru ventilation — LS2 Helmets was born in 1990 in a tiny 600-square-foot house in China, and the helmet business grew from two people to 1000 employees by 2005, producing more than two million helmets a year. In 2007, LS2’s head office was established in Spain, and a 30,000-square-foot warehouse […]

YAMAHA ADVENTURE PRO GPS SYSTEM

— Magellan teams up with Yamaha — Magellan’s latest TRX7 7-inch, waterproof, tablet-based GPS device works in conjunction with all compatible 2019 Yamaha ATVs and SXS’. Not only can it show, track and give you the ability to share your next trail ride, the front and rear cameras will let you upload the experience to […]

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 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 […]

RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

— Single-seat Polaris gets Shock Therapy — Polaris is enjoying great success with the RZR RS1 single-seat UTV, with Ronnie Anderson winning the first and last two WORCS Pro 1000 UTV rounds. The RS1 has proven itself a great duner and rock crawler as well, with the view out of the cockpit and short wheelbase […]

CUSTOM RZR XP 4 1000 BUILD

–Triple Threat MSA Show stopper — Lance Moore is a contractor and avid mud enthusiast. He started out with a RZR 900 mud build, then bought “Showstopper,” the RZR XP1K Dustin Jones built for his dad. Showstopper won the Show & Shine at the High Lifter Mud Nationals in 2014. As wild as the S3-built […]

TUSK SCISSOR JACK & CAGE MOUNT

— Testing a $30 jack and its mounting system — WHAT IT IS: A stamped-steel scissor jack similar to what you would find in the trunk of a compact car. FEATURES: On top, there is a soft rubber pad that lifts the suspension arm of any UTV. Down low, a large pad keeps the jack stable and prevents it […]

NEW ASSAULT MAVERICK X3 PRODUCTS

— Checking out their grill, sun visors & shifter gate — Assault Industries has been producing high-quality products for the military, aerospace, medical, automotive and off-road industries for 30 years, and we last reported on the Assault X3 radius rods and double-shear toe-link mounts (February 2019). Assault now introduces its new Hellfire grill, shifter gate […]

YXZ WHEEL & TIRE KIT FROM YAMAHA ACCESSORIES

— Testing  the 30×10-14 EFX MotoHammer tire & KMC XD Machete wheel kit for the YXZ1000R — This is one of several tire and wheel sets Yamaha has tested extensively for the YXZ1000R models. The EFX MotoHammer is an 8-ply-rated tire for hard and intermediate terrain that’s also DOT approved for road use. We tested […]

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 […]

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 […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS TURBO R

— High-Performance UTV Test — Can-Am took control of the high-performance sport UTV world with the introduction of the 2017 Maverick X3 X rs Turbo, the first production turbocharged UTV with a 72-inch width and 2 feet of suspension travel. As the extreme-performance UTV world tried to catch up for 2018, BRP upped its game […]

STROKER FOG-OUT ANTI-FOG TREATMENT

— I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW! — Stroker Industries’ Fog-Out anti-fog treatment is an anti-fog agent and cleaner for goggle lenses, helmet face shields, windshields, sunglasses and anything else you need to be fog-free. The 2-ounce bottle is $11.99 and includes a microfiber cloth for applying the treatment. APPLICATION: Fog-Out can be applied to wet […]