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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 […]

YAMAHA YXZ1000R FOLDING WINDSHIELD

— UTV product evaluation — Aftermarket UTV windshields come in many styles, but none of them are quite like Yamaha’s accessory flip-up windshield made exclusively for the YXZ1000R. The windshield sells for $499.99 through your Yamaha dealer and at www.shopyamaha.com. HOW DOES IT WORK? It took under a half hour to install the windshield. The […]

O’NEAL SLAT 3/4 HELMET

— Testing on open face with retro graphics — The O’Neal Slat helmet celebrates 50 years of O’Neal racing history and revisits the helmet that started it all—the 3/4 helmet. By giving the Slat updated styling, venting and a longer visor, O’Neal brings the retro 3/4 helmet into the future. Slats come in XS, S, […]

BOXO TOOL WRAP

— UTV product evaluation — Here is a 57-piece tool roll built specifically for the confines of any UTV. It comes pre-loaded with combo wrenches (8mm–19mm); a 13-piece, 12-point socket set (8mm–19mm) that includes 6-point spark plug sockets; a breaker bar; extensions; screw drivers; Allens; Torx bits (T10-T50); pliers; an adjustable wrench; a hammer; and […]

HARBOR FREIGHT PITTSBURGH 1/2” DRIVE CLICK TYPE TORQUE WRENCH

— A good buy on a tool you should have — Harbor Freight’s 1/2-inch Drive Click Type torque wrench clicks to let the user know a specific torque setting has been reached when tightening a fastener. This type of tool has been around forever, and many UTV parts can’t be properly assembled without one. Even […]

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 […]

TOMCAR TX3

— Testing a different kind of UTV — UTV enthusiasts are always looking for a machine that stands out from the crowd, so when UTV Action got a chance to test Tomcar’s new TX3, a new civilian version of a vehicle previously only available to elite military special forces, we jumped at it. WHO IS […]

POLARIS RANGER 1000 EPS

— Testing the Ranger 900’s replacement — Why did Polaris drop the Ranger XP 900, the all-time, top-selling utility UTV from its 2020 lineup? They feel like they’ve got something better—the new Ranger 1000—and we got to drive it. Here’s what you need to know about it. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? The base Ranger 1000 […]

MASSIMO WARRIOR 1000X

— Testing the rugged, all-metal UTV — Massimo goes big with the new Warrior 1000X five-seat UTV, and Warriors are the Humvees of UTVs. We were impressed with the Warrior 800 tested in April 2019, and the new 1000X is even more impressive with its 80-horsepower V-twin powerplant. The Warrior even has optional tracks for […]

VEE MOTO MERCENARY TIRE

— First Test: white wall tires return — A brand-new tire from a recently renamed tire brand, Vee Moto, with a standard round profile and a unique-colored sidewall stripe. FEATURES: The rounded profile has equal-length, non-directional lugs that wrap an inch down each sidewall. At the edge of the tread, you can order your tire […]

YXZ1000R SS vs.TALON 1000X

— Yamaha vs. Honda UTV shootout — We have been waiting a long time for someone to challenge Yamaha and its manual-transmission-equipped YXZ1000R. After three years, old rival Honda came to the table with not one but two models that compare closely with the YXZ. With much excitement, we are taking a machine with the […]

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 […]

HMF TWIN LOOP EXHAUST

— Testing a very quiet exhaust — For the Polaris RZR XP 1000 systems are available as a single slip-on system in the Titan series, a dual full system in the Titan and Performance series, or a Twin Loop System in the Titan-QS Series. HMF saw a 2–4-decibel increase with Quiet Cores installed on the […]

POLARIS RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

— Walker Evans Racing build — Polaris is enjoying great success with its first extreme-performance single-seat UTV. The RZR RS1 has racked up several major race wins, and we’re seeing quite a few of them in the dunes and desert. We tested the long travel, HCR Racing RS1 at Moab for the September 2018 issue […]

GREENWORKS ELECTRIC UTV

— Testing the Lithium CU800 SC model — Greenworks Commercial is a lawn care and landscaping company specializing in lithium-ion battery-powered power tools, mowers and now UTVs. Greenworks’ all-new 82-volt CU800 SC UTV was voted Innovative Product of 2019 by Popular Mechanics, and we got a chance to try out the stealth CU800 SC at Greenworks’ 2019 […]

TERYX4 LE VS. WOLVERINE X4 SE

— KAWASAKI vs. YAMAHA SHOOTOUT — When Kawasaki introduced the Teryx4 800 FI for 2012, its only sport-UTV competition was the 60-inch RZR 4 800, and quickly following, the aftermarket produced long-travel kits for racing the T4. Our favorite Moab mount has long been the HCR Teryx4, but the four-seat Turbo and other extreme-performance UTVs give consumers […]