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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 […]

KAWASAKI TERYX4 800FI LE

— Smooth operator at a good price — While there are more and more choices for family four-seat fun in the UTV market, the Kawasaki Teryx4 remains an excellent choice with a short wheelbase, excellent build quality, and a lot of bang for the buck. Its comparatively low price allows the owner to customize the […]

POLARIS RZR RS1

— 110 hp, great handling & lowest price — Polaris stunned the UTV last year with its race-inspired RZR RS1, which has had great success in WORCS racing, so much so that Beau Baron even chose to campaign one in the Turbo class for 2019 (August 2019). We tried out the new RZR RS1 last […]

MASSIMO T-BOSS 550

— Testing a well-equipped $8199 UTV — If you’ve been wanting a new UTV but the price has put you off, you need to know about Massimo’s T-Boss 550. It costs just $8199, and it comes with more extras than many brands’ special editions. HOW DOES COST COMPARE? The T-Boss 550 is $8199. Massimo also […]

KENDA MASTODON HT TIRE TEST

— 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 […]

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 […]

ARCTIC CAT HAVOC X TEST

— A HIGHER PERFORMANCE VERSION OF THE STAMPEDE — Crossover UTVs come with power and suspension you could only find on the most serious sport models not long ago, and they can work as hard as the best utility machines. Arctic Cat’s Havoc X is the newest vehicle in this cool, new category, so we […]

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS WHEEL BEARING GREASER

— Testing a smart product — Here is a wheel bearing greaser tool developed by Machined Integrations that allows you to easily add grease to wheel bearings. The product is basically the same size as the center part of your wheel hub where the axle rides, minus the splines. There is a groove spot flanked by […]

50-INCH WIDE UTV SHOOTOUT

— POLARIS RZR 900 vs. CAN-AM TRAIL 1000 — Polaris is celebrating its 10-year RZR anniversary, and the RZR 800 was the original 50-inch sport UTV. Can-Am has put a huge dent in Polaris’ UTV market share with the Maverick 1000R line and now the ever-expanding X3 Turbo line, but 2018 is BRP’s first entry […]

NEW HONDA TALON 1000X FIRST TEST

— Would you be happier with the X or R model? — When Honda comes to play, people take notice. For 2019 Honda came with two new models—the Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X. This is what we thought of the 64-inch-wide, $20,000 Talon 1000X. WHAT DOES IT COMPARE TO? It depends. If you are talking […]

K-UTV ROCK KNOCKERS

— Testing them on a Can-Am X3 — K-UTV developed Rock Knockers for the Can-Am Maverick X3 line. These rock flaps protect the rear wheels, brakes, hubs and suspension components from front-wheel roost, especially when using four-wheel drive. K-UTV also has Rock Knockers for Wildcat 1000s and is working on flaps for other UTV models. […]