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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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YXZ WHEEL & TIRE KIT FROM YAMAHA ACCESSORIES

-- Testing  the 30x10-14 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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