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We test every side by side we can get our hands on and provide a fully detail description of how the machine drives, functions and whats it’s purposed for.

2021 KAWASAKI TERYX S TEST

2021 KAWASAKI TERYX S TEST WHAT’S NEW FOR THE TERYX S? In one word, suspension! Kawasaki’s goal was to increase cab comfort without designing a whole new machine. Kawasaki achieved this by widening the stance, extending the wheelbase and increasing wheel travel slightly in all areas. Our 2021 Kawasaki Teryx S test tells how well […]

HONDA TALON TURBO

HONDA TALON TURBO For 2021, Honda released a two-seat “R” version of the Talon with Live Valve electronically adjustable suspension. Until now, Live Valve was only available on the narrow four-seater. Honda also made available the Jackson Racing turbo kit for any Talon. We recently had the opportunity to jump into the new Talon 1000R […]

2021 HONDA PIONEER 520 TEST

2021 HONDA PIONEER 520 TEST Honda’s Pioneer 500 stands out in the herd of small recreation utility UTVs because it has Honda quality, a low price, and a reliable automatic transmission with manual shifting and no drive belt. It’s also extra compact, just 50 inches wide. You get all that with the new 2021 Pioneer […]

CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P VS YAMAHA RMAX2 XT-R

CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P VS YAMAHA RMAX2 XT-R The recreation category is getting more defined these days. Now with the Polaris General, Yamaha RMAX and new Can-Am Commander available, traditional dump-bed machines, such as the Ranger, Viking and Defender, are being left on the ranch. Serious adventurers now have choices that are not only super fun […]

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST Kawasaki continues to expand its Teryx line of sport UTVs, and the 2020 Teryx KRX 1000 was UTV Action’s UTV of the Year. For 2021, the KRX line grows to four, with the original KRX joined by the Trail, Special Edition and KRX 1000 eS with Fox Live Valve shocks […]

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST If you are in the market for a four-seat sport UTV from a Japanese manufacturer, your choices are limited to the Honda Talon 1000X-4 or Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve. Yamaha and Kawasaki have yet to release a family four-seater for high-speed fun. In fact, Honda still doesn’t have […]

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST The Commander was the first UTV from Can-Am. It was introduced soon after the RZR. It had more creature comforts and a much better trailing-arm rear-suspension system, whereas the RZR had A-arms. Another unique feature of the original Commander is that it had two compartments in its dumping bed—a standard […]

RZR XP TURBO S VS RZR PRO XP

RZR XP TURBO S VS RZR PRO XP : Polaris has a stacked lineup in every category. In the turbo ranks, Polaris has three two- and four-seat models to choose from; however, the two top-of-the-line choices for most people have to be the wide, long-travel Turbo S and the new platform in the Pro XP. […]

CAN-AM X3 XRC TURBO RR

CAN-AM X3 XRC TURBO RR Can-Am’s Maverick X3 Turbo Rock Crawler lineup again offers a 64-inch, 120-horsepower Turbo and the 72-inch, 195-horsepower Can-Am X3 Xrc Turbo RR for 2021. No other manufacturer offers a rock-specific Turbo UTV, and the Can-Am X3 Xrc Turbo RR comes standard with 32-inch Maxxis Liberty 2.0 tires on 15-inch beadlock […]

CFMOTO ZFORCE 800 EX

CFMOTO ZFORCE 800 EX CFMoto has been making motorcycle, ATV and UTV engines for the worldwide market for over 30 years, and the brand is growing with 420 dealers in the USA. We tested CFMoto’s all-new 2021 ZForce 950 Sport in January and the UForce 600 last month, but we saved the CFMoto ZForce 800 […]

POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 1000 DELUXE TEST

POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 1000 DELUXE TEST The Polaris General is basically the body of a comfortable recreation machine with a big, tilting cargo bed and a sport UTV underneath. UTV enthusiasts liked the combination so much, Polaris followed it up with the General XP 1000—a machine with longer travel suspension that’s more comfortable and […]

2021 CFMOTO UFORCE 600 TEST

2021 CFMOTO UFORCE 600 TEST We reported on the ZForce 950 Sport in the January 2021 issue, and now CFMoto has a couple of new-model UTVs for 2021. Our 2021 CFMoto Uforce 600 test reveals this all-new machine has a lot going for it, including a long list of standard features not found on Special […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT 1000XRC TEST

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT 1000XRC TEST Can-Am introduced the 50-inch Maverick Trail 1000 and 800 in 2018 and the 60-inch Maverick Sport in 2019, along with the 64-inch-wide Sport 1000X rock crawler edition. For 2021, the Maverick Sport 1000X rc returns in Magna Red, and we did our Can-Am Maverick Sport 1000Xrc test at the SxS […]

KAWASAKI KRX 1000 LONG TERM TEST

KAWASAKI KRX 1000 LONG TERM TEST In the year since Kawasaki released the new KRX 1000, we have driven it in all kinds of terrain all across the country. We like it so much, we named it the New UTV of the Year for 2020. Its strength, ease of use and unique features are a […]

2021 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 NORTHSTAR ULTIMATE TEST

2021 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 NORTHSTAR ULTIMATE TEST A few months back we brought you a test of the 2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss edition. This Ranger has noticeable differences from a standard Ranger XP 1000, such as larger tires, arched A-arms, an upgraded clutch, active descent control and self-leveling rear suspension. It […]

2021 CAN-AM X3 MAX X RS SMART-SHOX TEST

2021 CAN-AM X3 MAX X RS SMART-SHOX TEST Can-Am revolutionized the extreme-sport UTV market with the Maverick X3 Turbo line first introduced in 2017, and made significant upgrades in 2018, 2019 and now 2021 with the introduction of Smart-Shox Dynamic Damping Adjustment (DDA), the first on-the-fly shock-tuning system to alter both compression and rebound to […]