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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.

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 […]

2021 POLARIS RZR TURBO-S TEST

2021 POLARIS RZR TURBO-S TEST This and the four-seat version Turbo S are the only long-travel (72-inch-wide) RZR’s you can get from the dealer. For some reason Polaris still does not offer the new Pro XP platform with long travel or a wide stance. So, if you want speed as well as great suspension in […]

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 SE TEST

Kawasaki’s all-new 2020 Teryx KRX 1000 made a bold leap into the sport UTV market with many innovations, heavy-duty construction and more horsepower than the Polaris RZR XP 1000. For 2021, Kawasaki adds two new versions of the KRX 1000—the Trail Edition and Special Edition. We’ll do the 2021 Kawasaki KRX 1000 SE test now […]

2021 POLARIS GENERAL XP 1000 PURSUIT EDITION

2021 POLARIS GENERAL XP 1000 PURSUIT EDITION Many hunters say utility and recreational utility UTVs are the best thing to happen to hunting since camo came along. Some hunters are in a hurry, and they found the faster, better-suspended Polaris General sport utility machine hit the target for the kind of driving they do. The […]

2021 YAMAHA RMAX2 1000 XT-R

2021 YAMAHA RMAX2 1000 XT-R For a decade Yamaha has been trying to improve on the success of the Rhino. That machine started the entire recreational UTV movement back in 2004. At the time, it was fun, fast and ultra capable in gnarly terrain. Fast-forward 17 years and owners want that capability and reliability in […]

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950

2021 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 The 2021 CFMoto ZForce 950 is a viable candidate for the sport UTV buyer, and it uses the same engine as the 2020 UForce 1000 utility machine we tested in our September 2020 issue. While the power delivery was a bit much for a utility machine, it’s at home in the […]

CAN-AM X3 MAX Xrs TURBO RR

CAN-AM X3 MAX Xrs TURBO RR When UTVs came on the scene, guys would sell the idea of plunking down $15K to the wife or girlfriend by telling her that this was a purchase they could use together. Fast-forward a decade and many machines are costing upwards of $30,000. Now guys are convincing the wives […]

2020 INTIMIDATOR GC1K

2020 INTIMIDATOR GC1K Intimidator UTVs and Bad Dawg Accessories have been around for many years now, and UTV Action was invited to tour Intimidator’s new 200,000-square-foot factory. We got a chance to see the Intimidator Classic and GC1K UTVs being built and to drive the entire lineup of GC1Ks, which includes four trim levels on […]

POLARIS COMPARISON: RZR XP 1000 VS. GENERAL DELUXE

RZR XP 1000 VS. GENERAL It’s no secret that Polaris has the most complete line of off-road vehicles, especially in the SxS category. From the original Ranger and RZR to the growing line of Generals, the choices are almost overwhelming. Although the Ranger is a dedicated workhorse, it is no slouch on the trails; however, its […]

CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO

CAN-AM X3 X RC TURBO If you’re looking for a sport UTV and you’ve wondered if you really need a rock-crawling model, you do. If you never enter the King of the Hammers race or go to Moab, you’ll use every extra the X rc has in normal trail riding sooner or later, and some […]