Welcome the new Ranger XD 1500 and with it a new segment of the side-by-side industry: the heavy duty/xtreme duty UTV. Yes, everything on the Ranger XD 1500 is can be explained in a single word: more. More power, more cargo capacity, more towing, more strength, more travel, more wheel lugs, more time between service intervals, just more of everything can be found on this Ranger XD 1500
It has been nine years since Kawasaki pulled the sheet off its Mule PRO lineup with there being no significant updates since then other than cosmetic changes. Change is now upon us because Kawasaki has unveiled a significantly updated Mule PRO with a 1000 engine. Yes, we say hello to the Mule Pro 1000. No window dressing here but a significant list of updates to the platform, most significantly
Ten years sure does go by fast. Yes, a decade ago is when Polaris introduced the RZR XP 1000 to the side-by-side world and created the sport segment of the industry in the process. The 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 was truly a revolutionary vehicle for the time with time making it the number one selling sport side-by-side on the market. Here we are a decade later with Polaris introducing a completely new RZR XP 1000 for 2024.
We assume all of you Can-Am Maverick owners or at the very least enthusiasts, want to know about the Maverick changes/updates for 2023 might be. Well here is the summary: Not much. Starting with the Maverick X3 lineup, all models return for 2023 with no overall changes to the Maverick X3 family other than some new colors. The news on the Maverick X3
Polaris introduced the Ranger XP Kinetic this year which is Polaris' first real forray into the modern electric UTV. The Ranger XP Kinetic is engineered to do everything any other fullsize Ranger can do with the same level of durability. To show off the Ranger XP Kinetic, Polaris has created a web series called To The Test where well-known people put the Ranger XP Kinetic to the test in their field of work. Episode 2 of To The Test just dropped
Here we are at new model time with the 2023 Polaris General family being no exception. In fact, there have been some changes to the 2023 Polaris General family that seem fairly significant upon further examination. It appears that Polaris is on a march to retire the majority of the 60-inch General 1000 models in favor of having the General lineup primarily be made up of the XP 1000 64-inch models. For 2023 there is only one 60-inch General model
It is that time of the year when next year’s models abound with Polaris being no exception. Polaris recently announced the introduction of the initial batch of 2023 Polaris RZR models. What has changed for 2023 in the Polaris RZR lineup you might ask. In a single word: Colors. Yep, that is it. There are no updates, new models, or new features. This is not a big surprise considering Polaris blew out the industry with
Honda made a bit of a surprise announcement with the introduction of a brand new model with the Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew. At first glance it is everything one would expect it to be including all the capabilities of the Pioneer 1000 with room for 6. That is a solid assumption which turns out to be pretty darn accurate. Unlike the Pioneer 1000-5, the Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew has a full size second row of seats in addition
It has been a long time coming since the release of the KRX 1000, but today we welcome the new 4-seat KRX4 1000. As you can see from the photos that the KRX4 1000 is capable of taking 4 people along on an off-road adventure in comfort with high-back seats, half-doors, plenty of legroom, and the off-road chops to pretty much go anywhere. Looking at the specs,
Polaris recently unveiled the 2022 RZR Pro XP & RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate Rockford Fosgate Limited Editions. If you take a loaded RZR Pro XP Ultimate, stuff it with an 800 watt stage 4 Rockford Fosgate audio system, give it some cool looking speakers, and throw in a custom new paint scheme, then you get this new Limited Edition RZR Pro XP. If great sound is something you want to add to your off-road experience, then this is your RZR Pro XP model.
Can-Am has added two new models to the Defender family. It has only been a couple of years since Can-Am started offering a “Limited” trim level with almost every feature and option stuffed into that Limited model. Well you can now add the Defender 6x6 Limited to the list of Limited trim models. Another addition to the Defender family is the Defender MAX Lone Star Cab that takes the Defender MAX Lone Star model and adds to it additional goodies making for a much warmer or cooler day out on the Plains or on the trail.
The automotive world is changing with a huge push towards all-electric cars and trucks. It seems daily that I read about yet another all-electric model of yet another car or truck. But what might that mean about the Off-Road ATV and UTV world? That is a question bouncing around in my head almost daily. What does this push to electric look like when it comes together with our favorite ATVs and side-by-sides.
Today is a big day for Polaris and the side-by-side off-road industry as Polaris unveiled the new RZR Pro R and RZR Turbo R. We tend to shy away from drama, but both of these new RZRs really are game changers. Yes, they look like the RZR XP Pro vehicles, but in most ways the similarities end there. Starting with the suspension both the RZR Pro R
We have known it for a while now because we saw the Polaris RZR Pro XP R in the desert testing two years ago! It was just a matter of time before Polaris was and is going to announce it. THIS is a Polaris RZR Pro XP R that is going to be announced November 9th. It's first "offical" sighting is in this Hoonigan video with RJ Anderson piloting the new
Polaris dropped yet another video of the upcoming 2022 all-electric Ranger. This video is more on the minute control of power and torque that an electric motor allows as opposed to a gasoline engine. The more of these videos we watch, the more the vehicle intrigues us, which I guess says a lot about Polaris' marketing team!
To coincide with the release of the new 2022 Arctic Cat Alterra 600 ATV, Arctic Cat is launching the Alterra 600 Getaway Giveaway. The winner will choose between one of four ATV destinations including Paiute, Utah; Moab, Utah; Hidden Falls, Texas; Hatfield-McCoy, West Virginia or Silver Lake, Michigan for an all-inclusive adventure getaway for two.
Arctic cat has been a little upside down for the last few years on the ATV and UTV side during the transition of Textron Off Road’s takeover. The 2021 ATV and UTV models saw carryovers of ATVs, Prowler Pro, and of course the Wildcat XX. Now, for 2022 we begin to see a new direction on the ATV side with an all new ATV, the Alterra 600.
Earlier in March, Polaris announced a new 2022 all-electric Ranger is on the way into the hands of Ranger owner. This new all-electric Ranger is the first vehicle that will be released in collaboration with ZERO Motorcycles and its expertise in electric power. Polaris has now released
Normally, there is more attention paid to the bigger ATVs so that the smaller ones get little to no attention. However, Honda isn't known for not paying attention to all of its models.The beloved 250-class Honda Recon has been given some love and attention for the 2021 model year. Updated styling to the fenders,
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It seems Polaris has been on the gas in the last several of months with new models spewing out like a volcano of off-road possibilities. This week was met with two new Limited Edition models available on both the RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro
One of the biggest surprises of 2021 so far was the introduction of a completely new 2021 Can-Am Commander. It was time for a completely new Commander considering not anything had really changed since its introduction 10 years ago. While ground-breaking at the time, other competitors have crept
There is little doubt that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise. In addition there is little doubt that demand is spilling over into the off-road arena with several electric competitors entering the off-road electric market such as Segway and Nikola. Polaris has been making electric versions of its Ranger vehicles
Protecting your expensive ATV or side-by-side is a pretty important thing right? You should see how many cables and locks are put on our machines when we go on trips! Polaris recently released what it is calling its "PASS" security system on the RZR Pro XP lineup that hopefully will be available on all of its vehicles in the future. You simply use a four-digit PIN
This week Can-Am reveled a completely new Can-Am Commander for 2021. By all accounts the Can-Am Commander introduced the rec/utility class of side-by-side back in 2010, but has been untouched by Can-Am since. The 2021 Commander marks a complete redesign from the ground up, and offers some class leading features in the process.
The Yamaha RMAX2 and RMX4 1000 continues to be the topic of conversation everywhere around the industry. These side-by-sides are selling like crazy meaning it is impossible for us to see one in person or get any seat time as of yet. We are truly excited about the RMAX 1000 and can't wait to get one, and while we wait
No doubt it is fair to say that Can-Am killed it at the 2021 King Of The Hammers with the top three finishers piloting their Can-Am Maverick X3's to the podium in the UTV class. Kyle Chaney crossed the finish line first flaming the win at the 2021 Can-Am UTV King Of The Hammers race with a course time of 3:47:49. Can-Am drivers Cody Miller and Phil Burton took second
For years the name "Casey Currie" brought to mind a couple of things: phenomenal racing driver and Can-Am. Casey has an impressive racing pedigree including wines at the Dakar Rally, Baja 1000, Baja 500, X-Games, and Mint 400. Simply put Casey Currie is a force to be reckoned with on the off-road race course. Polaris RZR Factory Racing team will now be home for Casey Currie moving forward
One thing is for sure. Polaris is focused on making activity-specific models to its ATV and side-by-side families. The proof is looking at any of the Polaris families including RZR, Ranger, and Sportsman at any of its several activity-specific models. Well, Polaris is adding two additional activity-specific models Limited Editions to its Ranger family with the Ranger XP and Ranger Crew XP Water Fowl Edition and Big Game Edition.
It's that time again! It's "Hammer" time and we are not talking about MC Hammer but King Of The Hammers UTV Race! Year after the year King Of The Hammer racers lineup to tackle one of the top three hardest and most brutal races out there. This year the UTV King Of The Hammers race will contain a full field of all brands of UTVs and their drivers taking on some truly amazing