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
Kawasaki has added another Teryx KRX 1000 model to the family, but it would be more of a flagship or patriarch rather than a sibling. The Teryx KRX 1000 eS model is not just another model with a couple of new accessories but rather the baddest KRX yet with its FOX Live Valve suspension system that adjusts dampening on the fly for the best ride.
We appreciate eye-catching colors on ATVs and side-by-sides. This is certainly the case with the new colors Polaris just announced for the RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro XP 4 lineup! Polaris has added three additional color options to the RZR Pro XP models including Ghost Gray on the RZR Pro XP & XP 4 Sport, Matte Sands Metallic
Dakar is a big deal. As off-road racing goes it is one of the top two of the biggest races with the Baja 1000 being the other. Think thousands of miles over 12 days through Saudi Arabia in a truly grueling race complete with sand, rocks, and mud. When the dust settled on this year's Dakar the Can-Am Maverick X3 with Francisco López and Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre at the helm took the first place
Yamaha has announced the return of the XT-Reme Terrain Challenge for October 1-3 at Loretta Lynn Off-Road Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. After talking a forced leave of absence in 2020 (stupid Covid), the Yamaha XT-R Challenge is back in 2021 with an additional class for the Wolverine RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000. If you are a Yamaha ATV or side-by-side owner
The year was 2015, and it was a BIG year for Polaris. Coming off the 2014 release of the RZR XP 1000, I remember not expecting much. Polaris has different plans as it released a significant update to the RZR 800 and RZR S 800 by moving to a new body and a new engine producing 75 horsepower. Fast forward to 2021 and now we have updates to the entire RZR Trail
We are HUGE fans of The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond. If you don't know what we are talking about this is the car/travel show on Amazon Prime with three "chaps" (these guys are British) that travel around driving cars many of us dream of, and doing incredibly fantastic things on fantastic adventures
It is the time of the year for gift guides and here comes one at you from Yamaha! If you are looking for some gift ideas for the Yamaha rider in your life then here you go. These items below will fit under or around the tree and will make the recipient of your "love" no doubt very happy. At the very least
Polaris and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 18,400 units that the vehicle’s clutch can fail, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves Model Year 2020 RZR PRO XP and RZR PRO XP 4 and Model Year 2021 RZR PRO XP, RZR PRO XP 4, RZR Turbo S, RZR Turbo S 4, RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles.
It is that time of the year again. It is the Christmas season, which, we love! Since gifts are on our minds, we thought to put together a little "gift guide" for you Polaris fans out there, along with those who might be interested in becoming Polaris fans. Here are a few items from Polaris that are sure to put a smile on someone's face if they are found
Honda and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 118,600 Honda 700 and 1000 Pioneers with EPS that can loose steering control posing a crash hazard.
This recall involves Model Year 2017-2019 & certain 2020 Honda Pioneer 700 and 2016-2019 & certain 2020 Pioneer 1000 Side-by-Side vehicles equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS).
Have you seen a SHERP? We think in the world of Off-road, this might be the King Kong of off-road vehicles. A SHERP is more or less considered unstoppable as it not only goes over almost any terrain but also floats. Just look at this thing! It looks pretty unstoppable to us, and we want to drive one real bad! In the video below you can see a SHERP in action.