Here is some good news for the week! It feels like all of us have heard about the Navy SEALS, especially with the TV show SEAL Team which is one of our favs. Yamaha recently provided a new 2020 Yamaha Wolverine X4 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego
Here we go again people! Yamaha announced it awarded more than $127,000 to eight organizations in the fourth quarter grant cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) for 2019, bringing the annual grant total to over $400,000. Projects receiving OAI grants often have a strong stewardship component, as well as an inclusive community of users working together
Over the years of 2008-2018 overall ATV related injuries have gone down 38 percent. In the 2017-2018 ATV related injuries dropped 13 percent. Now that is good news! You hear all these stories about ATV and UTV related injuries and even deaths, but you don't hear these statistics outside the industry. It is so important we all do our part to educate our friends and family regarding ATV and UTV safety.
Having a good wheel goes right alongside having a good tire. Nothing keeps your tire on the wheel better than a beadlock, and the all new SB-5 beadlock from System 3 Off Road will do just that. This new beadlock is available in two finishes - Matte Gunmetal and Matte Black - and both feature a new grooved 10mm billet beadlock ring that is strong and light.
A handful of years have now passed since Yamaha moved its motorsports headquarters to Marietta, GA, but not everything followed Yamaha to its new headquarters. For years Yamaha's Wall Of Champions has remained in Cypress,CA, but that all changed late last month. Yamaha held a ribbon-cutting
In this video Casey focuses on the Polaris Pro XP 4 foot pedal and floorboard setup. Raised footwells allow for perfect foot placement and good throttle and brake control even in rough terrain. Check it out! Feel free to ask us questions about the new RZR Pro XP family from Polaris.
Polaris kicked out a couple of new models this week. Adults will, no doubt, will take a glance at the first new model, and kids will go to bed dreaming about the other new model!
So here I am driving around in a Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 on the field at ATT&T aka Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, ripping around a track where touchdowns are regularly thrown, with a smile on my face and joy in my heart! Yes, it sounds absolutely nuts, but it is actually a stop on the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 Demo Tour. The best news is you don't have to be a "media" person
There are so many different items being hyped about the new Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 sport side-by-side. Many of those things are worth the hype, but we are going to show you one that is not talked about much but is an industry exclusive feature.
Can-Am Off-Road has been on a tear recently. Whether it’s unveiling some of the toughest, most capable utility side-by-side vehicles on the market, or crushing the competition at the world’s most grueling races. Like, for example, finishing in all of the top 20 spots at the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia and then following that up by sweeping the podium
Watching students working on a UTV build definitely warms our hearts here at ATV ESCAPE! The UTV Student Build Pilot Program, a program launched by the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) to connect young aftermarket professionals with aspiring automotive students, will showcase the completed 2019 Honda Talon in a multi-city tour before being auctioned off
When it comes to tires, the trend in the UTV part of the industry leans towards "bigger is better". That is certainly the case with the new XTR370 tires from System 3. This is a high-performance radial tire that designed for all kinds of terrain types and conditions, though these look like they would work best on hard-pack and rocky terrain. The tire’s 8-ply
In this video Casey focuses on the Polaris Pro XP CVT setup. Air flow, cooling, and ease of use are top on the list. Check it out! Feel free to ask us questions about the new RZR Pro XP family from Polaris.
The Polaris RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro XP 4 have so many upgrades in general, but Casey focuses on the radius rods of the rear suspension in this "My Favorite Feature" video. Check it out! Feel free to ask us questions about the new RZR Pro XP family from Polaris.
Polaris released the RZR Pro XP series this year to some very happy RZR fanatics. The Polaris RZR Pro XP line up has a huge amount of improvements, and we will bring you a bunch of them. Today we bring you our first My Favorite Feature on this brand new RZR, and that would be the gas tank. Yes, it sounds simple, but believe us it is important. Check out the video.
It seems every time you read about the Honda Talon you are reminded it has a DCT transmission. In fact, the Honda DCT transmission can be found on many of Honda’s side-by-sides and ATVs. So what is the big deal about this transmission, and what makes it different from the competition on the Honda Talon? We thought we would answer these questions.
At the beginning of February our own Casey Cordeiro, along with his band of cohorts, set off into the "unknown" to tackle the Arizona Peace Trail aboard a slew of new side-by-sides. The trip would take them over seven days, 6 nights, and 710 miles of off-roading goodness. He and his group did the entire off-road portion of the Arizona Peace Trail plus
Casey is back from his time in "Hammertown", and he has brought with him many, many photos from the event. It has been a blast looking through the action from the race, and has brought back memories causing a little bit of elevated heart rate. What a race! Below are a roundup of some of the photos Mr. Tall hair aka Casey Cordeiro took. Look
The Honda Talon has become a force in the industry since its introduction just over a year ago. One of the things that makes it so unique is the fact the hydraulic transmission has both a manual and automatic mode, which is a significant advantage. Check out the video. Check out the video.
Good news everyone! Kawasaki is hitting the road in 2020 for a demo tour of the new Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 where you, yes, you, can drive the Teryx KRX 1000. The Teryx KRX 1000 Demo Tour is rolling into many of the side-by-side events of the year making Kawasaki's new sport side-by-side available to many people to give it a test drive. You will
Polaris has announced the introduction of the 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and 2020 Ranger XP 1000 Crew Premium and Ultimate models. Polaris has also announced an additional color choices for the Ranger Crew XP 1000 and RZR Pro XP.
There is no question it was Can-Am's year at King Of The Hammers as all three podium spots were filled with Can-Am racers including the winner Hunter Miller. Can-Am racers just flat out crushed the race with eight of the ten top positions. That is truly impressive. This is just two weeks after Can-Am racers secured all of the top 20 positions at the 2020 Dakar Rally
Honda is truly "on the gas" with the Talon family, and we are excited to see Honda introduce these FOX Live Valve models! Yes, so far the FOX Live Valve has been regulated to the Talon 1000X-4, but no more. Today Honda rolled out FOX Live Valve versions of both the Talon 1000R and the Talon 1000X. Though it is no surprise to see 2-seat Live Valve models, it is great to see them because
The ROXOR UTV has been on our radar since its release, though we have not had a chance to drive one (we are working on that). We have been very curious about this UTV because the platform itself is based much more on a traditional vehicle setup than the side-by-sides in the industry. The transmission is hydraulic with both the manual and automatic versions, the frame
If by chance you are headed to the 2020 King Of The Hammers race this weekend through Feb 9, you might want to take the time to take a little demo ride aboard the epic...yes... epic 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000! Kawasaki is offering demo rides at the King Of The Hammers race event from January 31- February 9 from 9AM to 4PM daily. We drove the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000
Year after year we cover some of the roughest and most extreme UTV racing out there with the King Of The Hammers race. Well it is the time again, with this weekend being the 2020 King Of The Hammers UTV race. This year Mr. Air Cordeiro himself is on the ground in "Hammertown" shooting photos, shaking hands, and covering the race, which means we will be bringing you some photo goodness
Last week Mr. Tall Hair aka Casey Cordeiro climbed into the cab of the new 2020 Ford SuperDuty for some seat time in the latest version of this industry stalwart. Now I would like to say that as the "Ford Guy" in our ATV ESCAPE family, I was "hurt" that it was him, but oh well, right! I will let him bring all the information in the near future about the 2020 Ford SuperDuty, but
Last week we brought you an update on what is considered to be the roughest, toughest, off-road race in the World. DAKAR is 5,592 miles across Saudi Arabia which is grueling in every way imaginable. Casey Currie has been chasing the win, and, after several days and 5,592 miles, brought home the 2020 DAKAR win. Casey is one of the first Americans to win DAKAR.
Pelican Products just announced an all-new line of Pelican™ CARGO Cases, which caught our attention since we use Pelican products on a regular basis to carry camera gear, personal electronics, and much more. The fact is, when it comes to protecting gear from the dangers of the outdoors Pelican is THE standard in the industry, and the military uses Pelican gear. If it is
It seems like we receive an email all the time about Yamaha's Outdoor Access Initiative. Part of that is how quickly time passes as you get older, and MOST of that is because Yamaha is so diligent to award money to projects that allow the public to recreate. Quarter after quarter Yamaha awards $100k+ to organizations that facilitate outdoor activities, and year after