We are fans of both Dustin Jones and the Visions of Victory videos produced by S3 Powersports, and now those guys are producing "How To" videos called Gettin It" Done. We watched this episode where Dustin walks you through changing a front axle on a Can-Am Maverick X3, but it applies
Cool People Wear Helmets. Get it? Got it. Good!
Will anyone stop Can-Am from winning rally races this year? They have been dominant with the Monster Energy, Can-Am, South Racing team in 2019. Their dominance continued into the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the famous dunes of the empty quarter this week.
What is digital camo, carries two people and their gear, has four wheels, and is on its way to the ATV ESCAPE Proving Grounds? A 2019 Kawasaki Teryx is what! Yes, Kawasaki agreed to let us have a Teryx test machine in order to put it through the paces, write reviews, take pictures for social media, and do a video review. Did we mention we are happy
Two things we know for certain: Kawasaki is definitely building a sport side-by-side, and Casey Cordeiro is a genius! Yes, both of those may come as a surprise but they both are true. This week, Casey had the idea to check for side-by-side patents, which turns out was a great move because what popped up but a patent that has been awarded to Kawasaki for
It is that time again! Memorial Day is coming up and that means the 2019 Brimstone White Knuckle Event is rolling back around. There are so many reasons that we can think of to put this event on your calendar and make the trek to Tennessee for this event. First, Brimstone is huge, has more than 300 miles of trails,
What is going on with all of the major truck manufacturers this year?! Are they trying to make it even more difficult for us to decide which HD truck to buy for all of our towing and hauling needs? If that's their goal, they are doing a great job because each of the Big 3 manufacturers have new or significantly revised HD trucks for the 2020 model year. Chevy's new HD could be regarded as the boldest update yet – what do you think?!
The Mint 400 is quickly becoming one of the most iconic off-road races in the world, especially with almost 600 racers taking the green flag this year. 2019 also marked the year that the motorcycles are back at the Mint. In the ever-growing UTV class, Polaris took both the Turbo and Naturally Aspirated (N/A) class championships, with Mitch Guthrie JR taking the overall.
Polaris typically has a steady stream of vehicles that they release throughout the year, and 2019 has proved to be no different. Recently, they took the covers off of several of their new Ranger models, including the Ranger XP 1000 EPS Back Country Edition (available in both 3- and 6-seat models). Ride Command availability has also been expanded to be factory-installed in the Ranger Crew XP 1000 EPS and the Ranger Crew XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition. The latter of those also adds two exterior color options to the lineup to freshen up the package and give it a distinct look.
It's a good day when there is yet another UTV being released in the off-road world, and it has been an even better couple of months because the Honda Talon was recently unveiled to the off-road world. We all know Honda as some of the most dependable vehicles on the planet, whether we are talking about motocross bikes, automobiles, generators, lawnmowers, or ATVs.
Well it happens to the best manufacturers! Arctic Cat recently announced recalls on Textron Off-Highway utility vehicles, which includes the 2019 Textron Havoc and 2018 Stampede and Rustler model side by sides. The side-by-sides included are listed below with further details.
It has been a long time coming, but the time is finally here. Next week we are heading out to strap into the new Honda Talon. Not only are we going to test the Honda Talon 1000R but also the Honda Talon 1000X both and on different terrain that showcases their respective strengths.
It has been a very busy week for Mr. Casey " tall hair" Cordeiro. Yes, I know you guys don't always believe us when we tell you that... but it's true! Casey has been busy having a ton a fun out in the Glamis sand dunes with Yamaha testing three of Yamaha's sport quads and side-by-sides. It is a tough job, but, apparently he has to do it. He has had a chance to ride/test the Raptor 700 and
The 2020 GMC HD trucks are officially been unveiled, and we are excited to bring you the latest information on these trucks and when you can find them at your local GMC dealership!
Further pushing the envelope to make their UTVs true multipurpose and multi terrain vehicles, Can-Am off-road unveiled more accessories for their X3 and Defender lineup. Not only did they release a newly developed track system, but they also have an extended lineup of plows for their side-by-side vehicles.
At the end of the day, this is an ATV and UTV site. However, we are keenly aware that all of us have passions for outdoor recreation beyond the off-road world. One of those passions has to do with watersports, so we ventured to the Miami Boat show to check it out...
What do you get when you put Ken Block, a driving machine, into a Can-Am Maverick X3 also a driving machine? You get a bunch of driving machine action! If watching some crazy Maverick X3
Well this week has been a good one around ATV ESCAPE because we had a "demo day" with the arrival of a 2019 Yamaha Grizzly! You know that new ATV smell? We LOVE that smell! As you can see from the pictures, our Grizzly is Back Country Blue, which has a matte finish, making it extremely sharp. Even though we ride new ATVs
There has been so much press about King Of The Hammers in the last couple of weeks, because the race just completed. Having been to this race, just finishing the race is a true accomplishment. To see the brutal, and we mean brutal, course conditions, along with the giant rocks strewn around like sprinkles on a cupcake,
One of the needs that we find ourselves looking for while riding out on the trail is somewhere to keep your phone, keys, and wallet. You need a dry place that keeps these valuables not only water and dust free but also protected from being a bounced around like a pinball throughout the trip. Yes, many ATVs and side-by-sides provide a glove box
Yamaha unveils their all-new EU2200iS Inverter Generator, the next evolution in their ultra-quiet, ultra-portable lineup of generators.
L. ast year I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 King Of The Hammers race, which was a first for me. The 2019 King Of The Hammers Race just finished with Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking the win for the second year in a row. It got me thinking about all of you out there who see the King Of The Hammers stories, and wonder what the big deal really is. Before attending the race last year,
What is the best way to get the full "scoop" on the new Honda Talon pure sport side-by-side? Have the man and off-road product planner Wayne Lambert walk you through it! Below is a short walk around video where Wayne points out the two different models of the Honda Talon, and gives the details on this new sport machine from Honda.
The Most Grueling Race of the Year! King of the Hammers is the annual desert race that puts man and machine to the ultimate test in the desert. This year, who would come out on top?!
Right on the heels of GM and Ram HD truck unveilings, Ford is the latest to update their lineup of HD trucks. With all of the cosmetic and powertrain upgrades, can the Ford hold the top sales spot and continue it's success in the HD truck market? Needless to say Josh is very very excited about the updates as the Ford guy around here!
Yes, it's true, Textron Off Road listened to their customers and dealers – the Arctic Cat name is back in off-road for 2019!
Every January, Polaris unveils new color ways to their UTV lineup to freshen up some models and give potential buyers something new to look for in their local dealership. Occasionally, Polaris surprises the industry with a new model or two during this time period, too. Well, this year is one of the years where a new model is released. While it isn’t an “all-new” platform like the ACE lineup was several years ago,
Tracker Off Road, a new division of Bass Pro Shops and Textron Off Road, is a newly introduced UTV nameplate for the 2019 model year.
2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks were recently announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition to a styling refresh for the new model lineup, especially with the interior getting a major overhaul, the Cummins turbo diesel gets heavy revisions and a power upgrade to 1000 ft-lb of torque. Yes, you read that right!
Today marks a very significant triumph for the Honda Motor Corporation. The company is traditionally known as being conservative with an emphasis on engineering greatness that is carried through the ownership of the machine with an extreme amount of durability. We have been waiting many years for a true sport side-by-side from Honda,