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the staffthe staff   January 15, 2019   0

 

 

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! 

 
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the staffthe staff   October 16, 2018   0

 

At this year's AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Mahindra took the opportunity to unveil more accessories for the popular ROXOR lineup. Our staff was there to check out the latest accessories. 

 
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the staffthe staff   April 21, 2017   0

 That didn't take long did it! After only a few weeks after acquiring Arctic Cat, Textron Off Road has kicked the Arctic Cat brand off all future off road vehicles, and will only be using it on the snow side of its business. There has been a bunch of speculative talk as to what Textron plans to do with Arctic Cat, and now all off road vehicles from Arctic Cat will be Textron Off Road. There is the Textron Off Road Wildcat, Altera, Prowler,

 
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the staffthe staff   April 17, 2017   0

  Look at what we picked up in the last couple of days. It has eight...yes...eight wheels, is amphibious, can hold six people, and is for extreme terrain. Yep...it is 2017 ARGO XTV, and yes... it is for us to test the next couple of months. For years we have heard about ARGOs, including how they have a go-anywhere attitude including your nearest body of water. We can say that our first test ride was an eye-opening

 
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the staffthe staff   April 11, 2017   0

 It seems like many companies from Can-Am to Polaris are partnering with racing teams to promote their machines. Textron Off Road can now be added to the list as it is now Joe Gibbs Racing MX (JGRMX) team’s official utility vehicle brand. JGRMX will use a fleet of Textron Off Road Stampede 4x4s to assist in rider transportation, track maintenance, and whatever else is needed while traveling throughout North America. The Stampede has plenty of power to tackle any job that JGR throws its way, so much storage space, there is plenty of room to store all of their tools and equipment. 

 
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the staffthe staff   January 12, 2017   0

Up to now we have not spent any time covering ARGO, but there hasn't been a particular reason for that. Though ARGO doesn't make a traditional "ATV or side-by-side", they do make a XTV aka Xtreme Terrain Vehicle with six or eight wheels, which is pretty darn cool! ARGO's are called XTV's for a reason: they work on land AND water. People don't just use these eight-wheeled beasts to tackle tough terrain,

 
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the staffthe staff   October 17, 2016   0

  High Lifter Products Inc., the leader in custom aftermarket ATV/UTV accessories, celebrates its 20th year in business on Saturday, October 22, at its Off Road Park in Shreveport, Louisiana. High Lifter started it all by creating the first lift kit for an ATV to tackle the Louisiana terrain. Twenty Years later, the company is still going strong and is now considered a legend in the mud riding industry.

 
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the staffthe staff   May 22, 2016   0

ATV and side-by-sides are not the only ones that can have incredible builds done to them. Rugged Radios recently introduced a build sporting the name “Rugged Relay” that is designed to provide the best communication relay services to teams competing in the Best In The Desert off road racing series. Starting with a F-150 4x4, Rugged Relay is outfitted with a custom built pop-up camper from 4-Wheel Campers, Camburg Engineering Uniball A-Arm system, Fox Bypass shocks, 

 
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the staffthe staff   May 16, 2016   0

  Bad Boy Off Road, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, is proud to announce the Stampede 900 4x4, a side-by-side with unmatched power, nimble suspension and handling, unrivaled hauling and storage capacity, an extraordinary driver experience and exceptional reliability.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., which designs and manufactures Bad Boy Off Road vehicles, is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

“We designed Stampede to be industry-leading on the features

 
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the staffthe staff   April 11, 2016   0

 Bad Boy Off Road is coming out of the gate with a new entry into the side-by-side market called the Stampede 900 4x4. Bad Boy is launching the Stampede 900 on May 2, and you can get all the scoop right here on ATV ESCAPE, along with our review. To kick things off, Bad Boy is giving away a Stampede 900 which you can register for here  http://www.badboystampede.com/ . They are also giving away some other packages of "goodies" to those who register.

 
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the staffthe staff   February 25, 2016   0

The newly published U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 2014 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries confirmed once again that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) continue to decline.  The Annual Report has shown a decrease in fatalities and injuries every year since 2007. 

 
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the staffthe staff   June 01, 2015   0

Polaris today asked all off-road enthusiasts to help drive The RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act into law by visiting www.stoptherovmandate.com to send messages to their Representative and Senators.

After congress received more than 90,000 messages from off-road enthusiasts concerning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) proposed mandates for off-road, side-by-side vehicles (ROVs), U.S. Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced The RIDE Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 999, would postpone the ROV rulemaking until the CPSC’s proposals are studied and evaluated by independent organizations.

 
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the staffthe staff   December 02, 2014   0

There is a game afoot, that all of us off-road enthusiasts must take action against. Simply put, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission is trying to mandate that all side-by-side OFF-ROAD vehicles meet the same design standards as ON ROAD Vehicles. Any one with common sense can identify that this is not a good idea. We are all-for safety standards, but the last thing we need is off-road vehicles handling like on-road vehicles. In fact, that is just counter-intuitive, when the words come out of one's mouth! Doing this will result in our side-by-sides and UTVs being more dangerous off-road than before. WE MUST TAKE ACTION ON THIS ASAP!!!!!

 
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the staffthe staff   December 12, 2013   0

Our friends over at High Lifter helped raise more than $14,000 for the Shiners Hospital for children. It is always great to see companies and participants in this fantastic industry lend a helping hand to those who need it. Kudos to High Lifter and all those who helped. You can catch all the details below.

 
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the staffthe staff   March 13, 2013   0

It appears there is a new sheriff in town........or at least a spanking new UTV in the UTV market, and it comes from an established name in the mowing industry. Most of us have heard of Bad Boy mowers, and if you haven’t, you should have because they have a reputation for being a Bad a.... mower! Bad Boys are supposed to be bullet proof, and I decided long ago after talking to several people, when I buy a riding mower it is going to be a Bad Boy. Another positive fact about Bad Boy is they are manufactured right here in the good ole U.S.A.

 
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the staffthe staff   March 11, 2013   0

WARN Is Offering Rebates on Pro-Vanatage & Vantage Winches

 
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the staffthe staff   February 19, 2013   0

Every year in February, hoards of industry insiders flock to Indianapolis, IN for the annual Dealer Show. The Dealer Show promises the latest and greatest aftermarket wares for the ATV & UTV industry, from tire manufacturers to snow plows and everything in-between. This was the first time ATVESCAPE headed to Indy for the Dealer Show, and it did not fail to give us plenty of items to drool over!  The weather was cold with blowing snow and highs in the mid 20's and 30's, but that did not deter people from descending upon Indy for the event. 

 
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the staffthe staff   February 19, 2013   0

The Intimidator Series is Bad Boy Mowers newest class-leading American-Made Utility Vehicles offering unparalleled strength, power and performance backed by the longest standard warranties in their class. The premium, full-size Intimidator Series features a 1000cc Kohler® Diesel, 750cc Kohler® Gas and 48 Volt AC Electric UTV built on a common solid-steel, all welded chassis with aggressive and functional body styling. The Intimidator produces top-of-the-line performance with a huge 1700 lb. payload and class-leading towing capacity along all models.

 
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the staffthe staff   November 29, 2012   0

It's that time of year again, GBC fans! Use the form below to enter our Grand Prize drawing and you could be the lucky winner of a set of our new Kanati Mongrel tires! Be sure to enter by December 31st and check out our Facebook page for some additional opportunities to increase your odds of winning!

 
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the staffthe staff   November 20, 2012   0

Anaheim, Calif. – November 17, 2012 – GBC Motorsports had various tires and wheel kits on display with parent company Greenball at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Between best-selling tires, new sizes, and new models, GBC showcased a full lineup of ATV & UTV tires for all purposes.

The highlight of the show was certainly the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 build, featuring the Kanati Mongrels mounted on No Limit Venom wheels. Built by the crew at SXSPerformance.com, this Wildcat featured the following contributions from some of the most respected companies in the industry:

 
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the staffthe staff   September 27, 2012   0

San Diego, CA - 9/20/12Each year UTVUnderground.com picks one of the top UTV models on the market, and we travel all over North America to capture that machine in the mud, on the rocks, in the sand, on trails, and at the races. This year we covered the Polaris RZR - and man did we get some insane footage!

 
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the staffthe staff   August 30, 2012   0

Here is a custom build from our friends at S3 Power Sports. We want one of these too! Check out the pics below.

Big thanks to Rock Power Sports for letting us build a brand new 2013 Rzr 900 xp with S3 7" lift, S3 Custom cage, 32" terms, STI HD3 wheels, and Wet sounds radio installed by Offroad Sound Systems. S3 Power Sports Website

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