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.
There has been so much excitement surrounding the introduction of the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 sport side-by-side, and for good reason. The Teryx KRX 1000 has so much going for it, and we will have many Favorite Features videos coming from the KRX 1000. We are starting out with the center dashboard and the ease of which you can remove it and add your switches for additional accessories. Check out the video.
Yamaha really does a lot of things to support the sport of ATV and side-by-side riding, which includes its support of the racing series across the industry. This year Yamaha has pledged over $100,000 in payouts to racers in several different racing series and several different classes of vehicles. Some of these payouts are for winning races, while some of them are
The DAKAR off-road race is something all of you have probably heard about at some point because it is "the" race billed as the toughest off-road race ever. This year DAKAR has been moved from South America back to Saudi Arabia. The 2020 DAKAR race is taking place right now in Saudi Arabia with multiple stages over multiple days with many many miles to the tune of 5,592 to be exact. DAKAR is not just
This week Polaris announced a handful of Limited Edition models for both its RZR and Sportsman lineup families. All of these models now come with premium accessories that add both capability and style to your ride. In addition, Polaris announced a price drop to several RZR models. It has been a big week for Polaris' announcements.
First and foremost the fact the Can-Am Defender 6x6 has six wheels and tires and six-wheel drive is the most awesome feature of the Defender 6x6. That is just naughty! Besides this, the standout feature is the six-foot long dumping cargo bed. You can carry so much stuff. You could even carry a bed.... in the bed! Check out the video.
Several months ago, we brought the news that Polaris was partnering with Dave Campbell Texas Football to find the 2019 Polaris' most driven team. Being we are not only headquartered in Texas, but born and raised in Texas, we are familiar with the level of seriousness Texans take their football. Every single football team in Texas is "driven"! After much of the season five finalists were chosen
It has been a big month for "giving" with Honda jumping into the fray by donating two Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-sides to the Kurt Caselli Foundation. That made us wonder what the Kurt Caselli Foundation is all about? It turns out the Kurt Caselli Foundation focuses on safety of off-road riders. It has raised over $1 million and will have spent over $700,000 on safety initiatives. Its safety and scholarship budget
There is a lot to like about the Kawasaki Teryx, but there is one feature that instantly makes the Kawasaki Teryx stand out from the rest of the side-by-sides on the market. That would be the storage bins. These are giant weather-sealed storage bins behind the front seats and in front of the tilting bed, and you can carry a ton of stuff in them. Check out the video!
It has been said many, many times that sport side-by-sides "can't haul anything". Well this week in My Favorite Feature Video Casey proves this to be a myth, or at least in the Honda Talon 1000X 4. Between the deep cargo bed with a lip to keep your gear from falling out and the roll cage sides, you CAN haul some stuff! To get
This year Honda did some revamping of the Honda Rubicon starting with an upgraded engine that makes the Rubicon a 520cc ATV. There are several new features on the Rubicon 520, but lets start with the NEW reverse lever. This feature makes us giddy because of the pain it has been in years' past to go from forward to reverse! Now, simply pull the lever, click the downshift button
Honda just announced its Honda Talon 1000R racing team consisting of Eliott Watson and Christopher Polvoorde as the pilots of the new Talon side-by-side. Since the Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X was announced a year ago, Wayne with Honda has been adamant the Talon was headed to the racing circuit to take its place among the other industry side-by-sides. In June,
2019 is THE year for Heavy Duty trucks! All 4 of the big Heavy Duty truck manufacturers have released all-new or revised trucks for this year. In other words, there is no shortage of choices coming to your local dealership… Which one is best for you??
There are things about the Kawasaki Teryx that make me happy including some completely unique features not found on other side-by-sides. That would be where we land today on our Favorite Feature. The Kawasaki Teryx has an extra level of protection in the form of metal wheel wheels rather than the typical plastic ones. This is a good thing, and you can find out all abou
It’s time for something new! We have been toying with the idea of how to put together a weekly series showing you all the little things that make ATVs and UTVs unique from one another. We wanted it to not only be informational, but it our job to help you make informed buying decisions when you go out and purchase an expensive ATV or UTV.
It’s gift-giving season and Can-Am off-road has you covered. In fact, you can find something for everyone in your family, no matter the size, at the Can-Am online store. Many of these gifts are so cool and interchangeable that they can be given to many people in your life. From spouses to significant others — heck, even the mother-in-law — you can do all your shopping in one spot!
If you own a BRP vehicle, such as a Can-Am Maverick or Defender, then you are probably aware of the fact that BRP makes their own oils and lubricants. These XPS items are specifically developed by BRP’s engineers to be used in your Can-Am vehicles, and they are the best items to keep your off-road vehicle running in tip-top shape.
Can you imagine racing the toughest, 2-week long desert race in the world on an ATV or in a UTV?! Count us in… Dakar is that extreme race, and it takes place every year in January. So, to start getting you excited for what is to come this January, Can-Am is ready to hit the nail on the head again and put the Maverick X3 back on top. Here is a bit of a preview of what is to come from the brand to promote their 2020 Dakar efforts...
Newsflash – the off-road manufacturers making your favorite ATVs and SXS vehicles are held to strict, industry-wide standards that dictate how tough a machine has to be, how it needs to handle in particular tests, and how safe it should be coming out of the factory. It’s significant news when there is a new CEO for the governing body that determines all of these standards and safety tests. How will this affect ATVs and SXS vehicles in the future?
Yamaha introduces new accessories for its lineup of Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, catering to a wide variety of adventures and allowing customers to further tailor and customize their Yamaha for specific environments or driving styles. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories, wheel and tire options, and WARN winches are highlighted, with the complete list of parts, accessories,
It's a bigger phenomenon in the mountain biking industry, but trail maintenance, upkeep, and creation are all things that need to be focused on in the ATV and UTV industry. There are so many different riding areas in North America, and many of them don't have proper trail maintenance associated with their management plan. Yamaha is at the forefront of all of these Public Lands initiatives with their Outdoor Access Initiative.
It really is fantastic the way that ATV and side-by-side manufacturers continue to bring models with custom colors, and Honda is bringing its "A"-game. Honda announced that popular colors like Red, White, Blue, Olive and Silver are returning for a midyear refresh of the 2020 Pioneer side-by-side family, including models in the Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 500 platforms.
Last week we brought the news of Can-Am throwing it's hat in the ring at the upcoming Professional Bull Riders World Finals last weekend https://www.atvescape.com/industry-news/can-am/1757-can-am-teams-up-with-the-professional-bull-riders. Now if you caught the PBR World Finals this past weekend
It is safe to say that places to ride our ATVs and side-by-sides is pretty important in the scheme of the sport of off-roading. Polaris knows this, and continues to fund ATV and off-road organizations across the U.S. providing safe and responsible places to ride through its T.R.A.I.L.S grant program. In September alone the T.R.A.I.L.S program awarded $5,000-$10,000 grants
It takes time to really take in all the details of a new ATV or side-by-side once it is announced. Seeing the machine in person, sitting in it, photographing it, and finally driving it allows us the time to digest the details and really get to know it. Then, letting the details dance around in our heads helps us draw conclusions about what makes the ATV or side-by-side great or.... not so great. Having
Have you ever thought about strapping yourself to the back for a bull or horse and see how long you can hang on without getting thrown off? Yeah, we have thought about it also, but... it would not end well for us or you! There are professionals for that, so let's leave that to them. If you want to experience a "good time" then go to a Professional Bull Riders show. We have
While Casey "air" Cordeiro was wandering around SEMA this week taking photos we could post on social from the show, Polaris was busy winning the SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year award for the Polaris RZR PRO XP Ultimate edition. Apparently, an all-new side-by-side with GPS, DYNAMIX suspension, RIDE COMMAND, sounds system, and lots of other goodies
Whenever we see these pictures of snow being "shredded" on an ATV or side-by-side it really does make us warm and fuzzy inside. It just does! We want to do this SO BAD!!! What is not to love about fresh power and being aboard an ATV or side-by-side tearing it up and making new trails! Then there are those who despite the snow have to work or get the job done no matter what, and tracks make
Russian Fedor Vorobeyev and American Corry Weller each secured an off-road racing championship in the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle this past weekend, adding to more titles to the brand’s successful 2019 season.