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.
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
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
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.
We are continually impressed with Yamaha's support of outdoor recreation, and we are talking about dollars-and-cents support. The number one way Yamaha specifically supports outdoor recreation including riding areas is through the Yamaha Access Initiative. Yamaha gives out grants to organizations to create or improve riding areas, and any qualified
Honda hit a significant milestone recently when its 300,000th side-by-side rolled down the assembly line in the Honda plant at Timmonsville, North Carolina. It turns out that 300,000th side-by-side was a Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe which we would be happy to have. Imagine working at a place the turns out so many side-by-sides that offer up fun, adventure
Polaris had a big day this week when it debuted the RZR Pro XP that its three factory team drivers will race in the SSV class at the 2021 Dakar Rally. Here is what you need to know. Dakar is known as one of the world’s most grueling desert races with a history of testing both the best drivers and best vehicles. Using the RZR Pro XP platform
Last week Honda made a surprise announcement of a new bouncing side-by-side in the Pioneer family called the Pioneer 520. Yes, it is a Pioneer 500 but with engine and suspension upgrades plus a rear dumping cargo bed with sides. You can read more details in the link below. This week we found a couple of Honda videos that have been released about the Pioneer 520 and thought
Yep, there is a new Pioneer in town, and it has been fitted with the Rubicon 518cc engine, a tweaked suspension, and a dumping cargo bed. What is crazy is that we didn’t see this Pioneer 520 coming! Honda was super smart for creating this newer 520 Pioneer with all the advantages of the Pioneer 500 such as a 50-inch width
With all the excitement around the new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 1000, we thought it would be beneficial to compare the RMAX 1000 to the Polaris General XP 1000 since that is clearly the side-by-side the RMAX is designed to compete in the sport/rec/utility segment where the General has dominated. We breakdown
Have you been interested in the new 2021 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 1000 side-by-side? We sure have, and we can't wait to get our hands on one.
We at ATV ESCAPE aren't pulling any punches on how excited we are about Yamaha's new Wolverine RMAX2 and RMAX4 1000 side-by-side, just like we aren't pulling any punches that our friends at Dirt Trax released a great walk-around video of this vehicle. Many of our friends around the industry are talking about the Wolverine RMAX 1000 as it seems to be the side-by-side many of us have been wanting
It is hard to believe that the General was introduced in 2015 making it six years old. The Polaris General was Polaris’ first official foray into the rec/utility segment, which at the time was held firmly and soley by the Can-Am Commander. With the Commander’s 1000 engine placing it in a category all it’s own, the General came to the party with 100 horsepower, a very
It is October and already Can-Am is releasing some “mid-year” 2021 models. This time around Can-Am is introducing us to two new Defender PRO models including the Defender PRO Lone Star and the Defender PRO Limited. Both of these models are painted with high-end features making those who own these models have a more comfortable drive. Secondly, and in our opinion more of a big deal,
The last handful of years has seen Textron Off Road buy Arctic Cat, then the Arctic Cat name went away, and then it came back a couple of years ago. Now, Arctic Cat is back with a scaled back ATV and side-by-side offering as it is moving forward with full force. Let’s take a look at the 2021 Arctic Cat lineup.
The last few months have changed things in ways we could have never imagined, with not all of it being bad! One of the good things coming out of social distancing and sheltering at home has been a new service Polaris has unveiled a service called RideReady. This service helps facilitate maintenance for your Polaris vehicle from a local dealer in order to keep you ready