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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   September 27, 2016   0

  How about a video featuring multiple Maverick X3's being piloted by expert driving teams based by none other than Ken Block and BJ Baldwin? Well, dreams do come true in this video called A "Battle BROyale" by Hoonigan and Can-Am, where the two teams compete using Can-Am Maverick X3's on three closed courses for driving supremacy. Be sure to buckle up and enjoy the shenanigans as dust flies with some insane driving.

 
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the staffthe staff   September 21, 2016   0

  After the release of the Maverick X3, taking the reign of most powerful side-by-side, we knew it wouldn't be long before Polaris answered back. Polaris has now spoken with the release of the 168-horsepower RZR XP Turbo complete with 2 or 4 seats. The horsepower is not the only thing upgraded on the RZR Turbo, with new, high-capacity cooling, and a stronger driveline to utilize

 
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the staffthe staff   September 14, 2016   0

   Like James Bond in a Tux, black goes well with ATVs and side-by-sides. The color has also become "trendy" as it is being offered across several machines this year, however, that doesn't take away from how good it looks. Now, the Yamaha Kodiak is being offered in an SE version with Tactical Black as its color of choice. It comes with cast aluminum wheels

 
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the staffthe staff   August 10, 2016   0

 Here is a roundup of all the teaser videos Can-Am has released for the Maverick X3 being announced on August 16th.

 
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the staffthe staff   July 28, 2016   0

 What is this Can-Am is releasing August 16th? The video shows something we haven't seen before from Can-Am and it looks fast. You can go to the website below in order to get notified when the Maverick X3 is released

 
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the staffthe staff   June 08, 2016   0

  There are side-by-sides that change the game, and then there are side-by-sides that destroy what we know about side-by-sides and refine them. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS is one of those side-by-sides. When it was introduced last year, the YXZ1000R redefined what pure sport meant by adding the manual transmission to a sport side-by-side, and that provided a connection to the machine that didn't exist in the industry. After driving the YXZ1000R, there was no doubt Yamaha had redefined what pure sport meant. For 2017, Yamaha has taken a giant step forward

 
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the staffthe staff   June 02, 2016   0

What might this be coming June 8 from Yamaha? Is it a bird or a plane? Probably neither, but it looks like another model in the YXZ1000R family. Check in to find out.

 
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the staffthe staff   May 31, 2016   0

 Kawasaki has announced their 2017 ATVs and Side-by-sides including a brand new Mule SX line of side-by-sides. Below is a breakdown of the Kawasaki 2017 ATVs and side-by-sides. One thing to note about all of Kawasaki's models is the 3-year factory warranty. Wouldn't it be great if all the manufacturers did that! 

 
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the staffthe staff   May 22, 2016   0

 Polaris RZR  announced the continuation of two Camp RZR events in North America. Marking the fifth year of the event, this year’s Camp RZRs will be bigger and better than ever, and hosted at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, NH, and the Glamis Sand Dunes near Brawley, CA

“Camp RZR is our way to thank RZR owners and celebrate the off-road lifestyle,” said Mark Epsky, RZR Marketing Manager. “The events have become extremely popular and we have some new and incredible things planned to make this year’s events even bigger.”

 
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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 22, 2016   0

 Honda has announced its first 2017 models, and there is nothing really new...so far. There are a few color changes, but no new ATV models or real changes to speak of. Below is the breakdown of the 2017 models that have been announced, and the basic information on them. We will continue to watch to see what Honda is going to announces. We have a feeling there is something new on its way so stay tuned. 

 
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the staffthe staff   May 18, 2016   0

  Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc., today announced the addition of a high-performance MRZR turbo diesel (MRZR-D) to its MRZR off-road vehicle lineup. MRZRs have redefined ultralight, off-road mobility for military vehicles and are mission critical for expeditionary forces in the U.S. and more than 20 allied countries to meet mission demands and threats while forward deployed. Polaris Defense will publicly debut the MRZR-D at the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), in Tampa, Fla., May 24-26, and at CANSEC 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario, May 25-26. 

 
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the staffthe staff   May 17, 2016   0

 Yamaha again provided a new Special Edition (SE) Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, Calif.  The Assembled in USA Viking VI helped raise $30,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s third consecutive year of backing NSW, raising more than $70,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.

 
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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 26, 2016   0

 

 I know this is not a “typical” all-terrain-vehicle we cover, but it is pretty darn cool to look at. This “thing” is the Polaris Rampage, and Polaris calls it “a true amphibious, all-terrain, all-season, global-reach platform”. It was deployed in support of our Northern friends’ Canadian Operation Nunalivut in the North Pole. A vehicle like this is definitely in the Polaris’ wheelhouse considering all the different vehicles it produces

 
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the staffthe staff   April 25, 2016   0

The Can-Am 500 VIP Fan Contest grand prize is two trips for two to attend the Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at PIR on Nov. 13, 2016. That means two lucky winners and one guest each can attend the semifinal race in Arizona and experience the NASCAR race environment up-close. Travel, hotel and meals for the winners are also covered. The contest runs from April 15, 2016 to Aug. 15, 2016. For

 
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the staffthe staff   April 12, 2016   0

 BRP inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Juárez, Mexico that provides the company with the capacity to meet its growth plans in the off-road industry.

“BRP is committed to introducing a new side-by-side model every six months over the next four years.This state-of-the-art facility,

 
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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   March 29, 2016   0

 Not long ago, we were introduced to the brand new Can-Am Defender utility side-by-side, and all the details that went along with its introduction. We had the opportunity to put some miles on the Defender back in the Fall for our first review which you can read below. Can-Am now expands the Defender line to include a MAX version, which all of us know, means that it will carry six people rather than three. Looking at the description of the Defender MAX a couple of things jump out at us.

 
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the staffthe staff   March 24, 2016   0

We brought you the news back in November that Polaris has released a band new side-by-side named the General, and set it squarely in the utility-recreation segment of the market. The General is somewhat of a mix between a RZR and Ranger, so it plays and works with you. Feedback from our friends in the industry has been positive, and the consensus is that the General is a go anywhere do anything side-by-side. It has 100 horsepower, RZR S-type suspension and has a tilt-bed. It also may give us a glimpse

 
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the staffthe staff   March 17, 2016   0

If big is what you are looking for in an ATV, then the Sportsman 6x6 Big Boss 570 EPS has your name on it. Polaris announced today a new 2017 Sportsman 6x6 Big Boss featuring the ProStar 570 engine, standard EPS, six-wheel drive, seating for two, and 800 lb. bed capacity. This is the only 6x6 ATV available that will carry a passenger along for the ride, with the Can-Am Outlander 6x6 being the only other 6x6 ATV available on the market. 

 
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the staffthe staff   March 16, 2016   0

 It's no secret that the Can-Am Defender was released in the Fall, and that we even had a chance to test it and review it, which you can find below. The Defender is Can-Am's foray into the dedicated UTV market, though with it's ride quality it can also be used for some recreation. The Defender is a solid offering in the UTV market, with plenty of Can-Am "clever" features, a comfortable and roomy cab, off-road prowess, and plenty of work skills to get

 
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the staffthe staff   March 15, 2016   0

 We know that the Can-Am Spyder doesn't fall into the category of "off-road", but we are not blind to cool looking powersports machines either. Recently Can-Am unveiled a concept race-inspired Spyder F3 Turbo, and unveiled it at Daytona Speedway as a tribute to NASCAR. It is a 150-horsepower turbocharged concept vehicle featuring cutting-edge Rotax technology and SPORT mode for controlled rear tire drifts.

 
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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   February 16, 2016   0

Yamaha is introducing two new Special Edition (SE) models to its growing line of Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Yamaha’s YXZ1000R, the world’s first and only pure sport SxS, and Wolverine, a new standard in off-road capability and comfort in a SxS, both receive new SE versions for 2016.

The new YXZ1000R SE features an all-new Silver Metallic and Blaze Red Metallic painted exterior and interior with color matched seats

 
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the staffthe staff   January 28, 2016   0

Arctic Cat is jumping into the midsize side-by-side segment for 2016 with the addition of the midsize Prowler 500. This prowler is smaller than its full-size Prowler siblings, but it still comes fully loaded with all the comfort and work features you need in a UTV and expect from Arctic Cat. The Prowler 500's payload and towing capabilities seem to be up to snuff with 500 lbs of payload and 1500 lbs of towing, which means it is not a slouch in getting the job done.  

 
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the staffthe staff   January 27, 2016   0

 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the industry leading manufacturer of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for ranchers and farmers, announces the Ultimate Ranch Hand Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a new 2016 Viking VI Ranch Edition SxS with Electric Power Steering (EPS). Entries are now being accepted atwww.yamahaoutdoors.com/ranchhand.

 
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the staffthe staff   January 21, 2016   0

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the industry leading manufacturer of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) again in 2016, this year giving away the all-new Yamaha Kodiak 700 ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) through an online sweepstakes at

 

 
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the staffthe staff   January 20, 2016   0

Arctic Cat has released a new Camo and Blaze Orange color combination that we think looks really, really sharp. It is available on 2016 HDX, Wildcat Trail, and TBX special edition side-by-sides and ATVs. What do you think about this color combo? Leave your comments below.

 

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