ATV safety is one of those things many people don't think about until something bad happens. This is particularly true when it comes time for kids and ATVs. Let's think about being proactive on this issue and keep ATV and UTV riders safe! Take a course and have those in your charge take a course!
Can-Am is showing some love for the farmers and ranchers of America with a special rebate. From now until June 30, 2019, Can-Am is offering approved agriculture businesses a rebate worth up to $1,500 on select 2019 Can-Am Defender models.
Yamaha has announced the second-annual XTReme Terrain Challenge (XTR Challenge) for Yamaha owners and families will be held this October 4 through 6 at the famous Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and registration is OPEN! The event was a pretty big success last year,
It is that time again. The 2019 Quadna High Lifter Mud Nationals is coming June 7-9 to Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City, MN. If you like riding in the mud, getting dirty, or want to see others ride in the mud then this is your event. There are tons of events for the entire family, so pack up and go!
Let's say that you are a farmer or landowner and there is work to be done. Let's also say you live in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, or Ohio. Then you are in luck because you can try out a Can-Am Defender for free for 24hrs, and you don't even have to pick the Defender up or drop it off! Can-Am is expanding
ATV racing appeals to many, but what do you need to know and how do you get started? Yamaha has come up with a way to help. Yamaha announces the return of Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) University. Hosted before round eight of the 2019 GNCC series at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia from June 19 to 21, Yamaha is bringing together top off-road ATV and motorcycle racers
If you're interested in any type of off-road racing, odds are that you have heard of the Dakar race. It started in Europe and Africa many years ago. With threats to derail the race in Africa, the race was switched over to South America in an effort to keep all of the racers safe while still providing a race to test man and machine to the limit. For 2020, the organizers at Dakar are switching
Can-Am continues its impressive performance during Best In The Desert (BITD) racing, capturing two class overall victories at the VT Construction Silver State 300 in Alamo, Nev.
One of our greatest dreams would be to drive to the airport, head to one of the best riding areas across the U.S., and have a turn-key adventure with all the necessary gear onsite. That is exactly what you can do with Destination Yamaha, and Yamaha is expanding its Destination Yamaha rental program with new locations across the country
If you are Yamaha owner then listen up! Yamaha has announced the second-annual XTReme Terrain Challenge (XTR Challenge) for Yamaha owners and families will be held this October 4 through 6 at the famous Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The event was a pretty big success last year, and this year it is going
It seems everyone that makes vehicles is looking towards the off-road industry, and particularly towards electric off-road vehicles. It turns out Volkswagen is no exception as it has introduced the ID. Buggy concept off-road vehicle. It is cool looking, though we are not sure how much of a true "off-road" vehicle it really is. The ID. Buggy is considered a dune buggy of sorts,
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,