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the staffthe staff   February 21, 2020   0

 Watching students working on a UTV build definitely warms our hearts here at ATV ESCAPE! The UTV Student Build Pilot Program, a program launched by the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) to connect young aftermarket professionals with aspiring automotive students, will showcase the completed 2019 Honda Talon in a multi-city tour before being auctioned off

 
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the staffthe staff   January 31, 2020   0

  The ROXOR UTV has been on our radar since its release, though we have not had a chance to drive one (we are working on that). We have been very curious about this UTV because the platform itself is based much more on a traditional vehicle setup than the side-by-sides in the industry. The transmission is hydraulic with both the manual and automatic versions, the frame

 
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ThejarnoldThejarnold   January 24, 2020   0

  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 

 
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Air CordeiroAir Cordeiro   December 05, 2019   0

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?? 

 
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the staffthe staff   November 22, 2019   0

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?  

 
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the staffthe staff   September 26, 2019   0

  

Every year, the American Sand Association gives away a raffle vehicle at the annual Sand Sports Super Show. This year, a very deserving family won the Polaris RZR XP 4 1000. We got to be there as they picked it up and took it home!  

 
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the staffthe staff   September 20, 2019   0

 

Ladies Offroad Trail Training 5 hour off-road education classes continue through the mid-United States in September and California during November at select 4 Wheel Parts stores. These classes are hands-on, educational, fun and rewarding for both ladies and men.

 
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the staffthe staff   September 17, 2019   0

 On this episode of Throttle On Podcast Josh and Casey talk about 2020 models from Can-Am, Honda, and Yamaha. Then they talk about their First Ride in Honda Turbo Talon and Rubicon 520, and the new Kawasaki side-by-side coming out October 7th.

 
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the staffthe staff   August 20, 2019   0

 And we're back! It's about time! Josh and Casey are back with the Throttle On podcast for Episode 9. For this episode we enlist industry expert, Rick Sossebee, as our guest to talk all things 2020 Polaris. What do we think about the new Sportsman, Ranger, and RZR models? 

 
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the staffthe staff   August 16, 2019   0

 And we're back! It's about time! Josh and Casey are back with the Throttle On podcast for Episode 13. For this episode we enlist industry expert, Rick Sossebee, as our guest to talk all things 2020 Polaris. What do we think about the new Sportsman, Ranger, and RZR models? 

 
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the staffthe staff   August 15, 2019   0

 

It sure seems like there are handfuls of tire manufacturers making UTV tires these days, but it is really confidence-inspiring when a huge tire manufacturer like Toyo gets into the smaller Powersports market. Sure, you could have adapted an automotive-based Toyo tire to use on your UTV in the past, but now they have a purpose-built tire that is made to take on harsh terrains that UTVs can tackle.  

 
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the staffthe staff   August 15, 2019   0

 

 The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $272,000 to 97 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

 
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the staffthe staff   July 26, 2019   0

  Some news came out a month or more ago about ROXOR Offroad releasing an automatic transmission version of the ROXOR called a ROXOR A/T. We have been pretty quiet about ROXOR since it was released, but that doesn't mean we are not interested in the vehicle, because we are very interested in the vehicle. The fact is the ROXOR fits into the "UTV/SxS" category, but it is a different animal all together. It uses a

 
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the staffthe staff   July 09, 2019   0

 

 

Everyone needs a good cooler to keep the cold on your food and drinks. With today’s latest insulation technology in coolers, you can literally keep your drinks cold all day long. Pelican has figured out the insulation trick with their latest coolers, and let me tell you, they are a thing of beauty!

 
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the staffthe staff   June 12, 2019   0

  The heated battle for truck supremacy continues to rage in the ½ ton pickup segment. This time, it’s Ram that, once again, ups the ante with the unveiling of their long awaited update to the EcoDiesel engine. And, you guessed it, there is more power on tap than ever before!

 
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the staffthe staff   May 23, 2019   0

 Dustin and Manny are back showing us about "Gettin It Done", but this time it is changing the oil and filter on a Can-Am Defender. Don't worry though, these tips will help anyone. 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.

 
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the staffthe staff   May 23, 2019   0

  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! 

 
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the staffthe staff   April 24, 2019   0

  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, 

 
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the staffthe staff   April 17, 2019   0

 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

 
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the staffthe staff   April 05, 2019   0

  Cool People Wear Helmets. Get it? Got it. Good! 

 
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the staffthe staff   March 14, 2019   0

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?!

 

 
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the staffthe staff   February 22, 2019   0

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!

 
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the staffthe staff   February 05, 2019   0

 

 

Right on the heels of GM and Ram HD truck unveilings, Ford is the latest to update their lineup of HD trucks. With all of the cosmetic and powertrain upgrades, can the Ford hold the top sales spot and continue it's success in the HD truck market? Needless to say Josh is very very excited about the updates as the Ford guy around here! 

 
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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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