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THUNDER PRODUCTS TORQUE WING

-- Testing this carb insert device on a Honda 450R -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Lonn Peterson has an impressive history in the off-road world and an even more impressive mind. He started Thunder Products with the goal of creating power-increasing products. Thus, he designed the simple yet effective Quad Flow Torque Wing. Hold on to your hats for this one, because we are about to toss some heavy information your way! HOW IT WORKS The Torque Wing is constructed of precision-shaped pieces of metal that…

ELONGATOR TAILGATE

-- Testing the extended bed length with built-in ramps -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We love coming across ingenious products! Elongator took an idea, or perhaps more of a wish, and made it a reality. They built a tailgate that stores ramps inside it without taking up any bed space on popular full-sized trucks. Elongator’s design and ability are more impressive than just having ramps in your tailgate. They incorporated a bed-lengthening platform that can be outfitted with more equipment. The best part is that the…

SMART PHONE MOUNT FOR YOUR UTV

-- Testing a handy item from Rokform  -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rokform specializes in creating adventure cell phone cases for Apple and Samsung products. Their cases have magnetic bayonet-type sockets incorporated into the back, so the company has also designed multiple mounts to match. Their mounts attach your phone to bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles and now there is a sturdy UTV mount. We picked up a $49.99 Rugged case for an iPhone, along with Rokform’s all-new $199.99 Pro-Series UTV mount. THE…

SLIM DOUBLE ROW SERIES LED LIGHT BAR

-- Testing an affordable LED light bar from Slasher Performance -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels All men crave light, but off-roaders perhaps feel more of a need than others. We crave speed and adventure, and without light there won’t be much of either without great lights after the sun runs and hides. We were actually pretty impressed with the headlight performance on the 2019 Polaris RZR S four-seater. We had used it for some night driving, and we felt pretty comfortable. That was before we drove with Slasher…

POLARIS RS1 UPGRADES

-- Houser Racing improves the fast single-seater UTV -- Houser Racing has been around for many years as a builder of go-fast parts for quads. They're a favorite company that 450 riders go to for A-arms, steering stems, nerf bars and such. Houser Racing has also become a top aftermarket supplier of UTV parts and accessories too. They have come up with some good items for the Polaris RS1 we'll take a look at here. RS1 ROLL CAGE -- $1,299 Race cars don't have extra seats for passengers and perhaps that does cause one to…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ROXOR & SSR

ROXOR ROXOR CLASSIC/LE/SE The Roxor is in a UTV class of its own. This machine is reminiscent of an old-school Jeep in design. It utilizes leaf-spring suspension front and rear with solid straight axles to drive all four wheels. The engine is a four-cylinder turbo diesel with a manually shifted five-speed transmission. It tops out at a restricted 45 mph. There are three versions of this rad rig! Engine type Diesel 4-cylinder Displacement N/A Suspension: Front Straight Axle/N/A Rear Straight Axle/N/A…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ODES

-- Big, strong V-twin machines -- ODES RAVAGER LT ZEUS The Ravager LT Zeus is Odes’ sportiest UTV. Zeus is the name given to Odes machines with a 7-inch LCD touchscreen (upgradeable to a 10.6-inch) that functions as a digital gauge display and a GPS. The 1000cc V-twin-powered Ravager has 15-inch wheels, 29-inch tires, heated seats, a windshield, roof, 32-inch LED light bar, doors and EPS. Engine type SOHC V-twin Displacement 1000cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/14.0” Rear Dual A-arm/14.0” Length/width/height…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: MASSIMO

-- Featuring the top gun, full metal Warrior -- MASSIMO WARRIOR One of the more unconventional-looking UTVs in Massimo’s lineup is the Warrior. It looks like a vehicle you would find soldiers utilizing. There are multiple versions of the Warrior to choose from, which include black, tan and a model with tracks. There will soon be a Warrior 1100 if you prefer a bit more power out of your machine.   Engine type OHV single Displacement 800cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/N/A” Rear Dual A-arm/N/A” Length/width/height…

UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: CFMOTO

-- May the Zforce & Uforce be with you -- CFMOTO ZFORCE 1000 The newest weapon in CFMoto’s arsenal is the ZForce 1000. It has a healthy 4x4 system with a front-locking differential, and electronic power steering is standard. The shocks are adjustable and a 3000-pound-capable winch comes stock. Fourteen-inch aluminum wheels round it out. Engine type SOHC V-twin Displacement 963cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/10.0” Rear Dual A-arm/10.0” Length/width/height 113.0”/60.0”/72.0” Fuel capacity 7.1 gal. Dry…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: JOHN DEERE

-- Not just for farmers -- JOHN DEERE RSX860i John Deere holds down its position in the sport utility market with the RSX860E and RSX860M models. A 62-horsepower V-twin four-stroke with electronic fuel injection powers it with no problem. A CV-style transmission is paired to the engine and provides smooth power output. The 860M model comes with standard electronic power steering. Engine type Four-valve V-twin Displacement 839cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/9.0” Rear Multi-link semi-trailing arm/9.0”…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: KYMCO

-- Starting at $7,999 -- KYMCO UXV 700i Kymco has five differently equipped versions of their UXV 700i. The base model has steel wheels with limited features. You can upgrade to the LE EPS, LE EPS Camo, LE Prime Edition and finally the LE Hunter Edition. The final four machines have a winch, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels and power steering as standard features. Engine type SOHC single Displacement 695cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/7.5” Rear Dual A-arm/7.5” Length/width/height 113.0”/59.0”/74.8” Fuel capacity…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: HISUN

-- 10 affordably priced machines -- HISUN STRIKE 1000 Hisun’s sport-oriented powerhouse in their lineup is the Strike 1000. It has a 976cc, four-stroke V-twin engine paired to an effective CV-style transmission. The suspension is a dual-A-arm type in the front and rear. The 4x4 system includes a front lockable differential. It can also tow up to 1764 pounds. Engine type OHV V-twin Displacement 976cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/N/A Rear Dual A-arm/N/A Length/width/height 113.4”/65.0”/74.8” Fuel capacity 7.3…