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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…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: HONDA

-- Pioneers & Talons -- HONDA PIONEER 1000 There are three versions of this three-seat Pioneer 1000 for 2019. You can get the base model that has stamped steel wheels. Upgrading to the EPS version you have power steering, paddle shifters for changing gears and more. The Limited Edition model has Honda’s I-4WD that electronically controls the brakes to help keep traction constant. Engine type Uni-Cam twin Displacement 999cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/10.6” Rear Dual A-arm/10.0” Length/width/height…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARCTIC CAT

-- Arctic Cat is a Textron company -- TEXTRON WILDCAT XX/XX LTD One of the hottest new sport UTVs on the market is the all-new Textron Wildcat XX and XX LTD. This machine was designed with help from professional racer Robby Gordon to produce one of the best suspension systems on the market. Part of the suspension package is Fox 2.5 Podium shocks. The engine produces 130 horsepower. Engine type DOHC triple Displacement 989cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/18.0” Rear Trailing arm/18.0” Length/width/height…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: KAWASAKI

-- 2019 UTV LINE UP FROM KAWASAKI -- KAWASAKI TERYX The Kawasaki Teryx is offered in multiple models. You can upgrade to a camo model for $14,299 or go with the LE version for $15,199 that comes with three-tone seats and 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels. All versions have a 783cc, four-stroke V-twin-cylinder engine that is electronically fuel-injected. The machine has a capable 4x4 system and independent suspension all around. Engine type SOHC V-twin Displacement 783cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/8.0” Rear Dual…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: YAMAHA

-- YAMAHA'S UTV LINE UP FOR 2019 -- YAMAHA YXZ1000R/YXZ1000R SPECIAL EDITION The YXZ1000R line gained a wealth of upgrades for 2019. Lower transmission gearing helps propel larger 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn tires. The radiator was relocated to the rear of the vehicle to keep clear of mud and debris while reducing in-cab heat. The front rotors on the SE were enlarged for better stopping power. The frame was updated as well. Engine type DOHC triple Displacement 998cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/16.2” Rear Dual…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: POLARIS

--  The 2019 UTV models from POLARIS -- POLARIS RZR XP TURBO S Polaris released their newest heavy hitter to the market for 2019. The RZR XP Turbo S gains a new frame, upgraded bodywork, new cockpit ergonomics, longer suspension travel with redesigned Fox Live Valve shocks, and is the first machine with 32-inch tires from the factory. It shares the same engine and transmission as the XP Turbo line with some revisions. Width is 72 inches! Engine type DOHC twin Displacement 925cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/19.0”…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: CAN-AM

-- Enormous options ahead -- The popularity of UTVs grows larger each year, and 2019 brought some new heavy hitters to the game! Textron released their impressive Wildcat XX that has one of the best sport suspension systems on the market and pumps 130 horsepower out of a non-turbo engine. Can-Am released its Maverick Sport line that provided the industry with multiple new two-seaters and a four-seat option. Polaris stepped up in the sport performance category with their impressive RZR XP Turbo S and XP 4 Turbo S that…

2018 Polaris Gift Guide

This holiday season give the gift of the ultimate off-road experience with Polaris’ 2019 line-up. Polaris, the industry leader in off-road vehicles, has unveiled their 2019 vehicle lineup which includes the RANGER XP 1000, RZR XP 4 Turbo S, Sportsman XP 1000 and the GENERAL 4 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND Edition. There is sure to be something for everyone this holiday season including the gnarliest ride for the adventure seeker, outdoor enthusiast, blue collar worker, or adrenaline junkie. Polaris even has something for kids with…

PROJECT POLARIS GENERAL 4

Darin McGuffin just wanted something different than what everyone else had, and after changing a few things on his General 4 he now absolutely loves it.

PROJECT POLARIS RZR XP 1000

-- PRO ARMOR MAKES IT EVEN BETTER -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels One of the beauties of off-road is that the sport is accessible. Chris Pino has never had much of a dirt background aside from some local mountain biking. He has owned street bikes and appreciates a performance automobile, but a friend and former coworker found a package deal of two RZR 800s and a trailer. A year later they had driven the wheels off of the 800s and were feeling the limitations in power and suspension. Pino’s daytime job is…