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UTV SEATS BUYER’S GUIDE

-- The best seats in the house -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels.  -- There are some off-road enthusiasts who spend a lot of time behind the wheel of a UTV, like us at Dirt Wheels; we have logged a lot of hours driving UTVs. One of the biggest things we’ve noticed is that the OEM seats can become uncomfortable, or your body moves around quite a bit depending on the model and terrain that you’re in. Whether you notice it or not, fatigue can strike when you are sitting in a seat for so long. Some of the…

THE ALL-NEW Z10: FIRST REPORT

-- HI-PERFORMANCE 1000 UTV -- Sleeker, faster and innovative is the theme for this new machine from CF Moto. It seems to be more than just a prototype concept vehicle, because rumor has it from reliable sources that the Z10 is gearing up for production. The engine is a fuel-injected V-twin displacing 963cc, with 8-valves. There's talk that it has been tested with a turbocharger to bump up the horsepower closer to that of a RZR Turbo. Maybe it'll be standard equipment or available as an option. The suspension…

Yamaha Race Debuts R1DT Prototypes

Yamaha recently announced that it would be debuting the new R1 DT cars on the track. The R1 DT concept calls for Yamaha to build track-ready production oval and circle track race cars. Yamaha is still exploring options before committing to production. It is working with race organizations to ensure that they will be a class structure. It is hard to sell race cars that can't be raced. At the moment eight of the striking little racers exist, and Yamaha invited eight drivers to race the machines to see how the class…

2018 POLARIS MODEL LINE UP

-- Checking out the full range -- Like many off-road enthusiasts, our staff looks forward to each year of progress from Polaris. The company has an off-road line so extensive that it could probably do just fine without changing a thing, but Polaris isn’t where they are in the market because it is asleep. You’ll see from the new models and technology introduced for 2018 why Polaris is considered the worldwide leader in off-road vehicles. RZR Much of the excitement about Polaris models starts with the RZR…

NEW RZR XP 4 TURBO DYNAMIX

-- POLARIS Press Release -- This summer, Polaris RZR® redefined the off-road riding experience with the introduction of the world’s first and only intelligent off-road suspension - DYNAMIX™ Active Suspension.  Today, Polaris RZR introduces its newest member to the DYNAMIX family with the launch of the new RZR XP 4 Turbo DYNAMIX Edition. With seating for four, the new vehicle features all the innovation found on the RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition, including the revolutionary RIDE COMMAND®. The RZR XP 4 Turbo DYNAMIX…

NEW INTIMIDATOR ENFORCER UTV

-- Made in the USA with V-twin power -- The Enforcer series is the higher performance option from Intimidator 4x4 Utility Vehicles. This UTV manufacturer has been gaining momentum over the past few years and they now provide you with another choice when shopping for a new machine. The company headquarters are located in Batesville, Arkansas and that's where their UTVs are made. Their motto is to provide world class, American-made, utility 4x4s with unparalleled strength, power and performance while remaining affordable.…

TEXTRON’S NEW ELECTRIC UTVs

-- The new 2018 Prowler EV and EV IS could be the silent machines hunters are looking for. Here is what Textron Off-Road has to say about their electric powered UTVs: STEALTHY OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE Powerful, stealthy and eager to handle large loads and rugged off-road conditions, the new 2018 Prowler EV and Prowler EV iS from Textron Off Road deliver premium electric vehicle performance for a full range of riders. Each Prowler EV is powered by a 72V battery system comprised of six 12V heavy-duty deep-cycle…

2018 TEXTRON OFF ROAD MODELS

-- 2018 TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE -- “With Textron Off Road, we are marrying Arctic Cat’s legacy of high performance, reliability and innovation to Textron’s powerful combination of engineering expertise, manufacturing know-how, and Fortune 200 resources,” said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “Together as Textron Off Road, we are creating a new leader in off-road vehicle performance.” The Arctic Cat brand name will remain on all snowmobile product lines. Side-by-side and…

NEW 2018 KAWASAKI PRO-FXR

-- FIRST REPORT -- Following accolades for its MULE PRO series, Kawasaki has upped its game once again with the addition of the MULE PRO-FXR to the 2018 lineup. The new MULE PRO-FXR features increased recreational abilities and premium styling that further establishes the full-size, compact UTV as the customer’s dependable work partner. Developed alongside the PRO-FXT and PRO-FX, the new MULE PRO-FXR shares the same engine and smooth acceleration, meaning it’s still the fastest most powerful MULE ever built, with…

2018 CAN-AM COMMANDERS

-- The Commander 1000R (two-seat and MAX) side-by-side vehicle has received a significant update for 2018, with a power bump to 92hp (+7hp), a wider stance and larger brakes. The vehicle now features the Rotax V-Twin 1000R engine and transmission air intake system from the Can-Am Maverick 1000R. Another upgrade includes new 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels for improved dynamic handling experience. The Commander Limited package wear new FOX 2.0 QS3 Podium shocks offering tool-free adjustments to compression and…

2018 CAN-AM X3 R GETS 172hp

-- For 2018 Can-Am has made their Maverick X3 even more exciting by bumping the horsepower up to 172 horsepower. That one goes by the name of X3 Turbo R. However, they also have a X3 Turbo without the "R" that has 120 horsepower. So, you have the option of fast or extremely fast. All of the X3s have a 900cc, three-cylinder, DOHC 12-valve, turbocharged engine, but the 120 hp version doesn't have an intercooler like the R. As with last year's X3s, the 2018 models come in different width options, from 64 inches to 72…

212 HP DRAKART SCORPION UTV!

NEW MODELS FOR 2017 -- ❏ Drakart Scorpion off-road cars look like what they are—limited-production, built-to-spec, high-performance UTVs. And while it may look like Drakart is cashing in on UTV popularity, the truth is, Drakart cars came before modern UTVs. The first Drakart single-seat car was built, designed and raced in Europe from 1990 to 1997 by Alan Fricker. Fricker was fascinated by North American wide-open spaces, and the Drakart was then adapted for and made available to the North American…