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2020 KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE Polaris has pretty much claimed ownership of the UTV race that is part of the two-week rock-and dust-fest that is King of the Hammers. This originally tiny event held among friends has grown into an international happening, like the child of Burning Man and the Baja 1000. Despite the fact that the UTV class is the largest of the event, it still feels like something of an awkward stepchild. UTVs are more than accepted, but it is obvious that the organization…

IS A TURBO/4-SEAT KRX1000 COMING?

The image with the machines under cover are the new models that will be announced on July 7th. It’s easy to tell, the one on the left is a Mule utility model, the one in the middle could be a 4-seater with KRX1000 bodywork and the one on the left is another yet to be released KRX.  On June 1st, Kawasaki released the 2021 KRX1000, so this new model is either a special edition model or possibly, something with a turbo or supercharger. The anticipation is killing us. Here’s what we know so far. For 2021, the Kawasaki…

2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: KYMCO TO YAMAHA

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels KYMCO KYMCO UXV 700i Kymco has five different versions of its 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 the LE Hunter Edition. The final four machines have a winch, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels and power steering as standard features. The LE Hunter is $600 less than in 2019.  Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 695cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.5”, Rear:…

2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARTICAT TO KAWASAKI

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels What an exciting year for the UTV world! There have been big changes in the sport side, with Honda stepping up with a pair of two-seat Talon models. The Talon X is trail biased, and the longer-travel, wider Talon R is more pure sport. A pair of Talon X-based four-seat Talons will be 2020 models as well. Kawasaki introduced the all-new Teryx KRX 1000. Even though it has long travel and a track that matches the Talon R track width of 68 inches, we expect the KRX to be…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

By Casey Cordeiro Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers,…

OWNER’S REPORTS

OWNER'S REPORTS If you're shopping for a used ATV these owner's reports will give you a good idea of what might malfunction on certain models and how satisfied the owners are with their machine. The information on these older models is still useful today. ARCTIC CAT 700 CAN-AM OUTLANDER CAN-AM RENEGADE HONDA TRX90 HONDA 300EX HONDA 400EX HONDA 450R HONDA RANCHER 420 HONDA RUBICON HONDA RINCON KAWASAKI KFX450 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 650 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 POLARIS SPORTSMAN…

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019 Roof: Some machines come stock with a roof, but if you don't have one it will make a big difference during the sunny months. All machines are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all. However, we have a few places that can help you find the right roof for your next ride. While going fast can help keep you cool, a roof keeps you from getting burned whether it be from the sun or ultra hot seats.  Here are a few places that will help you find the right roof: Rocky Mountain UTV Roof Kolpin…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARCTIC CAT

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARCTIC CAT 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: 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: 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…