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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…

UTV WINDSHIELD BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Dirt Wheels’ top 15 UTV windshields -- We believe that having a windshield on a UTV is a great thing. Number one, it keeps the elements off you and your passenger when traversing cold, wet or windy days. A windshield can also benefit you in the summer by keeping the bugs off our beautiful faces or preventing nasty windburn! Whether you’re looking for a full windshield, half windshield, folding windshield or a windshield with a wiper kit, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you in this buyer’s guide!…

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…

INSIDE THE NEW ACE 150

— Could this be the best little UTV for young off-roaders? First of all, it’s a single-seater, which means Junior will be able to focus on driving and not distracted by a passenger. Also, it costs $1000 less than the two-seater RZR 170. The Ace 150 has a fuel-injected, 149cc, air-cooled, four-stroke motor. It is rear-drive only from an automatic CVT. There are disc brakes front and rear, with 5 inches of suspension travel at both ends. It comes with 4 speed limit settings, at 10, 15, 22 and 29 mph. This allows Junior…

TEXTRON GOES AFTER THE POLARIS GENERAL

More power and more suspension travel for the Textron Stampede! The Dirt Wheels crew was mightily impressed with the original Stampede 900 we tested in our December 2016 issue. It covered all of the bases for what a good utility machine is suppose to do. However, we couldn't help but wonder how much better it would suit our tastes if its sporty side was bumped up a few more notches. It seems like the guys at Textron were thinking the same thing and here is the preliminary version of what they came up with. At this point…

NEW MODELS: 2017 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

A roll cage for any age By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2016 was an exciting year with the release of all-new and upgraded 2017 UTV models. Polaris gave us a 168-horsepower RZR XP Turbo, a four-seat General, a much wider Ace 900 XC, more powerful Rangers and even a wider and better handling RZR S 570. Arctic Cat beefed up the suspension on its Wildcat X lineup, and Yamaha came out with a paddle-shifted YXZ1000R SS and a Special Edition model that has great new shocks. The biggest mic drop in the industry was Can-Am’s release…

2016 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

The age of the UTV takeover seems to be upon us. Manufacturers are consistently producing new models with more and more available options. Yamaha just released their YXZ1000R to compete with the Polaris RZRs, Arctic Cat Wildcats and Can-Am Mavericks. Soon Honda might even jump on board in the sport UTV segment. The market is traveling in many different directions, which expand from single-seat models to six-passenger machines. There are so many new models, it’s often hard to keep up with the ever-expanding industry, but we…