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2018 TEXTRON OFF-ROAD ATVs & UTVs

-- Wildcats, Alterras, Stampedes & more, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- 2018 Textron Line The 2018 Textron Off-Road lineup will consist of a mix of Stampede (formerly Bad Boy Off-Road) and a variety of quads and UTVs that were formerly Arctic Cat. On the ATV side, Textron will have the $4999 Alterra 500 4x4, $5999 Alterra VLX 700 and $6999 Alterra VLX 700 EPS, $9799 Alterra TBX 700 and $9999 Alterra MudPro 700 LTD. Dealers still have the following 2017 quads under…

NEW AMERICAN MUSCLE SIDE-BY-SIDE

TEXTRON Releases NEW Havoc X LABELS DON’T MATTER. PERFORMANCE DOES. We didn’t just create another side-by-side. We created Havoc, equipped with 100HP, class-leading suspension system with King Shocks, and 2,000-lb of towing capacity. Built to out muscle anything in its path, it defies all labels—and expectations. KEY FEATURES • 100 HP EFI Engine • 67 ft-lb of Torque • On-Demand AWD • Standard Electronic Power Steering • Standard Full Doors • Four-Wheel Double A-Arm Suspension • Front & Rear…

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…

SAVE $2,000 ON NEW STAMPEDES!

TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE: For a limited time only, take advantage of the Textron Off Road Factory Authorized Clearance event. Receive $2,000 off the purchase of a Stampede or Stampede XTR and up to $1,300 off other Textron Off Road models. Get to your local dealer now to cash in on this limited time offer. For more info> http://www.textronoffroad.com

NEW HAVOC X — special report:

-- Awhile back we reported that Textron was working on a sportier version of their Stampede UTV. It seems that they took notice on how well the Polaris General was doing and wanted to have something to compete with it. The Stampede Sport project has moved to the point that they have a new name for the machine. It's suppose to be called the Havoc X. At least, that is what's on the graphics of a pre-production model the Dirt Wheels spies were able to get photos of. The inside info we're getting is the Havoc X…

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…

How to install a new seat cover

Subscribe Here AND WHERE TO GET NEW SEAT COVERS -- ATV seats come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common—they are always used every time you ride your machine. While some riders don’t spend much time thinking about how important a seat is, others know when they should consider upgrading their seat cover to one that is more durable and even grips better. Replacing a seat cover may be tricky, but it’s not as difficult as many believe it to be. We are here to walk you through the steps of changing…

TUESDAY TREAD: AMS Radial Pro UTV Tires

Eventually, everyone will want new tires on their UTVs, and when they do, there is always the question of, which ones do I buy? A lot of factors come into play when choosing the right tires to better suit your driving style and terrain. Recently, we tested a set of the AMS Radial Pro on an Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700. We decided to mount the front 26x9R12 and rear 26x11R12 tires on the stock rims. The Radial Pro is a DOT-approved, eight-ply, directional tire with staggered V-shaped lugs in the center and…

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…

ALL NEW WILDCAT XX WITH 125 HP

Here is the first report of the new Wildcat XX that Arctic Cat just released. We have a Dirt Wheels crew member heading back to the office with the full scoop, but this is a brief rundown on what we know so far: The engine is a 998cc three-cylinder very similar to what Yamaha uses in their YXZ1000R. The YXZ version makes 114 horsepower, but Arctic Cat claims their version makes 125 horsepower. It uses King shocks with 17.5 inches of travel front and rear. The wheels are KMC 15 inchers with 30 inch tires. The XX comes with…

SHOOTOUT: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT X LTD vs. POLARIS RZR XP 1000 GOLD MATTE METALLIC LE (ROCK CRAWLER) vs. YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS SE

Happiness is finding the right tool for the job By the staff of Dirt Wheels On paper this comparison looked like a great plan—three limited- or special-edition 1000cc-class sport UTVs equipped with special equipment or features going head to head. The Limited Edition or Special Edition packages often offer some great value, combining a proven platform with popular or specialized equipment to make it excel at specific activities. Each of these machines are new-for-2017 models, though all are…