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TESTING ARGO’S XPLORER QUAD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Earlier we provided you with a first look on the all-new 2018 Argo Xplorer quad range. It’s nice to see another company known for making great machines add quads to their lineup. As we stated in the first look on the Xplorer 4x4 quad lineup, this was an unprecedented move from Argo and the biggest news since their creation 50 years ago. They introduced their Xplorer 4x4s as a price-point option for consumers. The best move they made was making them price-comparable…

NEW DUNE 900 4×4 QUAD

Recently we told you about the company called Troxus that makes UTVs and ATVs. The vehicles from this Chinese company were only available in the Asian and European markets, but they recently opened up an office in California called TROXUS USA. That's a strong indicator we may be able to buy their machines here as well. The top-of-the-line ATV they have is called the Dune 900. It's powered by a liquid-cooled, 885cc, V-twin with 8 valves and fuel injection. They have it rated at 75 horsepower. The big 4x4 has…

NEW TROXUS RIDGE 900

-- WILL THIS UTV BE AVAILABLE IN THE USA? -- Troxus is an ATV and UTV manufacturer based in China. They have previously focussed their attention on the Asian and European market only, but that may soon change. It looks as though they're planning on offering their machines to American riders as well. One could come to that conclusion based on the fact that they opened up an office in Torrance, California known as TROXUS USA. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start checking out the one UTV they have in their lineup.…

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…

WILD NEW OFF-ROAD QUAD SCOOTER

-- THE QUADRO 4 STEINBOCK -- Well, here's something you don't see every day. We've seen scooters and we've seen quads, but how often do you see the two machines merged into one? Our Dirt Wheels contributor got the scoop on this Quadro 4 while checking out the new model EICMA show in Milan, Italy recently. Scooters are quite popular in Europe and Quadro is a company in Switzerland that makes unique machinery for that particular crowd. Instead of two-wheelers though, they focus on three and four-wheelers that lean…

ARGO’S FIRST EVER QUADS!

4-WHEELERS ADDED TO THEIR 6 AND 8-WHEELER LINE UP FOR 2018 -- The name Argo has always held clout in the ATV world. Argo can legitimately say that they were the first all-terrain vehicle. Fifty years ago Ontario Drive & Gear’s (ODG) first Argo amphibious machine made a literal splash in the industry with its six wheels and skid-steer steering mechanism. The name Argo is derived from the Greek mythological hero Argonaut, who had stamina on land and water. Being that the Argo is amphibious, this name…

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…

CFMOTO JOINS NBA TEAM

-- CFMOTO USA has reached an agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA to become an official partner of the team for the next two seasons. The first ever sports franchise sponsorship for CFMOTO USA includes in-arena branding, TV branding, in-game promotions and online sweepstake via the Timberwolves social media outlets along with CFMOTO’s social media channels. "We are extremely excited to partner up with one of the most exciting teams in the NBA," said Eric Fan, CFO of CFMOTO USA. "This…

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 TEST: 2017 HISUN SECTOR 1000 CREW

-- Lots of room, convenience and power -- The last full-size Hisun UTV Dirt Wheels tested was a Sector 750 regular cab model. Like this Sector 1000 Crew, the 750 featured impressive levels of standard equipment and convenience. With the 1000 being a higher-spec model, the standard equipment list is actually up a few rungs from that nicely equipped 750cc, single-powered model. All of the larger Sector models feature doors—four in this case—and each with chrome door handles. A full roof is standard, as are…