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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…

UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: CFMOTO

-- May the Zforce & Uforce be with you -- CFMOTO ZFORCE 1000 The newest weapon in CFMoto’s arsenal is the ZForce 1000. It has a healthy 4x4 system with a front-locking differential, and electronic power steering is standard. The shocks are adjustable and a 3000-pound-capable winch comes stock. Fourteen-inch aluminum wheels round it out. Engine type SOHC V-twin Displacement 963cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/10.0” Rear Dual A-arm/10.0” Length/width/height 113.0”/60.0”/72.0” Fuel capacity 7.1 gal. Dry…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: JOHN DEERE

-- Not just for farmers -- JOHN DEERE RSX860i John Deere holds down its position in the sport utility market with the RSX860E and RSX860M models. A 62-horsepower V-twin four-stroke with electronic fuel injection powers it with no problem. A CV-style transmission is paired to the engine and provides smooth power output. The 860M model comes with standard electronic power steering. Engine type Four-valve V-twin Displacement 839cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/9.0” Rear Multi-link semi-trailing arm/9.0”…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: HISUN

-- 10 affordably priced machines -- HISUN STRIKE 1000 Hisun’s sport-oriented powerhouse in their lineup is the Strike 1000. It has a 976cc, four-stroke V-twin engine paired to an effective CV-style transmission. The suspension is a dual-A-arm type in the front and rear. The 4x4 system includes a front lockable differential. It can also tow up to 1764 pounds. Engine type OHV V-twin Displacement 976cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/N/A Rear Dual A-arm/N/A Length/width/height 113.4”/65.0”/74.8” Fuel capacity 7.3…

KTM 450 3-WHEELER

-- A modern version from 220 Trikes LLC -- If you're looking for the latest new 3-Wheeler with KTM flavor then this is the machine for you. The man responsible for this machine is Michael Noska who owns 220 Trikes LLC, which is a company that specializes in building 3-wheelers. Michael started this conversion with a 2006 KTM 450exc and turned it into a modern day 3 wheeler using all KTM components except for the customized Lonestar swing arm.  The seat, rear fenders, subframe, and grab bar are all OEM KTM 450xc ATV…

ARGO AURORA 800 LIMITED

-- Testing the original ATV reimagined -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Chances are that any off-road enthusiast recognizes the unique eight-wheeled profile of the new Argo Aurora 800 Limited. The name Argo may not roll off of your tongue—yet. Argo isn’t currently a household OHV name, but it could become one. 2017 was the 50-year anniversary for Argo, and the milestone coordinated with an infusion of leadership making the move from Arctic Cat. Using the anniversary as a kick-off, Argo made a huge push with its classic…

TEXTRON OFF ROAD HAVOC X

-- UTV TEST : American hot rod style --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  Dirt Wheels’ first experience with the Textron Stampede was back when the brand was called Bad Boy. Since then, parent company Textron has changed their name, though the impressive Stampede remains pretty much the same. Even though the Stampede is largely intended as a utility and recreation UTV, we found it pretty sporty, and twice during our time with it, we took it to the dunes. Dune running isn’t exactly what it was designed for, but it…

THE MIGHTY TIGER 500

-- The fastest 3-wheeler -- What was the fastest 3-wheeler? That distinction has to be the Tiger 500. So, you say you never heard of the Tiger 3-wheeler brand? Well, that's understandable. It wasn't a very large company, but you could buy machines from them between the years of 1983 and 1986. The company was founded by Peter Wood, so the story goes, and the Tiger factory was in Minnesota. The company made their own frames and plastic, and they installed 2-stroke engines from Rotax. The Tiger 500 had the big air-cooled…

TWO-STROKE YFZ300

-- Checking out a great quad conversion -- Gerald Tramble is a Dirt Wheels reader who lives in France. Just like many of us in the USA, he has a strong passion for ATV racing. ATV motocross is very popular in Europe too. As expected, Yamaha's YFZ450 is a machine many Europeans choose to race. For Gerald though, he wanted his YFZ to have a two-stroke power plant. So, he set out to remove the 450 4-stroke engine and replace it with something else. KTM is a company that still puts two-stroke engines into a lot of its dirt…

HISUN RACE TEAM NEWS

-- Teammates Max Gordon and Brodie Aikins Take 2nd and 3rd place at the AZOP Havasu Havoc Grand Prix in HISUN Strike 250’s -- HISUN PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday, November 4th, Arizona Offroad Promotions (AZOP) held the eleventh round of their 2018 race series at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The AZOP Race Series offers a diverse mix of racing including: Hare Scrambles, Grand Prix’s, Desert Races and Endurance Team Races. Taking the course for the first time behind the wheel of HISUN…

THE VERY FIRST SIDE BY SIDE?

-- The 1970 Lockley Wrangler -- Have you ever wondered which machine can be credited as being the first UTV? That can be rather murky based on how strict the rules are for proper classification. However, many people say the first side by side off-road vehicle was the Lockley Wrangler in 1970. You say you never heard of one before? You're not alone. The older members of our staff only had vague memories of the vehicle with no recollection at all on what it was called. Thanks to Dirt Wheels readers Steven and Kelli Gleason,…