Browsing Category

other

CUB CADET CHALLENGER — $7499

-- Base model Challenger 400 starting at $5599 -- – Cub Cadet’s line-up of utility vehicles continues to expand with the launch of the Challenger™ 400 4×4. Demand for a compact 4-wheel drive utility vehicle led to the design and production of this capable new machine. Providing superior ability to navigate rugged terrain and power off-road adventures, the Challenger 400 4×4 can tackle a variety of jobs at home, on the trail or in the field. In addition to 4-wheel drive, its off-road capability includes enhanced ground…

WILDCAT XX RACES TO THE FRONT

-- Team Wildcat’s Ray Bulloch Steers Wildcat™ XX to First Win -- TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE: Earlier this year, Textron Specialized Vehicles introduced a game-changing, high performance vehicle, the all-new Textron Off Road Wildcat XX. Two months later, Team Wildcat Racer Ray Bulloch took it to the top of the SxS Pro Stock podium and took the Overall at WORCS Racing’s Round 5 in Hurricane, Utah! The Wildcat XX’s DNA is from racing so its early arrival on the podium over higher-powered turbo vehicles is no surprise. Designed…

PROJECT POLARIS GENERAL 4

Darin McGuffin just wanted something different than what everyone else had, and after changing a few things on his General 4 he now absolutely loves it.

COULD THIS KTM BE THE NEXT CFMOTO?

Has KTM joined the UTV industry? Their quads were epic and so are their motorcycles. KTM joins CFMoto in a venture to produce machines together.

2018 HISUN STRIKE 900 TEST

-- Big power in a compact package, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- You might ask why a company would have a 900 and a 1000 in the same model. We rate it as a good question, since we had the same one in mind. The question gains weight when you consider that the 900 is actually 924cc and the 1000 is a 976cc engine. Hisun even has Strike 800s, though they are 2016 models. The 900 also shares the typical Hisun high level of standard features, as well as an atypical two-year manufacturer warranty. Among the standard…

KTM 300 XC QUAD

-- ADVANCED 2-STROKE TECHNOLOGY FOR 2018 -- Walt Shumacher is racing the GNCC cross-country series on a machine that is a little different from most. It's a 2-stroke, but not the standard Honda 250R you usually see. He wanted the most up to date modern version of a 2-stroke and that seems to be coming from KTM right now. We'll let him describe what all was involved in building his KTM 300 XC race machine... This is my 10th season racing GNCC.  Coming into this year, I was considering doing something different, just…

2018 ARGO AMPHIBIOUS XTVs

-- The original all-terrain vehicle By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Before the UTV was conceived, there was a company called Argo. Argo created the first all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and, arguably, the first UTV. They might look very different than what we consider ATVs and UTVs these days, but Argo just launched their new line of quads. However, their original machines have always been in a class all their own—the Argo amphibious line. There have been companies that have tried to go the amphibious route, but none have…

NEW TEXTRON HAVOC — taking a closer look

-- The Textron Havoc is a new model for 2018. It has similarities to last year's Stampede, which they still sell in 2018, but the Havoc is more performance version of the Stampede. It is basically in the same category as the Polaris General, which is a step up in performance from their Ranger models. The engine is designed and built by Textron and is rated at 100 horsepower from the 957cc, twin-cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled unit with fuel-injection. The crankshaft, connecting rods and camshaft are forged steel for…

TPC TRIKES

-- TPC Trikes has been one of the top builders of fast 3-wheelers for many years. This has been proven by the number of race wins their machines have earned. One of the main differences between a TPC machine and other built 3-wheelers is they're not converted dirt bikes. A TPC Trike has a special frame made from the ground up to be a 3-wheeler. They handle better than a converted dirt bike, which sometimes have ground clearance issues before the suspension bottoms out. TPC's top gun machine uses the four-stroke engine…

KTM 505 SX

-- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new in 2018 then that would have to be Yamaha's YFZ450R. However, if you were going to include all quads made in the last 10 years, then you'd have to consider the KTM 505 SX. Stephane LeBlanc is a Dirt Wheels reader who owns a 2010 KTM 505 SX and he seems quite pleased with it's performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps clean, well maintained and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM no longer makes this machine. If they…

THE NEW ROXOR IS COMING!

-- IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 2, 2018 -- Until then you can watch this teaser video and try to determine what it is. Here's the link > http://www.roxoroffroad.com This is what we know so far -- Roxor Off-Road is a new division of Mahindra, which is an automotive manufacturer in India. They've been making Jeeps, SUVs, cars, commercial and agricultural vehicles for many years over there. They've also been making a UTV that we have a photo of here. Mahindra made big news this past fall by announcing their…