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KAYO USA 150 STORM – First test

-- Budget performance quad for teens -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels It’s easy to assume that machines made in China are inexpensive because they are of poor quality. While this stereotype can be true of some brands and models, the Kayo Storm’s performance and finish have assured us that it is not in that category. When we first received the little quad, we immediately noticed a few things. First and foremost the suspension. Most teen-sized Chinese quads come with limited front and rear suspension that aren’t…

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…

NEW UTV FROM SPORTSMAN COUNTRY

-- SPORTSMAN COUNTRY ENTERS DEAL WITH KANDI -- Texas-Based Distributor Partners With One Of China’s Leading EV Manufacturers Press Release: Dallas, TX — ATV/UTV distributor Sportsman Country is set to expand its U.S. operations as part of an acquisition deal with one of China’s leading EV innovators, Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNDI) The tiered transfer agreement — signed May 31, 2018 — should benefit dealers and customers alike in terms of technology, products and programs, according to both parties. After the…

TEXTRON’S ALL-NEW PROWLER PRO

-- With new whisper-quiet 3-cylinder engine -- Textron Off Road Press Release: Introducing the all-new, pure-utility 2019 Prowler Pro and Prowler Pro XT. Built in Thief River Falls, Minn. by the company known for precision engineering that fuels adventurers and hard workers all over the world, both models deliver quiet gas power and unmatched reliability for tackling the toughest jobs and handling the most-extreme hunts. “Textron Off Road focused on the driver experience when developing the new Prowler Pro,” said…

CANNONDALE QUADS

-- From the beginning until today --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  When it comes to fast street bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, the United States has always been the country to have sold the most machines. It was American riders and mechanics who developed and improved these machines; however, they were made somewhere else. This caused everyone to wonder, “Hey, how come there isn’t an American manufacturer building the high-performance vehicles we want?” Cannondale wondered about that, too, so they boldly set out…

2018 TEXTRON OFF-ROAD WILDCAT XX

-- FIRST RIDE: This Cat likes it rough! -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Suspension has been a point of pride for Wildcat X models. When the X was first released, the 18 inches of rear-wheel travel and the 17 inches of front-wheel travel set the bar very high for the competition. Now, with Arctic Cat absorbed by Textron Off Road, comes the Wildcat XX—the first truly new high-performance Wildcat in far too long. While the Wildcat shares some residual DNA from the Wildcat X, the XX is a truly new machine built with a…

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…