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MUD RACING IN THE MIDWEST

-- Second Annual Hay Days Mud Expo in Minnesota -- Midwest Championship Mud Racing (MCMR) was a big part of the recent Hay Days event and everyone enjoyed the wild mud-slinging action. The folks at Textron were proud to let us know that the Textron Mud Racing Team scored four first place finishes at the Mud Expo. Mike Poolman and his nitrous Mud Pro 1000 won the open class. Mike Poolman also won the RUV class in his Wildcat X. Kyle Kleinvachter and his Alterra 550 XT won the Youth 4x4 class. Scott Waldo and his…

ROXOR JOINS BASEBALL TEAM

-- MAHNIDRA PARTNERS WITH DETROIT TIGERS -- PRESS RELEASE: Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) announced today a new partnership with the Detroit Tigers where fans will get a chance to grab Tigers merchandise in a whole new way. Starting Wednesday, August 22, the ROXOR Launcher, a custom mobile souvenir super launcher, will be making the rounds at home games at Comerica Park. The Launcher is a Mahindra ROXOR off road vehicle equipped with a rotating turret that launches t-shirts and balls into the stands while…

2019 TEXTRON QUADS ARE HERE

-- ALL-NEW 570 & REVAMPED 700 -- PRESS RELEASE: New Alterra 570 Headlines Textron Off Road’s 2019 ATV Model Lineup and it includes an updated Alterra 700 line powered by the new Textron Motors 700 engine for greater power and performance. “We are committed to growing our Textron Off Road lineup of powerful, precision-engineered ATVs,” said John Collins, Vice President, Consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “These new vehicles, led by our new Alterra 570 ATV, include several features that provide operators with…

A RARE CLASSIC MACHINE

-- Something you don't see every day --     Who remembers the Husqvarna 500 three-wheeler? There were actually a few of these running around in Southern California back in the early '80s. The big 500cc two-stroke motors made these vehicles a ton of fun to ride, but only for the most skilled three-wheeler riders. Mike Dunn is a Dirt Wheels reader who fits into that category and here is his Husky that he had restored back to its original condition. Even though it looks perfectly pristine it doesn't sit parked in a museum. …

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.…

NEW ROXOR TEST

-- A new definition of UTV from Mahindra -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Roxor is an all-new UTV built by the Mahindra Automotive Group. No doubt there is something a little familiar about it? Yep, it does look like a classic Jeep CJ-5 or CJ-7. When we first looked at the Roxor, we wondered if it was a smaller-scale vehicle than a CJ, but the Roxor is basically the same footprint. That should not be too big of a surprise. In the early days of Mahindra, the Indian company manufactured Jeeps under license from the…

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…

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…