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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…

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,…

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. …