UTV’ing the Paiute Trail – Utah The Paiute Trail System is one of those long sought out trails that everyone here at the magazine has been wanting to do for a while. We’ve been trying to plan a trip to this popular destination for some time now, and it wasn’t until talking with Shannon Bushman of XXX Offroad out of Marysvale, UT that we planned our trip. We were excited to not only ride the trails that they know so well, but also have a chance to see their operations in full swing. In addition, we had just heard that there was going to be a… Continue Reading »
2017 Polaris RANGER Utility Vehicles Polaris RANGER® is the industry’s No.1-selling utility vehicle (UTV) lineup, offering the hardest working and smoothest riding family of vehicles for hunting, farming, trails and mud. The Model Year 2017 lineup continues to offer more innovation with new features and models across every price point and consumer application. Full-Size & CREW Models For Model Year 2017, Polaris RANGER raises the bar with the introduction of the world’s most powerful family of UTVs. For even more extreme performance, Polaris welcomes the new RANGER XP 1000, available in base, EPS and new special editions. In addition, Polaris leads the industry with innovative… Continue Reading »
2017 Polaris RZR Lineup Polaris RZR® defined the recreational side-by-side (SxS) and continues to be the No. 1-selling brand. RZR delivers the ultimate combination of power, suspension, agility, comfort and customization making the vehicles superior to all other offerings in the marketplace. For 2017, the lineup of continues to lead the way with a new, dynamic innovation and a couple new models. New! RIDE COMMAND™ Off-road riding is a social experience. Polaris’ research shows a majority of off-road enthusiasts ride with a passenger or in a group. But, the off-road riding experience has barriers. Being strapped into a vehicle with a helmet makes it… Continue Reading »
Hawaii – UTV Racing When you think of Hawaii, you always think of sandy beaches, blue water, great waves, tropical drinks and just enjoying the day in the sun. Well, that is all changing on the Big Island of Hawaii, as UTV racing is the next epidemic to hit the Islands. Locals have moved inward from the sandy beaches to the local dirt tracks ready to make waves. As more UTVs reach the Islands, it looks like UTV racing just may be taking the jungle by storm. This is no easy feat, either.  The cost of getting units over from the mainland costs a… Continue Reading »
Yamaha Earns Two Field & Stream “Best of the Best” Awards Grizzly 550 FI EPS and Rhino 700 FI Take ATV and UTV Honors CYPRESS, Calif. – August 25, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has taken two of the outdoor industry’s most prestigious honors -- earning both of Field & Stream Magazine’s 2008 “Best of the Best” awards for off-road vehicles.  This is the first year the publication’s editorial staff handed out separate awards for an ATV and a Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle, and they recognized Yamaha for offering the best of both worlds in the Grizzly 550 FI with Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Rhino 700 FI. “Yamaha is extremely… Continue Reading »
Vegas to Reno BITD Race On August 22, BITD kicked off their annual Vegas to Reno race, which is known as the longest off-road race in the United State.  This year 14 UTVs would attempt the grueling 457-mile race, which was shorted from previous years due to track changes necessary to avoid environmental issues regarding the Amargosa Toad, a small frog in the Amargosa area. Casey Folks, Director of BITD changed the start location just North of Beatty.  For those of you that have raced a desert race, the V2R race separates the men from boys, as this is not only the longest, but the… Continue Reading »
Ranger XP Buildup Polaris Ranger XP Buildup Well, it’s come time to complete the Ranger XP Buildup, so we’re going to highlight the products we used to make this one of the fastest and most capable Polaris Rangers around. To start, one of the vulnerable areas of any independent suspension UTV are the axles and CVs. To withstand the extra power and larger tires/wheels that we’re using, we decided to use Gorilla axles. Gorilla Axle has made a great name for themselves in the ATV/UTV industry over the years as a nearly indestructible axle capable of much higher stresses than stock. Because of their reputation, we had… Continue Reading »