Recent Articles

Reviews, product testing, comparisons, and articles related to ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Project Build - Hand Control Polaris RZR

Back on Track with a Motocross Champion
Written By: 
Mike Young, Photos by Keren Lynn

Motocross was my life’s passion. For 24 years I had raced at all levels and made it a career, finally winning the 1996 AMA East/East-West shootout and becoming the four-stroke National Champion. I was on top of the world, but as sometimes happens in life, I was blindsided by an event I never saw coming.

New Model Test - Day of the Mule

Ranch Time with the 2016 Kawsaki Mule Pro-FX and Pro-FXT
Written By: 
John Arens

A year ago we were treated to a tour of Kawasaki's sprawling, Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing plant for a factory tour, and for the introduction of one of the most important models Kawasaki has ever built.  There on the edge of the prairie is the birthplace of nearly every Kawasaki ATV, Jet Ski watercraft, Teryx Side x Side, and hardworking yet often overlooked Mule utility vehicle.  That day marked a turning point for the lowly Mule, though.  It was the unveiling of the completely new, modern, and most capable Mule ever, the Mule Pro-FXT.

Kids on Quads - Too Much Fun

A Look at the DRR Youth ATVs
Written By: 

One of the things we like best about ATV riding is the family aspect of the sport. There’s nothing better than watching a parent, or even a grandparent, help a young boy or girl learn to ride. Like baseball, ATV riding has become one of the very few sports and activities that can transcend age and generational differences, and it’s not uncommon to see 3 generations of riders enjoying that same trailside exploration that we came to know so many years ago. It’s what family activities were meant to be!

New Product Review - Stow and Go

A Couple Handy Accessories from QUADBOSS
Written By: 

You can never have too much storage on any off-road machine. There are always tools, tow straps, tie-downs, and snacks to carry. On most utility style ATVs and Side x Sides manufacturers do a pretty good job of building in storage compartments under seats, the front hood, or in the dash, but on any sporty machine, available space is often limited. That is particularly true for our trusty Polaris RZR 900 S, but QuadBoss had the answer to our problem.

First Ride - Can-Am's Outlander L 450

Big Features - Budget Price
Written By: 
John Arens

Can-Am is known as the luxury manufacturer in the powersports world, whether it is with their watercraft, snowmobiles, or off-road vehicles. While it’s true they do offer some high-end models with all the bells and whistles, their pricing is pretty much in line with every other manufacturer, sometimes a little more, and sometimes a little less.  In the last two years, Can-Am has broadened their horizons by offering new, very budget friendly models with many of the same top-end features.

New Product Test - Transfer Flow Fuel Tank

Gas on the Go
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek

If you’re planning any riding adventure, you’ll also be using a little fuel, and that often means toting fuel cans or jugs along. We’ve never really liked hauling a potential fire bomb in the back of our truck, especially when the sun is constantly causing the jugs to expand and vapors to escape. There had to be a more secure, safer way to transport fuel, and recently we found one.

Product Test - DEI Radiator Relief

Cooler Heads Prevail!
Written By: 
Pete Bengel

HEAT. Sometimes it’s your friend, sometimes it’s your enemy. The line between the two is very fine and often by the time you realize it’s been crossed, your engine has already taken a significant hit. Design Engineering Inc. of Ohio knows all about that line and has an extensive line of products that are designed to keep you firmly planted on the right side. One of those products that we’ve used is called “Radiator Relief”.

What is it?

New Model Test - Year of the Cat

Riding Arctic Cat's New XR ATV Lineup
Written By: 
John Arens

Riding high into the majestic, red rock mountains just outside Moab, Utah is an experience like no other. It’s no wonder so many western movies have been shot here.

Product Test - The Good Path

Hoelscher's Li'l Spike - Your Best Shot at Good Grades
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek

We always have work to do around the yard or farm, and a couple times a year that includes grading the drive to take out the holes that somehow develop on their own for no apparent reason. In the past that has meant a rake and shovel, but it’s darn near impossible when the drive is one step below the hardness of concrete. Thankfully, we’ve finally solved that problem and now we’ve got a tool that makes it a whole lot easier.

Ride Guide - Trail & Travel 2015

Explore a New Ride Area Near You!
Written By: 
Everybody loves to explore a new ride area, and regardless of where you live, there is almost certainly a great riding area within a day’s drive. With summer here it's time to load up the trailer, gather up your family and riding buddies, and head out for a little off-road vacation. Go do your best Louis & Clark impression and explore some new territory of your own!



Facebook icon
Google icon