We Test a Dalton Clutch Kit on the Polaris RZR 570
With all the high horsepower machines in the garage, you would think our diminutive Polaris RZR 570 would be feeling a little ignored and lonely, hardly ever getting out to the trail. Almost the complete opposite is true. On nearly every ride and adventure, regardless of how long or short the trip, the RZR 570 is at the top of our list and we sometimes force ourselves to leave it in the garage and take another machine instead. The RZR 570 is that much fun.
There’s nothing quite like a mud bog to put a smile on an off-road lover’s face. Part carnival, part amusement park, and part show and shine event, rallies and mud runs are all about fun. Where else can you browse custom machines, feel the power as drag racers rocket by, marvel as riders wallow through a mud course, and for a grand finale, watch girls wrestle in the pit, all while munching down on a chili dog and pretzel slathered in mustard. It ain’t heaven, but it’s close!
Cell phones have burrowed their way into almost every type of activity these days. They’re handy tools that can be a map, a gps system, a source of information, and even a rescue lifeline. Thanks to countless apps, placing actual calls has almost become a secondary function, but other than a few techno-geeks who camp out overnight in front of the Apple store, most of us also feel a little too connected at times. Nevertheless, if you’ve got a problem far from camp, you’ll happily grab your phone for help or directions.
KYMCO Releases Their Most Powerful Side-x-Side Ever - The UXV 700i
There are few better ways to test a vehicle than to set off on a back country adventure. You get to know a machine when you rely on it to reach a destination and we did just that recently with KYMCO’s all-new UXV 700i. The terrain we would cross on our ride was no flat Iowa prairie, but instead we would set out to conquer the Gateway Canyon region of rugged, Western Colorado.
Yamaha was onto something when they introduced electronic power steering with their 2007 Grizzly ATV. Since then more and more models either come equipped with EPS, or it’s at least an option right from the factory. The advantages of power steering – less steering effort, reduced kickback, less arm fatigue – are hard to ignore, but not every machine has it. Wicked Bilt can cure that!
Every brand has a loyal following, much like sports teams. Even the hard luck Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series in more than a century, enjoy a rabid fan base. Despite supposed curses from goats and other unlikely prospects, they gleefully root for their team as if they were on a rollercoaster at Mardi-Gras, all the while hoping their famous circle-C logo will adorn the top of a World Series Ring.
Evolution makes every species stronger. Can-Am believes that lesson applies to products as well and it’s evident by their continually evolving lineup. You can bet even before they release a new product they’re planning the next generation of upgrades for it and that commitment to continuous improvement has helped them build what is almost certainly the most refined lineup in the sport. They never consider good to be good enough. Need proof? Less than a year after the introduction of the stunning Maverick 1000R, Can-Am has expanded their lineup once again.
Anyone who has ever tried a Polaris Ranger 800 can tell you it’s a fantastic machine. We’ve even named it Side x Side of the year in its class several times. Accessories can make an already great vehicle even better, however, and to complement the working capabilities of our trusty Ranger 800, we decided it was time to add a front winch.
Kawasaki makes some great off-road vehicles. Many of our greatest adventures have been on Kawasaki ATVs or their Teryx Side x Sides. When talking to any of the Kawasaki staff, you sometimes get the feeling they’re proud of the machines, but they really just love to ride even more. They build their vehicles for the adventure and they’re constantly looking for the next opportunity for an awesome ride. So are we!
We first noticed the signs welcoming visitors as we drove into Harlan County, Kentucky. In between the natural beauty of the towering, yet sleepy mountains and green valleys, other signs began to appear welcoming adventure lovers and even off-road riders. We should have expected that from a group of residents that have long shared so much with so many. Their struggles and victories have been the nation’s as well. Coal has been the county’s driving economic force for decades, but there is also history here.