Recent Articles

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

Back Home on a Honda - The 2015 Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

Feels like the First Time
Written By: 
John Arens
2015.honda.fourtrax-foreman-rubicon.red.front-right.riding.wheelie.jpg

I was less than 100 yards into the RockHouse loop of the world famous Hatfield-McCoy system and I already knew it was going to be a great day. Light overnight rain had erased any dust and a few low areas of the trail even held small pools of water to splash through. Early fall in the mountains of West Virginia meant the leaves were just beginning to turn, but the temperature was also cool and it was a perfect day for riding. Today I would be testing Honda’s new FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4. In every way I felt right at home.

New Model Review - The Gravely Atlas JSV

Four New Atlas Models Ready to Move the World
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
2015.gravely.atlas-jsv.red.front.pulling-trailer.jpg

Anyone who spends time perched on top of or pushing a mower around the yard knows the Ariens name as one of the premier makers of lawn and garden equipment for homeowners. Ariens doesn’t just limit their reach to residential customers, though. Through their heavy duty Gravely brand, landscape professionals and turf managers have been tackling about any tough job using professional grade, reliable Gravely equipment they can count on all day, every day.

New Product Test - Seizmik Pursuit Mirror

A Must-Have Addition to Any Side-x-Side
Written By: 
Rick Engle and Moxie Karasek
vendor.2015.seizmik.pursuit-rear-mirror.on-polaris-rzr.JPG

If there is one product that can make any Side x Side more functional, it is a quality mirror kit. Whether you drive a sporty, desert taming model, or a hard working machine on the job site or farm, it’s much more difficult to see behind you when strapped into the seat of a Side x Side than it is in your truck. This is especially true if you wear a helmet like we always do. There are plenty of mirror kits on the market, but the hands down best kit we’ve found is the PURSUIT mirror by Seizmik. We’ve tried other mirror kits, but none are nearly as nice as this.

Trail Tool Review - The Woodsman's Pal

Written By: 
Staff
vendor.2015.woodmans-pal.knife.cutting-corn.jpg

One would be hard pressed to argue that the knife is nothing less than the most important tool ever developed. With our original crude knives hewn from a sharp rock, then later bone, copper, and finally the specialty metals or even composite materials of today we’ve gone from hunters on the savannah, to farmers, and finally to modern man. Still, the knife of today would easily be recognized by our ancestors despite its continual evolution. It has been and always shall be the most basic yet highly functional of tools.

New Product Test - Collett Communicators

Trail Test of the Platinum 900 Plus
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
vendor.2015.collet-communicators.platinum900.helmet-headset.JPG

Even when part of a large group, riding is primarily a solo adventure.  There are times we really appreciate the quiet shelter of our helmet while the machine beneath us carries us far from everyday life and to a place that recharges ones soul.  Anyone who has spent much time on the trails knows this feeling well.  At other times though we want to share the adventure with our riding buddies or just talk about whatever we find along the trail, but unless you’ve got a helmet communication system you’re out of luck.

New Product Review - Vee Rubber Advantage Tire

New Treads for our Maverick Missile
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
vendor.2015.vee-rubber.advantage-tires.on-can-am-maverick.front.in-snow.JPG

Don’t you just love getting a new set of tires? There’s just something about having a brand new set of treads whether they’re for your car, truck, ATV, or SxS. It just makes you feel good inside. From that nice, clean, sharp edge on the lugs to that awesome new tire smell, it’s always a good day when you get a new set of rubber.

Factory Tour - Inside KMM

Kawasaki's Nebraska Fun Factory
Written By: 
Staff
2015.kawasaki.factory-tour.mule-production-line.JPG

There aren’t many buildings on the planet to rival Kawasaki Motor Manufacturing’s rail car production plant on the gently rolling plains outside Lincoln, Nebraska. At over 1600’ long, it’s positively enormous, Then again, Kawasaki is used to building things on a big scale and besides rail cars, motorcycles, construction equipment, helicopters, and a long list of other products, they also build supertankers that would barely fit inside the cavernous structure.

Road Trip - At Home at Anthracite

A Day with FCR Suspension at Pennsylvania's AOAA
Written By: 
By Moxie Karasek
location.2015.anthracite-outdoor-adventure-area.pennsylvania.atvs.parked.by-overlook.jpg

Driving through Pennsylvania’s Northumberland County is much like other areas of the Eastern U.S where you find the best off-road parks. There are many back roads, sleepy towns, and rolling hills to explore, but this road leads to adventure, or more accurately, the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area just outside of Shamokin, Pa. We were on our way to one of the newest and largest parks in the country for a ride with Team FCR.

Ride Area Review - Tall Pines ATV Park

Upstate New York State of Mind
Written By: 
By Moxie Karasek and Rick Engle
2014.polaris.rzr.red.front.riding.through-mud.JPG

Tall Pines ATV Park near Andover, New York is the newest area for Northeastern riders looking for a family friendly trail riding adventure. It’s a little like a trip to your grandparents’ farm, a weekend camping trip, and a good ol’ mud bog and riding adventure, all in one place!

New Model Preview - The 100 Club

The Polaris Lineup Expands Again
Written By: 
John Arens
2015.polaris.rzr-s900.red_.front-left.jumping.in-air.jpg

Care to guess which manufacturer builds the most models of ATVs and Side x Sides? Most people would pick Polaris as we did, but it got us thinking - just how many models do they make? The answer surprised even us, and when the company that has recorded so many firsts in the industry released their 2015 lineup, they crossed another huge threshold. With different models and configuration packages, Polaris now has over 100 models to choose from. For 2015 Polaris really put the throttle down and released a huge number of new ATVs and the Side x Sides, hitting practically every type of user.

Pages

Facebook icon
Google icon