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Field Tested - The KYMCO UXV 500i

We tackle the toughest rocks in Utah
Written By: 
John Arens

Last year we spent a couple days prowling around the woods of South Carolina on KYMCO’s UXV 500i and it performed extremely well crawling over downed timber, crossing streams and mud holes, and maneuvering through the tight trees.  This year we would be giving the UXV an entirely new challenge and rather than the Eastern woods, we would be taking it into some of the toughest, yet most beautiful terrain on the planet.  Saddle up for UTAH!

The 2013 John Deere Gator RSX 850i

Three New Sporty Gators for the Track and Trail
Written By: 
John Arens

It’s official; John Deere is releasing not one but THREE all-new versions of the sport inspired Gator RSX 850i Side x Side and ATV Illustrated was on hand to see what the new machine is made of.  From our first official look it’s clear this machine is designed to carry Deere much further into the sport segment than they’ve ever been before. 

Polaris 2013 Limited Edition Models
SPORTSMAN® XP 850 H.O. EPS STEALTH BLACK LEElectronic Power Steering (EPS)Machined Black Cast Aluminum 14" wheels with Carlisle 489 II tiresStealth Black automotive style paintColor matched painted front fangCustom cut and sew dark steel and black seatColor matched painted suspension A-armsColor matched painted front and rear suspension springsFront storage box2500 lb. Polaris® HD WinchMSRP $10,599

Can-Am Project - Ben's Big Build

Ben Darbone Builds a Fan Favorite
Written By: 
John Arens

It’s the little details that can make or break any project.  Ben Darbone of Scott, Louisiana is one rider who won’t let anything slip by.  As a safety inspector for a fire safety company, it’s his job to notice all the little things, but Ben doesn’t just turn off those skills when the day’s work is done.  Some people just can’t help bringing their work home with them.

UTV Windshield Fast Strap

Attach your Windshield to your ROPS with this Rubber Fast Strap.  Replaces most manufacturers attaching straps.  Simply, wrap around your cage and hook back on itself.   Now, one size fits all up to 2" diameter. P/N: EMP-11651Will not Rust or Rattle.Made from UV protected Rubber.Includes: Black Hardware. Fits: 1-1/2" - 2" Tubing.Patent Pending- soon to have a Patent Number.Sold per Strap.Easily remove your windshield in seconds.Allows you to remove your windshield for trailering.Designed for UTV / SxS Windshields.

Yamaha Introduces New Tactical Black Special Edition Grizzly 700 and Rhino 700 Vehicles

All of Yamaha’s 4x4 ATV and Side-by-Side Vehicles are Assembled in USA
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is producing new Tactical Black Grizzly 700 4x4 and Rhino 700 4x4 Special Edition (SE) models at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC), in Newnan, Georgia.Yamaha’s new SE Grizzly 700 4x4 ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) (MSRP $10,999) and Rhino 700 4x4 Side-by-Side vehicle (SxS) (MSRP $12,999) are both assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory and feature an all-new matte black body and cast aluminum wheels for tactical design and durability.

Yamaha’s New Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R are Assembled in U.S.A.

2013 Model Year Raptors Get New Design and Performance Features
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is producing a new Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R for 2013 at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC), in Newnan, Georgia. The new “Assembled in U.S.A.” Raptor has aggressive new styling and performance features that reinforce its position as the highest performance big bore sport ATV.  It is the first of Yamaha’s sport ATVs to be transferred to its state-of-the-art factory in Georgia from overseas facilities and is rolling out to Yamaha dealers across the country immediately.

EMP Introduces the White Polyethylene RZR Top

Fits: RZR 800, RZR-S, RZR 570, and XP900 (will not fit four seaters)P/N: EMP-11650Thermoformed from 3/16 inch thick White Polyethylene insure a very strong and durable top.   Attaches to the stock cage with rubber coated straps provided.  The sides are straight giving more coverage than the stock tops.Polyethylene is the same material ATV fenders are made of.  It will not easily crack or break like ABS and other plastics.


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