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    Hot Rods Cranks and Rods

    If your Kawasaki 700 V-Twin based ATV or UTV is ready for a full rebuild, Hot Rods offers a new line of heavy duty OE replacement crankshafts, connecting rods, main bearings and seal kits that fit the Kawasaki Brute Force 750, KFX 700, Prairie 700, Teryx 750, and Suzuki LT-V 700 Twin Peaks V-Twin engines.

    Hot Rods claims that its crankshaft is both stronger and more affordable than the OEM crankshaft. Depending on customer needs, the crankshaft can be purchased with or without Hot Rods’ replacement connecting rods, which can be ordered separately. Hot Rods’ bearing and seal kits use the plain-style main bearings that are only available through Kawasaki if the customer buys the engine case, thus the Hot Rods kit is one way to save some money if a rebuild is necessary.

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      Kawasaki Mule Electric Left Side

      When we first laid eyes on the Polaris Ranger EV nearly five years ago, we thought we’d seen the beginning of a big electric push from the major manufacturers. Save for BRP’s very quiet release of the Can-Am Commander EV two years ago, we clearly misjudged the direction off-road manufacturers were headed.

      For fans of electric power, however, all may not be lost as Kawasaki recently filed patent documents for an electric UTV, which you can see for yourself here.

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        Kawasaki Teryx King of the Hammers

        Lined up against a field of heavily modified Side-by-Sides, Kawasaki’s Casey Currie piloted his Kawasaki Teryx4 stock 750-class engine to finish third in the 2014 King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV Pro Class.

        Currie, with a factory-spec 749cc V-Twin powering his Kawasaki Teryx4, beat out 23 challengers in the fully-modified Side-by-Side class.

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          Top-10-ATVs-and-UTVs-of-2013

          Off-road enthusiasts have had a lot to be excited about in 2013. The industry has benefitted from incredible innovations and more new and updated models than we’ve seen in years.

          If this year is any indication of growth in the ATV and Side-by-Side community, we will be celebrating many more engineering marvels in the near future. We have compiled a list, in no particular order, of our favorite 10 new machines as well as the innovations within them that make them stand out.

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            Kawasaki Teryx4

            The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reopened almost 40,000 acres of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, otherwise known as Glamis, to ATVs, Side-by-Sides, dirt bikes, dune buggies and 4×4 trucks.

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