Hitting the Trails with the Kawasaki Ridge and Ridge XR

Kawasaki did a great job with the string of teasers leading up to the unveiling of the new Ridge and Ridge XR machines. Everyone was guessing what the new machine was, and at first, a lot of us got the wrong idea. While there are those few out there who desperately wanted some new high-horsepower RZR killer and are mad that it isn’t that (Just be patient for things to come), what we did get is an all-new machine from Kawasaki that slots in between a Teryx-type machine and a Mule. The Ridge is built for adventure and fun, with a nod to those who want to be able to do a little utility-type stuff between trail rides. We had the preview ride at the Kawasaki Dealer’s Meeting, but now we’ve had some real-world testing on some challenging trails. 

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onX Adds Trail Difficulty, Terrain Selection, And More to Mapping App

onX Offroad is one of the best off-road navigation tools available today, and the company recently announced upgrades and additions to its platform that will improve it even further. Among these features are the Guided Trails Rating System, terrain classifications, hotspots, and points of interest icons.

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What Goggles are Best for ATV Riding?

Choosing the right goggles for ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) riding is crucial to ensure your safety and comfort. It's not a decision that you should take lightly, even though it may seem so due to the relatively low cost of purchase for each pair of goggles themselves. Here are some features to consider when selecting ATV goggles:

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GEN 2 Polaris RZR PRO R Dominates 2024 SCORE Opener at San Felipe 250

The 2024 SCORE Championship roared to life this Saturday, kicking off with the 37th San Felipe 250 race. Amongst the dust and adrenaline, the Polaris Factory Racing team once again dominated in UTV racing, with Cayden MacCachren clinching the top spot in the UTV Overall category. Brock Heger, the reigning 2023 UTV Pro Open Champion, secured a strong second place. The team showcased their prowess aboard the newly-unveiled Gen 2 Polaris RZR Pro R Factory race vehicle, which proved its mettle over the 285-mile course, reaffirming its status as the premier UTV in the field.

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Yamaha Celebrates YFZ450R's 20th Birthday, International Women's Day

Few ATVs have had as much of an impact on the racing world as have Yamaha's YFZ450R. It's hard to believe it, but the quad has already been out for two decades, tallying many high-profile wins and fans of the model over its history. Yamaha is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the YFZ450R in 2024, and the company hosted an event at its Georgia manufacturing headquarters to commemorate the milestone.

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Honda Announces Winner for 'Embrace the Pursuit' Giveaway

American Honda recently concluded the "Embrace the Pursuit" Sweepstakes, presenting Ohio resident Nichole Straub with the grand prize: a Pioneer 1000-5 multipurpose side-by-side. This event took place during a low-key ceremony at the Middlefield, Ohio, dealership Just for Fun Honda. The sweepstakes, a collaborative effort with TrueTimber and Jack Link's, was designed to promote TrueTimber's Tekari apparel line. From a pool of over 970,000 entries, Straub was chosen at random. Her prize included the flagship Pioneer 1000-5, adorned in the exclusive Atera camo pattern specific to Honda powersports products, alongside a $500 TrueTimber gift voucher and a Jack Link's Ultimate Prize Pack featuring an assortment of jerky, gear, and apparel.

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5 Tips For Riding With A Passenger

One of the best things about riding ATVs or SxS vehicles is that you can go out and have a great time with a good group of friends. With plenty of options for 2-up (rider and passenger) ATVs and SxS vehicles, you can really share the experience firsthand. We have some great tips to help make the experience as fun and safe as possible for you and your passenger(s).

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Polaris Announces Second Generation RZR PRO R FACTORY Race Rig

Polaris has announced the launch of its second-generation factory-backed racing program for its storied RZR side-by-side model. Coming off 2023's successful year including four straight wins and a SCORE Series Championship, the company is taking to the San Felipe 250 to unleash the newest version of the RZR Pro R platform's racing spec.

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5 Essential Items for Your Off-Road Adventures

When you’re getting ready for a ride, do you have a laundry list of things to check off before you leave the house? Are there some items that aren’t on that list because they should be on your ATV or SxS already? Our staff of off-road experts have brainstormed to come up with five essential items you should have before heading out.

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Do I Need Earplugs for ATV Riding?

Whether or not you need earplugs while ATV'ing is a very personal decision, but protecting your hearing should be thought about more than it is. As proponents of preventing hearing loss and simultaneously enjoying the sounds that four-wheelers make, earplugs can go a long way to keeping quading enjoyable. Should you wear earplugs? Here are some things to consider.

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onX Announced As Official Partner of 2024 Off-Road Games

The realm of YouTube celebrities is vast and diverse. While most compete for views, some off-roaders are coming together to battle on the trails in the 2024 Off-Road Games. onX Offroad GPS was recently announced as the official partner of the event that taking place in Hurricane, Utah from Thursday, March 14th through Saturday, March

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What Size U-Haul Trailer Do I Need for My ATV or UTV?

U-Haul’s trailer rental service is a fantastic tool for off-roaders. Be it to transport parts, a vehicle, or even rescue a broken one, the relatively cheap rentals are a great option when a trailer is needed. But with different sizes come differing weights and the corresponding changing prices, so it’s an important decision to choose the right trailer to transport your ATV or UTV.

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5 Basic ATV/SxS Maintenance Tips You Should Know

Your ATV or Side-by-Side (SxS) is not only a significant investment for you, but also a tool you rely on for your work and/or entertainment. The last thing you need is a costly breakdown and repair. The best way to avoid both the cost of a repair and the down time of not having your machine while it awaits the mechanic’s attention is by doing some regular maintenance. By doing some basic ATV or SxS maintenance, you can save yourself a lot of hassle down the trail.

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Comparing Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) and Solid Rear Axle (SRA)

The debate between independent rear suspension (IRS) and solid rear axles (SRA) is one of high contention among off-roading enthusiasts. It goes even further in the full-size scene, with great controversy over independent front suspension (IFS) versus solid front axle (SFA), but in the all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) world the debate is limited to how the tires put the power down at the back end of the machine. Each system has its merits and drawbacks, impacting the ATV's performance, handling, and versatility. Which is best?

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Get the Power to the Ground With Axles From Moose Utilities

If your ATV or UTV axles starting to show their age and need to be replaced, Moose Utilities has got you covered.

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Is a Sport-4x4 ATV Good for Yard Work?

One of the beautiful things about all-terrain-vehicles is that they come in countless shapes and sizes, with multiple subsets and purposes for their existence. Want to ride on the track? Sport ATVs are the way to go. Want to tackle farm duty? A utility quad has your name on it. But the sport-4x4 is a weird one: Based on a utility quad’s platform/frame/chassis, but with tiny racks and aggressive bodywork featuring sharp, angled fenders to emulate those of a sport quad, they’re a mash-up of what makes for, to many, the best of both worlds. Sporty when you want the machine to be, capable in the situations when four-wheel-drive is necessary, and retaining much of the inherent strength from the utility quad on which they’re based.

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