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The mid-CC segment is responsible for over half of all ATV sales in a given year, so redesigning the Outlander 450 and 570 was an important job for Can-Am. For 2023, the Canadian-based manufacturer has given us a brand new Outlander from the ground up, packing the new model with smart innovations, useful accessories and changing the model names in the process to the 500 and 700 while also adding the new PRO work-focused lineup.
Unless you have pristine sand dunes, scenic mountain trails, or vast open wilderness at your back door, as well as a dealership that offers pick-up and delivery, you’re going to need to trailer your ATV or UTV at some point. I’m going to take a moment to compose myself because I’m betting there is at least one of you out there that has all that. For the rest of us, we have to trailer our machines, and that is going to call for the use of ratchet tie down straps.
Sometimes public records can reveal information about upcoming vehicles that the manufacturer has not yet announced. While reviewing some recent California Air Resources Board (CARB) documents, we found one that may indicate that one of Kawasaki’s side-by-sides could be getting a bigger engine starting with the 2024 model year. Let’s look at the facts, then take some educated guesses.
Textron Specialized Vehicles, owners of the Arctic Cat and Tracker brands, has issued a recall for certain Arctic Cat Alterra 600 and Tracker 600 ATVs. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a problem in the front suspension can cause the A-arms to separate from the frame, resulting in a loss of control and a crash.
Polaris has launched a new online marketplace for buying and selling powersports vehicles. The Polaris Xchange portal allows customers to do all of their shopping online, with access to thousands of new and pre-owned vehicles across a network of participating dealerships. The Xchange also includes products from across the company’s powersports portfolio, including Polaris’ ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, Slingshot auto-cycles, and Indian motorcycles.
When you bought your RZR, it came with pretty decent coilover shocks, likely with some adjustments that helped you dial in the ride quality. There is a group of designers, testers, engineers and, yes, lawyers, who all had input on the design of the shocks on your machine.
The folks over at Moose Utility want to help you get hitched. No, they are not starting a dating app, or putting on a reality TV show, as much fun as that would be. Instead, they want to help you get the most out of your ATV or UTV with a trailer hitch that can help you take full advantage of your machine’s towing capacity.
Whether you have an ATV, UTV, motorcycles or any other piece of motorized equipment, you likely have a collection of tie-down straps. If you’re like me, you have a bunch, including your good ones that are your-go-to straps, and a pile of older straps that you bought for the sake of needing them at some point, but can’t quite bring yourself to get rid of. My wife jokes with me all the time that I have a vast collection of tie downs, but I only ever use a few. Those few that I use the most all came from Strapworks, and with good reason - they work.