Your tires are your UTV’s or ATV’s interface with the ground, controlling its ability to accelerate, brake, and turn. Selecting the right tires is essential, but with so many choices on the market, it can be hard to know what will work for you, and what won’t. Enter our “Everything You Need To Know” tire series, which aims to equip you with as much information as you need to make a wholly informed purchase. In this article, we’ll look at the Maxxis Zilla, going over its features, sizing options, comparable alternatives, and reviews from real users.
There is no denying the popularity of the Polaris RZR. Each year more RZRs are hitting the trails, and the unit has become synonymous with sport UTVs to the point that other brands are often referred to as “RZRs” by people when talking about them. The aftermarket for accessories is massive because if there’s one thing people like to do with their RZRs after they buy them, it’s to make them customized and unique. After wheels and tires, one of the most common accessories for the RZR is some form of wind protection. If you’re wanting to add one of the best Polaris RZR windshield options to your ride, we’ve got you covered.
The Polaris Ranger is the most popular UTV on the market today, outselling every other model. Equally at home on the farm, jobsite or trail, Polaris Rangers are comfortable, quiet and just plain fun. The wide range of accessories available make it easy to customize your Ranger to fit your riding needs and personal style. Many of us have swapped out the stock Polaris Ranger tires and wheels for something with a tread pattern specialized to our specific riding needs, as well as a cooler look.
Light up the trail with one of the biggest names in the businessThere are a few brands that become synonymous with the product, so much so that when people think of that product, the brand name pops into mind first. Like when you think of a sport UTV and you call it a RZR, even if it’s from another brand. To an extent, that is what Rigid Industries has done with the LED light bar. Rigid quickly etched a top spot in the market with high quality products that could handle the abuse off-road driving and riding dishes out. When it comes time to add some lighting to your machine, how do you know what to get? We decided to help you with picking the right Rigid Light Bar and other Rigid Industries lights for your machine.
Get out of the wind while getting things done with your MuleIn the mid 1980s, a couple of engineers at Kawasaki got to chatting about the agricultural needs for ATVs and they started jotting down ideas on a napkin. What came from that idea was the Multi-Use Lightweight Equipment vehicle, or Mule. The first Kawasaki Mule hit the market in 1988 and the machines have been in use ever since. In fact, one of the first machines off the line is still in use inside the Kawasaki factory in Lincoln, Neb. It has over a million hours on it and is still running strong. There is no denying the popularity of the different models of Kawasaki Mule machines. One of the most popular accessories for the Mule is a windshield. What is the best Kawasaki Mule windshield? There are a lot of different options for the various models and we’re here to help you find one that works best for your needs.
The Can-Am Defender has been really catching on as a utility and utility/recreation machine as of late. The machine was designed as a contender to the market space dominated by the Polaris Ranger, and since its introduction in 2016, it has steadily gained in popularity and sales. As people add this incredibly capable machine to their lives, there comes a need to customize it to specific lifestyles. One option to tailor the Defender to your needs is to add doors, be it half or full. There are some interesting options for Can-Am Defender doors that add extra protection to your Defender cab.
The Polaris RZR is considered to be one of, if not the best, high-performance UTVs on the market, so why wouldn’t you want a quality set of RZR seats to match? It doesn’t matter if you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned racer, making a simple change like upgrading your RZR seats can make a huge difference in comfort when you’re behind the wheel. In addition to increased comfort, new seats provide an additional level of customization with different configurations and color options allowing you to infuse your own style into your Polaris RZR.
Protect your ATV or UTV with a reliable coverEvery year during riding season, you put your machine through all the mud, water, and dirt the great outdoors have to offer — but when your ATVs and UTVs are off the trail and off duty, they need to be protected from those very same elements. Leaving your machine sitting out unprotected in the beating hot sun, the pouring rain or in the snow during the offseason is a surefire way to cause extensive and costly damage.
Comedian Ron White once had a joke about a guy who claimed he could withstand the wind from a category 5 hurricane. White’s punchline was, “It wasn’t THAT the wind was blowing, but rather WHAT the wind was blowing. If you get hit with a Volvo, it doesn’t matter how many sit-ups you can do.” It’s a funny bit, but also really quite true, and it has a bearing on whether or not you think UTV helmets are necessary.
Adding some protection to the best-selling UTVThere is no denying the popularity of the Polaris Ranger UTV. It might be the best selling UTV in the industry and with that kind of popularity, there are an endless supply of accessories available for it. Everything from windshields to roofs to bumpers to storage…and a whole lot more. A popular add-on for many Ranger owners are a set of doors to replace the standard side netting restraints that come stock on most models. In this article we are going to look at the best Polaris Ranger doors and their features.
Protect your hands and improve grip with these ATV glovesChoosing the best ATV gloves is a bit of a tricky proposition. One of the big reasons why is that there just aren’t a lot of gloves designed specifically for ATV riders and UTV drivers.
Don't leave home without oneIf you’re a gearhead who enjoys the off-road, chances are you’ve been stuck in a situation where a winch would have been as welcome as water in the desert. Designed to haul you and your rig (or, preferably, your buddy and your buddy’s rig) out of tricky spots, winches are like a good insurance policy — routinely ignored until they’re truly needed.
You don't have to spend a lot to improve your off-road rigOwning an off-road vehicle can be expensive, but we are here to lighten the load with some cheap ATV and UTV upgrades that won’t leave you broke.
Protect your UTV from the elementsMoose Utility has come to market with new UTV covers for 2-seat and 4-seat UTVs. Prices start at $115.95. Check out the short press release below for more information.
While working on an ATV or UTV can be rewarding, it can often be frustrating if you do not have the proper tools. Trying to throw a wrench at something does ease your mind’s frustration, but it may not be exactly the right tool for the job. Having spent a large portion of my life working on my own off-road rides, I have found some ATV tools that are life savers… even though they may only get used a few times in their life span.
Take your ATV anywhere with these versatile tiresThe stock tires on most ATVs are designed to perform reasonably well in all types of terrain. Like any part, tires are bound to wear out and need replacing, but what to get to replace the stockers without losing performance in varied types of trails? Fear not! The best all-terrain ATV tires come in a wide range of styles and price points, meaning you can get some replacement rubber for your machine and get back to riding anywhere and everywhere.
6-ply and 8-ply versions availableMoose Utility Division has introduced a new off-road tire called the Insurgent. This radial tire is currently available in four different sizes and is offered in 6-ply or 8-ply construction.
Get more out of hunting season with ARGOFall is rapidly turning into winter across the nation, meaning three things: winter tires are getting installed, hunting season is underway, and the ground is going to get mucky.
Record number of new powersports products displayed at SEMAAs usual, SEMA 2019 was one for the books with plenty of custom vehicles, new products, and a mass amount of people/exhibitors in attendance. If you haven’t been to SEMA before, it’s well worth your trip out to Las Vegas to see all of the custom vehicles and the massive amount of new products, which happen to be the latest and greatest innovations on the market. The presence of ATVs and UTVs at SEMA continues to grow every year, too, and the 2019 show featured the largest showing of powersports products to date.
Winter is coming, and depending on where you live, preparation has already begun. Whether you’re an adventurer to the core and excited about exploring mountainous terrain and deep snow, or looking for agricultural applications better suited to winter climates, ATVTracks.net has got what your ATV or UTV needs for winter weather.
There’s nothing quite like ripping down a dirt trail, fresh air invading your nostrils, the sound of a motor keeping time with your heartbeat… But in order to do this right, you know you need more than just a solid machine – you also need a solid set of tires to ensure your steed achieves optimal performance.
Constructing our DIY ATV shelter on a budgetWelcome back! As we discussed in Part I of our ShelterLogic DIY Garage on a Budget project, as ATV enthusiasts, we need a place to store our toys. There are many options, but for the money, We liked the options ShelterLogic had to offer and decided to give them a try. We went with with the company’s premium ShelterTech SP series, a wind- and snow-rated permanent structure. Now it’s time to get to building it.
An affordable, versatile ATV and UTV tireTusk Terrabite tires have proven popular with their attractive entry price, beefy construction, and versatility as a replacement for stock tires on your ATV or UTV. In the latest chapter of our “Everything You Need To Know” series on tires, we decided to take a closer look at this tire’s features, available sizes, possible alternatives, and see what real owners think about their purchase.
Protect your eyes by taking advantage of these goggle dealsA new pair of goggles can make a big difference on your next ride. If you are in the market for some eye protection, check out our weekly ATV deals on goggles.
We look at the features, sizes, user reviews and alternatives for this versatile tireWith so many UTV and ATV tire options out there, finding the right set for your ride can be a bit of a chore. We aim to help you narrow things down with our “Everything You Need To Know” series on tire buying. In this article we will look at the Maxxis Carnivore and talk about features, available sizes, possible alternatives, and look at how real Maxxis Carnivore owners think about their purchase.
While GoPro has long been the leader in the action camera market, they can cost a pretty penny to own. If you are in the market for an action camera and don’t have a GoPro budget, we’ve done a little digging and found five cheap action cameras that won’t break the bank. In fact, some of these only cost a small fraction of the price of a new GoPro.
Rangefinders, UTV storage, bow cases and more are on sale nowWith autumn pretty much here, hunting season has kicked or is about to get started in most of the country. If you need to add a few items to your hunting kit this year, we are here to help. Below you will find deals on some items that hunters who take advantage of their off-road vehicles can take advantage of.
From spreaders to heated grips - these are accessories we could all useEach week we comb through a variety of retail sites to find deals on ATV and UTV products, gear and accessories. This week we found deals on a spreader, disc plow, multi-hitch, storage box, and heated grips.
Carry more with you on your next rideWhether you are using your ATV or UTV for work or fun, being able to securely hold your stuff is essential. From a place to keep your cell phone to securing gear for a camping trip, you want to make sure your things will make it to your destination in one piece.
Lightweight sand tires designed to offer premium flotationWith the southern dune season closing in, a new set of sand tires for your UTV may be on the radar. If so, you should take a look at the new System 3 SS360 sand tires. It is currently available in four sizes.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC offering huge discounts to end the summerThough you may be mourning the fact that summer is winding down, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are trying to keep you in good spirits with its massive Labor Day sale. Featuring some of the best deals on current riding gear that we’ve EVER seen, you can save big on jerseys, gloves, goggles and helmets to fill your gear bag. We will highlights some of our favorites below.
Seat offers the space of a bench seat with the support of a bucketAftermarket UTV seats are big business and the folks at Pro Armor added another option with the new LE Suspension Bench Seat, which works with the existing seat base in four-seat Polaris RZR models.
Now is a great time to take care of your brakesWhile most of us like to go fast now when out for a spin in our ATV or UTV, every single one of us needs to be able to stop consistently. If it’s been a long time since you serviced your brakes or you’ve noticed your stopped power isn’t where it needs to be, you can save big right now on brake pads, rotors, caliper rebuilt kits, and more at Rocky Mountain ATV-MC.
Better flotation, greater traction and responsive handlingCamso announces the launch of its new versatile Camso X4S track system, engineered to fit on both utility (UTV) and all-terrain (ATV) vehicles.
More tire and wheel options to fit more vehiclesSTI unveiled four new sizes of its Out&Back Max 9.5 tire and a new 4+3 offset for its HD9 beadlock wheel. Check out the press releases below for more details:
These accessories will get your Gator to work even harder for youThe John Deere Gator lineup is widely popular especially among the utility crowd. They are used by farmers, landscapers and folks all over North America and beyond. As you would expect from a lineup of machines this popular, there are a host of John Deere Gator accessories available owners can get the most out of their UTVs.
Sgroi Innovations, LLC is a family owned and operated business that specializes in manual 4WD and braking actuators for the Kawasaki Brute Force and Teryx models of off-road vehicles, along with other parts and accessories. Built on a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise, Joe Sgroi and his father Sal have teamed up, combining Joe’s mechanical and Aerospace engineering experience with Sal’s lifelong entrepreneurial experience.
We put Fly Racing's most advanced helmet to the testOff-road helmets are a must have piece of safety equipment for every rider and passenger. We all know this, too. Anyone who has ever taken a serious spill on an ATV, UTV dirt bike or other fun toy, and had any sort of contact with his/her head, can attest that helmets are truly necessary. Helmet technology has taken massive leaps forward in safety lately. The Multi-Impact Protection System, or MIPS system was adapted by most of the manufacturers, but some have looked to surpass it, looking for ways to offer more protection. One of the latest helmets to offer extended protection is the new Fly Racing Formula Carbon Fiber helmet. We’ve been testing one for a while now and feel it is one of the best carbon fiber helmets you can buy.
Choosing the best Yamaha Viking accessories is a fairly easy task, once you know exactly what you need your Viking to do. Below we look some comfort and performance upgrades that will help make the Viking even better.
Polaris hit it out of the park when they introduced the General several years ago. The combination of RZR power and suspension and Ranger capability and versatility has struck a chord with consumers, making the machine an instant hit. The General is a great platform for just about every condition and personalizing it with the best General accessories can only make a great machine better.
Exciting New 2020 Model ATVs and UTVs from Honda, Can-Am and YamahaNow that we’re reaching the halfway point for 2019, the ATV manufacturers are starting to roll out the new models. As you would expect, there is a lot to be excited about and several major surprises. We have teams in the field working to bring you the full scoop, but here is a preview of the new 2020 ATVs and UTVs from Can-Am, Honda and Yamaha.
Overland Expo West delivers some innovative and tough new productsOverland adventures are increasing in popularity among ATV and UTV enthusiasts. We can see why – there are more vehicles that can take you way back into the woods to your favorite mountain peak than ever before. Who doesn’t want a little bit of adventure in their lives? For 2019, the annual Overland Expo West event included more ATV- and UTV-specific adventure products than ever before. We were there to get a firsthand look at all of the overland products on hand, each of which are tailor made to make our adventures more fun and safer for everyone in your group!
Here are some ideas for a good time and some great gift ideas for your off-roading fatherFor many of us, it was our father, or father-figure, who helped start us onto our path with ATVs and UTVs. He got us our first machines and taught us the right and wrong ways to ride. Or, perhaps you were the one to introduce him to the sport and now he loves it as much as you do. Either way, you and your dad now share a mutual love of ATVs and off-roading. What better way to celebrate this Father’s Day than by helping him enjoy it that much more?
No other machine has captured the imaginations of custom builders, or average enthusiasts looking to add a little custom flare, than Polaris’ RZR line. The RZR family has such a wide range of accessories available that picking the best Polaris RZR accessories is nearly impossible. There are just so many good options, how could we possibly narrow it down?
Get your machine ready for summer ridingMemorial Day in the U.S. is a time to remember those who have fallen to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. One of those freedoms is the freedom to get out and ride. Memorial weekend is the traditional kick-off to summer. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC wants to help you get ready to ride this summer with a sale on select parts and maintenance products for your ATV or UTV.
Add protection, comfort and performance to your DefenderWhen Can-Am started designing the Defender Utility UTV, it knew it had a big hill to climb to take on the reigning king of Utility UTVs, the Polaris Ranger. What the Defender offered was refinement and Can-Am quality, with the machines doing some things better than the Ranger. Can-Am fanatics have made the Defender a popular machine for utility and trail use and the parent company – BRP – ensured that there is a strong accessory market for the machine with a good mix of factory and aftermarket products available to make the Defender a customized beast worthy of calling your own. Here are the best Can-Am Defender accessories available.