Teixeira Tech has released what it is calling the industry’s first X-treme Ground Clearance A-arms and Radius Rods that don’t weigh you down. According to Teixeira Tech, no other ground clearance kit on the market will compare in strength to weight ratio!
Teixeira Tech’s XGC stock replacement stock-width A-arms are designed to offer more ground clearance to avoid trail and track obstacles. The A-arms are constructed with large diameter 4130 chromoly steel tubing in a precision built jig. Teixeira Tech’s XGC stock replacement A-arms accept stock shocks, ball joints and mounting hardware. Prices start at $335.00.
Can-Am ATVs have long dominated the 4×4 ATV racing circuit, but Polaris seems to be eager to change that with the signing of Michael Swift and Team UXV.
Just off his solo win at the 46th annual Baja 1000, Swift has announced he and Team UXC Racing will be joining forces with Factory Polaris for 2014. The six-time national champion will compete on the Polaris Scrambler XP 850 H.O. Swift will be defending his number one plate from the 2013 GNCC race series and looks to repeat his success in the Pro 4X4 class.
Test Driver Jerry Matthews offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.
Occupation: Operations Manager, Starting Line Products
Hobbies: In the Winter I spend the majority of my spare time snowmobiling…in the Spring and Summer months my time is split between my love for boating and fishing, riding ATVs, off-road motorcycles and UTVs. In the Fall, my spare time is spent hunting. And no matter what I’m doing I can’t leave anything stock.
Senior ATV.com Test Driver Kevin Allred offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.2013 CanAm Maverick 1000R X RS Scorecard
Steering input and feedback – 2 Good
Engine power – 3 Excellent
Clutching – 2 Good
Traction – 2 Good
Cockpit (gauges, leg room, steering wheel fit to hands, ergonomics) – 3 Excellent
Seats – 3 Excellent
Fit and Finish – 2 Good
Overall looks and appeal – 2 Good
Test Driver Roger Raymond offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.
History: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and diesel system engineer. Designed, prototyped, and tested a mechatronic CVT for use on recreational vehicles (particularly snowmobiles). Published in “Transactions,” the professional journal for the Society of Automotive Engineers ( SAE); “Best of Show” at the SAE conference in Gras, Austria.
Polaris, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall of the 2011 Polaris RZR XP 900 due to a burn hazard.
According to the recall notice, the firewall between the driver and passenger seats can overheat and melt. The CPSC has received one report of an incident involving a consumer who received burn injuries to a finger.
This recall involves only 2011 model Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 models (about 4,500) – the first model year of Polaris’ popular sport UTV.
William Yokley fought off 47 other UTVs to take the checkers in the XC1 class at the Mountaineer GNCC this past weekend. Team driver Scott Kiger joined Yokley on the podium with a third place finish. Yokley’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and Kiger’s passenger was Tyler King.
The Mountaineer GNCC course features rocks, rocks and more rocks! To do well here, you must be cautious and choose your lines carefully. The area received rain on Thursday and Friday, and by race day, the track was almost perfect. There was no mud, no dust, low humidity and temperature in the 70s.
The Polaris Coastal National Guard team of William Yokley and Scott Kiger got decent starts and entered the woods in third and fourth places. At the end of lap 1, they were 10th and 13th respectively, mainly due to the later rows making up corrected time as the machines got bunched up trying to navigate the new course.
Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished fourth Overall and fourth in the XC1 Modified Class at this past weekend’s John Penton GNCC. Team driver Scott Kiger finished fifth Overall and fifth in the same class. Fifty-one UTVs were entered in the race, including 23 XC1 Modified teams. William’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and Scott’s passenger was Tyler King.Summary
The John Penton GNCC course is always challenging with technical woods sections, open fields and parts of a pro motocross track. The area got some much needed rain on Friday night, which made the track just about perfect for Saturday’s Side by Side race. With the temperature in the 90s and high humidity, the racers headed to the starting area.
At the start, the Coastal Polaris National Guard teams of Yokley and Kiger headed into the woods in third and fourth positions. The teams liked the five-mile course because it offered adequate passing zones for this six-lap race. The teammates stayed glued together for most all of the race, and it came down to the last few turns to decide who would be on the podium.
The Holz Coastal Racing team of Scott Kiger and Mark Holz piloted their No. 1934 Polaris RZR XP 900 to victory at the grueling General Tire Mint 400.
In the starting field for Polaris was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4 900 and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP. Joseph Vinagro in a RZR finished second, Jagged X’s Scanlon finished fourth and Jagged X’s Schueler finished eighth.
“Polaris would like to congratulate Coastal Racing on their Mint 400 win,” says Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris. “After winning the Best in the Desert Championship last year, the team has come back even stronger for 2013 and this was a well-deserved win.”
Polaris has a new RZR coming out in 2013, according to a report the company gave it its investors.
Unfortunately, we’ve got no idea just what Polaris has up its sleeve, but it should be fun to find out. Will it be another limited edition model like the RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition? Or will it be something completely new and game changing?
If we had to hazard a guess, we could imagine Polaris putting the high output engine from that Jagged X model into its two-seat RZR XP 900 chassis. That model, according to the investor report, sold out in 24 hours. The consumer demand for more power is never ending and Polaris is not one to ignore that demand.
A flood of Polaris RZRs converged on Canyon MX Park in Peoria, Ariz. this past weekend for the season opener of the 2013 WORCS series. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs took wins in Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700, and Production 600 classes, including four podium sweeps.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from holeshot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in RZR XP 900s. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF, but he will be back up and running for the next race.
Arctic Cat is fairly new to the sport side-by-side game, but has been busy expanding its Wildcat family. It introduced the Wildcat 4 earlier in December and there now appears to be a new model on the horizon – the Wildcat X.
Unfortunately, we don’t know much more than that at the moment. Arctic Cat emailed out a teaser image of the Wildcat X, but it’s mostly covered by a cloud of freshly roosted sand.
So what will the new Wildcat X look like? We’ve been expecting Arctic Cat to come to market with a narrower Wildcat for folks who don’t ride in the open desert, but we’re skeptical this is that model since it was shot in a sand dune. Comparing it to the original Wildcat, the teaser image shows a similar-looking frame, but it’s awfully hard to get a good read on it.
The Sand Sports Super Show is just around the corner and the American Sand Association (ASA) is trying to raise some money by raffling off two spectacular off-road machines.
A $20 ticket will give you a chance to win the grand prize Baja GTR by Sand Limo. Second prize is a Polaris RZR XP 900 White Lightning LE. That’s right, second prize is a vehicle worth nearly $17,000!
We here at ATV.com are not really familiar with off-road trucks like the Baja GTR, so we did a little sleuthing on YouTube to see what it was all about. All we can say is “Wow!”
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It’s been rumored for a while, but we can now confirm that BRP will be unveiling a brand new Can-Am Commander at the Sand Sports Super Show in Torrance, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2012.
We thought Can-Am would be looking to introduce a four-seat Commander, but the Canadian manufacturer released a teaser image that looks very much like a machine aimed at the Polaris RZR XP 900 and Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000. We put together a comparison photo of the teaser image next to the Commander 1000 X to give you an idea of the differences.
Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race is the longest and toughest off-road desert race in the United States and it was dominated by Polaris RZR UTVs.
In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides for the 534-mile race, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler with co-pilot Cody Muir in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900; Jagged X’s Matt Parks, Jason Spiess and Landon Kobruck and the No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900; Jagged X’s Bill Schueler and Polaris Marketing and Sales Director Craig Scanlon in the almost-stock 1991 RZR XP 4 900; and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP driven by Kiger, Mark Holz and William Yokley.
When the dust settled, Coastal Racing would take its first Vegas to Reno win with the fastest time ever for a side-by-side in under 12 hours, and ahead of the trucks and cars. Thirty minutes later, Parks crossed the finish line second with the fastest second place finish for a side-by-side. Finishing fourth and driving the entire race himself, was Bill Schueler, with co-pilot Scanlon, and the almost-stock RZR XP 4. The No. 1991 has raced successfully all season and its fourth place finish in such a challenging race is a true testament to the ability of the RZR side-by-side vehicles. Unfortunately, five-time Vegas to Reno winner, Brandon Schueler, encountered a freak incident with the No. 1919 where a rock knocked off the oil sending unit for the oil pressure gauge and pumped oil out of the car leaving it unable to continue.