Last month, we published evidence that Kawasaki is planning to launch a new Mule with a 999cc four-stroke gas-powered engine. It now appears that the official announcement is coming soon, as Kawasaki is teasing an "all-new STRONG workhorse" which will be revealed on June 6.
This is the first true adventure UTV, according to Polaris. Rather than a focus on speed or utility, the XPEDITION is made to take you, your family, and your gear deeper into the backcountry than ever before. It comes in two varieties: the XP with a traditional dumping cargo box, and the ADV with a full roof, covered cargo area, and a flat folding rear seat back. Both versions of the XPEDITION have a 60/40 flip-up rear seat.
That name may sound familiar. The new team taps into the already successful efforts of Raceco, an off-road racing business that already supports Talon competitors in a variety of racing series across the US. Raceco has fielded class-winning efforts in the SCORE International Baja 1000 and 500, as well as the Best in the Desert and Ultra 4 series. Now, with factory backing directly from Honda, the team will direct its efforts toward the Champ series.
Moose Utility Division is introducing a new brake rotor for UTVs. The lazer cut rotors are made of 420 high carbon stainless steel and claim greater friction and durability than stock rotors. The rotors are available for $109.95 at local dealers or online at MooseUtilities.com.
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.
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.