A clean windshield essential when riding in a UTV. You want to rinse the windshield thoroughly to remove dirt and mud. Use a soft cloth and warm water with a gentle soap. Rinse all the soap off with clean water and then blot dry to prevent water spots.
Engineers that designed the first ATV said thumb throttles don’t require the rider’s entire hand to move and worked better for steering the heavy front end of ATVs.
All ATVs do not come with power steering but the majority of newer model 4x4 utility ATVs do have Electronic Power Steering(EPS). Aftermarket EPS systems can be installed and we cover why you NEED power steering.
There are many techniques to riding an ATV but the basics include how to use handlebar controls, shifting gears, proper stance, riding up and down hills, and turning. More advanced techniques are jumps, wheelies, whoops, and advanced braking/cornering.
The Can-Am Maverick X3 has a few versions that have a factory horsepower of 172 making this the UTV with the most horsepower on the market currently. The Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S is right behind it with 168 horsepower.
Portals, or portal gear lifts, allow you to lift your vehicle and provide gear reduction to run larger tires, gain torque, and keep your factory steering geometry. Adding a standard lift can cause you to do extensive work to change the gear ratio.
Making a UTV or ATV street legal usually takes a few modifications like installing a license plate, mirrors, turn signals , horn, and having insurance. Each state has different laws so check with your local DMV.
There are 4 simple steps you need to know to learn how to wheelie an ATV and they are: have the right body position, popping the front wheels up, using the throttle and rear brake for control, and steering the wheelie.
The Yamaha Raptor has a factory top speed of around 75 mph on off road tires for most model years. Some heavily modified Raptors have been clocked in excess of 90 mph.
Now, can you go mudding with a stock 4WD ATV? Sure you can, but you will want to spend a little cash on modifications to save a lot of cash in the long run.
Jacking up a UTV or ATV is all about the right balance and stability. Using a good quality floor jack to lift up the frame and a set of jack stands to stabilize it is how to properly lift your ride.
The differences between motocross and street helmets are very noticeable. Motocross helmets have large openings for goggles to protect from dust, extended chin guards, and visors for sun protection. Street helmets have great aerodynamics for higher speed, are comfortable, and generally have better protection.
The basics for driving an ATV with a clutch are to pull in the clutch, shift from neutral down into first gear, slowly press the throttle while release the clutch slowly at the same time. The ATV will start moving and it is time to start shifting through the gears.
UTVs are made all over the world but the largest manufacturers have plants in the United States, Mexico, Japan, and China. Several American based companies do not manufacture their own UTVs and many are outsourced to China for the entire vehicle, or for the parts.
ATVs and UTVs have smaller tires in the front to increase handling, provide easier steering, and create better stability. Larger rear tires are there to increase traction and provide better acceleration.
The US Military and its allies employ different models of UTV but Polaris currently holds a military contract that allows them to produce military grade RZR variants for various military operations.
UTVs are so popular because they have distinct advantages over other 4 wheeled off road vehicles. They have a small footprint with great power to weight ratio, can carry passengers, which families enjoy, and provide more safety features than vehicles like ATVs.
ATVs can be dangerous to kids for many reasons. Is suggested that children under the age of 16 do not operate ATVs over 90cc. With proper training and the right size ATV for the rider, choosing a youth ATV is easy.
You would never think the Yamaha Banshee quad was discontinued in 2006 due to it's massive presence at the dunes. We cover Why Banshees Were Discontinued.
UTV windshields are mainly made of a strong and durable material called polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is the strongest material a windshield can be made of. Some companies and older models have glass or acrylic windshields but polycarbonate is the best overall.