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Can Am Commander Max DPS Detailed UTV Overview

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You asked us for more coverage of base model vehicles so here’s Luke’s overview of the 2022 Can Am Commander Max DPS featuring the 100 horsepower Rotax 1000R V-twin engine.

ARGO Outpaces Industry While Expanding Lineup for 2023

ARGO, manufacturer of ATVs, SxSs, UTVs and the worldwide leader for amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTVs) launched their most diversified lineup of products yet, showcasing over 55 years of research and development.

Staying true to its “Know No Boundaries” mantra, ARGO CEO Brad Darling immediately smiled when asked about the MY23 product and said, “Year over year we continue to see exponential growth across all of our segments of products. This continued growth is in large part due to the enthusiasm and effort put forth by ARGO employees to push our products to the next level, ARGO dealers and distributors who’ve identified what carrying ARGO products can do for their business, and consumers who understand where ARGO products can take them.”

Kicking off the 2023 release, ARGO set its sights on expanding the lineup of amphibious XTVs. ARGO unveiled an “SE” package outfitted with a front-mounted factory-installed brush-guard, hand holds and 3 special colors of their high-density polyethylene (HDPE) shell: White, Tan and Navy Blue.

The most exciting part about these new SE models is they are powered by the all-new ODG LX 850 engine. This big bore, fan-cooled, V-twin engine puts a ton of go in Go Anywhere. While the new SE model may grab the attention of headlines, the ARGO team remained persistent in making improvements to the entry level Frontier and premiere Aurora models.

For 2023, ARGO addressed consumer feedback for additional handholds by adding a newly designed seat configuration that now provides rear facing handhold locations for passengers sitting in the back. To take that one step further, ARGO also contoured the seat design for the driver and front passenger providing additional rider comfort. Mechanically, Aurora models received shift lever linkage and throw updates to improve the shifting experience.

Pair these subtle yet noticeable alterations to the Instant Torque Drive System (ITDS) and Instant Torque Clutch (ITC) and you find yourself driving one of the strongest, most versatile Go Anywhere XTVs ARGO has ever manufactured.

Returning in model year 2023 is ARGO’s strong offering of ATVs, structured with displacement options ranging from 90cc all the way up to 997cc.

The ARGO ATV lineup offers the right machine for any riding level at the right price. Leading off the single rider category with the ever-popular XC 90 youth model rated for riders ages 12 and up. Moving up to the mid-size category with the feature packed XR 500 and XR 500 SE and finally, the powerful and nimble XR 700 EPS and XR 700 LE.

Catering to the touring category, ARGO continues to offer its industry leading lineup of 2-up ATVS. The XRT 570 and XRT 570 LE have a history of getting you and your companion down the trail in comfort while the mighty XRT 1000 LE not only offers comfort, but also extra speed and style.

After entering the SXS category last year, ARGO is ready to hit the trails and take on the toughest jobs of 2023 with the Magnum XF 500 series side by side. Available in a base and LE model, the Magnum proves to be one of the toughest competitors in the 500-class utility side by side category.

Equipped with electronic push button 2WD/4WD with locking differential, digital display, rear tilting cargo box with contoured bed mat and a fully certified roll over protective structure (ROPS), unique to the Magnum design.

The Magnum XF 500 is ready to know no boundaries and take you on your biggest adventures of 2023. Hunting is all about getting to the right spot, with the right gear while leaving no trace.

The ARGO line of wilderness vehicles continues to delight hunters and strike fear into its prey. Sporting the TrueTimber Prairie Camo, the Frontier Scout 6×6 and 8×8 provide the beginning hunter with a tactical advantage.

The Aurora Huntmaster 8×8 shows off its premiere platform with unrivaled handling and performance while the Conquest Outfitter 8×8 makes for the ultimate hunting partner of any seasoned sportsman or woman.

When it comes to playing in the mud, don’t let the kids have all the fun! The Aurora Bigfoot MX8 takes you to and through the next mud hole with all 8 of its XT119 25″ mud-taming tires, 9″ ARGO signature AirLock rims and VX 950 V-twin EFI engine.

ARGO’s residency within the commercial sector continues to make great strides across the North American and International markets yielding sustainable growth year over year.

For 2023, ARGO unveiled an optimized lineup of commercial machines bred to navigate terrain other machines would never dare. Ready to take on the toughest jobs of 2023, ARGO rolls out their commercial lineup consisting of the Aurora Responder, Conquest XT, XT-L and XT-X.

Continuing to keep operators and passengers safe while traversing some of the world’s roughest terrain, the 2023 commercial lineup instills the confidence your crew needs when venturing into the unknown.

Finally, for model year 2023 ARGO went big. Real big. The ARGO Centaur XT is undeniably one of the most capable and recognizable UTV machines out there.

Touting 71″ tubeless, ultra-low-pressure tires and a harmonious hum of a 1.8 L Doosan diesel engine. The Centaur XT fills the shoes of its early 2000’s predecessor as a true go anywhere machine.

Capable of navigating open water and unruly terrain, the Centaur XT offers additional customizable 4 person, 6 person and 8 person layouts within the aluminum hard top cab that will accommodate a number of differentiated applications.

Engineered with safety and versatility at the forefront, the Centaur XT’s offroad performance and capabilities make this machine one of the most capable pieces of machinery to traverse this planet.

There’s no question that ARGO has taken tremendous leaps forward over their 55 years in business. The 2023 product offering is not only a testament to this statement, but also a true example of what it takes to build equipment that Knows No Boundaries.

About ARGO – ARGO is the world leader in amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) since 1967. ARGO markets its XTV, ATV, SXS and UTV products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the United States and Canada and through distributors representing dealers in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets.

ALL-ELECTRIC Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic Detailed UTV Overview

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Guest Correspondent Mike Lester answers some of your questions about the ALL-NEW Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic featuring a 29.8 KWh Lithium-Ion Battery with up to 80 Miles Estimate Range.

Yamaha RMAX 1000 Sport Review

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Luke looks back at the evolution of the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 1000 platform and how well the new RMAX 1000 Sport lives up to its impressive reputation.

Tire Puncture Torture Test!

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We put TireJect off road tire sealant up against the ultimate challenge to see how well it stands up to the punishing abuse from our nails of death platform. As if 100 punctures in each of the tires wouldn’t be enough, we then take our Defender on trail ride to see if TireJect lives up to its reputation for providing the best full tire protection and permanent seal.

DIRT TRAX TV 2022 – FULL Episode 2

Luke’s Arizona Ghost Town Offroad Adventure aboard RMAX 1000 side-x-sides continues with the crew from Yamaha along with special guests, AMA and Supercross champion Ryan Villapoto and UFC bantam weight champion TJ Dillashaw as they navigate their way through the rugged and beautiful Arizona backcountry in search for abandoned settlements dating back to the past century.

We asked our social media followers what you wanted to know about CFMOTO’s fully loaded and specially equipped 6 passenger UFORCE 1000 EPS XL and in this evaluation Guest Correspondent Mike Lester attempts to answer all your questions including whether it can compete against the Ranger Crew and Defender Max.

RMAX 1000 Ghost Town Adventure – PART 2

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Luke’s Arizona Ghost Town Offroad Adventure aboard RMAX 1000 side-x-sides continues with the crew from Yamaha along with special guests, AMA and Supercross champion Ryan Villapoto and UFC bantam weight champion TJ Dillashaw as they navigate their way through the rugged and beautiful Arizona backcountry in search for abandoned settlements dating back to the past century.

CFMOTO UFORCE 1000 EPS XL Review

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We asked our social media followers what you wanted to know about CFMOTO’s fully loaded and specially equipped 6 passenger UFORCE 1000 EPS XL and in this evaluation Guest Correspondent Mike Lester attempts to answer all your questions including whether it can compete against the Ranger Crew and Defender Max.

DIRT TRAX TV 2022 – FULL Episode 1

DIRT TRAX returns with a special two part Arizona Ghost Town Offroad Adventure aboard a fleet of decked out Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 1000 side-x-sides.

In part one, Luke sets out with the crew from Yamaha along with special guests, AMA and Supercross champion Ryan Villapoto and UFC bantam weight champion TJ Dillashaw as they explore the vast Arizona terrain and visit some of the legendary abandoned settlements dating back to the past century.

Then in TEST RIDE, AJ explores the wide-open performance attributes of the Polaris RZR Turbo R 4 to determine whether this RZR sets a new standard for responsiveness, agility and strength.

HERCULES TIS UT1 ATV & UTV TIRES

Hercules Tires has taken its first step into the offroad market expanding its tire offerings from just for truck, SUV and car tires.

The Hercules TIS UT1 offroad tire is designed in collaboration with TIS OFFROAD to meet the performance and demands of ATVs and UTVs in a variety of terrains such as hard pack dirt, slick rock and desert sand.

These 8-ply rated tires feature an aggressive tread block layout specifically for the offroad market. Sidewalls features a dual-buttress design with bolstered shoulder lugs that aid in traction gripping the earth firmly no matter the situation they’re put in.

THESE TIRES FEATURE:

  • TIS OFFROAD is one of the most recognized wheel brands in off-road combined with Hercules Tires 70 years of tire expertise.
  • Balanced void ratio and innovative biting edges on the tread blocks enable confident navigation and agility to drive off-road in a variety of terrains, such as sand, silt, loose rocks, gravel, dirt, and soil.
  • Center and intermediate tread blocks are designed to provide a stable foundation and superior grip on rocks and slick surfaces while enveloping objects to confidently ride on rugged trails.
  • Sophisticated scalloped shoulder lug design incorporates elongated stone ejectors to help release mud for continuous traction while effectively reducing stone retention and drilling from rocks and loose soil.
  • Inclined deep and wide grooves allow the tire to enhance traction from any angle while maximizing debris-cleaning capability

This expansion into the offroad market puts Hercules in a unique position in the tire market being one of the only tire manufacturers to offer tires for on-road use and now also for UTVs and ATVs as well.

For more details visit HERCULESTIRE.COM