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Learn about all the latest UTV news and rumors. Current info about all brands and models. Newest accessories and innovations. Stay up to date on recalls and reported problems. 

UTV News - New Models

The Honda Talon is Here!

After months of rumors, the Honda Talon is official. The only real surprise is that there are two of them! The tight trail focused Talon X and the wide open spaces Talon R for higher speeds and bigger bumps.

2019 Honda Talon Model Overview.

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Polaris RZR Turbo S named first ever SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year - “As the powersports segment becomes more and more popular, the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S is a great new vehicle for enthusiasts to discover the thrill and excitement of off-roading,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We’re pleased to present the first-ever SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year award to Polaris for the RZR.”

Can-Am introduces new models for 2019 led by the Maverick Sport Xrc rock and trail model. Other models include the Sport Xmr for mud and the Maverick Sport Max DPS four seater.

For more info - Can-Am UTV News and Info.

2019 Yamaha YXZ 1000R - The pure sport model gets some significant updates. Read more here.

2019 Honda Pioneer Models - Honda announces an October 2018 release date for the 2019 Pioneer models. That would include the Pioneer 500, 700, 1000, and 1000-5 models.

The 1000 LE features Honda's new I-4WD traction control system. Based on technology from the auto division, Honda says it will greatly improve diff lock performance while improving driving feel.

2019 Honda Pioneer Models

2019 Caterpillar UTV News - Caterpillar is introducing its first-ever Cat® Utility Vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and 5 seat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV102D and 5 seat CUV 105D.

The Cat UTVs are the result of a collaboration between Caterpillar and Textron Offroad. 

Cat UTV Info.

2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 - Yamaha releases an all new Wolverine available in June, 2018. Read more here.

2019 Polaris UTV News - Polaris releases new 2019 Ranger, RZR, and General UTV models.

2019 Ranger - best-selling utility side-by-side 10 years running. Select 2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS models are available with RIDE COMMAND technology as a factory-installed package.

The seven-inch glove-touch display features built-in navigation and front and rear cameras. The system provides vehicle diagnostics, allows smartphone connectivity and factory-installed in-dash speakers.

A topographical map allows consumers to better navigate trail overlays and drop waypoints to remember key locations such as a campsite or deer stand.

An interactive interface gives every type of rider the freedom to stay connected while hunting, working on their ranch, or trail riding.

RANGER XP 1000 and RANGER CREW XP 1000 include the all-new High Lifter Edition and the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition.

2019 RZR - XP 1000 lineup now offers all-new technology, DYNAMIX active suspension and RIDE COMMAND.

Formerly only available in the XP Turbo lineup, DYNAMIX is the world's only off-road suspension smart enough to continuously adjust the shocks on the fly, giving a more comfortable and high performance ride.

RZR S4 1000 — power increase to 100 horsepower.

2019 General - new colors and graphics for 2019 including bringing the first-ever factory-installed bronze wheels on the popular RIDE COMMAND edition.

2019 Polaris UTV Models.

UTV News - Accessories

Carlisle Versa Trail XTR ATV/UTV tire.

Carlisle Versa Trail XTR

Expanding on the popular Carlisle Versa Trail ATR product family, the new tire features more extreme performance and handling on multiple surfaces and comes in larger 30 and 32-inch sizes. The tire is compliant with DOT test standards and has an 8-ply rated radial construction. Additionally, the Versa Trail XTR tire has reinforced belts providing unequalled puncture resistance and integrated lug channels for increased traction.

“We have combined all the engineering and performance features of the Versa Trail ATR into a larger, more robust tire with added traction making it a perfect upgrade for Super Sport Side-by-Sides.”

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire - now available in popular UTV sizes. Engineered for sport and multipurpose UTVs. Built with steel- belted radial construction, the new UTV offerings balance maximum toughness with minimal weight.

The UTV-specific tread compound is designed to deliver enhanced grip on rock and other slick surfaces. The tire’s design allows it to envelop objects at reduced inflation for even more grip when climbing. The sidewall sculpture and notched shoulder design also boost traction capabilities in soft soil and mud.

For off-road only, not DOT approved.

UTV News - Recalls and Problems

Honda Recalls 2016-2018 Pioneer 1000 3P and 5P models.

Honda has issued a recall for all model year 2016 through 2017, and some model year 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side vehicles. 

The recall involves about 56,000 Honda Pioneer 1000 side by sides for a fire and burn hazard. An incorrectly installed throttle body can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

This recall involves all model year 2016 through 2017, and some model year 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side vehicles. The recalled vehicles were sold in various colors including: red, blue, green, gray and yellow.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.  

Honda has received five reports of throttle body igniting. No injuries have been reported. 

John Deere recalls Gator XUV590 and XUV590 S4. 

John Deere is recalling about 4,700 Gator utility vehicles due to a crash hazard. 

The powertrain hardware can come loose, causing the throttle to stick. This could result in the operator not being able to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

John Deere has received two reports of the throttle cable sticking. No injuries have been reported.

The units were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from September 2017 through August 2018.

Polaris recalls 2018 RZR XP Turbo S - It's been discovered that the ROPS (rollover protection structure) can fracture in a high speed rollover.

Six reported failures with one injury thought to be unrelated to the failure of the ROPS.

Ownrtd should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all registered owners directly.

Polaris recalls Ace 150 - 2017-2018 models - Polaris Ranger 150 - 2018

Recall due to crash hazard. The front suspension lower ball joint can separate over time, posing a crash hazard. The number of units affected is about 5,900.

Owners should stop using the recalled models and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all registered owners directly.

10 reports of joints separating. No injuries have been reported.

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