We must admit that 2024 is shaping up to be a model year with Polaris releasing more new models than we can keep up with. Not only that, but with the addition of the Ranger XD 1500 lineup that makes two completely new categories of side-by-sides under Polaris’ belt in a single model year.
It has been nine years since Kawasaki pulled the sheet off its Mule PRO lineup with there being no significant updates since then other than cosmetic changes. Change is now upon us because Kawasaki has unveiled a significantly updated Mule PRO with a 1000 engine. Yes, we say hello to the Mule Pro 1000. No window dressing here but a significant list of updates to the platform, most significantly the obvious powertrain upgrade to a parallel twin-cylinder Kawasaki built 999cc engine. All of the laundry
Ten years sure does go by fast. Yes, a decade ago is when Polaris introduced the RZR XP 1000 to the side-by-side world and created the sport segment of the industry in the process. The 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 was truly a revolutionary vehicle for the time with time making it the number one selling sport side-by-side on the market. Here we are a decade later with Polaris introducing a completely new RZR XP 1000 for 2024.
Polaris has annouced the recall of 2022 and 2023 RZR Pro R and Pro R 4 models. Below are the details and what to do to fix the problem.
Name of Product: Model Years 2022-2023 RZR Pro R and Pro R 4 Recreational Off-Road Vehicles
Hazard: The alternator can fail during operation, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Repair Recall Date: March 30, 2023 Units: About 200 (In addition, about 2 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves certain VINs of
Can-Am announced the recall of certain Commander, Defender, and Maverick Trail & Sport models due to a defective fuel hose assembly that could cause a fire. Below are the details.
Name of Product: Model Year 2023 Can-Am side-by-side vehicles
Hazard: The recalled vehicles can have a defective fuel hose assembly which could lead to a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Repair Recall Date: February 09, 2023
Units: About 3,310
Of all the side-by-sides that have come out recently none have captured our curiosity like the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic. We had the opportunity to see the Ranger XP Kinetic in action a year ago at a press event where Polaris "teased" the vehicles, but we couldn't get up close and personally with it or even photograph it. Since it's release we have studied the specs, ask questions, and get an overall feel for the vehicle, but we have had no opporunity to lay hands on it. We have requested
We are suckers for watching what a sport side-by-side is capable of when placed in the hands of a really good driver.... which is not us! When it comes to a really good driver, RJ Anderson truly makes the top of the list. In this video we watch RJ absolutely tear up the track at the famous Mammoth Mountain Motoscross track for our view enjoyment.
Introduced in 2014 the Yamaha Viking has been Yamaha’s utility workhorse for now 9 years. Does 2023 see any changes or updates to the Viking? Well, simply put the answer is no. Once again the Viking lineup carries over into 2023 with no real changes other than colors. Here is what you need to know.
Since its inception in 2016, the YXZ1000R has embodied what a sport side-by-side should be from its sleek styling to its available manual transmission. It has indeed been one of our absolute favorite sport side-by-sides available. The 2023 model year sees the YXZ1000R continuing to be Yamaha’s pure sport side-by-side. Is there anything new about the YXZ1000R for model year 2023? Nope, there are no new changes or updates on the vehicle other than color changes. Here is what you need to know.
Yamaha introduced the 2023 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000, RMAX4 1000, X2, and X4 models. What might be new in the lineup for 2023 you might ask? Not to spoil it but other than new colors (and graphics) there is absolutely nothing new (at this point) in the 2023 Yamaha Wolverine lineup compared to the 2022 Wolverine lineup. That is not to say there isn’t anything good in the lineup because there is a lot of great things we love about the Yamaha Wolverines. Below is what you need to know.