Ever wondered how folks run those giant mud tires? You are looking at it. These gear lifts increase clearance and allow 30- or
45-percent gear reduction for tall tires.
Rival is a Russian-based company that
makes very trick aluminum protection
for ATVs and UTVs.
the upper’s construction, and there
are elastic panels to aid fit and comfort for this zip-on boot. The non-slip
soles should be welcome when driving a UTV.
closer to $400, and a Polaris 800 Crew
skid plate kit runs for $889. The skids
use the original mounting spots, and
there are strategically placed holes
for routine maintenance. Unlike some
brands, Rival has a pretty complete
catalog for CFMoto models.
SuperATV had a nice booth at the
MIC AIMExpo with one of the lifted
monster machines the company is so
famous for on display. What caught
our eye was a see-through Gear
Driven Performance portal gear lift
that makes it possible for SuperATV to
build those monster, lifted machines
with super-tall tires. Bolt the GDP gear
lift to the suspension, and the axle
attaches to the top. Power transfers
through the gears to the new hub
location. These units lift the machine
either 4 or 6 inches. The 4-inch model
offers a 30-percent gear reduction,
and the 6-inch allows a 45-percent
gear reduction. SuperATV has a wide
range of suspension components
that offer increased lift, better performance, superior clearance or long
travel. Contact (812) 574-7777 or www.
SIDI GAVIA GORE-TEX BOOT
Technically, the waterproof and
flexible Gavia is Sidi’s value-priced
Gore-Tex road boot, but the company
has been touting it for UTV driving
as well. AmPro Racing’s UTV team
will be running the Gavia while racing the GNCC series. Equipped with
the world-famous Gore-Tex breathable and waterproof membrane, the
Gavia adds a waterproof yet breathable barrier between the elements
and the driver’s feet. Sidi’s new full-grain microfiber material is used for
RIVAL POWERSPORTS SKID
The quality and detail of Rival aluminum skid plates caught our eye at
the AIMExpo in Florida. Rival was
founded in Ekaterinburg, Russia,
but now has a branch in the U.S.
( www.rival-usa.com). Rival’s laser-cut aluminum skid plates and other
accessories look like they fit extremely
well. The aluminum is also powdercoated for durability. We took a look
at some pricing in the U.S., and ATV
skid plates start at $329, but most are
Sidi is hoping that the comfortable,
waterproof touring boot will find acceptance for driving UTVs. Some GNCC racers will use it in 2017.