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What is the best side-by-side for trail riding?

When it comes to choosing the best UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) for trails, it depends on your specific preferences, needs, budget, and the types of trails you plan to tackle. Utah offers a variety of terrains, from rocky and technical to sandy and open, so selecting the right UTV for the job is important.

Here are a few popular UTV models that are well-suited for Utah trails:

    1. Polaris RZR: The Polaris RZR lineup is known for its performance-oriented design and agility. Models like the RZR XP 1000 and RZR Turbo offer powerful engines, excellent suspension systems, and a good balance of maneuverability for navigating both tight and open trails.

      RZR Trail S 1000 Ultimate
    2. Can-Am Maverick: Can-Am’s Maverick lineup offers a range of UTVs designed for different types of off-road experiences. Models like the Maverick X3 are praised for their high-performance capabilities, powerful engines, and advanced suspension systems.
    3. Yamaha YXZ1000R: The Yamaha YXZ1000R is notable for its manual transmission, providing a unique driving experience. It’s designed for performance and offers precise handling, making it a good choice for those who enjoy technical and challenging trails.
    4. Honda Talon: The Honda Talon series offers UTVs with a focus on versatility and reliability. These UTVs are designed to handle a variety of terrains and provide a comfortable ride for both driver and passengers.
    5. Kawasaki Teryx: Kawasaki’s Teryx lineup is known for its durability and comfort. The Teryx KRX 1000, in particular, offers a robust chassis and suspension system, making it suitable for tackling rough and demanding trails.
    6. Arctic Cat Wildcat: The Arctic Cat Wildcat models are built for performance and handling. They offer a sportier feel and can be a good fit for those who enjoy spirited trail riding.
    7. Textron Off Road (now part of Arctic Cat): Textron’s off-road lineup includes UTVs like the Wildcat XX, which is designed for aggressive trail riding and has a reputation for suspension performance.

      Textron Off Road


It’s important to keep in mind that different UTV models come with varying features, sizes, power levels, and suspension setups. When choosing a UTV for Utah trails, consider factors such as:

  • Terrain Types: Think about the primary types of terrain you’ll encounter, whether it’s rocky, sandy, hilly, or a mix of everything.
  • Seating Capacity: Consider how many people you’ll typically be taking on your off-road adventures.
  • Performance: Evaluate the engine power, suspension travel, and overall performance characteristics of the UTV.
  • Budget: UTV prices can vary significantly, so determine a budget that aligns with your needs.
  • Aftermarket Support: Look into the availability of aftermarket parts and accessories for customization.
  • Comfort and Ergonomics: Consider features like seating comfort, storage options, and ease of use.

Before making a purchase, it’s a good idea to visit dealerships, attend UTV expos or events, and even test ride the models you’re interested in to get a feel for how they handle and whether they match your preferences.

2023 Can-Am® Maverick X3 X rc Turbo RR 64″


Trouble-proof your off-road adventure


Using a dual battery setup with a battery management system (battery isolator) on your UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) can provide several benefits, particularly in scenarios where you require extended power, added reliability, and enhanced electrical capabilities.

Here are some reasons why you might consider using a dual battery setup with isolator for your UTV:

  1. Isolation for Accessories: A dual battery setup often includes an dual battery kit or battery management system that separates the batteries when the engine is not running. This prevents accessories from draining the primary battery and ensures that you always have enough power to start your UTV or steady supply of power to run your communication and video recording system.
  2. Longer Off-Road Adventures: If you enjoy extended off-road trips, having dual batteries can prolong your time on the trails. You won’t have to worry about draining the primary battery and being unable to start your UTV using the primary battery.
  3. Improved Battery Life: Dual batteries can potentially extend the overall lifespan of your batteries. By distributing the load between two batteries, each battery is subjected to less stress and discharge, which can help prevent premature battery failure. Imagine the savings and safety the UTV dual battery isolator system kit can give with the extended power during off road adventure.


It’s important to note that installing a dual battery setup and its battery isolators requires proper wiring, installation, and often an understanding of electrical systems. If you’re not familiar with electrical work, it’s advisable to consult TRUEAM‘s professionals or an experienced UTV mechanic to ensure the setup is done correctly and safely. The True dual battery kit is a warranty-friendly technology. Our battery isolators are known for heat-resistant, anti-vibration, water-resistant and maintenance free. For more specifications, visit this page.

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