Did You Know These Facts About UTV Parts?
Hey there! Looking for UTV parts. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to browse our store and check out what we’ve got. But until then, let’s look at some facts and myths regarding UTV parts and UTVs in general.
We will be listing them in two main sections: facts and myths. We’ll try to be as precise and concise as possible. However, at the end of the day, all that you should know is that if you’re looking for UTV parts, there are loads of options.
Let’s get it straight first and foremost. Calling it like it is - that’s part of an off-road adventurer’s playbook. Know these facts and you will feel much better about being part of the UTV community.
UTVs Are Multi-Purpose
Yes, UTVs come in all shapes and sizes (well, kinda). They can tackle numerous tasks, and most reputable manufacturers offer their customers the opportunity to buy a semi-customized version that can handle a specific task more efficiently than others.
For example, there are variations of the Can-Am Defender that are better suited for farm work rather than racing. And, of course, other variations are far better at racing than heavy-duty work. Whatever your goal, a UTV can help you achieve it. Plus you can customize even further thanks to UTV parts.
You Can Turn Your UTV Into a Street-Legal Vehicle
Yes, it’s true! While there’s no UTV (at least at the moment) that comes directly in a street-legal form, you can rather easily turn it into an on-the-road beast rather easily. Well, not that easy, but still, you get the point.
As long as you follow your jurisdiction guidelines regarding road legality and other similar laws, the process becomes quite logical. And in case you don’t have the time to do your own research, don’t worry, we have created this comprehensive guide for you. All thanks to a few custom UTV parts here and there.
UTVs Come Under Different Names
Yes, it’s true. No, we’re not referring to brand names or models. We’re talking about UTVs themselves. These names are and are not synonymous at the same time. Let’s see:
- Utility Task Vehicle (UTV)
- Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV)
- Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV)
- Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV)
- Side-by-Side (SxS)
In layman’s terms, what you can consider a recreational utility vehicle might not be considered by others to be a utility task vehicle. Similarly, while some people may use Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle and Side-by-Side interchangeably, others don’t.
To qualify as a UTV, the vehicle in question must fall within these parameters:
- It has to be able to go off-road
- Must have at least four wheels
- Comes with a roll cage
- Has foot pedals and a steering wheel
- Its width should be less than 65 inches
- As standard, it has a non-straddle seat with a seat belt
- Should weigh less than 2,000 lbs.
Does the vehicle you’re targeting fall into these characteristics? Then, yes, it’s a UTV.
Alright, we’ve got some facts out of the way, so let’s get to some myth-busting action. You might have heard these online or from one of your friends that think they know better than they actually do. Whatever the case, here’s why these “facts” are mere myths:
All UTVs Are Expensive
That’s just not true in the slightest. Sure, they’re not toy cars, but they’re not Lamborghinis or Ferraris either. You can get a UTV anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000 brand-spankin’ new.
Don’t believe us? Just search for the Polaris RZR S 900 or the Can-Am Maverick XC. And these are just two examples coming from some of the top brands. We’re fairly certain you can find even better deals when looking for second-hand models or for UTVs that have been made by lesser-known companies.
You Need No Skill To Drive a UTV
That’s just nonsense. How some people can even say something like this is beyond our staff’s imagination. Could you even imagine a person who has never driven a car or a bike in their life just hop onto a UTV and put the pedal to the metal with ease? Yeah, neither can we imagine such a thing.
You do need skills to drive a UTV. The reason why people have unanimously decided that UTVs are easy to drive is that most side-by-side models are so well-made that they handle impressively well on regular off-road terrain. However, that doesn’t mean that any beginner will be able to take the ride to rocky cliffs and muddy trails. Oh no.
Instead, you’re going to need practice if you want to achieve a seamless off-road experience. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you can operate a UTV just like you would a regular automatic transmission car. That beast packs a punch, and that punch will be delivered straight to your body if you’re not careful under many off-road circumstances.
UTVs Are Not Versatile
That is simply not true. UTVs are some of the most versatile vehicles out there. If you want to do some farm work, then a UTV is your go-to option. Want some off-road racing? Get a UTV! Want to simply “surf” down a forest trail? Yes, a UTV can do that too. So why does this myth even exist in the first place?
Well, the myth started to circulate because most people only focus on one type of UTV or another. There are those who focus on sporty UTVs and then there are those that focus solely on the “utility” part of a UTV. And, as you probably already know, certain models are made for one or the other. However, people tend to ignore the fact that there are plenty of UTVs that fall somewhere in between.
That versatility is exactly what makes UTVs so special. And, unlike SUVs and other vehicles, you can easily customize your UTV. There are so many different options out there that it can get downright mind-blowing.
There’s No Way a UTV’s Performance Can Go Any Higher
Again, not true. Just because we have reached the “peak” with the current top-of-the-line models doesn’t mean that we can’t evolve further. Think about it this way: back before the Y2K era, you would see tons of headlines stating that “this computer can’t be topped.” Naturally, those headlines turned out to be false.
The same principle applies to vehicles as well. Who knows what might arise in the future? Maybe we’re going to see a UTV that can go twice as fast as the best model that you’re aware of right now.
The Bottom Line
UTVs and UTV parts come in all shapes and sizes. Well, almost. What’s best to remember is that these machines and accessories are highly versatile - more so than any other vehicle out there.
If you want to find out even more, then we invite you to take a look at our other blog articles. You’ll probably find at least one new piece of information that’s useful or, at the very least, interesting. With that said, we wish you the best of luck in customizing your UTV with the appropriate parts.