Look for RJ Anderson and his Holz Racing #37 RZR on You Tube
and at the 2017 UTV World Championships, to be held at
Laughlin, Nevada, April 13–15. See www.utvworldchampionship.
com or call (760) 721-3600. Doing what he does requires an
aftermarket roll cage, so check them out starting on page 60.
HONDA’S NEW CRF450R & 450RX
New for 2017, Honda unleashes its new CRF450R
& 450RX Unicam engine with all-new downdraft EFI
for increased power and torque throughout the range.
The new top end also has steeper valve angles, and
the downdraft intake protrudes into the fuel-tank
area, necessitating the first-ever titanium tank. The
CRF450RX off-road racer has the same downdraft
EFI, plus electric starter with kick backup and
smoother ignition map. Is it destined power all-new
Honda’s new downdraft EFI intake for the 2017 CRF450R tilts the
cylinder back more, and the electric-start 450RX engine would be a
perfect platform for an all-new TRX450ER.
ARCTIC CAT UNVEILS SVX 450
Arctic Cat unveils its all-new SVX 450 snow bike, the first
purpose-built, showroom-floor snow bike available to the
public. Partnered with Camso, the industry leader in track
systems, Arctic Cat adds to its 2017 snowmobile line to
provide snow enthusiasts an exciting new experience for
riders who want the lightest, most affordable vehicle for
snow riding. Arctic Cat unleashed the SVX at the Sturgis
motorcycle rally with a pass down Main Street. Check it out
Snow bikes have previously been available as kits for
existing dirt bikes, and Polaris recently acquired Timbersled,
the leading snow-bike kit manufacturer. It’s also big news,
because Arctic Cat has never produced a 450cc 2WD sport
quad or any dirt bike, but does produce the XC450 4WD
sport quad. The SVX features upside-down forks with a foot
of travel connected to a single ski with stabilizer bars, and
a Camso-produced tread system with an integrated long-travel suspension system provides rear travel and traction.
Arctic Cat unleashes the first mass-produced, purpose-built SVX 450
snow bike, which combines snowmobile and dirt bike technology to
produce a unique way to economically shred in the snow.