When the sport UTV market blew up with the introduction of the Polaris RZR it made the Maxxis Bighorn a very popular UTV tire. It was versatile and had a good life span. As time went on and the RZR and other side x sides became popular Baja racing vehicles a new type of tire was needed in the market. Racers needed tires they where accustomed to from their off-road trucks and buggies. Tires that could perform at high speeds and withstand the harsh terrain at a no holds barred driving style.
In the spirit of Baja racing came along the big 8 ply radial UTV tires. Now some models are even coming in 10 ply or with Kevlar. It’s a battle to the finish between tire brands on who can design a tire that can take a pounding and get a race team a win. These UTV tires have close lug tread designs to reduce punctures, get traction in loose dirt and maximum surface contact on rocks. They have 8 ply and 10 ply carcasses to reduce punctures in the sidewall. They are radial tires which run better at higher speeds and keep a better contact patch on uneven and sloped surfaces. They are available in 30 inch and taller to give you maximum ground clearance.
This type of UTV tire is good for riders in the southwest states and for riders that ride hard in the Appalachian Mountain regions. On an outing in PA I wish I would have had a set of these tires. I was on mountain trails that had a lot of big rocks and roots sticking out of the ground and I was running the trail at a fast pace. It didn’t take long before I had a few big gashes in the sidewalls. If you drive your rig like you stole it and you avoid deep mud, I would definitely consider this type of tire.
Radial UTV tires with 8 ply or 10 ply and available in 30 inches or taller.
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