Sun F is an Asian company that makes
tires for a number of other makes. Now
the tires are available here under their
own name, and Dillon Zimmerman,
among others, will be using them in
WORCS racing this year.
DWT is making big waves with its new
run-flat tires. The 12-ply DWT XCRV3
was run by many Dakar riders and by
Baja racers. It really can be run without
air and, in many cases, is done so deliberately.
STI is becoming a major player in the
UTV market. The Roctane XD tire is a
good example of why. It’s an eight-ply
premium tire at what we would consider a value price.
The guys at GMZ tires not only make
tires for us dirt weasels, but they have
government contracts in the real world.
This is an example of the kind of product that they are asked to produce for
the army. It’s a UTV tire that is camouflaged so that it can’t be seen by satellite.
The Kenda Bear Claw HTR is a tire
designed to do it all for UTVs and utility
quads. The lugs are fairly large for mud,
but not so heavy that they affect suspension and ride quality.
Kenda’s premium cross-country tire is
the Kutter XCII. It has a six-ply casing,
with a new rubber compound and a
new tread profile.
Maxxis designed the Snow Beast
specifically for winter conditions. The
compound is engineered to work well
when it’s cold or even nearly frozen.
The lugs are predrilled for studs.
Sedona offers great value in UTV tires.
The Buzz Saw R/T is a good example.
It’s a lightweight radial tire with a tough
casing. The lugs are 7/8-inch deep. The
price is especially good when you get
them in a kit with the Badlands rims.
For big UTVs, Sedona has the Buzz Saw
XC, a heavy-duty tire with a six-ply
casing and 1 1/4-inch lugs. Here it’s
shown with the Mamba rim. Western
Powersports will cut a sweet deal on
Buzz Saw/Mamba packages. ;