Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - May 2022

Can-Am Commander, Yamaha RMAX, or Polaris General?

Three new rec-ute side-by-sides square off in Moab, Utah. (Article by Zach Bowman courtesy of UTV Driver & Yamaha Outdoors)

Here’s a quiet truth about side-by-sides: The best riding of your life will happen when you’re the least comfortable. When it’s too hot, too cold, too dark, or too wet. When the weather or the trail deters the crowds and it’s just you and some friends smack in the middle of nowhere. Back in the depths of winter, someone suggested we aim ourselves at Moab, Utah. Racked with cabin fever, I picked the first clear week on the calendar and pointed us westerly, winter be damned. The closer we got, the more ominous the weather forecast looked, right up until we rolled into town. The La Sal Mountains were still draped in white, the mornings cold enough to cut, but we had almost all of Moab to ourselves. We were chasing more than a little bit of sanity. It’s no secret that we’re rec-ute fans. The work all week, play all weekend formula resonates with us in a big way, and we’re not alone. The rec-ute segment has exploded with new and updated entries from

multiple manufacturers over the past year, and if dealer inventory is any indication, buyers can’t get enough of the machines. We dragged three of the segment’s heavy hitters with us from back east: The 2022 Can-Am Commander XT-P, the 2022 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Sport, and the 2022 Polaris General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition.

The Contenders

2022 Can-Am Commander XT-P: $23,699 MSRP

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