If you’re a motorsport fan or enthusiast of any sort then you probably already know who Ken Block is. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 years then go to google and search “gymkhana” and you will then know what this talented Rally driver from Southern California is known for. Ken has made a name for himself through his viral video content, primarily the Gymkhana video series which has Ken pulling precision driving and high speed drift stunts in his high horse-powered rally cars.

Mad Media, the production company that produces all of UTVUnderground’s content since 2012, also produced the first 3 Gymkhana videos with Ken Block. Our site and our industry has benefited greatly from this partnership between UTVUnderground and Mad Media as we have applied the same production quality and techniques most were used to only seeing in Block’s videos to our own content. Many will tell you that the RJ Anderson XP1K video series is the Gymkhana series for UTVs and I would have to agree.

While Mad Media only did the first 3 videos with Ken Block, Block has gone on to produce many more in this highly popular online video series. But whats just as cool is now Ken Block is endorsing Can-Am and has now dove in head first into the UTV segment giving our sport an even further reach.

I came across these images on Ken Block’s FACEBOOK page the other day and thought I would share them. It shows Ken and his family out in Utah enjoying his new freshly built Maverick Xds Turbo and Maverick Max Xds. It looks like it hasn’t taken him long to throw those machines in sideways and push them to the limit. Maybe we will soon see a Maverick make an appearance in Gymkhana?? Only time will tell.

Joey D.

Photos curtesy of Ken Block Facebook Page

ADDED – 5.5.16


Valcourt, Quebec/Canada, May 5, 2016 – Performance driver and Can-Am ambassador Ken Block, of “Gymkhana” video fame, has lifted the cover off of his modified Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles. Block and his Hoonigan team have personalized his units to fit his lifestyle, and have taken the first steps in their plan for showcasing the performance capabilities of the Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles.

“Ken Block and his team have produced two stylish Maverick X rs 1000R Turbo side-by-side vehicles. They designed each vehicle with personality, functionality, yet didn’t alter the vehicles’ design too much from those models currently available in Can-Am dealerships. These photos have instant appeal to performance enthusiasts around the world,” said Marc-André, director, Global Marketing, Can-Am Off-Road.

Block’s team transformed the 131-horsepower, two-seat Can-Am Maverick X rs 1000R Turbo into a desert-conquering, recreational racer, complete with Lonestar Racing for Can-Am accessories and custom Beard Seats. The Hoonigan “surgeons” also built upon the Can-Am Maverick MAX X rs 1000R Turbo unit’s sporty-and-comfortable four-seat platform by converting it to a family getaway rig and mountain bike hauler.

“I’m super stoked on how these two builds turned out,” said Block on his Hoonigan Racing Division blog. “Can-Am has such an amazing platform from which to build with these things. The fact that they come turbo from the factory is a huge plus to me, since it means I don’t have to mess around with a ton of aftermarket engine stuff to have the speed and power that I want right out of the box. My team did a great job upgrading these though.”

The Hoonigan Racing Division started by unveiling the customized Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle beauty shots taken at the Hoonigan headquarters in Park City, Utah. With gobs of appeal from their head-turning good looks, mods and factory-installed performance, Block couldn’t wait for phase 2, which was the action shoot in the high desert of Utah.

“My favorite thing about these Can-Am Off-Road Maverick X rs Turbo UTVs is that they’re pretty much a cross between two of my favorite vehicles: a dirt bike and a rally car,” stated Block, a skilled World Rally Championship racer, X Games medalist and viral video icon.

Block and his team have shared the Can-Am build story, stellar images and more exciting info on the custom Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles on his social media channels and on the Hoonigan Racing Division blog: www.hooniganracing.com/blog/KB-Custom-Can-Am-Maverick-Turbos/

Can-Am Maverick MAX X rs Turbo
-Can-Am Sport Roof, Doors and Windscreen
-Can-Am wide flares
-Custom KB Seats by Beard
-Custom North Shore Bike Rack
-Rigid Industries R46 Lights
-fifteen52 Forged Wheels with Toyo Tires
-Lonestar Racing Brush Guard

Can-Am Maverick X rs Turbo
-Lonestar Racing Custom Cage
-Lonestar Racing Long Travel Kit
-Lonestar Racing Brush Guard
-Dragonfire Racing Doors
-Drangfire Racing Race Steering Wheel
-Can-Am Wide Flares
-Custom KB Seats by Beard
-Rigid Industries R46 Lights
-fifteen52 Forged Wheels with Toyo Tires


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