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Kenda Bearclaw HTR ATV Quad And UTV Tires In The Chap Moto 25 Inch Tire Shootout

Chaparral Motorsports
April 25, 2018

Not everyone is looking for the same thing when it comes to shopping for ATV or UTV tires. Some people may want the best overall tires that can do it all, while others may want a tire that performs a certain way or is really good at specific tasks. For example one person may want a tire that can charge through extreme mud while someone else may need tires that can bite hard and stop fast in the middle of a downhill run. At Chaparral Motorsports we have hundreds of SXS and ATV tires from different manufacturers as well in a variety of models and sizes. The reason why we have so many tires is to meet the needs and demands of all our customers.

To help make shopping for ATV or side-by-side tires easier for our customers we put together a 25" ATV/UTV Tires Shootout pitting 21 of our most popular tires against each other. We came up with five different challenges to demonstrate how each tire performs in certain terrain and performing specific tasks, that way if you are in the market for a very precise tire you can make an informed decision.

While we've covered The Best Tires for Specific Tasks, Top 8 Best Overall Performing Tires, as well as given an explainer on the 5 different challenges, in this article we are going to show you how one specific tire did in each test.

Obviously they all can't be winners but of the 21 tires and five different challenges, each tire did have its moment of shine. And this can be really important when tire shopping, because as stated not everyone wants or needs the best overall tire, some people just want the tire that's best for them.

So without further ado, here is the breakdown on the:

Kenda Bearclaw HTR

Another good all around tire, the Kena HTR took third overall amongst the other 20 tires. Where it really stands out however is when it comes to braking. Top five in both braking tests the HTR puts its footdown so you don't have to. It's also quite the climber too--as you would expect from a tire named Bearclaw.

Sled pull
Distance traveled: 52 feet
Total elapsed time: 11.7 seconds
Calculated weight of sled: 950 pounds
Overall result in test: 6th

Hill Climb
Distance traveled in feet: 245+ feet
Total time: 15.19 seconds
overall results in test: 11th

Downhill braking
Time to stop: 2.49 seconds
Overall results in test: 5th

Full speed braking
Time to stop: 2.4 seconds
overall results in test: 4th

Mud traction test
Distance traveled: Full run
Total time: 16.2 seconds
Overall results in test: 9th

Overall result out of 21 tires: 3rd


Here's the video of the  Kenda Bearclaw HTR competing in each test:

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