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Kenda K3201 Mastodon HT ATV Quad And UTV Tires Chap Moto 25 Inch Tire Shootout

Chaparral Motorsports
May 4, 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. Other people may want a tire that is really good at specific tasks. For example one person may want tires that can charge through extreme mud while someone else may need tires that can bite hard and stop fast. 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. The Shootout consisted of 21 of our most popular tires. We came up with five different challenges to demonstrate how each tire performs in certain terrain and performing specific tasks. The results from this shootout will help you make an informed decision on your next tire purchase.

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 K3201 Mastodon HT:

The Mastodon HT pulls like an elephant, it just digs in and keeps trudging along as evidenced by its second place finish in the sled pull. For as tough as a tugger it is this tire is able to put things to a halt rather quickly in loamy downhill conditions--good to know if a massive bear or elephant wanders into your path. It's not the best at high speed straightaway stops or in the mud, but its not the worst either, falling right in the middle in both these tests.

Sled pull
Distance traveled: 88 feet
Total elapsed time: 14.8 seconds
Calculated weight of sled: 1000+ pounds
Overall result in test: 2nd

Hill climb
Distance traveled in feet: 245+ feet
Total time: 14.27 seconds
overall results in test: 8th

Downhill braking
Time to stop: 2.41 seconds
Overall results in test: 3rd

Full speed braking
Time to stop: 3.7 seconds
overall results in test: 11th

Mud traction test
Distance traveled: Full run
Total time: 17.2 seconds
Overall results in test: 12th

Here's the video of the Kenda K3201 Mastodon HT competing in each test:

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