BUENA PARK, Calif.–KMC Wheels today announced the expansion of its XD Powersports line of UTV wheels with the introduction of five new 15-inch styles with high offset for better steering, handling and more. One of the new models includes the XS235 Grenade, a 15×5 inch race-specific wheel with zero offset, which just won the King of the Hammers UTV race with driver Mitch Guthrie Jr. on February 9 (see POLARIS FACTORY RACING SWEEP PODIUM AT KING OF THE HAMMERS).
“These new additions to the powersports line will give UTV enthusiasts more options for customizing their passion both visually and in performance factors,” said Ryan Guidus, Powersports Marketing Manager at KMC Wheels. “With the lighter weight and higher offsets, these new wheels will give our customers new and exciting ways to make their UTVs race-ready.”
These new wheels include beadlock and non-beadlock models and come in a variety of colors including satin black, satin gray, satin bronze and machined steel. The XD Powersports UTV collection wheels have been tested with higher offsets, allowing for better steering and a more instant response to the steering wheel. There is no wandering at high speeds and a very smooth ride over rocks and bumps. Even after significant pre-running, there was a lack of abnormal wear on the front end.
- 15″ wheel gives the better clearance between the rotor and caliper to keep rocks and debris out
- Going with the 6″ wide wheel:
- less barrel for rocks/debris to catch at high speeds.
- makes the wheel lighter, but doesn’t affect the integrity of the wheel and allows for better clearance depending on how the vehicle is set up
- The +38mm offset advantage
- Retained the OEM width and stance
- Retained closed/open trailer functionality
- Highly customizable
Founded in 1982, KMC Wheels has established itself as a leader in the production of extra-duty, off-road racing custom wheels and holds a strong connection to off-road and performance sports. KMC Wheels’ customers can customize their truck and UTV with unparalleled styling and performance. The entire line of wheels and full product specifications are available at kmcwheels.com/wheels/5653/powersports and powersports dealers nationwide.
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KMC Wheels is redefining performance on and off the asphalt with innovation, style and a relentless pursuit to confront possibility. We are for the rule-breaking, game-changing individuals who defy convention in motorsports and use machines to pull off the impossible. KMC has deep roots in off-road performance, from the deserts of the Southwest to the ever-changing terrain of the Baja peninsula, this is race-proven technology now injected into the powersports market.
KMC Wheels is manufactured by Wheel Pros and sold in more than 20 countries on four continents through a network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.
About Wheel Pros, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Wheel Pros is a leading designer, marketer, and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels. The company also distributes performance tires and accessories. Founded in 1995 with two distribution centers, the company today carries proprietary, leading brands that are recognized across all major vehicle segments and are sold through a national footprint of 33 distribution centers domestically and internationally.