Moose Is Adding Form AND Function For Your Ride
Story and Photos: Jason Stilgebouer
Storage can be particularly tricky when it comes to UTVs. Many sport a small utility bed to store your gear on those longer rides. Unfortunately, there is one key problem to the design: the massive gaping hole allowing opportunity for items to fall out or limiting items you’re willing to stow there. Our friends at Moose Racing took stock of the issue and came up with a bed enclosure with the best of both worlds – form and function. Luckily for us, we got our hands on a couple of their bed enclosures to give them a shakedown.
Moose’s bed enclosure is made from 12-gauge black powder-coated steel. Sporty looking slots and holes are not just a design element; they can be used as additional attachment points when securing cargo.
We installed Moose bed enclosures on our Honda Talon and Kawasaki KRX 1000; to our surprise, it was one of the easiest things we have installed thus far. With minimal tools, we were able to have the Honda Talon bed enclosure on in just 10 minutes utilizing factory mounting points on the UTV. No drilling required, just a direct bolt-on using the provided stainless steel hardware.
While each model may vary, the Honda Talon bed enclosure is a 1-piece enclosure as compared to the Kawasaki KRX’s 3-piece install. Although it involved a little more effort due to the additional pieces, it might have increased our install time to 15 minutes – still less time than you spend on the can scrolling through Instagram.
Cool, so what if I have something other than a KRX or Talon? You’re in luck because the Moose Bed Enclosure is also available for the Can-Am Maverick and Yamaha YXZ as well.
Gone are the days of losing your firewood and beer cooler SAR operations. If you are tired of your gear simply falling out of the back of your UTV or need more attachment points for your precious cargo, this upgrade is a no-brainer. Overall, with its reasonable price, easy installation, and functionality, it’s a winner in our book.