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JOHN DEERE GATOR RSX850i VS. POLARIS RANGER...

Sep 14, 2014Comments off87 Views

In the sport utility UTV world, the Polaris Ranger XP 900 and the John Deere Gator RSX850i are the newest challengers on the block. We

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TURBO YOUR RZR

Sep 13, 2014Comments off117 Views

What could be better than a 107-horsepower RZR 1000? How about a 140-horsepower RZR? In truth, that’s only the beginning. It’s possible to push the

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THE DAKAR RALLY

Sep 11, 2014Comments off96 Views

The Dakar Rally is so absurd it verges on greatness. It is the most extreme off-road adventure in the world, combining speed, danger and fatigue,

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2014 POLARIS ACE SPORTSMAN

Sep 11, 2014Comments off154 Views

We repeatedly climbed this ugly stair-step section at varying speeds. It was rare to hear the full skid plate kiss the rock, and the Ace

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AGV KARMA HELMET

Sep 10, 2014Comments off36 Views

After years of designing innovative helmets for Moto GP road racing, the Italian company, AGV, decided to dip into the dirt side of head protection.

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SPORT QUAD ALMANAC

Sep 10, 2014Comments off163 Views

For every golden age there is an ice age. In sport ATV history, we know that well. Our golden ages have left behind treasures that

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DUNCAN’S 450R RACER

Sep 10, 2014Comments off133 Views

Score International’s Baja 500 takes place every June across the deserts and over the mountains near Ensenada, Mexico. It’s the hardest desert race to win.

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HONDA RAPTOR 150

Sep 08, 2014Comments off155 Views

We live in a world of cowards. The vast majority of entities in the ATV world have had all boldness, innovation and aggression stripped by

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SCRAMBLER 850 VS. RAPTOR 7OO

Sep 08, 2014Comments off62 Views

Today’s 4×4 quads are getting so fun, they rival that of pure sport quads. Some have 1000cc engines and nearly a foot of wheel travel.

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TRAIL SHOOTOUT: SUZUKI 400 VS YAMAHA 700

Sep 08, 2014Comments off122 Views

There are a lot of very good but widely varying reasons to look for a new sport quad. We don’t all use our quads for

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XR650R BASED QUAD

Sep 08, 2014Comments off80 Views

As part of the testing duties at Dirt Wheels, we have the opportunity to throw a leg over a variety of machines. From bone-stock new

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POLARIS SCRAMBLER 1000 4X4 & RANGER DE...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off71 Views

Polaris has been on a roll lately—a roll-out of new models, that is. On both the ATV and UTV side, the Minnesota-based company is working