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These three machines share a great deal in common—engine size, suspension travel and a high fun factor. All are high-performance machines, but they each have a very different and unique performance envelope. The Polaris rocks in rocks and technical driving; the Yamaha has the most top-end power and the chassis to use it; and the Arctic Cat flat smokes it through the rough and whoop sections.

SHOOTOUT: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT X LTD vs. POLA...

Apr 19, 2017Comments off513 Views

Happiness is finding the right tool for the job By the staff of Dirt Wheels     On paper this comparison looked like a great

Though the Pioneer’s track is as narrow as a quad, the interior is comfortable for two, and it has a robust safety cage, seat belts, doors and window nets for safety.

UTV TEST: HONDA PIONEER 500 AUTOMATIC

Apr 17, 2017Comments off346 Views

Big fun in a small package By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Honda’s Pioneer 500 is like the secret side-by-side. We don’t see many

A driver slightly over 6 feet tall will fit in the tiny Sector, but there isn’t much room left over. The tiny machine handled this steep descent with no problem.

UTV TEST: 2017 HISUN SECTOR 250

Apr 10, 2017Comments off700 Views

A mini-me UTV for work and play By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Despite the fact that the Sector 250 is the smallest and most

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2017 1000 UTV PERFORMANCE SHOOTOUT

Apr 03, 2017Comments off3042 Views

RZR XP 1000 GOLD vs. YXZ1000R SS SE vs. WILDCAT 1000 X LTD The Dirt Wheels crew compared the top, non-turbo, UTVs from Polaris, Yamaha

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UTV TEST: POLARIS GENERAL 4

Mar 27, 2017Comments off3567 Views

The new-for-2016 Polaris General was a hit with enthusiasts. Its clever combination of sport performance and suspension combine with enough utility to justify it for

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UTV TEST: ODES DOMINATOR X4 LT 800

Mar 22, 2017Comments off838 Views

An amazing level of standard equipment By the staff of Dirt Wheels     When you consider that the Odes Dominator X4 LT 800 retails for $13,695,

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SHOOTOUT: HONDA PIONEER 1000-5 DELUXE VS. P...

Mar 21, 2017Comments off15455 Views

— A worker that plays and a player that works. By the staff of Dirt Wheels — Both the Honda Pioneer 1000 and the Polaris

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UTV TEST: 2017 YAMAHA YXZ1000R & YXZ100...

Mar 02, 2017Comments off1338 Views

Driving the Special Edition for the first time By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha’s YXZ1000R model has been a big hit since it first came

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UTV TEST: 2017 POLARIS RZR XP TURBO

Feb 20, 2017Comments off1923 Views

168-horsepower joyride—been slammed back in the seat lately? By the staff of Dirt Wheels There is a line in the Disney cartoon version of Aladdin where

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Long distance Can-Am X3 Test!

Feb 07, 2017Comments off1765 Views

Dirt Wheels had our first test of the new Can-Am Maverick X3 in the December 2016 issue, and what a UTV it is. However, that

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We test the Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Special Edit...

Jan 11, 2017Comments off3268 Views

We’ve been dying to hop in the driver’s seats of the 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R special edition models since we saw them at their reveal in

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT X

Jan 10, 2017Comments off1327 Views

New models, colors and options  By the staff of Dirt Wheels     If you have spent any time researching the UTV market or have