FIRST LOOK: NEW POLARIS RZR, RANGER & SPORTSMAN MODELS

Great news for trail riders and hunters By the staff of Dirt Wheels It seems like the new-model mill never stops grinding at Polaris. Our “2021 Buyers’ Guides” are long published, and it looked like the Polaris lineup appeared complete, but here they are with multiple new models for the RZR Trail line, the Ranger line and a new Sportsman quad! These new-for-2021 Polaris models are excellent news for both trail lovers and hunters. Customer feedback is crucial to Polaris, and they have taken that input to make the RZR Trail…

UTV PROJECT: POLARIS RZR 800 BUILD

Having fun on a budget By Nick Serino and the staff of Dirt Wheels As much as he would like to be bombing off-road in a high-end UTV, that isn’t reality for Nick Serino. In spite of not being ready to step to a new and expensive machine, he did want to get off-road with his wife and ride around with his brother-in-law. He bought a 2008 Polaris RZR 800 in February of 2018. For most of his life, Nick found his dirt thrills on dirt bikes, and he still has one, but he admits it doesn’t leave the garage much: “I have a job…

BUYER’S GUIDE: UTV SHOCKS AND SPRINGS

Your UTV could have the most horsepower on the dirt (or sand or rocks) and/or could be the sweetest-looking machine out there. But, if your ride sucks, then who really cares? You might think your rig is fast but if you’re all over the place because your suspension leaves a lot to be desired, then that’s what you’re (and your passengers) going to remember from your trip. More specifically, if the shock package doesn’t match your riding style or terrain preference, or you’re not tuning them properly, you’re not getting the…

UTV PROJECT: KOMBUSTION RZR PRO XP 4 SMURFETTE

Named for kids, but built for adults By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most of us are lucky to get a new UTV. An even smaller number can personalize that new machine in just the way we want. Once we make that sort of financial and time investment, we are committed to that machine. Travis Gardner is a major force behind Kombustion Motorsports near Salt Lake City, Utah. For the good of the business, he needs to have different projects to keep up on new developments in technology. Plus, his customers are frequently taken with…

2021 WORCS Round 3 LAKE HAVASU

Harlan Foley Beau Baron returned to the top step of the Pro ATV podium during the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Wheels’ second visit of the season to Crazy Horse Campground. Fourteen-year-old Braxton Grosse kept his winning streak alive by finishing first in Pro-Am. The race was round three of the series. The event was held on the notoriously challenging Lake Havasu track. Marking the series second visit to the circuit this season, WORCS officials further…

New XT400 Recreates Extreme Trail Traction

By combining two high-performance tire designs, System 3 Off-Road has created the new XT400, a mud-trail hybrid tire that delivers extreme trail traction. The XT400 combines the radial carcass of the rugged XTR370 tire with the mud-ready tread design of the XM tire line. The new XT400 tire features a 10-ply rated radial carcass and 10-inch wide footprint, with multi-stage lugs up to 2.0 inches deep. The tire’s aggressive shoulder setup gives drivers powerful…

COMPETITION: GENERAL TIRE SAND OUTLAW SERIES FINALE

High-powered cars out kickin’ sand By Juli Moore/Dirt-N-Dunez Photography and Dirt Wheels staff The 2020 season finale of the General Tire Sand Outlaw Series brought racing back to Glamis at Oldsmobile Hill after a 10-year gap. Previous rounds at Glamis have run on the relative flats alongside famed Gecko Road. With the drags returning to iconic Oldsmobile Hill, it seemed like crowd control and spectating locations were much improved. There was a good turnout, and the Sand Outlaw crew was careful to keep the hill…

Best Games to Feature ATV Experiences

In recent times, it has been hard to get out in your ATV or UTV and burn up the miles. Restrictions on movement have certainly hampered many enthusiasts and whilst we begin to emerge from the weird year that was 2020, there will still be some people wanting to get their off-road fix virtually, rather than in real life. Video games have provided solace for many during 2020 and the early part of 2021, and that is where we might see some turning as they look for a fix of hills, dirt, and dust. In fact, many motorsports fans…

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 CFMOTO CFORCE 600 4X4

Ready for the major leaguesBy the staff of Dirt Wheels CFMoto remains dedicated to the 4x4 quad market with an extensive lineup that includes a new CForce 600 for the 2021 model year. This company prides itself on quality and value. In the fight to stand toe-to-toe with the big brands, CFMoto only sells the single-seat CForce 600 in one form—fully loaded. Other brands have a bewildering number of trim levels and equipment packages for a single displacement. CFMoto simplifies the showroom and pricing by selling every…

A Brief Guide To Buying an ATV That’s Right For You

Whether you own a farm or seek the thrill of racing on rough landscapes, an ATV is a versatile vehicle worth investing in. If you have to navigate through packed woods, ATVs are incredibly nimble and fun to ride. As the vehicle is compact, it is quite easy to control and maneuver through tight spaces as well. Moreover, you can customize ATVs to suit your unique requirements. Often people managing land or hauling cargo are torn between ATVs and UTVs. If you're on a tight budget, ATVs are a much more affordable option…