PRODUCT EVALUATION: MUDBUSTERS CAN-AM X3 FENDER EXTENSIONS

Why roost on yourself? By the staff of Dirt Wheels There are a large number of tasks that modern UTVs perform very well. Keeping mud, water, snow or other trail detritus out of the passenger compartment is not one of the things they do well. They aren’t real swift at keeping mud and junk off the surface of the machine, either. In the case of long-travel sport machines, gaining clearance for full wheel travel is one reason it lacks this ability. Of course, style is another. As a rule, mud-flap products fall short in…

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 NORTHSTAR EDITION ULTIMATE

Full cab, heat, AC, power windows and more! By the staff of Dirt Wheels Polaris’ Ranger lineup has been a trusted industry leader for over a decade, and for good reason. The base model comes standard with a great selection of features like plenty of torque, a 2500-pound towing capacity, front bumper, full skid plate and a comfortable cab. The NorthStar Edition is like the Cadillac of the Ranger collection. It comes stock with the fully enclosed Polaris Ranger Pro Shield cab system with glass windows and in-cab heat…

Polaris and Troy Lee Designs® Join Forces to Deliver Show-Stopping Limited-Edition GENERAL

 Polaris Off Road, the world leader in powersports and off-road innovation, unveiled its 2022 Polaris GENERAL Troy Lee Designs® Edition—an exclusive offering within its 2022 Polaris GENERAL model-year lineup. The collaboration is a fusion of Troy Lee’s undeniable creativity and signature race-inspired aesthetic with the proven performance, unmatched comfort, and unrivaled versatility of the Polaris GENERAL platform. Whether you are a seasoned off-roader, an avid mountain biker, or a motorsports fan looking for…

WHATS NEW FOR 22: Yamaha ATVs

2022 Recreational and Utility ATVs:  Power and Durability to Tackle Extreme Adventure or Heavy-Duty Work Yamaha’s 2022 Recreational and Utility ATVs offer the best of both worlds – capable of heavy-duty ranch or farm work when you need it, while providing endless fun on the trails when you want it. The 2022 Grizzly is the ultimate recreational ATV for excitement on every ride, delivering the ideal blend of big-bore power and performance for a smooth and powerful ride to conquer extreme off-road trails. The 2022 Kodiak 700…

SAFE DRIVING TIPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SAFE DRIVING TIPS UTV’s are a common vehicle for homeowners that have extensive land and need a reliable way to navigate tricky or uneven terrain. UTV’s have also become a popular off-roading pastime that can be thrilling for drivers and riders. While they are convenient and fun, UTV’s can also be dangerous for beginners if they aren’t driven with skill and respect. UTVs are most commonly used to traverse uneven terrain or mud, and while they are an effective tool on the farm, many that…

RED BULL STONE SCRAMBLE

By the Dirt Wheels staff RED BULL STONE SCRAMBLE WHAT: Red Bull Stone Scramble, an original UTV race featuring unique course elements and thrilling competition, will make its debut as part of Brimstone® Paragon on Saturday, September 18. The custom-built off-road course, known for its incredible landscape, traverses the remote wilds, backcountry woods and mountainous terrain of Northeast Tennessee. Thus providing an epic single-day race uniting the affinity of the off-road racing enthusiast with recreational and…

BRAVEN BLOODAXE R/T TIRE

BRAVEN BLOODAXE R/T TIRE The Braven BloodAxe R/T tire offers unique performance, design and sizing that will help you and your machine conquer any terrain! Are you looking for a tire that fits between a mud terrain and an all-terrain?  Need a tire that is DOT approved for those trips around town or road miles in-between off-road adventures?  The BloodAxe R/T Hybrid tire features an aggressive tread pattern without sacrificing on-road handling. The BloodAxe tires track straight and smooth on asphalt and dirt roads…

COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

By Lane Lindstrom COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH When it comes to describing the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer off-roaders, we quickly ran out of superlatives. The scenery is over the top both figuratively and literally. Colorado has 58 “14ers”—the term for mountain peaks at least 14,000 feet—more than any other state. With those mountains come spectacular views and great riding. There are thousands of trail miles in Colorado, and almost all with a view of the Rocky…

JEFFRIES PERFORMANCE 1988 TRX 250R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels JEFFRIES PERFORMANCE 1988 TRX 250R If you look on the contact page of the Jeffries Performance website, it says, “Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to make your dreams come true.” RJ Jeffries has worked hard and grown his Phoenix, Arizona-based Jeffries Performance into a nice business that sells UTV parts, accessories and performance. The company also does full builds for customers looking to have a UTV that is something special. When we met RJ at Glamis, he was parked in a group…

WISECO CONNECTING RODS-MADE IN USA

By the staff of Dirt Wheels WISECO CONNECTING RODS-MADE IN USA Wiseco has grown its portfolio of high-end performance offerings by adding an all-new connecting rod to its growing line of Racer Elite products. Using F1 engineering tactics and industry-leading design software, these rods have been tested and trusted by the world’s elite-level builders and racers. Over three years in the making, Racer Elite connecting rods were designed in-house and developed through extensive R&D, both with Wiseco’s in-house…

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Juli Moore/Dirt n Dunz Photography UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3 Dune enthusiast Daniel Zul first discovered the magic sandbox known as Glamis and the excitement of throwing sand in 2006. Like many of us off-road maniacs, he caught the bug from friends while in high school. At that time the fun was happening on quads. A few years of Glamis trips went by on the quads, but eventually the UTV market hit. After some time Zul made the jump to a Can-Am Maverick X3. From his point of…