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2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: POLARIS

--  The 2019 UTV models from POLARIS -- POLARIS RZR XP TURBO S Polaris released their newest heavy hitter to the market for 2019. The RZR XP Turbo S gains a new frame, upgraded bodywork, new cockpit ergonomics, longer suspension travel with redesigned Fox Live Valve shocks, and is the first machine with 32-inch tires from the factory. It shares the same engine and transmission as the XP Turbo line with some revisions. Width is 72 inches! Engine type DOHC twin Displacement 925cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/19.0”…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: CAN-AM

-- Enormous options ahead -- The popularity of UTVs grows larger each year, and 2019 brought some new heavy hitters to the game! Textron released their impressive Wildcat XX that has one of the best sport suspension systems on the market and pumps 130 horsepower out of a non-turbo engine. Can-Am released its Maverick Sport line that provided the industry with multiple new two-seaters and a four-seat option. Polaris stepped up in the sport performance category with their impressive RZR XP Turbo S and XP 4 Turbo S that…

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

-- Making a list and checking it twice --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s easier to stay in a joyful mood if you’re not fighting crowds of aggressive shoppers at the mall. When you’re looking for a gift for off-road riding enthusiasts, there’s not much at the mall anyway catering to our specific sport. That’s okay, because it’s more fun to shop at an ATV/UTV dealership where you also get to mingle with cool machines while looking at the accessory shelves. The thing about shopping…

CanAm’s GIFTS FOR GEARHEADS

GADGETS FOR AN OFF-ROAD FAMILY The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Maybe you skipped Black Friday and didn’t take advantage of those super deals on Cyber Monday, but you can still find some good deals for all those gearheads in your family. Some of these gifts will suffice as ideal stocking stuffers while others will bolt directly to that vehicle in the garage. Can-Am helps you become the giver you’ve always wanted to be, with this list of goodies for motorized family. Cell/Tablet Holder…

FINELINE SUSPENSION TEST

-- How to refresh your tired UTV suspension --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Many sport UTV owners aren’t aware of the hard facts and level of maintenance that is involved in sustaining like-new performance while enjoying one of these insanely fun machines. Shocks are one of the chronically neglected parts of a UTV. We started with a fairly new Polaris RZR XP 1000 that comes stock with piggyback reservoir-type coil-over Walker Evans Racing shocks. Depending on how hard you drive, you should expect most stock shocks to…

2018 Polaris Gift Guide

This holiday season give the gift of the ultimate off-road experience with Polaris’ 2019 line-up. Polaris, the industry leader in off-road vehicles, has unveiled their 2019 vehicle lineup which includes the RANGER XP 1000, RZR XP 4 Turbo S, Sportsman XP 1000 and the GENERAL 4 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND Edition. There is sure to be something for everyone this holiday season including the gnarliest ride for the adventure seeker, outdoor enthusiast, blue collar worker, or adrenaline junkie. Polaris even has something for kids with…

INTERCO SNIPER ATV/UTV 920 TIRE

-- TIRE TEST: A true all-terrain tire from the mud experts -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels: Interco Tire Corporation has been building some of the most trail-worthy tires for trucks since 1968. Some of us recall how wildly popular their Super Swamper and Bogger truck tires were for extreme mud and trail conditions. That’s still the case these days for the Louisiana-based company. They’re taking their know-how of successful truck tires and implementing that into ATV/UTV tires, and the end result is awesome. One of…

GLOVE BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Dexterity work gloves comfortable to drive or ride with -- “Dexterity” derives from the Latin word “dexter,” which means “skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.” We know this because Google told us so. But gloves are an important item to wear while wrenching, riding or driving. Only certain people can ride gloveless for a long duration without getting blisters. Mere mortals need extra protection. Riding gloves are starting to go up in price and are usually built thin, which means they won’t last for an…

ELKA LEGACY SUSPENSION TEST

-- 3 great shocks for $999 ---- By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Most sport quad riders are weekend warriors who love upgrading their machines. One of the smartest purchases you can make is in the suspension department. A lot of riders think that adding power parts will make your quad faster. That can be true; however, if you don’t have the suspension to handle the added power, you won’t go much faster. While racers get the best and most tunable shocks they can find, most of us just want something better than stock…