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CAN-AM DEFENDER GETS MORE AGGRESSIVE

-- The aggressive Defender X mr HD10 side-by-side vehicle is factory built to tackle the nastiest of mud, where traction and torque are in high demand. An authentic mud monster, the muscular Defender not only reinforces the Can-Am brand's leadership in the mud-riding spectrum, but it does so with unmatched styling and engineering ingenuity. The specialized Defender X mr HD10 vehicle - available in either a Carbon Black & Sunburst Yellow finish or premium Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo - includes all the Defender XT HD10…

IS THE BELLY OF YOUR MACHINE PROTECTED?

-- WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SKID PLATES -- Have you ever been riding down a trail and came to a section that had rocks and boulders you had to cross? While making your way through you cringe as you hear rocks scraping against the frame, A-arms and other metal parts down there. Well, that's why skid plates were invented. They come in handy for protecting your quad or UTV and providing peace of mind. Ricochet Off-road Armor is a company that is well known for building quality skid plates. The Dirt Wheels crew has been…

CAN-AM WINS BEST IN THE DESERT

– Phil Blurton piloted his Can-Am / No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Pro Production Turbo class championship this past weekend at the Best In The Desert Pahrump Nugget 250 in Nevada. It was the first BITD championship for both Blurton and factory Can-Am and the third major championship won by a racer of a Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle in 2017. Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr., and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV…

NEW DUNE 900 4×4 QUAD

Recently we told you about the company called Troxus that makes UTVs and ATVs. The vehicles from this Chinese company were only available in the Asian and European markets, but they recently opened up an office in California called TROXUS USA. That's a strong indicator we may be able to buy their machines here as well. The top-of-the-line ATV they have is called the Dune 900. It's powered by a liquid-cooled, 885cc, V-twin with 8 valves and fuel injection. They have it rated at 75 horsepower. The big 4x4 has…

TRX400R vs. BANSHEE 630

-- BIG 2-STROKE SHOOTOUT -- Here's a "Blast From The Past" you may find interesting. Back in our October 1999 issue of Dirt Wheels we tested a Honda TRX250R that was enlarged to 400cc. We compared it against a Yamaha Banshee 350 that was enlarged to 630cc. They were both in the category of ultimate 2-stroke quad. How fast were they? Keep reading...

NEW TROXUS RIDGE 900

-- WILL THIS UTV BE AVAILABLE IN THE USA? -- Troxus is an ATV and UTV manufacturer based in China. They have previously focussed their attention on the Asian and European market only, but that may soon change. It looks as though they're planning on offering their machines to American riders as well. One could come to that conclusion based on the fact that they opened up an office in Torrance, California known as TROXUS USA. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start checking out the one UTV they have in their lineup.…

MODIFIED MAVERICK X3

-- HMF MAKES BIG IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FASTEST CAN-AM -- Here's what the guys at HMF have to say about their project X3 Turbo: The Maverick X3 is Can Am’s latest offering to the extreme sport side by side scene. Its 900 CC turbocharged 3 cylinder engine produces 154 crank horsepower. With help from a turbo back exhaust system and custom ECU tuning from HMF, the X3 becomes a whole new animal. We started with a mostly stock frame and added our IQ/Gusset Kit, HCR stock 72” stock ARM replacement kit with RCV axles,…

Ranger Country USA

POLARIS CELEBRATES 1 MILLION RANGERS The fabric of America is woven by rural small towns, filled with farmers, ranchers and other hard-working Americans who often receive little fanfare. This fall, Polaris ® rolled its one-millionth RANGER ® utility side-by- side vehicle off the assembly line in its Huntsville, AL manufacturing facility. To commemorate this significant milestone, Polaris is kicking-off the search for “RANGER Country™ USA” with country music star Jake Owen. The national campaign is designed to celebrate the…

EXPANDING THE CAN-AM LINEUP!

FIVE NEW MODELS AND COUNTING This morning, BRP has revealed five new Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles as part of its emphasis on expanding its side-by-side vehicle footprint by the year 2020. More people can now experience the industry-dominating Maverick X3 vehicles and their dynamic characteristics practically anywhere, with the introduction of a point-of-entry vehicle package, two specialty mud-ready units and by integrating the exclusive Smart-Lok™ differential technology into two new premium packages.…

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM POLARIS

-- Our friends at Polaris wanted to remind you that they have a few items that would make great gifts for family members this Christmas. Here is a quick look at some popular items you can find at your Polaris dealer: Polaris ACE® 150 EFI Price: $3,799 Where to Buy: ace.polaris.com/en-us/ About: As the industry’s first single seat youth model, the Polaris ACE® 150 EFI is designed to give kids ten years and older the joy of driving with adult supervision while providing safety features parents will love.…

2018 YAMAHA YXZ1000R LINE-UP

-- SPORT SHIFT & MORE -- Yamaha’s YXZ1000R SE models come with bold new looks and new Maxxis Coronado tires for 2018 . The Special Edition Sport Shift and the manual-transmission YXZ1000R models come with the 27x9x14 front and 27x11x14 rear radial tires. This is a step up from the Maxxis Bighorn 2.0s that have graced this machine in the past. The YXZ1000R models keep the 998cc, liquid cooled engine and five-speed transmission with reverse. The popular Fox X2 shocks are included on the SEs. The SE models also get…

TUSK YFZ450 AXLE

-- STRONGER THAN STOCK AND TWICE AS AFFORDABLE -- When you buy a new sport quad, there’s a fairly common order of aftermarket parts that you buy for it. More aggressive tires, a performance exhaust and handlebars are all common bolt-ons. However, one of the most common failures a new sport quad suffers is a bent or broken axle. The amount of aftermarket axle companies making axles is rather small compared to other components people buy for their ATV. Tusk, the in house brand of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, offers one of the…