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UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM WAR WAGON X3

-- Built for battling the elements, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Ever since the Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo was released, we have been greedily awaiting the most trick builds to appear, and without a doubt, Steve Bechard built an X3 masterpiece. This machine was designed and dubbed the “War Wagon X3” after his daughter, who is a military crew chief and medic of a Medevac Black Hawk helicopter overseas. Every part that was involved in this build was chosen for performance, strength or durability—from the heavy-duty roll…

ASSAULT’S CAN‑AM X3 PRODUCTS

-- Testing Assault's add-ons, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Let’s face the facts—UTVs are expensive, and having a UTV and not protecting it and yourself can really put a hurt on your checkbook. Another unfortunate fact is that most of the popular sport UTVs (or even some utility UTVs) don’t come with a front bumper, rear bumper or strong radius rods. If you’re an extreme driver, or you want to upgrade your pride and joy to have more safety, we suggest you do so sooner rather than later. Our Can-Am Maverick X3 X ds…

UTV GO-BAG: Everything you should take with you on the trail

-- For decades American Express has used the slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” While a credit card and some cash are among the things we should always carry on UTV adventures, they will not be enough in the boonies. A satisfying UTV adventure has a beginning, some great fun and a triumphant return to your starting point. Having to walk back to camp puts a hurt on the fun factor. The answer is in that bag in the back of your machine, or it should be. If you’re going farther than you want to walk home, be prepared in…

NEW XPS 10W-50 HI-PERFORMANCE OIL

-- BRP is introducing a new XPS oil to meet the demands of high-performance off-road engines, including turbo and supercharged engines. XPS 4T 10W-50 is formulated specifically for the higher stress these engines experience, especially when used in warm temperature climates. XPS 4T 10W-50 is blended using the highest quality synthetic base stocks and unique additives designed for off road use where extremes of moisture, heat, dust, dirt and abuse are much more common. XPS 4T 10W-50 goes far beyond what conventional…

SPECIAL-BUILT MONSTER MUD QUADS

-- Big wheels, big tires and lift kits come in handy when trying to ride across swampland. With the extra weight of those components and the power-robbing mud it helps to have a big 1000cc motor as well. Here are some machines in that category that got some special treatment from S3 Powersports. Check out the list of things done to these mean monster mud machines: 2014 POLARIS SCRAMBLER XP 1000 S3 Power Sports 5" Lift Kit Gorilla Axles Airdam Clutch Kit BKT Tires MSA Wheels Snorkels…

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

-- For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based our belt guide on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 model. It is a…

RENEGADE 1000 MUD MACHINE

-- Woods Cycle Country is a top ATV, UTV and motorcycle dealership in Texas, located within a short drive from Austin and San Antonio. Along with selling new models they also get into to building some super custom machines. This project mud monster is an example of an ATV you may find for sell at their shop. This 4x4 quad began life as a 2016 Can-Am Renegade X xc 1000R. In stock form it's able to handle muddy trails very well, but this one was accessorized so that it could make it across the absolute worst swamps…

CAN-AM X3 WINS DAKAR RALLY

-- The 2018 Dakar Rally included over 5,000 miles of South America's brutal terrain, divided into 14 stages that took two weeks to complete. At the conclusion it was Can-Am's X3 Turbo taking the overall win in the UTV class. Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin of Brazil were the pilots of the X3. (From left) Gustavo Gugelmin and, driver of record, Reinaldo Varela won the SxS category in their South Racing Can-Am Maverick X3 at the 2018 Dakar Rally in South America. The tandem of Leonel Larrauri and Fernando…

FIRST TEST: 2018 CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL

-- Setting the bar narrower By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- When the announcement came that Can-Am had a new, secret sport machine coming for 2018, we couldn’t imagine which direction the Canadian giant could be going. With the Maverick X3s, Can-Am had the widest, longest-travel and, for 2018, the most powerful production UTVs made. The plan wasn’t to top the X3, but to push the Maverick family in another direction with an X3-inspired, 50-inch, legal trail machine. Four total Maverick Trail vehicles make up the Trail…

213 HP KIT FOR CAN-AM X3

EVOLUTION POWERSPORTS PRESS RELEASE: -- The leader in the powersports industry for tuning, exhausts, intakes and turbo upgrades is proud to introduce an industry first V-MAP multi-map tuning for the Maverick X3.  V-MAP technology allows customers to switch between pump gas and race gas tunes using the OEM Eco Mode and Sport Mode switch. When Eco Mode is selected, the engine produces approximately the same power as our Stage 1 (190 Hp) 2018 tune whereas Sport mode is 213 Hp on 95+ Octane fuel.  This allows the…

SHOOTOUT: TWO SEATER VS. FOUR SEATER UTV

Which is better for the money? By the staff of Dirt Wheels. There are as many reasons that buyers use to select a new UTV as there are grains of sand in a face full of dune roost. Sure, they differ from person to person and from family to family. Some, happily, are based in fact and logic and, frankly, salesmen hate those people. They would much rather deal with an impulse buyer that responds to a pitch like, “You would look great in this machine!” More so than any other OHV, a UTV may require…

THE MIGHTY DS650

THE BIGGEST, BADDEST, FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL QUAD EVER! -- That's what it said on the front cover of Dirt Wheels, which was certainly a true statement at the time, back 1999. Everyone in the ATV world became very excited about the DS650 when the first photos and news about it were released a few months earlier. At that point all of the ATV enthusiasts across the country were eagerly waiting to read the test on it in Dirt Wheels. What did the Dirt Wheels test crew think about this all-new, super-sized, mega-powerful…