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PROJECT CAN-AM X3

-- BFD Off-Road cages the beast -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels BFD Off-Road lays claim to being the number-one manufacturer of high-performance sand cars and UTV accessories in Southern California. What we know for sure is that it makes some radical-looking sand cars, and that sand car style is carried over to its UTV parts. The signature BFD Off-Road part is the Can-Am X3 bolt-on cage and matching contoured composite roof. The cage offers race-car strength and safety, and it is a very nice piece, but the roomy…

RAPTOR 700 vs. OUTLANDER 800

-- How do these machines compare out on the trail? -- Can a big 4x4 quad hang with a fast sport quad through the woods? Can a fast sport quad run with a big 4x4 quad through mud and water? The Dirt Wheels crew set out to answer those questions in this sport versus 4x4 comparison. Although the shootout took place in our June 2011 issue, the information and results still holds true today. GET YOUR $25 GIFT CARD HERE> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-holiday/ . . .

2019 CAN-AM RENEGADE X xc 1000R

-- Testing the fastest 4x4 around -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels By now you may be thinking to yourself, “Really? Another 2019 Can-Am quad test? That’s three in a row!” Or, you could be entirely too stoked about reading up on their impressive machines. Either way, this Can-Am, isn’t just “another one.” The Renegade X xc 1000R is in a league of its own! This is hands down the Canadian company’s most impressive and powerful ATV to the point of absurdity. Do we really need 91 horsepower in a quad? Well, no. But do we…

2003 QUAD SHOOTOUT

-- Raptor, Banshee, Z400, DS650 & Cannondale 440 -- Since the first issue of Dirt Wheels back in 1980, the editors and test crew have done shootouts to see which ATV is best. We did that again in the January 2003 issue. At that time the five fastest machines were Yamaha's Raptor and Banshee, Suzuki's Z400, Bombardier's DS650 (Can-Am) and Cannondale's 440. So, how did each one rate for power, handling and suspension? Well, you can find out by reading the article below as it originally appeared.…

CUSTOM RENEGADE 1000 BUILD

-- High-performance swamp monster -- In the world of high-performance 4x4 quads there are two models that stand at the top of the pecking order. One is the Scrambler made by Polaris, and the other is the Renegade made by Can-Am. The one we'll focus on here is the Can-Am version.  It is the Renegade X mr 1000 of 2018. Dalton Battenfield turned it into an extreme machine with the help of S3 Power Sports. The list of parts include a S3 Power Sports 6 inch lift kit, Fox shocks, RCV axles, XMR series rear…

2019 CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 1000R

-- ATV TEST: Great upgrades for an impressive machine -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels The fun never stops in the world of four-wheeling! Can-Am makes some of the best 4x4 quads around, and you can find models outfitted with extra upgrades in the lineup. The Outlander XT is one of those models, and we got our hands on the 2019 1000R version in a black and Can-Am Red color scheme! We were fortunate to test the Outlander in a lush and thick Canadian forest setting to find out the Outlander’s strengths and weaknesses.…

PROJECT CAN-AM X3

-- Bolting on just about every accessory part available -- Russell Porter has the enthusiasm of a happy-go-lucky child in a man’s body. Buggy Whip, his successful family company, needed a rolling UTV showcase to help promote its products. Russ jumped like a kid in a candy store at the prospect of turning a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs into a wicked display car. Buggy Whip has a great reputation, so many leading companies were ready to participate in the build. Russ was able to pick and choose, but he did a lot of choosing,…

CAN-AM’S 2019 RACING TEAM

-- Nearly 30 ATV & UTV racers going for the championships -- Can-Am announced its 2019 Can-Am racing team as well as its ATV and SSV Rider Contingency Program. Nearly 30 total professional racers and teams will compete under the 2019 Can-Am racing umbrella, receiving various forms of factory support. The national amateur and professional contingency program covers numerous racing series and includes dedicated racing payouts for eligible drivers who compete with the Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, Can-Am Outlander and…

ALL-NEW Can-Am Track Kits and ProMount Plow Lineup

BRP’s Can-Am team introduced a new line of winter-ready PAC (Parts, Accessories and Clothing) accessories at the 2019 Ski-Doo CLUB in Dallas, Texas. New Apache Backcountry and Backcountry LT track kits, made for snow exclusively by Can-Am for Can-Am ATVs and SSVs, were unveiled. News also included the launch of a new line of Can-Am ProMount snow plows and accessories. TERRAIN IS NO LONGER THE LIMIT Apache Backcountry & Backcountry LT track kits: EXPLORE WITHOUT COMPROMISE Finally explore winter with no traction…

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…

HOW-TO: 10 Tips on Buying a Used UTV

-- What to look for when shopping for a good deal -- As the UTV market expands, there are a lot of enthusiasts purchasing new machines and putting their old ones on the market. Those used machines can be where a smart buyer stakes their claim on a handsome deal for a (new to them) UTV. With sites like Craigslist and atvtrader, there are many options to view the available herd of UTVs, and begin the process of narrowing down the quality values and weeding out the not-so-promising SxSs. Research is key when it comes to…

2019 CAN-AM SPORT DPS 1000R

-- Testing a fast 60 inch wide woods UTV --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels A quick tap of the brake pedal sets the slide in motion. As you actuate the throttle, the crisp awakening of the Can-Am Maverick Sport’s 1000R V-twin engine has a throaty tone that fills the cab. The UTV begins its lean, while the outside Fox Podium shocks settle into their compression stroke, as the inside wheels lighten. A hefty roost of tacky dirt and rocks sprays the trail and trees on the outside of the corner. You counter-steer your power…