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POLARIS SCRAMBLER 850 4×4

-- Testing the new breed of sport quads --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels…  Most sport quad manufacturers have taken our pride and joys off of their assembly lines. In fact, only Yamaha currently produces traditional sport quads with manual transmissions and solid rear axles. The days of sliding corners on a variety of brand-new sport 450s are disappearing, and a new breed of sport quad has come to take the spotlight. Polaris calls their Scrambler a “sport performance ATV,” and, honestly, we don’t feel they are wrong.…

PROJECT RANGER XP 900

-- PSN brings older UTV back to life on a budget -- Recently the Dirt Wheels crew went on an in-depth tour of Power Sports Nation’s (PSN) ATV and UTV salvage operations and we were impressed. Feeling that more evidence would be welcome, PSN set out to resurrect a sublimely tired, but nonetheless well-maintained, 2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900. How tired? How about 31,014 miles accumulated during 4,609.7 hours of operation? Both our staff and the PSN crew are of the opinion that this is the highest-mileage/-hours Ranger we…

POLARIS RS1 UPGRADES

-- Houser Racing improves the fast single-seater UTV -- Houser Racing has been around for many years as a builder of go-fast parts for quads. They're a favorite company that 450 riders go to for A-arms, steering stems, nerf bars and such. Houser Racing has also become a top aftermarket supplier of UTV parts and accessories too. They have come up with some good items for the Polaris RS1 we'll take a look at here. RS1 ROLL CAGE -- $1,299 Race cars don't have extra seats for passengers and perhaps that does cause one to…

RZR XP 900 FORCE REDUX

 -- PROJECT UTV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Beverly Hills is a place where beauty is manufactured and the elderly get a new lease on life—well, in the looks department at least! Force Off-Road is a company that is veteran-run, and they outfit UTVs and other off-road toys with aftermarket upgrades. This means that they also get to give elderly UTVs new parts that help them keep living in their golden years. Scott Scurlock is a part of the Force team, and he purchased a tired Polaris RZR XP 4 900 from one of the Force…

HONDA vs. KAWASAKI vs. POLARIS vs. SUZUKI

-- Rincon 680 vs. Brute Force 750 vs. Kingquad 750 vs. Sportsman 570 -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels As time rolls on, technology advances, but the realities of the off-road market mean that the best-selling machines get the tech and marketing dollars. That means that big 4x4 quads keep improving, but they don’t get the attention UTVs do as they get more popular. Reductions in marketing dollars means it has gotten difficult to get enough of these big-bore brutes to perform shootouts. We managed to gather the Honda…

NEW POLARIS RANGER OPTIONS FOR 2019

Polaris® RANGER® Expands Industry-Leading 2019 RANGER XP® 1000 Lineup. RANGER CREW® XP 1000 EPS adds Ride Command® and NorthStar Edition colors to elevate the off-road experience, and the new Back Country Edition takes hunters into uncharted territory.

FIRST TEST: 2019 RZR XP TURBO S VELOCITY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK0LBKa9BiY&feature=youtu.be Polaris first released the all new RZR XP Turbo S in 2018 with an all new look. In addition to the body style upgrades, the drive train was strengthened, cockpit was redesigned, it came stock with 32" tires and many of the cars components were made more durable. The new machine also came with the electronically controlled "Dynamix" suspension system, which made this model top of the line along with making the price tag jump too. This year Polaris made the…

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”…

NEW RZR 570 YOUTH CLASS

-- 10 to 16 year olds in the UTV World Championships -- Youth off-road racing has now grown beyond the age limit of the 170 and 250 classes. In 2019, the UTV World Championship will introduce the Youth Production 570 Class that will showcase racers from ages 10 to 16. “ The Youth Production 570 Class is the perfect bridge to the full size production classes and gives young racers time to develop their driving skills and learn the basics of off-road racing. The future of off-road racing starts here at the UTV World…

PROJECT POLARIS RS1

-- Single seater build by Sector 7 -- Pro Moto Billet has been an innovator in off-road for many years. It started with billet parts, added Fastway to the stable, and now has brought its own brand of innovation to the UTV market. Its signature UTV part is a truly exceptional mirror set with powerful built-in lights that illuminate ahead and to the side. Do we have lights available? Or mirrors? Certainly, but Pro Moto Billet’s UTV arm, Sector 7, is combining both in a quality, innovative package. PMB is a family company,…

2019 SPORTSMAN 850 & 1000

-- Fast facts on the big 4x4 quads from Polaris -- You may not always need it, but it’s nice to have massive quantities of horsepower available to your right thumb. Big engines in 4x4 quads are not just about high horsepower, though; it’s also about strong, stump-pulling torque at lower rpm. You basically move quickly down the trail with less pressure on the throttle and an engine running at lower revolutions per minute. If that’s the kind of riding you prefer, then these big Polaris Sportsman quads were made for you.…