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CT POLARIS RZR 4 DYNAMIX

-- A desert wagon made to drive hard -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Allen Knowles is the owner of CT Racing, and he has managed something extraordinary. No, we aren’t talking about this cool four-seat desert monster he built. He’s managed to find a wife who still likes to get out and hit trails in a rowdy UTV. Roxanne can navigate, feed the crew, or drive the dually and the trailer. Even more, she can stand to be a passenger when “Crazy Al” is driving. We’ll admit, we will only ride with him when the alternative is…

POLARIS GENERAL UPGRADES

-- A PROJECT UTV BUILD YOU'LL LOVE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels. The Polaris General brought a new flavor of fun to the UTV industry. Polaris decided to further bridge the gap between the sport performance class and the utility class with a more recreationally inclined machine that offers more comfort and capability than any machine previously built for either class. We picked up a Polaris General 1000 Deluxe model and decided to build it into a more-than-trail-capable machine. We envisioned a UTV that…

ASSAULT RZR TURBO S

-- Raiding the fast parts shelves with an employee discount -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Let’s say that you work at an aftermarket company that makes excellent and very cool products. Imagine that the company is Assault Industries. Further suppose that you just bought a Polaris RZR Turbo S. Tom Cavish faced this exact scenario, and he needed to make decisions about his RZR Turbo S build. The Turbo S is no bargain-basement ride. It comes with 15-inch wheels, ITP Coyote 32-inch tires, four-point harnesses and an…

PROJECT POLARIS RS1

-- Single-seat adventure from Maxxis -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Maxxis Tire race support stalwart Mike Farmer has done a lot of racing and riding on two wheels, and he still owns dirt bikes. But as he says of his fairly recent passion, “I just can’t stay out of these UTVs!” Even though the companies he offers event support for (CST as well as Maxxis) are powerful players in the UTV market, it was seeing neighbors in rural Utah having fun in UTVs that finally motivated him to step into a dealership. He is a family…

2020 POLARIS GENERALS

-- New, wider, long-travel General XP 1000 --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels In actuality, Polaris has defined the sport utility segment with the General line. Whether in response to the General or just to entice new buyers, most utility machines have upped the performance, features and suspension. A fine example is the utilitarian Polaris Ranger. Late models are more than capable of recreational use. Even with improved utility models, the General line remains unique and almost in a class of its own. So Polaris is now…

2020 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 S

-- Testing the widest new ATV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels When it comes to off-road, Polaris is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. There are several reasons why Polaris has such a strong position in the dirt market. For one, the company builds machines that people want to own. That may sound ridiculously simple, but that idea escapes a lot of companies. Next, Polaris continues to push limits with all of the vehicle types it manufactures. That “push” has never been more obvious than with the new-for-2020 Polaris…

2020 POLARIS RZR PRO XP ULTIMATE

-- UTV TEST: A new standard has been set --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Finally, Polaris stepped up with an epic all-new RZR! Revisions of current models were great, but we kept waiting for something fresh. We knew Polaris had to have a game-changer up its sleeve, but didn’t know when it would be released. We give Polaris a lot of credit for shaping the performance UTV industry over the past decade. It is insane how far technology has progressed in that time. The two-seat RZR 800 was the domino that cascaded our…

NEW 2020 POLARIS ATVs & UTVs

-- Widest quads with the most travel ever -- Polaris knocked the ball so far out of the park for 2020 that it must have burned up passing through the Earth’s atmosphere into the deep void of space. For starters, we have been impatiently awaiting a company to add something exciting to a handlebar machine lineup, and Polaris delivered. They introduced the 2020 Scrambler 1000 S and Sportsman XP 1000 S with an industry-first 55-inch-wide stance and the most suspension travel seen on a 4×4 quad (perhaps any production quad).…

SEMA NAMES RZR PRO XP POWERSPORT VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

SEMA, the world’s premier automotive trade show, today announced the new Polaris RZR PRO XP Ultimate as the SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year. This is the second consecutive year Polaris RZR®, the world’s No.1-selling sport performance side-by-side, has been selected as the honoree by the SEMA manufacturing exhibitors. The Polaris RZR PRO XP Ultimate is the best performing side-by-side ever made and is the perfect platform for further customization.

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…