UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Juli Moore/Dirt n Dunz Photography UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3 Dune enthusiast Daniel Zul first discovered the magic sandbox known as Glamis and the excitement of throwing sand in 2006. Like many of us off-road maniacs, he caught the bug from friends while in high school. At that time the fun was happening on quads. A few years of Glamis trips went by on the quads, but eventually the UTV market hit. After some time Zul made the jump to a Can-Am Maverick X3. From his point of…

VINTAGE DIRT WHEELS RACE TEST: 1000-MILE ATV TEST

Dirt Wheels attacked the Baja 1000 By Dennis “Ketchup” Cox Try to imagine driving nonstop from Chicago, Illinois, to Orlando, Florida. Now, imagine doing it off-road on your ATV. Throw in an occasional high-speed washout and terror-inducing swaps. With the demise of the Blackwater 100, there are few events that elicit as much awe and mystery as the Baja 1000. DENNY WOLFF’S BAJA-WINNING SETUP The Baja 1000 has sudden drop-offs and blinding silt beds mixed with tons of razor-sharp rocks, deadly cacti and the…

BEST TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST UTV

BEST TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST UTV Getting your first UTV is always a big deal because it signifies growth. Preowned or new? Cash or credit? There are several decisions to make when making this move.   Buying a first UTV is a big deal because it starts your relationship with motor vehicles. When you are in college, you are not exactly looking for the fanciest wheels because your budget may not allow that. Anything that moves effortlessly, with all functions working ideally, will do since the idea is to move from one part of…

2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris brought off-road fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas. Over 8000 people traveled from across the country to experience the thrill and adventure of a High Lifter event with fellow ATV and UTV enthusiasts. The event offered riding competitions, racing, games, food and live music throughout the week. 2021…

MAXXIS RAZR XT TIRE TEST

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MAXXIS RAZR XT TIRE TEST Maxxis tires run the gamut from full mud to super-gummy specialty rock tires. Until the release of the Razr XT, the company didn’t have a dedicated, purpose-built desert racing tire. Now, Maxxis took aim at Tensor and BFGoodrich desert race tires. At the moment, the Razr XT comes in a 32-inch to fit 15-inch rims for $318 each. HOW IT IS MADE Since the Razr XT is a desert race tire, it is expected to get traction on everything from silt and soft sand to solid…

2022 CAN-AM LINEUP

By the Dirt Wheels staff 2022 CAN-AM LINEUP BRP maintains a constant focus on improving the rider experience across its entire lineup of Powersports vehicles. Can-Am Off-Road is a shining example of that, and the results speak for themselves – continuously sweeping podiums at the most grueling races across the globe, helping to drive massive industry growth and attract new riders, and introducing new and improved vehicles to get the job done, no matter the task or adventure at hand. As the off-road industry continues…

WIDE OPEN-TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

By Joe Kosch TRUTH IN ADVERTISING UTV and ATV manufacturers come up with some truly amazing machines, and the genius they display developing vehicles is matched by brilliant marketing. UTV and ATV advertising is clever, but when I want to see machines described even more creatively, I go straight to the classified ads where regular riders describe the vehicles they’re trying to sell. Sometimes, the difference between the description and the photo is so great, it’s hard to tell if they’re really supposed to go…

ARCTIC CAT’S NEW ALTERRA 600

ARCTIC CAT'S NEW ALTERRA 600 It’s made in Minnesota and made for adventure. The all-new Alterra® 600 from Arctic Cat packs a powerful new high-output 600cc engine, an all-new chassis, up to 12.25 inches of ground clearance and optional Garmin GPS integration. Feel the adventure on the all-new Alterra 600. Only from Arctic Cat. See it in Action: https://youtu.be/t55DTMHaAZA Build and Price See the full 2022 line, and build yours online at ArcticCat.com A NEW WAY TO SEE THE RIDE ARCTIC CAT'S NEW ALTERRA 600…

2022 ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 600 EPS

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels  2022 ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 600 EPS Arctic Cat announced a new ATV as part of its 2022 lineup. Available in authorized dealerships in July, the all-new Alterra 600 EPS features an all-new engine, drivetrain and chassis, offering increased power, better handling, more durability and easier servicing. The Alterra launch coincides with Arctic Cat’s 60-year anniversary in powersports. ALL ABOUT POWER Powering the Alterra 600 EPS is a 600cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that…

BEST WADERS FOR ATV RIDING

By the staff of Dirt Wheels BEST WADERS FOR ATV RIDING Waders are the best gear for water, mud and swamp riding. They can also come in handy when riding in wet or gloomy weather. Though, with so many designs and brands, it’s pretty difficult to choose which one fits your needs.  When it comes to choosing ATV waders, there are three main things you should consider - Type, Material and Helpful features. To help you save your time and energy, let’s compare waders with all certain benefits of each type and discover…

NEW UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000

Not your dad’s old CommanderBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Shortly after the announcement of the Can-Am’s revamped Commander, we had a truck and trailer show up at the shop and drop one off. We were given a week with it, so we quickly cleared our schedules to put as much time in the new machine as possible. WHAT’S NEW? Basically, Can-Am took the Maverick Sport chassis, drivetrain and cockpit, and designed new bodywork for it bumper to bumper, or, in this case,  the tailgate. The Commander is not available in a…