GBC Tires Launches a New Addition to its Popular UTV Lineup

GBC Tires has always stood at the forefront of design and innovation since its well-received inception in 1995. Moving forward into 2020, the tradition continues with the release of its newest UTV tire, the Dirt Commander 2.0. GBC used the popular tread blocks from the original Dirt Commander, and replaced the biased construction with a radial design. GBC also added strong square shoulder lugs to complement the new radial construction, helping the tire maintain grip and bite even during extreme speeds and cornering. The…

2021 Yamaha Grizzly

The 2021 Yamaha Grizzly is the ultimate sport recreational ATV for excitement on every ride, delivering the ideal balance of big-bore power and performance. Its potent and proven 700-class engine, ultra-reliable Ultramatic transmission, durable On-Command system, best-in-class EPS, and capable suspension all combine for a smooth and powerful ride. For the most adventurous explorers, the Grizzly is also prewired for the Yamaha Adventure Pro. Further highlighting the Grizzly’s looks and performance, a new SE model is…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START JUMPER BOX

Three products in one By the staff of Dirt Wheels A dead battery on the trail wasn’t always such a big deal. Getting a tow-start or rolling your quad down a hill to bump-start it would have you up and running in no time. Now, with the power demands of electronic fuel injection and no way to bump-start a CVT-equipped machine, a dead battery can ruin a day of riding. Once the battery voltage drops to a certain level, the EFI injectors won’t fire, so there is no way to bump-start a modern quad, whether it has a CVT or…

UTV PROJECT: EVO HUSTLER 600-HP CAN-AM X3

How scared do you want to be? By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by the staff and Evolution Powersports Late in 2018 we had the chance to drive some cool projects built as rolling test beds for ideas from the mad scientists at Evolution Powersports (EVP). In addition, we had sampled some project builds that chose EVP hop-ups for the engines. In all cases the performance was eye-opening and impressive whether the base car was a Can-Am, Polaris or even a Wildcat XX. We had seen the team’s Can-Am X3 drag car that…

WIDE OPEN

Customizing gone wrong By Joe Kosch Part of the fun of driving UTVs is modifying and customizing them, but you have to be careful when ordering parts. Let’s say you get the urge to build a monster UTV starting with a Polaris RZR Pro XP, a machine that’s a monster to begin with. You plan to stomp all the heavily modified two- and three-cylinder machines out there by dropping in a big six-cylinder car engine. Yeah, twice as many cylinders as a triple ought to do it! The right six-cylinder engine might do the job, but…

PRO RIDER PROFILE: 4×4 CHAMPION LANDON WOLFE

Decades in the making By the staff of Dirt Wheels Glenville, Pennsylvania’s Landon Wolfe has spent the last decade chasing a dream that actually started another decade before that. Wolfe started riding on two wheels at 5 years old in the trees back then. After a knee injury, he made the switch to four wheels in racing while still riding dirt bikes as a form of cross-training. Climbing the four-wheeled racing ladder was quick and consistent for this 25-year-old winning championships in 2010–2012 and placing fifth in…

PROJECT UTV: WORKHORSE IN FORCE

Upgrades for every day By the staff of Dirt Wheels There isn’t much that sells better than a machine meant to get work done. We recently went on the hunt to help our friend John Gordon find the perfect UTV for his business. He spends hours on his ranch moving around equipment, towing small trailers, moving industrial pipe and boiler equipment, grading his property and transporting his crew on job sites. Occasionally, he likes to take his friends and family members on adventures around his ranch and the surrounding…

LONG-TERM TEST: BATTLE-PROVEN RZR S 4

A year and 1,500 miles down By the staff of Dirt Wheels Polaris introduced the four-seat RZR S at the Sand Show in Orange County in 2018. In addition to a few complete cars, including ours, Polaris had a bare rolling chassis on display. Of course, we had already tested and spent time in the two-seat RZR S. Its 72-inch track width, amazing computerized Dynamix suspension, long travel and 32-inch tires on 15-inch wheels were impressive. For us, though, the RZR S two-seater squatted under acceleration, and the rear end…

PRO RIDER PROFILE: XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL

“Mr. Consistency” By the staff of Dirt Wheels Hailing from Waverly, West Virginia, Adam McGill can be called the “Bridesmaid” on the track or “Class Clown” off the tracks of the GNCC ATV series. In battle, he’s been the biggest threat to champions like Bill Balance, Chris Borich and Walker Fowler, and has finished second to those guys more than he’d like to admit. McGill started racing pro way back in 2006, and three years later got his first win—actually, four of them in 2008.  McGill has battled against legends such…

5-GALLON GIANT LOOP GAS BAG

Giant Loop is a popular name in adventure off-roading. The company has a variety of products, like packs and such. Most were made with adventure motorcycles in mind. Many of those products easily carry over to 4x4 quads with their handy racks. Fewer of the products are an easy switch for UTVs. We recently obtained a Giant Loop 5-gallon Gas bag. We have often had excursions where more fuel would be handy, but we had honestly not considered carrying that fuel in a bag until we tried the Gas bag. Giant Loop is a popular…