Browsing category

Reviews

2020 CAN-AM X3 TURBO RR

— Testing both the two and four seater versions — By the staff of Dirt Wheels Just one year ago the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R sat at the performance pinnacle for the company’s UTV line. That was then, and the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo RR is now. The jump from […]

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 […]

CST SANDBLAST TIRES

— Testing a new tire style for the sand — By the staff of Dirt Wheels We have something of a love-hate relationship with paddle tires. We love the traction in the sand, but unlike many UTV pilots, our whole world doesn’t revolve around the sandbox. None of our machines are reserved specifically for sand […]

RETURN OF THE HONDA TRX450R

— Making this popular quad new again — By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat “Ride in focus” Carrigan There is no doubt that Duncan Racing International (DRI) helps breed winners. Erin Simmons relies on the DRI team of Loren and Leonard Duncan to build and prep his AZOP championship-winning Honda TRX450R. Going […]

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 […]

MORE 2020 YAMAHAS

—  XT-R editions provide more features — By the staff of Dirt Wheels The 2020 ATV and UTV models keep funneling in as 2019 comes to its inevitable end. Our feelings remain bittersweet that another year has rolled by, but the excitement of new and upgraded machines continually keeps our spirits afloat. Yamaha previously released […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNI DUAL-LAYER FOAM AIR FILTER

— Testing it on a Polaris RZR —  By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 is the 50th anniversary for Uni Filter. When the company was brand new, foam air filters weren’t that common. Some of the most popular brands had seams that were sewed together, and many of the Uni products were seamless. Few […]

YAMAHA ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

— Testing an electro-assist vehicle — By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Over the years we have placed some interesting machines in our magazine that may or may not be classified as ATVs or UTVs, but the title of the magazine is Dirt Wheels. Interpreted loosely, that […]

PELICAN 50QT ELITE COOLER

— Testing its insane ice retention — By the staff of Dirt Wheels The days of heat are finally winding down here in Southern California, which means instead of 105-degree averages, we are settling into the 80–90s. Coolers are always on hand when we go testing ATVs and UTVs. Some we take with us, while […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT MAX DPS

— Testing a 60″ wide, 100 hp 4-seater — By the staff of Dirt Wheels Our first thought when we experienced the first 50-inch Maverick Trail was, we hope they make this same machine in a wider stance. Like Can-Am was reading our minds, the 60-inch Maverick Sport line followed and was soon joined by […]