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VEHICLE OF THE APOCALYPSE: SHERP THE ARK

The new SHERP is bigger than ever before. The Ark was made to transport up 21 passengers through any conditions or terrain and can also be configured as a dwelling module instead. However if you aren't in the market for an over landing type rig, then take a look at the Ark's medical module, universal loading platform, and tank unit. SHERP the Ark consists of two linked units that work as a single vehicle. The Ark body is made of aluminum, which reduces the total weight and lowers the center of gravity. The frame…

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…

RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS

-- Sara Price's King of Hammers UTV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sara Price is one of the most driven, capable and impressive ladies we know in the off-road industry. We have featured her racing machines and adventures throughout our magazine, social media and web presence. Sara and her remarkable co-pilot, Erika Sacks, have raced in Africa, competed in high-horsepower Baja trucks, and continue to battle for top finish at the infamous annual King of the Hammers UTV race. Last year’s KOH was tough, and this…

KLIM ARSENAL VEST

-- Testing a way to carry it all comfortably -- If you have ever watched the insanely difficult and treacherous race that is the infamous Dakar Rally, you will have seen quads outfitted with parts to repair their machine in almost any scenario. Most of us don’t ride longer than a few hours at a time, so we don’t require parts for days of exploration. However, if you are a trail traveler that spends all day adventuring through miles of terrain, Klim has the perfect product for you! Like the additional parts and storage…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

-- Horsepower kings go head to head -- In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs and Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix. This contest shows no sign of ending, and it’s not just an engine power struggle; it’s a fight to have the best suspension, most comfort, superior 4WD,…

First Test: All New ROXOR

Our first test with Mahindra's ROXOR gave us an impression of the machines capabilities and helped us define just what this machine is all about. This mission ready vehicle is for the offroad purist and redefines the UTV world.

SCORPION EXO-CT220 HELMET

 -- Product evaluation: by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Scorpion Sports, Inc. USA specializes in technical apparel and equipment. That means clothing and protective gear that can handle adverse conditions. Dirt Wheels has plenty of experience with Scorpion helmets, but with the EXO-CT220 helmet, we were looking for a helmet that addressed specific needs. One of our staff wears prescription glasses, and he was looking for a light, comfortable helmet for over-the-glasses wear. The EXO-CT220 has both a clear flip-down…

GEAR GRINDER: ORI STRUTS

Use nitrogen for your UTV springs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Mark and Marie Jensen used their passion for design and off-road racing and Mark’s nearly 40 years of machining, engineering and ISO 9000 global-standard quality-control experience to fabricate their first suspension systems. They later incorporated ORI Struts as a company in 2002. Mark gained his appreciation for precision engineering as a Honda motorcycle mechanic, and later as a machinist before completing formal studies in manufacturing engineering. He…

PROJECT YAMAHA GRIZZLY!

Click HERE to read the full article on our 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700 Project. Click HERE to read the full test of the 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700.

ATV TEST: 2017 HONDA TRX250X

Live long and prosper By the staff of Dirt Wheels Here is something you might not know about ATV manufacturers: they spend time and effort on models that sell. If you see a sport quad like the Honda TRX250X that steadily remains in the line with yearly model updates (even new graphics), you can be certain that it sells pretty well. Look at Honda’s website and you will see the TRX450R and the TRX400X listed along with the TRX250X and the TRX90X. A closer look will show that only the 250 and the 90…

PROJECT MACHINE: BLINGSTAR CAN-AM MAVERICK TURBO

Power with pleasure By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve spent a lot of time in the Can-Am Maverick 1000 since its release, and you possibly have read in past issues our opinions of the car. This time we wanted to tune up some of the Maverick’s soft spots and make the car great at destination-type off-road trips. The Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo 1000R has a lot of what you need: good ride, lots of power, and a pleasantly ergonomic driver and passenger compartment. A lot of our destination trips are at high altitude, and that…