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CONVERSION TEST | SNO-TRAXX ’98

SNO-TRAX CONVERSION *Here is a story from our 1998 files about a company that made conversion kits for snow use. These  SNO-TRAX CONVERSION kits were the bomb. For several years now, the staff of Dirt Wheels has traveled to the snow-cov­ered peaks of Southern Cal­ifornia to try out the latest Sno-Traxx units from Snow Conversion Inc. (SCI) out of Bakersfield, CA. In years past, we tested a variety of four-wheelers outfitted with these unique kits, which turn a quad into a snow machine for the winter, and then can…

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING UNVEILS RZR PRO XP RACE VEHICLE FOR DAKAR

Polaris RZR, the winningest brand in UTV racing, today debuted the RZR Pro XP that its three factory team drivers will race in their conquest of the SSV class at the 2021 Dakar Rally—one of the world’s most grueling and historic desert races. Utilizing the industry-leading RZR Pro XP platform, the proven RZR Factory Racing team is well-armed to battle the unrelenting terrain of Dakar and demonstrate their racing prowess in Polaris’ first trip to the Dakar Rally. “We are committed to pushing our innovation and looking…

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL

FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 LE. As good as it gets By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Don't forget your base. Polaris Industries may be actively engaged in expanding the UTV market, but it hasn’t forgotten the 4x4 quads that helped grow the company. Polaris has sold 1.6 million Sportsman quads, but they admit that sales of 4x4 quads are roughly half of what they were before the UTV boom. That is still a large number of quads leaving showrooms. One of the other…

Polaris 2-Stroke rebuild

Polaris 2-Stroke Rebuild One of the advantages that a two-stroke has over a four-stroke is that it generally produces more horsepower per cc. Because of their increased wear and tear, two-stroke quad en­gines require more reg­ular maintenance and replacement of the top-end components than their four-stroke counterparts. The good news is that because you are not dealing with valves, springs, cam chains or pushrods, rebuilding your two-stroke is fairly simple. To illustrate how quick and easy a top-end rebuild can…

UTV TEST: 2020 POLARIS GENERAL DELUXE

Putting fun in work and comfort in fun When Polaris came up with the concept of the General, it proved to be a whale of an idea—an idea that created or at least redefined the sport-utility segment of the UTV market. The General has all the payload, bed-load capacity and towing of all but the best utility models. The bed is not as large, but it can move a significant amount of stuff for work or for play. One of the drivers for our test has owned a Polaris 800 Sport, as well as a Polaris RZR XP 1000. He noted that the…

2021 POLARIS ORV LINEUP & UPGRADES

Polaris Off Road elevates its already industry-leading RANGER, RZR, GENERAL and Sportsman brands, delivering the next level in quality, innovation and outdoor adventure for all riders

FIRST LOOK: POLARIS GENERAL SPORT

How many Generals does the Polaris army need? By the staff of Dirt Wheels Back in 2016 Polaris set the benchmark for what has become the sport-recreation segment of UTVs. Once there were just utility UTVs, but Polaris introduced the first RZR 800 and created the sport UTV market. Those early RZR models are not nearly as “sport” as the base-model General was in 2016. Change is usually good. The General was an immediate hit with suspension that was close to a RZR S, a 60-inch track width, a usable bed and a great…

RANGER COMPARISON: 1000 PREMIUM vs. XP 1000 PREMIUM

With so many versions to choose from, we thought a Ranger comparison could shed some light on what model is right for you. The Polaris Ranger series has been the driving force for the company’s utility recreation sales. When Polaris first released the Ranger XP 1000, it continued sales of the Ranger XP 900, the machine the 1000 had grown up from. The XP 900 was a company best seller, and there was little motivation to mess with it. Even when Polaris updated the Ranger XP 1000 in 2018, the all-new machine was joined in the…

New 2020 RZR Pro XP LE Orange Madness

2020 PRO XP Polaris RZR introduced the RZR® PRO XP Orange Madness LE and RZR® PRO XP 4 Orange Madness LE, a new limited edition model to the 2020 RZR lineup. The RZR PRO XP Orange Madness LE, is equipped with the ultimate trail performance that can only found in the RZR PRO XP lineup, including a 64-inch width to navigate the trails and 22-inches of usable suspension that provides all day comfort. Coupled with its performance, the PRO XP Orange Madness LE also features industry-leading RIDE COMMAND technology, Rockford…