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First turbo in the family By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sector Seven is the relatively new but innovative UTV product division of longtime off-road parts manufacturer Pro Moto Billet. Company owner Lynn Hodges is in Idaho where there are all sorts of off-road opportunities, so it was inevitable that his family would end up with a Polaris XP 1000 4 in its stable. As son Sheldon got a little older, he was looking for something sportier to drive, and the then-new Polaris RS1 was added to the family’s fleet. The RS1 project…

PROJECT UPDATE #1: 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

We are taking a 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity and upgrading it to handle the abuse of rock crawling and desert driving. Parts from companies like BFD Off-Road, WARN, Assault Ind. and more are finding their home on this impressive build.


Polaris RZR®, the world's #1 selling sports performance side-by-side lineup, introduced two new machines today with the 72-inch RZR XP® Turbo S Velocity and 72-inch RZR XP® 4 Turbo S Velocity. At $25,399 and $28,399, respectively, the new two- and four-seat Velocity models deliver an unmatched combination of performance and value amongst the 72-inch side-by-side segment. Like the performance-leading 72-inch RZR XP® Turbo S and 72-inch RZR XP® 4 Turbo S, the new Velocity models are built with stronger axles, high-clearance…

2018 Polaris Gift Guide

This holiday season give the gift of the ultimate off-road experience with Polaris’ 2019 line-up. Polaris, the industry leader in off-road vehicles, has unveiled their 2019 vehicle lineup which includes the RANGER XP 1000, RZR XP 4 Turbo S, Sportsman XP 1000 and the GENERAL 4 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND Edition. There is sure to be something for everyone this holiday season including the gnarliest ride for the adventure seeker, outdoor enthusiast, blue collar worker, or adrenaline junkie. Polaris even has something for kids with…

Beyond the Dirt: “Ole Girl” RZR Boasts Nearly 36k Miles

The Wayne’s purchased their Polaris RZR, “Ole Girl,” in 2009 and they’ve enjoyed the vehicle so much they’ve put nearly 36,000 miles on it. Polaris decided to go out to meet the Waynes in West Virginia and surprise them with the an all-new RZR 900S.

First Test: 2018 Turbo S!

Our experience with the all new Polaris Turbo S. This machine is nothing like any stock machine we have seen before. Polaris is really stepping up their game to make the competitors work hard. At 72" wide for a stock machine, along with a reinforced chassis and 32" tires, this impressive vehicle will be hard to beat.


-- Polaris Press Release: The all new RZR® XP Turbo S. Bigger, tougher, the 72-inch RZR XP Turbo S is an off-road monster, completely redesigned and reengineered from top to bottom. The result is RZR’s most capable side-by-side machine, setting new standards in nearly every measurable category. Complete with Polaris’ exclusive DYNAMIX™ Active Suspension, the RZR XP Turbo S has an all-new vehicle design and an evolved cockpit allowing the driver to devour virtually everything in its path. “We set out to create the most…


It's Here! The world has finally seen the RS1…sort of. Press release photos and information of the new Polaris single seat vehicle have spread like wildfire but very few people have actually seen this vehicle in person. At the 2018 King of the Hammers event, many UTV manufacturers had booths set up to give demo rides to spectators, and as we pulled in to Hammertown we couldn’t believe that we were seeing real life RS1 models pulling onto the road in front of us. We took the first chance we could to sign up for some seat…


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…

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix VS Can Am Maverick X3 X RS We took two horsepower monsters and shot them out head to head to see which one could be crowned king. Both machines have their pluses and minuses but it is about finding out which of the two can handle high speed, rocks, crawling, whoops and more. To see the full test check out the January issue of Dirt Wheels Magazine.