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2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK VS. HONDA TALON

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK VS. HONDA TALON. Can-Am and Honda make two of the newest and most impressive 1000cc, normally aspirated, trail-focused UTVs on the market. It seemed only natural to get them together for a rigorous comparison to see which one has the goods for trails, and to find […]

2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE We were in the room when Honda announced the 2020 Talon 1000X-4 and Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve to the dealer network. There was no mistaking the dealers’ excitement; however, our enthusiasm was somewhat tempered by the announcement that the […]

ASSAULT’S ADVENTURE GENERAL 4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ASSAULT’S ADVENTURE GENERAL 4 As cool and purposeful as race machinery looks, few people ever bother to drive a race build for recreation. The sad truth is, the restrictions required by race organizations (largely for crash safety) are anything but user-friendly. Assault originally created this General 4 as a […]

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER LIMITED HD10

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER LIMITED HD10 In this fifth year of the Defender, there are nearly 20 variations of the model, and the Limited is the top dog. The Limited is a cab model, meaning that it has a fully enclosed cab with sealed doors, glass windows, and even a […]

CAN-AM X3 TURBO R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels CAN-AM X3 TURBO R When it comes to the Can-Am sport UTV line, the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R sits right at the top. 2019 is the third year for the long-travel, 72-inch-wide flagship. It was truly ground-breaking when it arrived in 2017. It didn’t just raise […]

FIRST RIDE: KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FIRST RIDE: KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 We have been anxiously waiting for our turn behind the wheel of the recently announced Teryx KRX 1000. Kawasaki produced a remarkable desert test course for the drive. Thankfully, it wasn’t a fluffy, kiddy track, but one with fast smooth sections where we […]

2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT X RC

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT X RC Can-Am has made certain that Dirt Wheels has been along for the entire rise of the new Maverick line. The first release was the 50-inch Maverick Trail 800 and 1000. Fifty-inch machines are vital for some trail networks, but they are by definition […]

2019 HONDA TALON 1000X TEST

2019 HONDA TALON 1000X TEST When we started to hear that Honda would build a sport UTV, we assumed it would be a single model motivated by some version of the proven Pioneer power train. We never imagined that there would be two models released at the same time! In addition to the 68.5 inch […]

2019 HONDA TALON 1000R

2019 HONDA TALON 1000R Dirt Wheels is in Hurricane, Utah at the 2019 Honda Talon introduction. Today we tested this significant new machine at the famed Sand Hollow State Park riding area. Sand Hollow combines red sand dunes with slick-rock crawling. In between these extremes are sand trails that get exceptionally rough and whooped. That […]

VIDEO TEST: 2019 RZR XP TURBO S VELOCITY

VIDEO TEST: 2019 RZR XP TURBO S VELOCITY Polaris first released the all-new RZR XP Turbo S in 2018 with an all-new look. In addition to the body style upgrades, the drive train was strengthened, the cockpit was redesigned, it came stock with 32″ tires and many of the car’s components were made more durable. […]

2018 YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2 WINS AWARD

2018 YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2 WINS AWARD Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has earned the 2018 Field and Stream Magazine Best Hunting and Fishing Gear of 2018 honor for the Wolverine X2 Side-by-Side (SxS). “The perfect hunting rig needs to be roomy enough to carry a couple of hunters and all their gear, powerful enough to get […]