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UTV COMPARISON: 1000 PREMIUM vs. XP 1000 PREMIUM

Choose between budget and bodacious By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 line by the venerable Ranger XP 900. Now, though, the…

WIDE OPEN

Attack of the affordable UTVs! By Joe Kosch Just like lots of Dirt Wheels readers, I have to avoid tripping on my tongue when I see a machine like Can-Am’s Maverick X3 X rc Turbo RR or the Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate. That can be embarrassing when lots of people are around, like when Polaris had the Pro XP on hand at the latest Camp RZR gathering at Glamis. I’m usually so entranced by the technology and looks of high-end UTVs, I don’t even think about the prices on these rigs until I have to research the facts for an…

2020 WORCS IS BACK IN MESQUITE

Corbin Leaverton picked up his third win in the SXS Pro Production class as the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR returned to action after taking more than two months off due to COVID-19. David Haagsma finished second, and Shawn Saxton was third. Beau Baron won the SXS Pro Stock race. The event was held at Mesquite MX on the track’s motocross circuit combined with it’s desert off-road section. Sunday’s SXS Pro Production race turned into a battle of attrition with the off-road section taking…

UTV PROJECT: JEREMY McGRATH’S KRX 1000 KOH PRE-RUNNER

One-month wonder By the staff of Dirt Wheels Few people would question Jeremy McGrath’s dedication as a racer. His Supercross career is unrivaled with two 125cc SX championships and a championship—the first of eight—in his rookie year in the 250cc (then the Premier class) class. Some of our staff watched as he attempted the nation’s toughest motorcycle hill-climb in Billings, Montana, where he missed winning the event by one-tenth of a second riding borrowed bikes he had never sat on before. In another lesser-known…

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WARNING

Keep A Lid On It Memorial Day Weekend is known for barbeques, campouts, and remembering our heroes. But did you know it is also known as the deadliest off-road weekend of the year? ATV riders who do not wear helmets are more likely to receive significant injuries to the head, face, and neck.  Because serious head injury is common among fatally injured motorcyclists, helmet use is important. Helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.  They are about 67 percent effective in preventing brain…

UTV TEST: 2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE

Fun with friends, family and computers By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 1000X-4 siblings would be based on the shorter-travel 64-inch Talon 1000X rather than the long-travel, wider Talon R. A great percentage of long-wheelbase, four-seat sport UTVs are sold where driving conditions…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

The best offerings in this category By Casey Cordeiro, Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers, with…

DESTINATION: UTAH OFF-ROAD RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS

Great cars, guides and amazing trails By the staff of Dirt Wheels Utah has everything from stark salt flats to lush forests and mountain meadows, but when off-roaders think of the state, most mentally see red rock vistas. Areas like Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Moab have burned this impression on our minds. But after riding with Utah Off-Road Rentals and Guided Tours, we found that red slick rock is sweet, but Utah has more to offer off-roaders. Utah Off-Road is based out of La Verkin, Utah, not far from…

UTV TEST: 2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER LIMITED HD10

Four-season fun By the staff of Dirt Wheels In this fifth year of the Defender there are nearly 20 variations of the model, and the Limited is top dog. The Limited is a cab model, meaning that it has a fully enclosed cab with sealed doors, glass windows and even a front windshield wiper. Can-Am has other Defender cab models, including six-seat Max models, that all have a heater and defroster. The Defender Limited (in single cab or Max) has a heater, but it also has air conditioning! One of the recent trends in…

MAXIMA UTV OIL CHANGE IN A BOX

Make your next side-by-side oil change an easy one with the new Maxima Lubricants oil change in a box! KIT INCLUDES ALL PRODUCTS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE AN OIL CHANGE ON YOUR SIDE-BY-SIDE. • 3 LITERS OF MAXIMA SXS FULL SYNTHETIC 5W-50 OR 10W-50 ENGINE OIL • 1 PROFILTER OIL FILTER WITH WRENCH REMOVAL NUT (PF-198) • 1 DRAIN PLUG CRUSH WASHER • MEETS OR EXCEEDS ALL MANUFACTURERS' SPECIFICATIONS AND WILL NOT VOID YOUR NEW VEHICLE WARRANTY APPLICATIONS: 2013 + Polaris RANGER® 900 and 2013 - 2018 Polaris® RZR® XP…

JESSE HAINES WINS KING OF THE HAMMERS WITH HIS ROXOR

Off-road racer and fabricator Jesse Haines defied the odds by winning the 4600 class at the 2020 King of the Hammers’ Every Man Challenge in his Mahindra ROXOR. King of the Hammers is a unique event that combines elements of desert racing with rock crawling.  The punishing 143-mile course consisted of high-speed lake beds, rollercoaster-like roads, and some of the hardest rock crawling canyons in the world.  “We had very few issues, we got out of the car a couple of times but nothing major,” Haines shared at the finish line.…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: AMS M4 EVIL TIRE & ROLL’N 106 BEADLOCK WHEELS

Better Evil locked on By the staff of Dirt Wheels It has been almost three years since we tested the aggressive M1 Evil tire. It utilized long tread blocks that are angled across the center of the tire for a sinister bite for traction. Now, AMS has introduced the new M4 Evil tires with a tread design that resembles an off-road truck tire. These pieces of rolling rubber should be pretty popular everywhere, but particularly west of the Mississippi. AMS sent them wrapped around their impressive all-new Roll’n 106…