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ULTIMATE SHUTTLE RUN VEHICLE

Down hill mountain biking is a rush. Peddling a bike to the top of a hill is not. After our initial test of the Polaris General Troy Lee edition , we set out to build the ultimate shuttle run vehicle to take to the local mountains. The build was simple using Polaris accessory parts and […]

VINTAGE RESTORATION: 1977 HONDA ODYSSEY FL250

There may never be a better early Odyssey By the staff of Dirt Wheels This entire restoration started as an idea that Mike Palmgren of Vintage Motorsports had back in 2004 while working for the Honda Collection Hall in Japan. Yutaka “Tony” Ikeda was the long-time Honda employee who was given the job of putting together […]

Jolene Van Vugt: Empowersports & Polaris Adventures

Jolene Van Vugt helps Polaris level the playing field, and get more women riding through adventure outfitters across the country. International Female Ride Day was introduced by Vicki Gray in 2007 as a way to encourage women to get involved with the powersports industry. Extreme sports, and generally all things engine-oriented tend to be male-dominated […]

EVENT: DUNEFEST 2021

Sand fans invade Winchester Bay, OR By Dirt-N-Dunez Dunefest is called “the most fun a family can have in the sand.” For the past 19 years Dunefest has supplied a family-friendly atmosphere with five days of action-packed sand events. People gathered from across the country, and this past year was no exception to the rule. Located […]

UTV TEST: 2022 KAWASAKI MULE PRO-MX EPS CAMO

Small but mighty at a reasonable price By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has an amazing line of Mule vehicles. All are fully viable as tools ready to work at the turn of a key. A smaller but still significant number are equally at home hunting, camping or just having fun on the trail. Our […]

2022 UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS

2022 UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS The last few years have been dominated by the yellow Can-Am crew for the King of the Hammers UTV race. Yesterday’s qualifying race finally put a Polaris back in the top spot for now with Cole Clark behind the wheel. Trailing right behind the top spot is still the […]

UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS

By Lane Lindstrom UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS Many of us have probably never seen a tiny camp trailer being towed behind a UTV somewhere off-road, let alone thought of buying one. Toy haulers and full-size trailers comprise a huge segment of our industry, but we’re talking tiny towables. There must be a market for these tiny […]

NEW UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000

Not your dad’s old CommanderBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Shortly after the announcement of the Can-Am’s revamped Commander, we had a truck and trailer show up at the shop and drop one off. We were given a week with it, so we quickly cleared our schedules to put as much time in the new […]

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM DEFENDER PRO ADVENTURE BUILD

One wicked “Stepchild” By Lane Lindstrom Zbroz Racing has built a number of project vehicles over the years. We’ve lost count and so have they, but their latest is definitely one of the most unique. “Stepchild,” Zbroz Racing’s latest build, will turn heads pretty much anywhere it goes—snow, sand, desert, mountains or wherever. Stepchild certainly caught […]

EVENT: BEST IN THE DESERT PARKER 250

New winners for the season opener By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Harlan Foley The Best in the Desert season opener held record-breaking racer attendance with 330 total entries. Over 100 entries were registered for the various Pro UTV categories and 54 among the UTV Turbo class. The UTV Unlimited class nearly doubled in […]

UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR SMART-SHOX

Large, in charge and brainy By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am’s Maverick X3 Max X rs Turbo RR Smart-Shox looks down at lesser machines from the very top of the Can-Am sport UTV model line. It may not actually be the highest-performing model, but it has the sheer size, speed and sublime capability in the […]