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Thorough tests of all things UTV. Tests of latest UTV models, epic builds for racing, or just stock riding on the weekend. Our reviews give a comprehensive analysis of parts, performance, and price. We’ll give you the inside scoop on all you need to know about your favorite machines. These tests will help give insights into what is to be expected from each UTV.

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RZR XP 1000 TRAILS & ROCKS

A UTV born for the badlands By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels hasn’t had the opportunity to test the RZR XP 1000 Trails & Rocks model since 2016. Since then we have seen that the model is a popular choice for serious trail hounds, including some of the Rally on the Rocks ride leaders. […]

UTV PROJECT: CT RACING POLARIS PRO XP 4

When an engine builder tricks out the Pro XP By Allen Knowles and the staff of Dirt Wheels When new UTVs come out, we often have them for a day or two of testing at a new-model introduction. That gives us enough information to share our impressions with you. Other times we end up with the […]

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 […]

FIRST LOOK: MORE 2021 KAWASAKI SPORT UTVs

KRX e-suspension and wider, longer-travel Teryxs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has already announced a full 2021 lineup without hinting that more updated UTV models were coming. We don’t mind the secrecy, since the “Green Machine” has been hiding welcome additions. The new and latest variation of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000 line is the […]

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 1000 FACTORY CUSTOM EDITION

Finally, a General for the west By the staff of Dirt Wheels Our history with the Polaris General has been a long and pleasant one. From the first two-seater we gelled with the combination of sporty power, nimble handling, a bed for work, a tow hitch for convenience and an interior we love to spend time […]

UTV PROJECT: RUGGED RADIOS HONDA TALON 1000R

Because it’s a Honda By the staff of Dirt Wheels   Rugged Radios’ Kalani Corn is a long-term sport quad fan and Honda guy. He has full faith in Honda’s legendary quality and performance. So much so, when he heard that Honda would have a sport UTV, he sold his Brand P before ever seeing the […]

UTV PROJECT: BILLY LONG CAN-AM X3 RR RACER

An Alaskan ice racer turned desert racer Photos by Juli Moore/Dirt N Dunz Photography There is an old saying that the most important real estate in a racecourse is the 6 inches between the driver’s ears. In other words, the racer’s brain. In recent years we have seen plenty of evidence that racers are racers. If […]

UTV PROJECT: POLARIS RZR 800 BUILD

Having fun on a budget By Nick Serino and the staff of Dirt Wheels As much as he would like to be bombing off-road in a high-end UTV, that isn’t reality for Nick Serino. In spite of not being ready to step to a new and expensive machine, he did want to get off-road with his […]

UTV PROJECT: KOMBUSTION RZR PRO XP 4 SMURFETTE

Named for kids, but built for adults By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most of us are lucky to get a new UTV. An even smaller number can personalize that new machine in just the way we want. Once we make that sort of financial and time investment, we are committed to that machine. Travis Gardner is […]

2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO From the earliest introduction of the Can-Am Maverick X3 line, the byword has been” performance.” One year there was a normally aspirated model, but we never saw one. We have only experienced X3 versions with factory-installed turbos, and the lion’s share of those are […]

CUTTING EDGE FABRICATION YAMAHA YXZ1000

By the staff of Dirt Wheels   CUTTING EDGE FABRICATION YAMAHA YXZ1000 Ralph Fickett and his son Shawn are long-time off-road diehards who have embraced the world of UTVs. Ralph has been involved with quads, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles; in fact, any toy with a gas engine, so he was open to the UTV world. […]

BATTLE-PROVEN RZR S 4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels BATTLE-PROVEN RZR S 4 Polaris introduced the four-seat RZR S at the Sand Show in Orange County in 2018. In addition to a few complete cars, including ours, Polaris had a bare rolling chassis on display. Of course, we had already tested and spent time in the two-seat RZR […]