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UTV Tests

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.

2008 RANGER CREW RESTORATION

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2008 RANGER CREW RESTORATION There are a number of reasons an old UTV might be left to rot in a shed or a field somewhere. In the case of this 2008 Ranger Crew, it was ignored after a huge loss of power, seats ravaged by the sun and too […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

— Horsepower kings go head to head — In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are […]

UTV PROJECT: CT RACING HONDA TALON 1000R

Finding more fun meeting the nicest people By Allen Knowles and the Dirt Wheels staff Photos by Pat Carrigan When you own a performance company, it is handy to have a personality that won’t let you leave any piece of machinery alone. Allen Knowles of CT Racing is the king of that personality type. His projects look […]

KCB OFF-ROAD CAN-AM X3 MAX

One mighty cool business card By the staff of Dirt Wheels Like a lot of interesting stories, the background on this KCB Off-Road 72-inch Can-Am Maverick X3 Max sounds familiar. Lynn Bogh and his family have been going to the dunes for over 40 years. The outings started with three-wheelers and dune buggies, then progressed to […]

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 […]

FIRST LOOK: 2022 POLARIS RZR PRO R AND RZR TURBO R

Polaris delivers its widest, most powerful RZRs ever By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Polaris revealed what looked like the entire lineup of 2022 RZR machinery in late 2021, there were no RZR Turbo S models, nor any notice of a 72-inch replacement. It seemed unlikely that an aggressive company like Polaris would simply give […]

NEW MODELS: 2022 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD LINEUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NEW MODELS: 2022 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD LINEUP Yamaha recently announced the “majority” of their off-road ATV and UTV vehicles for model year 2022. Yamaha has yet to announce anything about the Raptor 700 or the YFZ450, so we hope that “majority” statement means that upgraded sport quads will be revealed […]

UTV PROJECT: POLARIS PRO ULTIMATE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Jack Trittler UTV PROJECT: POLARIS PRO ULTIMATE Jack Trittler has a lifelong affiliation with all things motorized. For much of his life he supported the family by working in the marine industry, but along the way he raised a pro motocross and freestyle rider, dabbled in hot rods […]

UTV TEST: YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000 LIMITED EDITION

Amazing dirt performance with sport-sedan interior luxury By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Yamaha introduced the new Wolverine RMAX2 and RMAX4 to the press, they released both at the same time. At that point we chose to concentrate on the luxurious Wolverine RMAX4 Limited Edition, thinking that it made sense with the $1500 price difference. […]

2022 POLARIS RZR TRAIL ULTIMATE

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS RZR TRAIL ULTIMATE Anybody could judge by the styling, size, track width and basic dimensions that the 2022 Polaris RZR Trail is a descendant of the early 50-inch RZR 800. It doesn’t actually share much in looks, performance, mechanical sophistication, and overall style and polish. We’d say […]

HONDA TALON 1000X-4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HONDA TALON 1000X-4 We now have a good deal of time in all of the Honda Talon models, and that includes the Talon R with the Jackson Racing turbo kit installed. Of all the Talon models, the Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve is our favorite model to drive, and […]