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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 HONDA TALON 1000R FOX LIVE VALVE TURBO

Radical fun, thanks to Jackson Racing By the staff of Dirt Wheels Our enthusiasm for Honda’s announcement for the 2020 Talon Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve was somewhat subdued. Why put the premium suspension on the shorter-travel Talon 1000X platform and ignore the long-travel, wide-stance Talon R? The Talon R seemed like the perfect match for the […]

UTV TEST: 2022 KAWASAKI TERYX4 S LE

Legs to match its heart By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has had a long and successful run with the Teryx4. It looks much as it did when it was introduced in 2012, but has had continuous updates—some quite far-reaching—since then. Kawasaki’s new Teryx4 S LE is considered all but a separate model. In a […]

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM SICKS-BY-SICKS DEFENDER

System 3 build to show off tires By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan We have seen companies in the UTV industry build some projects that are astounding. Most start with the latest and greatest high-performance sport UTV, then proceed to go big with the power, suspension and detailing. Cars become rolling-equipment catalog showpieces, […]

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RZR TURBO S LIFTED LIME LE

Stand out in the crowd By the staff of Dirt Wheels You would think that Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, is in charge of new-model color selection for current UTVs. The Ford Model T launched the company’s success, and Ford was famous for saying that the Model T was “available in any color […]

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 NORTHSTAR EDITION ULTIMATE

Full cab, heat, AC, power windows and more! By the staff of Dirt Wheels Polaris’ Ranger lineup has been a trusted industry leader for over a decade, and for good reason. The base model comes standard with a great selection of features like plenty of torque, a 2500-pound towing capacity, front bumper, full skid plate and […]

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Juli Moore/Dirt n Dunz Photography UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3 Dune enthusiast Daniel Zul first discovered the magic sandbox known as Glamis and the excitement of throwing sand in 2006. Like many of us off-road maniacs, he caught the bug from friends while in high school. At that […]

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 […]

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 […]