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Anything but a stock ride!

CUSTOM X3 MAX X RS TURBO R

— Checking out Eddie Cibrian’s Can-Am adventure build — We’re always on the lookout for cool UTV builds, so we went on a ride this past spring with the Mojave Adventures crew and actor Eddie Cibrian (“Sunset Beach,” “Third Watch,” “The Cave” and much more). Eddie’s adventure Can-Am Maverick X3 Max X rs Turbo R […]

BROCK HEGER’S YXZ1000R RACER

— Inside the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series Champ’s Yamaha — Defending Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro Production 1000 UTV champion Brock Heger took three wins in the first four rounds of the 2019 season, and he was well on his way to a fourth win in Sparks, Nevada when he suffered a freak […]

ADVENTURE YXZ1000R BUILD

— GBC Motorsports Project Machine — With Yamaha’s Realize Your Adventure campaign now having 20 UTV-adventure franchises to highlight its pure-sport and recreation UTV models, Kory Ellis set out to convert a 2019 YXZ1000R Sport Shift Special Edition into the ultimate long-range adventure vehicle. Being a pro quad racer for many years, Ellis chose the […]

CODY & HUNTER MILLERS’ WORCS X3 TURBOS

— Inside the Can-Am Race Team machines — After five of eight rounds of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Cody Miller leads Pro Turbo UTV defending champ Cody Bradbury by 14 points and brother Hunter Miller by 16 points. Cody has a win and three seconds in his Maxxis XPS Maverick X3 X rs […]

FLYING UTV BUILD

In the UTV world we have a Superman, and his name is Al McBeth. Not only can Al fly his custom, one-off Polaris RZR through the air like a bird or a plane, he has proven he and his Flying UTV build are invincible in the face of things like gravity. Al has held the […]

CUSTOM UTV BUILD

— Superior Motorsports RZR Turbo S — When you enjoy a huge event like UTV Takeover in the Oregon Dunes, you not only take in the activities on and off the sand, you gawk in awe at the amazing cars you see cruising the site. It’s no different for us. We had to stop and […]

POLARIS RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

— Walker Evans Racing build — Polaris is enjoying great success with its first extreme-performance single-seat UTV. The RZR RS1 has racked up several major race wins, and we’re seeing quite a few of them in the dunes and desert. We tested the long travel, HCR Racing RS1 at Moab for the September 2018 issue […]

HONDA TALON 1000R CUSTOM BUILD

— Rugged Radios sets it up right — Honda has finally made its dramatic entrance into the sport UTV revolution with the all-new Talon 1000R, 1000X and now 2020 Talon 1000X-4 and X-4 Live Valve. All four Talons sport the super-smooth Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) that launches out of the hole quicker than any other […]

PROJECT YAMAHA YXZ1000R

— Making it faster, stronger & more comfortable — This month we are highlighting a first-year Yamaha YXZ1000R build completed by Brian Carle. He is a classic example of the saying, “With age comes a cage.” The Yamaha YXZ1000R was an easy choice for the former dirt biker, now retired and enjoying a leisurely life […]

CORRY WELLER’S CAN-AM X3 TURBO

— What makes the champ’s X3 so fast? — Corry Weller won the 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Production Turbo UTV championship in her Weller/DragonFire Racing Can-Am X3 X rs Turbo R, and she is leading the 2019 Production Turbo class after four rounds with three wins. She is also the defending champ […]

POLARIS GENERAL CUSTOM BUILD

— A hot rod for the dirt — The Polaris General is the right machine for many people. It’s a good all around UTV for general usage, but with a proper amount of RZR sportiness. Its 100 horsepower motor provides some spirited acceleration and its 13 inches of suspension travel allows it to cover rough […]

CUSTOM NORTHSTAR EDITION

— Hitting the mud holes in maximum comfort — What we have here is a 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition. As you may know, this particular model comes from Polaris with a cab and doors. An air-conditioner and heater are available as well. The one we see here was built by Andrew Rinehart […]

BEAU BARON’S RS1 WORCS RACERS

— Racing against the Turbos without a turbo — Beau Baron is the defending 2017 and 2018 Turbo Pro champion of the World Off-Road Racing Championship Series (WORCS), and he’s a longtime Factory Polaris pilot. For 2019, Baron has switched his racing program over to the Polaris RZR RS1, so he races RS1s in both […]

KAWASAKI TERYX ADVENTURE BUILD

— Testing a long distance do-it-all machine — We agree with the notion that less is more sometimes, but there are other times when we appreciate over-the-top builds, the ones that not only look great but are also designed to perform at a higher level than the stock machine could ever imagine. The potential to […]

TESTING THE YAMAHA XZ1

— Inside Nic Grandlund;s single-seater race build — The Yamaha YXZ1000R has been very successful in short-course UTV racing with CJ Reeves, Corry Weller and others winning national championships in the manual-transmission triples. Nic Granlund has been racing YXZs in WORCS Pro Stock 1000 and Turbo classes for years, and we featured his Packard-supercharged YXZ […]