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Anything but a stock ride!

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 […]

SPEED 77 WILDCAT XX

— How Robby Gordon’s Race Shop sets up a fast Cat — Robby Gordon and Todd Romano built the stellar Textron Wildcat XX from the ground up, starting with the 998cc Yamaha triple powerplant and Wildcat differentials. Early test mules even had the Speed 77 Pro-charger kit for race testing in Baja, and Speed has […]

RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

— Single-seat Polaris gets Shock Therapy — Polaris is enjoying great success with the RZR RS1 single-seat UTV, with Ronnie Anderson winning the first and last two WORCS Pro 1000 UTV rounds. The RS1 has proven itself a great duner and rock crawler as well, with the view out of the cockpit and short wheelbase […]

DUNCAN RACING BAJA RZR

— A machine built for Fast & Furious JT Holmes — Red Bull athlete JT Holmes has won the Baja 500 in a RZR XP 4 1000, but he’s better known for his stunt work in films like Fast and Furious 7, Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Hangover 3 and others, as well as […]

CUSTOM RZR XP 4 1000 BUILD

–Triple Threat MSA Show stopper — Lance Moore is a contractor and avid mud enthusiast. He started out with a RZR 900 mud build, then bought “Showstopper,” the RZR XP1K Dustin Jones built for his dad. Showstopper won the Show & Shine at the High Lifter Mud Nationals in 2014. As wild as the S3-built […]

POLARIS RS1 MUD MONSTER

— CUSTOM SINGLE-SEATER — Down in the soggy bottoms you regularly see RZRs that have been lifted up with larger mud tires added. Whether two-seaters or four-seaters, these monster RZRs have been a common sight out in the mud. So, it was just a matter of time when the new single-seater Polaris RZR would get […]

BEAU BARON’S #1 RZR XP TRICKS

— How a top pro sets up his RZR to win — Beau Baron has long been a top pro in the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS)—on four wheels and two. He regularly rides his dirt bike for training and for learning new courses, and he won both the SxS Pro and 450cc ATV Pro […]

FUEL OFF-ROAD’S ULTIMATE 4-SEAT RZR

— Checking out a hot custom build — In the UTV world, it seems like everything is getting bigger. Chassis, engines and tires are all getting into the realm of pickup-truck sizes. The tire companies are loving the growth, especially in the Southeast and West where they believe bigger is better. Fuel Off-Road, one of […]

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 […]

10 UTVs YOU DON’T SEE EVERY DAY

— WILD, WEIRD, EXOTIC & EXTREME — BMW UTV Is this proof that the German car company is going to start selling UTVs? No, this was built to show how automotive style body work could be made to fit existing UTVs and give them a different look. There have been some custom shops who’ve made […]

RZR TURBO S ELITE SUSPENSION

— Testing HCR’s long travel kit — Hard-Core Racing (HCR) has been building long-travel suspension (LTS) kits since the Kawasaki Teryx, and we last tested the HCR Racing Long-Travel Polaris General 1000 in the August 2016, issue. With extreme-performance UTVs now having up to 2 feet of travel from the showroom floor, LTS kits are […]

WILD 2-SEATER RS1

— It’s called the R2S2 — SuperATV is a company in Indiana that makes all kinds of products for ATVs and UTVs. They also sell items made by other companies such as axles, tires and electronics. Their team of engineers were very impressed with the Polaris RS1 when it first rolled into their shop. They […]

RZR XP TURBO ‘32 COUPE

— A UTV in disguise custom build — Rugged Radios has come up with some really wild builds to showcase Rugged’s products, including the Baja Bug RZR (September 2016), Willy’s Jeep Polaris General (July 2017), Manx Beach Buggy RZR Turbo (January 2017)  and the Warrior Maverick X3. Rugged’s latest rolling billboard is this wild Milner […]

YAMAHA YXZ1000R TURBO TEST

— 182 horsepower Sport Shift Special Edition — Yamaha’s GYTR division has developed performance accessories for the YXZ1000R and Sport Shift to modify the pure sports UTVs for woods/trails/rocks (Torque-Assist Gearing), closed-course racing (Stage kit) and desert/dunes (Turbo kit). That’s right, Yamaha GYTR has a new Turbo kit that, when installed by Yamaha dealers, retains […]

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X DS

— Making the X3 even better — UTVs have come a long, long way in what they come with compared to the first vehicles on the market, but it’s still surprising what you don’t get, even on high-end models. In many cases, stock machines have great power and suspension, but they still lack quite a […]