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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 […]

CAN-AM SPORT 1000R UPGRADES

— Testing Can-Am’s accessory bolt-ons — In our November issue we described how well we liked Can-Am’s new, mid-sized, 60-inch-wide Maverick Sport 1000R. The machine is a blast to drive in stock trim, but it’s missing some creature comforts. For good reason (cost), manufacturers leave certain items off base model units, not just to save […]

CAN-AM X3 TURBO MUD MAULER

— Ultimate build by Pocket Change Fabrication — Many Maverick X3 buyers go for the X rc rock-crawling models even though they’ll never go rock crawling. X rc X3s sport the new Smart-Lok front diff with four electronically controlled modes, high-end Fox Podium 3.0 RC2 IBP shocks, a 4,500-pound winch, front bumper, HMW skid plate […]

HONDA 1000 RACER

— Walker Evans Racing build — When Honda first introduced the Pioneer 1000, several racers expressed interest in turning that innovative UTV powerplant into a racing machine. We knew Honda was working on its own sport UTV, as we’ve reported on the all-new Talon over the last few months, but Reid Nordin of Walker Evans […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]