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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 […]

CAN-AM X3 GETS A S3 MAKE OVER

— BUILT TO LOOK FAST AND GO FAST — Here is the 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 X mr that belongs to Dustin Meaux. He had it modified and customized by the folks at S3 Power Sports. For extra protection and strength he went with S3 Power Sport’s custom cage, front shock tower brace and gusset […]

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 […]

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 […]

CAN-AM X3 BUILD BY GEISER PERFORMANCE

— The fastest UTV we’ve tested — When we spotted the trick Geiser Performance Maverick X3 at last year’s Sand Sports Show in SoCal, it was the intricate attention to detail, beautiful welds and craftsmanship that caught our attention; however, when we got behind the wheel, what was attached to the throttle pedal is what […]

FANTASTIC FUEL RS1

— Polaris single-seater gets the “go-fast” treatment — With a single-seat cockpit, great power-to-weight ratio and rear-mounted radiator right from the factory, Polaris’ RS1 practically begs to be raced. Fuel Off-Road’s Ryan O’Hara was happy to oblige and built an RS1 that makes the most of its high-performance platform. WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE OFF-ROAD […]

BUILDING A RZR RACER

— Wes Miller’s desert rocket — If you happen to follow UTV racing and the two big desert series in particular—SCORE and Best in the Desert—you may have noticed that the UTVs are getting as big as the Class 10 and Class 1 Unlimited cars. It’s crazy what people have created out of what starts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

CHECK OUT THE NEW DUNCAN RACING WEBSITE! — 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 […]

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 […]