There’s little doubt that the introduction of the Polaris RZR 800 into the off-road landscape changed the UTV industry forever. This week, to commemorate the Polaris RZR 800 introduction from a decade ago, Polaris re-released its original RZR 800 video. My how things have changed in just 10 years.
Leandro Torres and co-driver Lourival Roldan have become the very first Dakar SSV class winners, taking the 2017 title in their factory Xtreme Plus Polaris RZR1000XT machine by 4 hours and 42 minutes.
Minneapolis – Polaris is excited to launch their 2017 RZR Factory Racing program, with an unprecedented level of support and focus. Polaris RZR is the winningest brand in side-by-side racing, and the RZR Factory Racing team is home of the reigning champions of Best in the Desert (BITD), King of the Hammers (KOH), The Mint 400, and SCORE Baja 500 and Baja 1000. 2016 saw countless victories for the team, including 21 podiums in BITD, six of seven BITD first-place overall UTV wins, 12 podiums in SCORE International, three of four SCORE International first-place overall UTV wins, and many additional victories in WORCS, GNCC and KOH.
Tanner Foust is an accomplished rallycross and Formula Drift driver that, as of late, has been spending a fair bit of time in the seat of a Polaris RZR. Tanner Foust Quantum Drift is just a small peak into the life of one of the busiest men in motorsports.
When the weather outside is frightful, why not suit up and go for a drive in your UTV. Depending on where you live, opportunities to do a little RZR snow riding don’t come around all that often. This guy is certainly making the most of it!
There’s no doubt, Ronnie Renner has paid his dues. As one of the pioneers of freestyle motocross, he’s spent years risking life and limb and built a name for himself that has carried him into numerous other off-road pursuits. That being said, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little bit jealous of his lifestyle and all the fun he gets to have (Red Bull even made a new series about is, which you can see the first video here). He definitely lives the off-road life that we all wish we could, as illustrated in this video from a day out at 212 land off-road park spent riding dirt bikes, driving RZRs and an SR1 car.
We’re not sure if it’s the roll cage or what, but for some reason first-time SXS drivers always seem to get a little in over their head. They seem to be of the mindset that they can just press the gas and go wherever they want and the SXS will just respond. This guy appears to be of that mindset. Check out the end result below:
In the rare chance that you get the opportunity to spend some time with the Godfrey Clan, consider yourself warned. Don’t get us wrong, they are a stand up bunch of folks. They just have a tendency to push things to the limit… and then some. Take their new video for example, Chaos in Caineville. The title pretty much sums it up.
After you’ve mastered driving a UTV on four wheels, the next logical step is to learn how to drive it on two, right? And just to be clear, we’re not talking about merely getting the car onto two wheels… oh no, mastering the art of two-wheel UTV driving involves being able to control and turn the vehicle all while riding on two wheels. Check it out the two-wheel UTV master below.
Whether it’s torture testing their latest Polaris RZR build, creating some obscene, over-the-top UTV project or burning laps in the parking lot with their freshly installed UTV tracks, Diesel Dave and Heavy D Sparks from the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Diesel Brothers sure know how to have a good time. Here’s some of their off-road exploits and adventures.