Christmas is here, the year is ending, and you’re either in the midst of annual family shenanigans or just recovering from it if you’re not reading this the day it’s posted. We’re taking this time to look back at the last year of the Off-Road Atlas (that’s what you’re reading right now).
Over the past year, we added around 140 new articles, and you read them over a million times. Plus, with over 800 reader comments, you guys made this one heck of a conversation.
Celebrate the end of 2021 with us by looking back at the biggest news, most popular articles, and some of our favorites stories of the year.
The industry changed a lot in the wild and not-soon-to-be-forgotten year of 2021. Here are the biggest industry news stories that you guys read most.
North Carolina made big news when they introduced a law that would make UTVs street legal. They also made it super confusing, and folks read North Carolina Is Making UTVs Street Legal. When, What, and How? looking for answers. Raise your hand if you’re now a street legal North Carolinian!
This is one piece of bad news that’s still with us unfortunately. Supply Pain: What’s Causing the Off-Road Vehicle Shortage? aimed to clarify why it’s so dang hard to get a UTV during the pandemic. The popularity of this article proves how frustrating the situation really is.
Double the Gears, Double the Thrills—Dual Idler GDP Portals Are Here brought a bit of good news to the industry. GDP Portal news always makes the boys come running, and our biggest upgrade yet didn’t disappoint!
Despite knowing a lot about this machine before it was revealed, the Polaris RZR Pro R was both surprising and exciting. Earlier this year we wondered Where Is the 2022 Polaris RZR Turbo S? We found the answer and so much more in The Polaris RZR PRO R Is Officially the Most Powerful UTV Ever.
There was more than just industry news that caught your attention this year. Here are the top four most popular articles of 2021 on Off-Road Atlas.
Who knew that The Most Reliable UTVs of 2021 would be so contentious? Be sure to read through the comments on this one. There are lots of UTVs that people swear are the most reliable. Maybe some of them will make our 2022 list!
We almost hate to see an article like How to Reset the Check Engine Light on Your Polaris RZR 1000 so far up the list. Apparently, a lot of folks are haunted by this idiot light that won’t go away. If you’re one of them, have a read and kill that demon for good.
Everybody loves a good head-to-head, so it’s no wonder why so many of you read Honda Pioneer Top Speed Comparison: 500 vs. 700 vs. 1000. How do Honda’s premier utility side-by-sides stack up to one another? You’ll have to read to find out!
There are two kinds of people in the world—those that love the roar of their engine and those that don’t. A lot of those in the “don’t” category headed to How to Make Your UTV Quiet and Hush Your Angry Engine for tips. Here’s to another year of quieter rides.
Finally, we want to share some of our favorite stories we published on Off-Road Atlas 2021. These are stories of real people doing extraordinary things in our industry. We hope they inspire you the way they inspired us this year.
Bruce Cook is a seriously cool dude that didn’t let a broken back stop him from being the biggest badass in the industry. Check out MX Superstar Bruce Cook Is Inspiring Others with His RZR and see how this stuntman enriches people’s lives.
In Passing the Torch—Today’s Students Are the Face of Tomorrow’s Industry, we got to chat with Steven Gonzalez. He’s dedicated his life to making Automotive Technology fun for his students… with a little help from SuperATV parts.
SuperATV Bumper vs. California Black Bear—Who Won? is a terrifying reminder of just how wild the wilderness can be. Get outfitted and get protected so your next close encounter ends as well as Jimmy’s.
Seth Quintero is something of a UTV prodigy. In Seth Quintero: The First Lifelong UTV Racer, we follow his career as one of the first racers to grow up alongside the sport side-by-side industry.
Our Ride with Us series shows you all the unique ways you can customize your side-by-side. In each article, we look at two SuperATV employees that own the same vehicle but put completely different parts on them to meet their needs.
2021 was a banner year for us and it’s all thanks to you guys and all the exciting stuff going on in the UTV industry. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff lined up for 2022, and we can’t wait to see what new surprises the industry throws at us.
Until then, stay tuned—we’ll keep covering everything we can right here.