ON THE COVER: The Dirt Wheels
crew splashed in the mud this month at round one of the Championship Mud
Racing Series in Dozier, Alabama. Kymco’s new fuel-injected Maxxer 450i
is on its way to the top of the sport 4x4 class, and CF Moto’s low-cost
UTV might be the biggest steal in the off-road world. Photos by Brad
MACHINES 2012 KYMCO MAXXER 450i Four-wheel drive & fuel injection 2012 HONDA FOREMAN 500 4X4 Liquid cooled, EFI & power steering OLD VS. NEW 4X4 SHOOTOUT Sportsman & Kodiak go head to head POLARIS “WOODS-READY” RZR XP 900 Narrow it up and stomp the throttle! CF MOTO’S LOW-COST UTV Sure it’s cheap, but is it good?
FEATURES POLARIS SPORTSMAN 550 4X4 Owners’ report MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Saving the trails they ride HOW TO: TAME THE GNARLY Tackling tough trails, ruts & rocks! IMPROVE YOUR QUAD FOR LE$$ Easier & more affordable than you think
PRODUCTS HELMET CAM COMPARISON Four top models to choose from ATVAIR Exhaust up your tires KENDA BEARCLAW TIRES Eight-ply treads mounted on STI wheels HABER ELIMINATOR No more goggle fog this summer!
EVENTS AMA ATV MOTOCROSS Can-Am’s leading the way CHAMPIONSHIP MUD RACING You can do it too!
DEPARTMENTS OVER THE BARS WIDE OPEN LETTERS DW SUBSCRIPTION DIALED IN HOT STUFF PARTING SHOT
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear. Copyright 2008 Hi-Torque Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Console Login