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TEST: 2017 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000

Apr 21, 2017Comments off2214 Views

90 horsepower—too much is just enough — By the staff of Dirt Wheels       The Polaris Sportsman line is arguably one of the

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FIX IT: VORTEX X10 ECU & DUNCAN RACING ...

Apr 21, 2017Comments off300 Views

A stock YFZ450R gets the star treatment By the staff of Dirt Wheels     More than 20 years ago you could have told us that

The Akrapovic Evolution full-exhaust system is a work of art that is 50 percent lighter than the stock exhaust. It’s made from quality titanium, and the tip is made from carbon fiber.

PRODUCT EVALUATION: AKRAPOVIC EVOLUTION YA...

Apr 20, 2017Comments off237 Views

Great sound, low decibels and more power By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Yamaha’s YXZ1000R and the new YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) models have

These three machines share a great deal in common—engine size, suspension travel and a high fun factor. All are high-performance machines, but they each have a very different and unique performance envelope. The Polaris rocks in rocks and technical driving; the Yamaha has the most top-end power and the chassis to use it; and the Arctic Cat flat smokes it through the rough and whoop sections.

SHOOTOUT: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT X LTD vs. POLA...

Apr 19, 2017Comments off514 Views

Happiness is finding the right tool for the job By the staff of Dirt Wheels     On paper this comparison looked like a great

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TUESDAY TREAD: STI WHEELS & TIRES

Apr 18, 2017Comments off270 Views

HD5 beadlock wheels mounted with Roctane XS tires By the staff of Dirt Wheels     In the expanding UTV industry, more tire companies and models

Though the Pioneer’s track is as narrow as a quad, the interior is comfortable for two, and it has a robust safety cage, seat belts, doors and window nets for safety.

UTV TEST: HONDA PIONEER 500 AUTOMATIC

Apr 17, 2017Comments off349 Views

Big fun in a small package By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Honda’s Pioneer 500 is like the secret side-by-side. We don’t see many

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PRODUCT EVAL: Dynaplug Pro Extreme tubeless...

Apr 13, 2017Comments off2052 Views

Getting a flat tire out on the trails is never fun, and it’s not always the simplest task to repair. Carrying a full-size spare can

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GEAR GRINDER: SCALA RIDER PACKTALK HELMET I...

Apr 13, 2017Comments off362 Views

Hands-free, ultra-lightweight and high performance By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Until you have experienced the advantages of clear and effortless communication while riding

This Deluxe model gets aluminum wheels with Maxxis tires wrapped around them. Electronic power steering helps the Honda turn easier.

ATV TEST: HONDA FOREMAN RUBICON DELUXE

Apr 12, 2017Comments off558 Views

The right Honda for the job By the staff of Dirt Wheels     In this wild world of high-powered off-road toys, sometimes our interests are

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TUESDAY TREAD: GBC GRIM REAPER TIRES

Apr 11, 2017Comments off736 Views

A match for sand, mud or snow By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Stock UTV tires are a necessary compromise. A company can’t very

A driver slightly over 6 feet tall will fit in the tiny Sector, but there isn’t much room left over. The tiny machine handled this steep descent with no problem.

UTV TEST: 2017 HISUN SECTOR 250

Apr 10, 2017Comments off701 Views

A mini-me UTV for work and play By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Despite the fact that the Sector 250 is the smallest and most

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PRODUCT EVALUATION: QUADBOSS FOLDING UTV R...

Apr 07, 2017Comments off2221 Views

Light, compact and strong enough for UTVs By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Recently, we flipped the axles on the Dirt Wheels 37-foot flatbed trailer