UTV PROJECT: RUGGED RADIOS HONDA TALON 1000R

Because it’s a Honda By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rugged Radios’ Kalani Corn is a long-term sport quad fan and Honda guy. He has full faith in Honda’s legendary quality and performance. So much so, when he heard that Honda would have a sport UTV, he sold his Brand P before ever seeing the Talon 1000R. Rugged Radios is always doing fitment projects with new machines, and the fledgling Talon 1000R was no exception. When it arrived, Corn set himself up to shepherd the new machine. At the time there were far…

What ATV Games Are We Still Missing?

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of fun ATV-related video games across a range of systems and mediums. For the most part, they’re different twists on standard ATV race simulations — though there are also games like Overpass that place more emphasis on terrain management and vehicle handling rather than pure competition. In short, ATV (and UTV) video gaming is a broader and more satisfying category than one might imagine. Even with all of that said though, the genre of ATV gaming still feels incomplete also. Modern…

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING KEEPS THE MOMENTUM ROLLING AT THE BAJA 500

Branden Sims returns to Baja and captures the overall UTV win The RZR Factory Racing team returned to Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, to defend at the 53rd BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The RZR Factory Racing team scored three wins and seven podiums across the Pro UTV Forced Induction, Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated, Pro Stock UTV, and Pro UTV Open classes on the weekend. “On the heels of a very successful San Felipe 250 it was really important for our team to continue to reiterate the dominance of…

Suzuki Releases Additional 2022 Models

 Suzuki Motor USA, LLC (Suzuki) is thrilled to announce an additional group of dynamic and stylish 2022 Suzuki models. These returning 2022 Suzuki products add to an exciting range of premium Suzuki ATVs including proven and rugged Suzuki KingQuad ATVs, the fun and easy to ride QuadSport Z50 youth ATV. KingQuad 750 and 500 ATVs KingQuad ATVs are known for legendary performance, reliability, and toughness in both work and play. The 2022 KingQuad models are no different, as Suzuki, the inventor of the 4-wheel ATV;…

KAWASAKI 2022 MULE PRO LINEUP

For over 30 years, Kawasaki MULE™ side x sides have offered unparalleled capability to take on both work and play with complete confidence. The Kawasaki MULE™ PRO family features the fastest and most powerful MULE™ side x sides ever built by Kawasaki with single-row and two-row model variations. The MULE PRO is built for getting the job done, whether it’s helping transport passengers or cargo on the jobsite or the trail. For model year 2022, Kawasaki announces two new premium trim variations to join the lineup. The new…

ELECTRIC POLARIS RANGER GETTING CLOSER TO REALITY

Polaris is developing an all-new  electric Ranger utility machine with powertrain technology developed in conjunction with Zero Motorcycles.   Zero has been a leader in the E-Motorcycle world and a quick glance at some of their technology reveals they offer dirt and street bikes that have incredible specifications. Some of them include 140 lbs of torque, 230 mile range and 1 hour rapid charge time. Of course those numbers will certainly be adjusted for the additional size and weight of the larger full-size, Polaris…

POLARIS TELLS YOU WHAT TOOLS & SUPPLIES TO CARRY ON THE TRAIL

POLARIS TELLS YOU WHAT TOOLS & SUPPLIES TO CARRY ON THE TRAIL Evan Schendel, Polaris Marketing Manager goes over in detail what tools and supplies to carry on the trail plus great tips on how to pack them. Trail Talk is a regular series on the Polaris Off-Road YouTube channel covering everything Polaris and beyond. Assault Industries sells a great tool kit called the On The Go Tool Roll found HERE. See the 2021 Polaris ORV Line Up. https://youtu.be/iKxmA_xpa_c

PROJECT ATV: WRATH OF THE RATHZILLA

A 500cc hybrid monster By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yet another fire-breathing, torque-churning monster machine has come to life in the depths of Daryl Rath’s compound. Daryl leaned on his skill and expertise, as well as his expert staff to bring to life a hybrid—a Yamaha YFZ450R endowed with a Suzuki LT500R two-stroke power plant. The aptly named “Rathzilla” was devised to destroy the competition under the control of Rath’s stepson, Jared Weckman. Weckman is an impressive pilot on the Midwest TT racing circuit in the…

MAD SKILLS MOTOCROSS 3

MAD SKILLS MOTOCROSS 3 MOBILE GAME RELEASED GLOBALLY The racing sequel continues one of the world’s most successful motocross gaming franchise

BUILDING THE ULTIMATE OFF-ROADER: PROJECT HONDA TRX600

We make the Honda they should have built 22 years ago By the old-school editors of Dirt Wheels Editor’s note: From time to time we will be sharing some articles from Dirt Wheels magazine issues of the past. This was one that was featured back in the February and March issues of 1998. Unfortunately, some of the products and companies mentioned in the article may no longer be around. However, the look back into ATV history is still important to share. Dirt Wheels made some predictions here about racing four-strokes, and…

TECH: AXLES

ALL BALLS 8 BALL AXLE UPGRADE Tougher axles for less money  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Axles on modern UTVs are expected to perform and survive under incredible conditions. Without constant-velocity joints in the axle, modern UTV long-travel suspension wouldn’t be possible. As the suspension cycles through its travel, the axles must flex, transfer a lot of power faithfully and make automatic adjustments in the axle length. A CV joint has a series of large ball bearings. An inner fitting holds the balls in place with the…