2021 Polaris Ranger BIG GAME & WATERFOWL Editions

Ranger XP 1000 Big Game Edition & Waterfowl Edition 50% of all Polaris Ranger owners use their machine for hunting. Starting with a basic Ranger XP 1000 platform, Polaris has been working closely with pro hunters to create the most purpose-built vehicle possible. The all-new Waterfowl edition is wrapped in a specially developed Wetland Camo, to keep your blind fully concealed. 29” Pro Armor Mud XC tires paired with high output LED lights make it easy to navigate the terrain in dark wet conditions so you can be…

2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850 ULTIMATE TRAIL

Sportsman 850 Ultimate Trail This Sportsman is the ultimate “in-between” machine. It has all the capability and performance of the XP 1000 at a little bit lower price point and with a little less aggressive power. So, if you’re headed out on the trails to do a long ride, but you aren’t planning on crawling mount Everest at top speed, then the 850 Ultimate trail is ideal. The 4-stroke twin-cylinder engine is fuel injected and liquid-cooled. The automatic trans is equipped with on-demand true AWD/2WD and standard engine…

New 2021 Polaris RZR Trail Redesign

RZR Trail While 90% of the trails we have access to here in SoCal are quite wide and open, a good amount of our readers are limited to 50-inch, or at least narrow, trails. The 50” RZR Trail lineup is powered by the 75 HP ProStar® 900 4-Stroke, DOHC, Twin Cylinder EFI engine, equipped with Engine Braking System (EBS). The chassis of the RZR Trail lineup shares a 79” wheelbase, 50” width, with up to 11” of ground clearance with suspension adjustment achieved by the 26” tires and 10” of suspension travel front and rear. It is…

PRODUCT EVALUATION:

Fantastic traction and Beadlock wheels By the staff of Dirt Wheels QUAD BOSS QBT446 TIRES AND BOSS LOCK WHEELS Recently, we were planning some ATV adventures that would see us riding far from our home base and transportation. We needed a tire and wheel setup that would allow us to relax and not worry about flats derailing the trip. We opted for a Quad Lock Beadlock rim in size 14x7. The stock wheels were 12-inchers. Mounted on the robust wheels would be 8-ply Quad Boss QBT446 26x9R14 front tires ($168.99 each)…

2021 ATV TWO-UP BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels  * What could be more fun than taking a friend with you on your next ATV excursion? With these 2-seater ATV's that is now possible.  Check out the wide selection of vehicles in this category in our new 2021 ATV TWO-UPS BUYER’S GUIDE. ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 The TRV is the only quad in the Arctic Cat’s lineup with two-up capability. It features a specially tuned double-A-arm suspension to carry two people. Also standard on this ATV are…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS Why don't  UTVs don’t come standard with side and center mirrors? If you want to see what is going on behind you, you will need to install your own mirrors. There are unbelievable ranges of price, convenience, and quality in available mirrors. Molded plastic mirrors have some of the best prices for mirrors. We found a nice matching pair of mirrors from SuperATV that have a suggested retail price of $54.95. They have a rectangular shape 8.5 inches…

SHOCK TECH: SHOCK THERAPY SPRINGS AND LIMIT STRAPS

Polaris RZR XP Pro Ultimate suspension upgrades By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SHOCK TECH:  The 2020 Polaris XP Pro Ultimate is an impressive machine right off the showroom floor, but it is not perfect. I grade any off-road machine in four categories: power, braking, suspension and comfort. The powerplant delivers a thrilling experience, and the CVT clutch system is tuned to modulate and transmit the power to the ground effectively with excellent drive-belt durability. Power gets an A+. The brakes are…

2021 ATV 2×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels *Two-wheel drive ATV aficionados have plenty of choices for 2021. Check out our  2021 ATV 2x4 BUYER’S GUIDE below.  ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300  The Alterra 300 is a small-bore ATV with a big heart and desire for fun. The 270cc four-stroke engine is capable of towing up to 500 pounds, and the rack capacity is 50 pounds on the (Front) and 100 pounds on the (Rear). The (Front) suspension is a double-A-arm style, with a (Rear)…

Here’s How To Recover After A Heart-Pumping Quad Race

Quad racing doesn’t take a toll on the body the way running, biking or motorcycling do. This is maybe why ATV racers generally don’t pay heed to the recovery process. Moreover, as post-race recovery is a slow process, the riders get restless and jump on the track immediately after finishing a race. But having a proper recovery plan and giving ample time to the body for recovery is essential. Here is how you can plan your recovery after a grueling quad race: Immediately after the race Walk around The majority…

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER’S GUIDE *This year's lineup of 4x4 ATVs is one of the best and most extensive. Be sure and check out Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER'S GUIDE! ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450 The mid-size Alterra 450 provides plenty of amenities, such as 25-inch tires, a steel (Front) rack capable of holding 75 pounds and (Rear) steel rack that can carry 150 pounds. The 433cc engine is liquid-cooled, while the CVT has high and low gears,…

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE: *Here are the 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER'S GUIDE quads for the new year.  Something younger ATVers all across the country can look forward to. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90 The Alterra 90 is Arctic Cat’s sole youth model. It comes with an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor, allowing parents to control the youngster’s riding experience for safety. The suspension is independent up (Front) and swingarm in the (Rear) with adjustable spring-preload shocks.…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

Just when you think the UTV world is settling down… By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE *Our 2021 UTV BUYER'S GUIDE.  Another fun-filled opportunity to find out what's available to the UTV loving public out there.  New models, other models dropped from the lineup, exciting changes to existing models—it’s all there for 2021. We’ve covered more than 100 models in this year’s “Buyer’s Guide.” Seriously, if there isn’t something that appeals to you and makes you want to go riding, you might want to check…