COMPETITION: ATVMX HEADING FOR THE FINISH LINE

Wienen and Hetrick battle nonstop By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Stephen Tripp, PH3 Photos and Josh Cline There are eight rounds down and two to go in the ATVMX series, and the constant for the season, as for the last four or five seasons, is Chad Wienen and Joel Hetrick in an all-out […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: CARDO PACKTALK BOLD

Communication is key By the staff of Dirt Wheels Having the ability to communicate with other riders can be critical in some situations, but it makes riding with a companion more enjoyable in all situations. Engines are loud and helmets block out lots of noise, so it can be hard to hear a passenger who is […]

RACING: GBC STADIUM SHORT-COURSE SERIES

Grass-roots competition By the staff of Dirt Wheels Glen Helen Raceway has teamed up with GBC tires to host a 10-race series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The series features tracks designed by four-time motocross champion Gary Jones. Unlike a typical West Coast MX-style track, these are wider, safer and all around less […]

WIDE OPEN: Nicknames

  By Joe Kosch It would be great to earn a cool nickname because of amazing driving skill or style, incredible demonstrations of bravery on the trail, or awesome racing accomplishments, but those are hard to come by. More often, less flattering nicknames are handed out to decent drivers who made a single mistake in […]

HOW TO TRACK THE 250R IN BAJA TODAY

TRACK THE 250R    Follow the Honda 250R and the rest of the teams in Baja Mexico today and tomorrow racing the Baja 1000. You can see all of the racers’ locations including track the 250R on Live Tracking on the SCORE  website. Or, if you don’t have time to sit in front of the […]

REMEMBERING SAND FEST 2000

  It was a good thing we had reservations. Especially when we saw how many people had arrived before us. Having traveled from our home in Washington state to Winchester, Oregon, and its scenic Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, the last thing we wanted to do was look for a campground with a vacancy. This resort-like […]

HOW-TO: REPLACE YAMAHA KODIAK LIGHT BULBS

Tips and tricks By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha is designing some of the most reliable and smoothest-riding ATVs lately. There is a 5-year-old Kodiak 700 that works daily on a ranch down the street from our shop that is a perfect example of this. In those years, the machine has primarily been used for […]

UTV TEST: 2021 KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 ES

A superb trail machine gets smarter and better By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000 lineup is a genuine home run in the sport UTV space. The addition of the new Teryx KRX 1000 eS and its computer-controlled Fox Live Valve suspension won’t hurt Kawasaki’s batting average. The entire package is great with […]

FMF VISION LAUNCHES SUNGLASS COLLECTION

FMF VISION continues to expand its range, now with a full line of lifestyle sunglasses. The initial collection offers eight unique frames, each with three distinct colorways to pack a powerful look for everyone. “Since 1973 my father had a vision to start the Flying Machine Factory for the love of riding and the passion […]

Thermo-Tec Is The Original Exhaust Wrap

The original Exhaust Insulating Wrap was developed over 30 years ago by Thermo-Tec. Wrapping headers with Exhaust Insulating Wrap maintains hotter exhaust gases that exit the system faster through decreased density.  This produces increased exhaust scavenging, along with lower intake temperatures.  Our Exhaust Wrap withstands continuous heat up to 2000°F; it contains no asbestos. Thermo-Tec […]

EVENT: 2021 NORTHWEST RAPTOR RALLY

Not just for Raptors By Juli Moore/www.dirtndunez.com On the Oregon dunes each year a thunder can be heard as the annual Northwest Raptor Rally takes place in Winchester Bay, Oregon. The dunes are filled with Yamaha Raptors from mild to wild for a weekend of family-friendly events. Don’t let the name fool you, everyone is welcome […]

POLARIS RZR PRO R Quick Facts

Top info that you need to know about the new WIDE OPEN RZR lineup! PRO R and TURBO R RZR PRO R 1997 cc Polaris ProStar Fury motor 2.0L four-cylinder naturally-aspirated 225 horsepower 74 inches wide One-piece chassis and fully-welded roll cage Boxed steel A-arms Stronger driveline shafts and knuckles Unitized Hubs Pro Armor 5 […]