UTV TEST: HONDA TALON 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE

Our favorite Honda Talon By the staff of Dirt Wheels We now have a good deal of time in all of the Honda Talon models, and that includes the Talon R with the Jackson Racing turbo kit installed. Of all the Talon models, the Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve is our favorite model to drive, and […]

CYBERQUAD YOU CAN BUY FOR CHRISTMAS

This Cyberquad is a scaled down version of the quad we saw in the back of the yet to be released Cybertruck over a year ago. That quad was actually a Raptor 700 with the gas engine replace by an electric motor of some sort.  This $1900 Tesla quad looks like a rebodied, $1200 Razor Dirt […]

BLAST FROM THE PAST: $33,000 WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD

Tom Hill’s exquisite dragster and what it’s like to ride By the staff of Dirt Wheels Al­though there’s no official NHRA or IHRA class for all-terrain vehicles, the impressive numbers his latest dragster has produced are certainly the best we have ever seen. A little over a year ago we featured Tom’s 210-horse­power, nitrous-injected, 580cc Ro­tax […]

EVENT: 2021 UTV TAKEOVER OREGON

A week of fun in the sand By Juli Moore/Dirt-N-DunezPhotography.com UTV Takeover Oregon for 2021 did not disappoint. Once again Coos Bay, Oregon, was filled with side-by-sides of all makes and models. Boxcar Campground was the epicenter of the event. UTV Takeover has honed their skills throwing huge sand events over the years, but Boxcar Campground […]

POLARIS OF THE FUTURE: NEW ALL-ELECTRIC RANGER XP KINETIC

Polaris, the world leader in powersports and off-road innovation, has harnessed the power of electrification and is once again pushing the industry forward with the introduction of its highly anticipated RANGER XP Kinetic – the hardest working, smoothest riding UTV ever built. Featuring an entirely new electric powertrain born from Polaris’ partnership with Zero Motorcycles®, […]

DESTINATION: A MONTANA TRIFECTA

Three off-the-beaten-path riding areas By Lane Lindstrom Montana is known as Big Sky Country, and under all that sky are dozens upon dozens of off-road riding areas that appeal to riders of all sorts—from technical to mild and from thrill seekers to mellow. The western one-third of Montana is laden with mountains, more specifically the world-famous […]

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 […]