TECH: POLARIS SPORTSMAN CVT BELT CHANGE

Find your mojo again By the staff of Dirt Wheels There was a time when it was fairly rare to replace the CVT drive belt on a 4×4 quad, but now some of these models are very powerful with large and aggressive tires. Plus, owners are riding them harder and punishing the CVT and its belt […]

PROJECT HONDA | HIGH LIFTER 355

Originally printed in the Dec 2000 issue Honda’s 300 (2WD & 4WD) has been one of the best workhorse ATVs of all time. For over ten years now, it has racked up an enviable sales and reliability record that is unmatched in the industry. But with the introduction of Honda’s Rancher line of ATVs in […]

HONDA SPORTRA 400EX VS. YAMAHA 660R RAPTOR VS. BOMBARDIER DS 650

From the December 2000 issue Not since the halcyon days of the late eighties has there been as much excitement in the high-performance ATV ranks as there is right now. Honda got the ball rolling just a few years ago with the introduction of their excellent-handling and ex­tremely nimble FourTrax 400EX. The Honda set new […]

NEW MODELS: 2021 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X rs TURBO RR WITH SMART-SHOX

E-shocks make it to the Can-Am brand with more features By the staff of Dirt Wheels For 2021 Can-Am has followed suit behind Polaris and Honda by offering their top-of-the-line $28,299 two-seat and $32,099 four-seat Maverick X3s with what they call Smart-Shox, a semi-active suspension you can adjust on the fly from inside the cockpit. The shocks […]

TECH: 2017 CAN-AM X3 DRY-BREAK INSTALL

Fast and safe fuel By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently caught up with Best in the Desert race series competitor Rick Smith who has been racing a 2017 Can-Am X3 with some light modifications suited for racing. While competing in the 2020 Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada, Rick explained he lost a lot […]

RIDING TIPS: WORCS CHAMPION BEAU BARON

Sit or stand in corners By the staff of Dirt Wheels   While looking at our photos of the Mesquite round of WORCS, Pro ATV champ and race winner Beau Baron hit one corner standing and sitting on different laps. We were curious and asked how he chooses whether to sit or stand in a corner. He […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: ALCO DIRT BIKE AND ATV WASH

Don’t be like Pig-Pen By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve heard a lot of product histories began when an enthusiast wanted a product and could not find it for sale. Alco claims that this is what happened with its wash products. They rode, the machines got dirty and they needed to be cleaned. Often, detergents […]

PROJECT UTV: KOMBUSTION RZR S OVERLANDER

Toys on top By the staff of Dirt Wheels You know that Hair Club commercial where the spokesman claims that he doesn’t simply own the company but he is also a client? The same applies to Travis Gardner and Ryan Flanders. Together they own Kombustion Motorsports in Salt Lake Valley, Utah. And like the guy from […]

FEATURE: DOOR INSERT BUYER’S GUIDE

Why buy a whole door By the staff of Dirt Wheels While complete half doors are not strictly necessary on a UTV, they can be beneficial to any build. Half-door replacements generally have the advantage of a full inner frame, but they require installation and hinge and latch alignment. Rather than paying more and dealing with […]

COMPETITION: ATV/MX FIVE ROUNDS DOWN

Wienen has the points By the staff of Dirt Wheels For the past few seasons, fans of ATV/MX have been treated to a superb battle as two of the best to ever grab handlebars remained locked in an all-out war for the championship. Joel Hetrick and Chad Wienen have been the main story at every […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS

Go around strapped By the staff of Dirt Wheels Giant Loop is well-known for quality, not cheap or inexpensive adventuring products. Many of the products are somewhat exclusive to motorcycles, but most can transition easily to 4×4 quads with racks. In this case we tried Giant Loop’s Pronghorn straps. These are elastic straps that work with […]