HOW TO FIND BARGAIN ATV PARTS–FEB 26

Let’s face it, as friendly as your local dealer is, he?s probably not the best source of cheap parts. Dealer parts are usually sold at a premium, as they are often high-profit items for the dealership. So what can you do to save some money and still get the parts you want?THE INTERNETFor all its […]

JAN 20–2WD SPORT UTILITY SHOOTOUT

With all of the attention lately on the newest, trickest, and fastest sport quads that are arriving in 2003, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the other side of the quad world. By that we mean the utility quads. We enjoy these ATVs because they provide basic, low-cost access to off-road travel. Many people don’t […]

NEW JERSEY OFF ROAD VEHICLE PARK

If Tony Soprano were a New Jersey off-road enthusiast, we know a place he’d take the gang out to for a leisurely weekend ride. Known as the New Jersey Off-Road Vehicle Park or NJORVP, the park is located on 265 acres in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in Chatsworth, New Jersey. Located in […]

DEC 23–UTAH’S BEST RIDING

By Lynn R. BlamiresWe thought of it as a bold plan: to ride the famous Paiute ATV Trail in central Utah in three days. An easy ride for a young bunch of riders, but this is a 50-something group trying to get in touch with their childhood. On top of that, some of these guys […]

DEC 16–KAWI IS SAVING THE GREEN

DEC 16–KAWI IS SAVING THE GREEN 12.16.2003 It has been well over a decade since Kawasaki had a mini ATV in their lineup.With Kawasaki’s new relationship with Suzuki, they were able to at least purchase and re-badge one of the better minis available today, the Suzuki LT80. Even though it is nothing more than an […]

WE TALK TO ALBA’S CORY HOVE–DEC 8

In the December ’03 issue of Dirt Wheels we published an edited interview with the owner of Alba, Cory Hove. By popular demand we are now posting the interview in its entirety. Enjoy! 1. Tell us about yourself, and what is your position at Alba? How old are you, where are you from, etc? I […]

CRF450 VS. YZF450

PRO VS. PRODUCTION On the ATVA Grand National Motocross circuit, there are two premier classes to choose from; Pro and Pro Production. For the last five years or so the Pro class has been full of one-off fully custom-built quads costing upwards of twenty-five thousand dollars. Although the number of entries at national events has […]

WHY WE RIDE–NOV 13

(This story appears in our Feb ’03 issue) All Terrain Vehicle riding is something that we can all relate to and use to support our common belief in enjoying the great outdoors. We happen to think it is one of the best and most enjoyable ways you can get up close and see the vastness […]

HUNTING WITH ATVs

Over the past couple of decades, ATVs have embedded themselves deep into the hunting culture. They’ve become such an important tool that many hunters now wonder how they ever got along without them. However, the use of ATVs by hunters has also sparked controversy, and it usually is the result of some riders not following […]

SUZUKI Z250 VS. HONDA 250EX

Who is the entry-level king?Over the last couple of years all of the major manufacturers have been taking up portions of Honda’s once dominant ATV market share. One company doing most of the damage is Suzuki. When Suzuki introduced the Z-400, 400EX sales took a dramatic dive. Then after the Eiger, Vinson and Ozarks were […]

OCT 14–ARCTIC CAT 650

All-new V-Twin flagshipFunny how things work in the ATV business. Kawasaki sells a sport quad (the KFX400) that’s made by Suzuki. And Arctic Cat sells a utility quad whose engine is made by Kawasaki. But you know what? We?re not complaining, because the 2004 Arctic Cat 4×4 650 is one heckuva good quad!There are two […]

TWINPEAKS 700 SEPT 24

Taking a hint from the competition, Suzuki has gotten the bug for a brand new premier class 4×4. Not content to have only the 500cc Vinson in their stable, they have added a new king of displacement that is sure to increase the already crowed list of choices in this lucrative monster displacement category. These […]