TAKE YOUR NEWSPAPER REPORTER FOR A RIDE–APRIL 12

 When local riding opportunities were being threatened, the Kern Off-Highway Vehicle Association (KOHVA) out of Bakersfield, California, came up with a brilliant idea to help their cause. When they heard that the local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian, was assigning two reporters to do an in-depth story on the local off-road scene, Jack Patterson, KOHVA vice-president, […]

STEEP RESTRICTIONS KEEPING PUBLIC OFF SAND AREA

The Bureau of Land Management today released their Draft Resource Area Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement that will impact the enjoyment of the area by tens of thousands of visitors and their families from California, Arizona, Nevada and across the country. The plan’s severe restrictions on access to major portions of the dunes is […]

Hot Horsepower Tips–April 2002

By Greg HallYou think you did everything right. Bought the most expensive pipe. Paid extra for that jet kit. Followed all the instructions to the letter. If you were lucky, the machine just might actually perform better?except, of course, for that pesky off-idle stumble or the giant flat spot in the midrange, or how about […]

News Release: Dunes Law Breakers–Feb 13

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management For Immediate Release: February 12, 2002 CA-610-02-26 Contact: Stephen Razo   909-697-5217; Doran Sanchez, 909-697-5220 Dunes Law Breakers Will Face Full Extent of the Law A substantial increase in law enforcement activity will be conducted at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) this President’s Day weekend. With […]

MIKE PENLAND’S RIDING TIPS–JAN 3

Mike Penland has won more Cross Country 4×4 National titles than Gary Denton has won GNC MX & TT titles. With nine National championships to his name, the plucky Rabun Gap, Georgia, native has earned product endorsement deals and name recognition exceeding that of many of the top motocross and TT riders.Amazingly enough, Mike did […]

LRV’S IN AFGHANISTAN–NOV 20

Back in our Feb. 1998 issue we did a story on the Marine Corps Light Recon Vehicle or LRV, which is basically an overgrown dune buggy with a .50-cal. machine gun on the roof. These off-road vehicles were designed to be used for long-range recon missions behind enemy lines. We had a chance to check […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLUTCHES

Your clutch is a very important component of your ATV. It transfers the engine’s power from the crankshaft to the transmission. There are two main types of clutches on today?s ATVs, automatic and manual. The clutch system you need to pay close attention to is a manual clutch. This system works well and can handle […]

ACTION PROGRAM PROTECTS PUBLIC LANDS–SEPT 24

The off road community has a fierce new weapon in the fight to keep our public lands open. The Action Program, a team effort between vehicle manufacturers, retailers, customers and land access groups was formed to provide national coordination and funding to defend the public right to access public lands for recreation. Manufacturers and dealers […]

NEW YAMAHA 4×4 IN THE WORKS

Dirt Wheels industrial spies have informed us that Yamaha will not be sitting still with the release of Kawasaki’s new 650cc V-twin powered Prairie 4×4. We have heard that they are planning an early summer release of an all new large-displacement utility four wheel drive quad. While there is no definitive word on how big, […]

BANSHEE THREE-WHEELER–APRIL 3

Mark Breiner of Palm Harbor, Florida, was a big-time three-wheeler fan back in the days and owned just about every high-performance model at one time or another. When his son wondered what three-wheelers would be like if they still made them today, it got the wheels turning in old Dad’s head. He bought a used […]

POLARIS ANNOUNCES KIDS CLUB

Polaris Industries has launched a first-of-its-kind owners club designed exclusively for kids. Modeled after their PRO (Polaris Registered Owners) program for adult riders, The PRO Club Go! provides youngsters with regular newsletters offering safe riding tips, details on organized family riding events, games, contests, and product information. The program is lead by (PRO) TEKTOR, a […]

How To Tackle Trail Obstacles At Speed-June’99

Pennsylvania’s Barry Hawk has been the undisputed king of the ATV cross-country racing world for the past six seasons. His points championships and dozens of overall race wins can mean only one thing?he knows how to tackle the toughest obstacles nature can throw at him.We sat down with Barry just before the first AMA Grand […]