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Thorough tests of all things ATV. ATV tests of latest models, epic builds for racing, or just stock riding on the weekend. Our reviews give a comprehensive analysis of parts, performance, and price. We’ll give you the inside scoop on all you need to know about your favorite machines.

YAMAHA TRI-Z 250 FIRST TEST

YAMAHA TRI-Z 250 FIRST TEST Here is the first test of Yamaha's all-new Tri-Z 250 as it appeared back in the August 1984 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine.  Honda riders were nervous that this all-new machine from Yamaha would dethrone…
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2024 POLARIS XPEDITION ADV ULTIMATE: FIRST TEST

2024 POLARIS XPEDITION ADV ULTIMATE Extend your off-road and off-grid adventure for days! By Jeff Henson Polaris had us all doing a double take when they released the Xpedition XP and ADV models. They already have the RZR sport…
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FIRST LOOK: KAYO A300 SPORT ATV

Kayo’s A300 sport ATV is currently available in Europe but hasn’t made its way to the USA…yet. We’ve been researching this machine for months, and YouTube videos from owners overseas show that it rips! Could this be the entry-level sport…
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DUNCAN RACING HONDA TRX450R BUILD

Building an ATV of this caliber has been a dream for owner Jason Blunt. “I always wanted something like it, but never had the money or the time,” said Blunt. Now at age 49, Blunt still has the racing bug and turned to Duncan Racing to build…
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KTM 450/505 SX SPORT ATV

Dirt Wheels Editor, Jeff Henson, stumbled across his ATV media launch notes for the 2009 KTM 450/505 SX sport ATV launch held at Redbud MX in July of 2008. Take a look back at the most MX race-ready sport ATV ever created.
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FIRST LOOK: 2024 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750

Several months ago Kawasaki released information on its 2024 ATV models, and our spirits sank when we noticed the Brute Force 750 was MIA. How could Team Green drop one of our favorite big-bore 4x4 ATVs from its lineup without warning? We…
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ATV PROJECT: TRANGHESE DESIGNS KAWASAKI KFX450R

Unlike some other brands, the KFX450R was narrow for trails, and it was the only Japanese 450 sport quad with reverse. It was designed to be agile in the woods, and that suited Tranghese’s riding style. He found the KFX was nimble and felt…
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CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 700: FIRST RIDE!

Can-Am’s new Outlander 700 is replacing the Outlander 570, and the new Outlander 500 replaces the Outlander 450. Like many of you, we were also confused when news broke from Can-Am about the new mid-size Outlanders. Why would Can-Am replace…
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THE GREATEST SPORT ATVs OF ALL TIME

We can always find something great to say about every Sport ATV put out by a major powersports manufacturer. Some are recognized for engine performance, while others for suspension action and adjustability. Many are tailored…
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