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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.

PROJECT ATV: LOGAN HUFF’S YAMAHA YFZ450R RACER

Fit for the MX trackBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha’s YFZ450R rolls off the showroom floor ready for high-performance riding and racing. It serves as a great platform for ATV competition of all levels. Utah’s Logan Huff is a top pro racer in the West Coast-oriented WORCS Grand Prix series. After years racing Yamaha’s […]

ATV PROJECT: RATH RACING YAMAHA YFZ/YZ450 HYBRID

Adding modern moto power to a 450 quad By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Wayne Davis For those who are devotees of the straight-axle sport quad, times are rough but with spots of brightness. In the youth quad market, the sport quad blueprint holds strong, but that doesn’t help an adult interested in throwing roost […]

ATV TEST: 2022 CAN-AM RENEGADE X XC 1000R

No wonder it dominates the GNCC series By the staff of Dirt Wheels Has anyone ever turned a machine over to you with a warning? “This thing has a lot of power so be careful!” No statement could have been more relevant to this machine. There was a time when 4×4 quads were earnest and capable […]

YAMAHA TOOK US TO OREGON DUNES

We had the chance to visit Winchester Bay in Oregon to get some seat time on the current Raptor and YFZ450R. Although nothing has really changed for 2022 compared to the 2021 models, Yamaha wanted us to get an experience that showcased the design of both machines. A place where sport quad power delivery and […]

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 BUILD

    ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 BUILD   We see many impressive quad builds from Duncan Racing. A good number of those are classic vintage machines being brought up to current standards for modern fun. A build like that requires stripping a decades-old frame down for gusseting and refurbishing. Duncan gets massive power […]

DUNCAN RACING BANSHEE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan DUNCAN RACING BANSHEE Yamaha’s Banshee was a sales hit for close to two decades. Right from the first, the twin-cylinder two-stroke had massive aftermarket support. Its engine was heavily based on a popular street bike, so there was already a ton of development in making […]

DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD

DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD By the staff of Dirt Wheels DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD When we were working on the Dakar feature at the beginning of 2021, we noticed that one ATV competitor had USA listed as his home country. This caught our attention, as this is a first for the Quad class. It turns […]

2022 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Polaris is one company that remains committed to regular updates for its 4×4 quad line. For example, Polaris’ 2021 Sportsman 570 line got a completely new and upgraded rolling chassis and all bodywork, including racks and rack extenders. Now, here is the 2022 Sportsman 570 […]

2022 CAN-AM FULL LINE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels   2022 CAN-AM FULL LINE After a year that saw all motorsports brands have trouble meeting demand, most brands are keeping things conservative for 2022, but not Can-Am! Always known for powerhouse machinery, Can-Am becomes the first sport UTV brand to touch 200 horsepower stock! Plus, the company has […]

2022 POLARIS LINEUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS LINEUP Polaris Off-Road has released details for the model year 2022 line. So far the news consists mostly of updates and fine-tuning, though there are some new trim packages and an all-new Ranger 570 and youth RZR 200. One of the more exciting new trim packages is […]