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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Performance For Your Polaris-May’99

Editors note: Olav Aaen is the owner of Aaen Performance, which specializes in high-performance mods for Polaris ATVs and snowmobiles. He graciously agreed to provide Dirt Wheels readers with his years of expertise in the fine tuning of the Polaris automatic transmission. When Polaris first introduced their ATV line, the transmission was new to the […]

KASEA SKYHAWK 150

ATV manufacturers are offering more ATV models in 2000 than at any other time in history. There are literally dozens of four-wheel drives, a wide variety of two-wheel drive recreational and utility machines, sport and high-performance quads, and an ever-increasing number of minis in the 50cc to 90cc range.However, there is one class of four-wheeled […]