PRODUCT EVALUATION: AMS M4 EVIL TIRE & ROLL’N 106 BEADLOCK WHEELS

Better Evil locked on By the staff of Dirt Wheels It has been almost three years since we tested the aggressive M1 Evil tire. It utilized long tread blocks that are angled across the center of the tire for a sinister bite for traction. Now, AMS has introduced the new M4 Evil tires with a tread design that resembles an off-road truck tire. These pieces of rolling rubber should be pretty popular everywhere, but particularly west of the Mississippi. AMS sent them wrapped around their impressive all-new Roll’n 106…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

UTV PROJECT: SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO

First turbo in the family By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sector Seven is the relatively new but innovative UTV product division of longtime off-road parts manufacturer Pro Moto Billet. Company owner Lynn Hodges is in Idaho where there are all sorts of off-road opportunities, so it was inevitable that his family would end up with a Polaris XP 1000 4 in its stable. As son Sheldon got a little older, he was looking for something sportier to drive, and the then-new Polaris RS1 was added to the family’s fleet. The RS1 project…

DIRT WHEELS TABLE OF CONTENTS JANUARY 2020

MACHINES KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 A new contender in the sport UTV game PROJECT HONDA TRX650R A ton of torque to tame PROJECT SUPERNOVARZR Burn up the biggest dunes CAN-AM DEFENDER LTD HD10 Comfortable and capable 2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE 100 machines to choose from FEATURE RIDE THE WILDS OF UTAH Take a UTV trip of a lifetime  PRODUCTS PRO EAGLE THE BEAST JACK Lifting your UTV made easy AMS M4 EVIL TIRE & ROLL’N WHEEL One tough combination OGIO RIG 9800 GEAR BAG Built to…

CT POLARIS RZR 4 DYNAMIX

-- A desert wagon made to drive hard -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Allen Knowles is the owner of CT Racing, and he has managed something extraordinary. No, we aren’t talking about this cool four-seat desert monster he built. He’s managed to find a wife who still likes to get out and hit trails in a rowdy UTV. Roxanne can navigate, feed the crew, or drive the dually and the trailer. Even more, she can stand to be a passenger when “Crazy Al” is driving. We’ll admit, we will only ride with him when the alternative is…

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS TEST

-- Still a top contender -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has been a staple in the 4x4 ATV market for quite a while now. Revisions have been small over the years, and that is due to how well the big-bore works. Power is plenty, suspension is supple and the Brute can tackle tough jobs around the ranch and rapid-transit trails while spitting rocks or slinging mud. We picked up the 2018 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i with electronic power steering in Metallic Stardust White for a test in the…

2020 CAN-AM X3 TURBO RR

-- Testing both the two and four seater versions -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Just one year ago the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R sat at the performance pinnacle for the company’s UTV line. That was then, and the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo RR is now. The jump from 172 horsepower to 195 is huge! The difference you feel in the acceleration is much more than you would think from a 23-pony jump. This long-travel, 72-inch-wide flagship truly has it all—speed, style, comfort, suspension and, of course, massive…

RIDERS WHO HAVE THE MOST FUN

-- Competition improves riding satisfaction -- By D. West What are the most vivid childhood memories you have? For me, they tend to focus on the fun times, so that would involve sports. I remember learning how to throw and catch a football with the other kids in the neighborhood. From there, it just naturally progressed to us playing football games together in our front yards. This competition provided us with the ability to prove our skills and gain full satisfaction from the sport. That same philosophy was…

ASSAULT RZR TURBO S

-- Raiding the fast parts shelves with an employee discount -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Let’s say that you work at an aftermarket company that makes excellent and very cool products. Imagine that the company is Assault Industries. Further suppose that you just bought a Polaris RZR Turbo S. Tom Cavish faced this exact scenario, and he needed to make decisions about his RZR Turbo S build. The Turbo S is no bargain-basement ride. It comes with 15-inch wheels, ITP Coyote 32-inch tires, four-point harnesses and an…

2019 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400 SHOOTOUT

Auto-clutch manual vs. CVT automatic—which is better?  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sport quad riders love their manual transmissions because of the absolute control they give over your machine’s power output. Plus, they can be more fun to ride. 4x4 riders or ranch-goers tend to stick to automatic transmissions due to ease of use. Few 4x4 quads still offer manual shifting, but that is because customers demand automatic transmissions. Suzuki makes two 2019 KingQuad 400s. The ASi comes with a CVT automatic, and the…

ROSSIER ENGINEERING REBEL 4 EXHAUST

-- Testing this hot pipe on a YFZ450R -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Daniel Gonzalez Another Yamaha YFZ450R exhaust test? You bet! Yamaha is a godsend in the sport ATV industry. They continue to produce the legendary YFZ450R, while the rest of the sport 450s have fallen off of dealer floors. That means that aside from the healthy number of Honda TRX450R projects out there, the YFZ450R is the only sport 450 we get our hands on every year to test and upgrade to our liking. We have been on an exhaust kick…