SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50 & Z90

 -- ATV TEST: Small quads kids and parents will love -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Until seeing them parked together side by side, you could be forgiven for thinking the 2018 Suzuki QuadSport Z50 and QuadSport Z90 are the same machine but in different colors. Both machines share many features and technical specifications but are physically distinct. For example, they have a sturdy but compact steel frame with single-A-arm front suspension and swingarm rear suspension. The same is true of the drum brakes—two front…

2018 POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 RIDE COMMAND EDITION

-- UTV TEST: Four-seat fun with technology -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Powersports king Polaris builds one of the best family-fun machines available. Droves of RZR XP 4 1000s rove the deserts and dunes of the western states. Some are filled with passengers enjoying a smooth and fun ride. Others have a single occupant enjoying the smooth, long-wheelbase four-seater’s handling and ride. Polaris has a variety of popular four-seaters, including models with three levels of suspension specification, turbo-inducted…

REMOVE, CHECK, INSTALL CV AXLES

-- STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO GUIDE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently noticed that there was a lot of wet lubricant on one of our Polaris RZR front axles. Looking closely, we found that a stick had gone through the lower front part of the machine and wedged between the front axle CV and the front differential. We assumed the CV boot was punctured, so we pulled the axle out. This is what we found, and we thought it might help our readers. To begin, make sure the machine is supported safely, then remove the wheel.…

OCELOT TG VICTORY TIRE TEST

-- Tons of tread that'll last a long time at a good price -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tire testing never ceases at Dirt Wheels! Chaparral’s house brand Ocelot Racing has a vast selection of tires for UTVs and ATVs. The Ocelot line includes these new TG Victory tires. We picked up a set of 30x10-14, which is a standard replacement size for desert dwellers on sport performance UTVs like our Polaris RZR XP 4 1000. CONSTRUCTION The Victory tire is no lightweight. When we first installed them, we figured they…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO

-- 2018 UTV TEST: Killer Can-Am for under $20,000 -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Can-Am has obviously hit a home run with the Maverick X3 platform. When it was released, it came in 64-inch- and 72-inch-wide flavors. In the end, 2017 was a banner year of race wins, championships and sales records for Can-Am. Soon after the initial releases, the Maverick X3 Max followed up with seating for four adrenaline junkies. It only makes sense that Can-Am would leverage the basic X3 platform with a…

MODIFIED CUSTOM QUADS

-- A look at what Dirt Wheels readers ride --  By D. West Time tends to go in circles, and history will eventually repeat itself. That seems to be happening now in the sport quad world. It’s similar to the early 1990s when the manufacturers stopped development of their high-performance quads and quit selling them, except for Yamaha. The aftermarket business began to boom as ATV enthusiasts turned to them to keep their older machines running strong and even improving them.…

CARLISLE RADIAL TRAIL HD TRAILER TIRES

-- PRODUCT EVALUATION -- Trailer peace of mind, By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  One of the Dirt Wheels editors has a 30-foot bumper-pull utility trailer. It is not as weighty as a heavy equipment trailer, but it’s a monster. It looks a mile long, but gets shorter when you drive UTVs onto the deck. When we first got it, it needed mods to be safe with a full load of cars on it. One of those mods was trailer tires with a higher load range. For 15-inch wheels, E-rated tires were the heaviest we could find. We bought…

TEXTRON OFF ROAD HAVOC X

-- UTV TEST -- American hot rod style -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  Dirt Wheels’ first experience with the Textron Stampede was back when the brand was called Bad Boy. Since then, parent company Textron has changed their name, though the impressive Stampede remains pretty much the same. Even though the Stampede is largely intended as a utility and recreation UTV, we found it pretty sporty, and twice during our time with it, we took it to the dunes. Dune running isn’t exactly what it was designed for, but…

HONDA TRX250R TEST

-- Built by Lonestar Racing to win! --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve seen a large number of ATV enthusiasts rebuilding the beloved Honda TRX250R to its former glory. Retro is in right now, and the TRX250R is over 30 years old, so it’s retro for real. For the last decade most TRX250R projects we’ve seen were play machines, but now many riders have started building them to race against modern machinery. The Bosemer family never stopped living the two-stroke lifestyle. You may recall that we featured Rachel…

2018 KAWASAKI TERYX4 LE TEST

-- As good as it looks --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Kawasaki is one of those dependable brands that we are able to trust to build impressive machines. The Teryx lineup has sold very well, and for good reason. It’s a well-built UTV that looks absolutely stunning in the Teryx4 Limited Edition brilliant Lime Green color scheme. The fit and finish are amazing, with automotive-style paint that rivals anything at a car dealer. It made us cry to take it on brushy trails, but we did! The Teryx4 is…

NO LIMIT TWO-PIECE MODULAR DEUCE WHEEL

-- FIRST TEST : If you ever break these wheels, they'll replace them for free --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- There are so many companies offering UTV and ATV wheels that they need to do something unique in design, technology or strength to set them apart from others. We feel that No Limit has done just that by offering a wheel that is unique compared to others on the market. DEUCE TWO-PIECE MODULAR WHEEL, STARTING AT $149.60 PER WHEEL  No Limit blends strength, longevity and creativity with…

TABLE OF CONTENTS: JUNE 2018

MACHINES First report: Roxor utv Diesel powered manual-shifted machine 2018 TEXTRON HAVOC X More than just a Bad Boy 2018 SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50 & Z90 Sport quads for kids FIRST LOOK: POLARIS RZR XP TURBO S Wider, faster, stronger 2018 KAWASAKI TERYX4 LE Fun for the whole family PROJECT HONDA TRX250R A two-stroke desert racer 2018 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURB0 120 horsepower is plenty 2018 POLARIS RZR  XP 4 1000 RIDE COMMAND Luxury tech in a UTV FEATURES HOW-TO: REBUILD AN AXLE  Inspect and…