Browsing author

Alma

2008 RANGER CREW RESTORATION

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2008 RANGER CREW RESTORATION There are a number of reasons an old UTV might be left to rot in a shed or a field somewhere. In the case of this 2008 Ranger Crew, it was ignored after a huge loss of power, seats ravaged by the sun and too […]

Will HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

Editors note: this editorial piece was written over 5-years ago. Its interesting to note that we need this exact kind of resurgence in the Sport ATV market that we saw in 1999. New machines that changed things       It’s interesting how the introduction of one particular vehicle can have a big effect. It […]

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

— Horsepower kings go head to head — In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are […]

VINTAGE RESTORATION: 1977 HONDA ODYSSEY FL250

There may never be a better early Odyssey By the staff of Dirt Wheels This entire restoration started as an idea that Mike Palmgren of Vintage Motorsports had back in 2004 while working for the Honda Collection Hall in Japan. Yutaka “Tony” Ikeda was the long-time Honda employee who was given the job of putting together […]

AMAZING RESTORED 1988 HONDA TRX250R

Keeping it all in the family By the staff of Dirt Wheels Every once in a while a project machine we spot on social media is so intriguing that we have to see it for ourselves. It turns out, the TRX250R posted by @shaun_88r on Instagram was conveniently located along our travel route through Boise, Idaho. […]

NEW CAN BE CHEAPER THAN USED

By Joe Kosch Not too long ago I talked to a friend of a friend who got his first ATV. I was pumped to hear that another enthusiast had joined the sport, and I imagined all the good times, new experiences and great memories that were in store for him—until I learned more about his […]

2022 DIRT WHEELS READER SURVEY

TAKE THIS QUICK SURVEY AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN A FULL SET OF NEW KMC WHEELS AND EFX TIRES FOR YOUR RIDE!!! Hey! Who DOESN’T need a new set of wheels and tires for their rig? Well, you can get a chance to win a FULL SET of NEW KMC wheels and EFX tires (VALUED AT […]

EVENT: DUNEFEST 2021

Sand fans invade Winchester Bay, OR By Dirt-N-Dunez Dunefest is called “the most fun a family can have in the sand.” For the past 19 years Dunefest has supplied a family-friendly atmosphere with five days of action-packed sand events. People gathered from across the country, and this past year was no exception to the rule. Located […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: TUSK UTV PROFILE ALUMINUM ROOF

Safety and shade By John Bumgarner and the staff of Dirt Wheels The Tusk UTV Profile aluminum roof is a great addition to any side-by-side vehicle. The aluminum top protects you and your passengers from the sun, and can keep you safe from Mother Nature’s harsh environment. WHAT IT IS Laser-cut from 0.10 aluminum with rolled […]

UTV PROJECT: CT RACING HONDA TALON 1000R

Finding more fun meeting the nicest people By Allen Knowles and the Dirt Wheels staff Photos by Pat Carrigan When you own a performance company, it is handy to have a personality that won’t let you leave any piece of machinery alone. Allen Knowles of CT Racing is the king of that personality type. His projects look […]