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GEAR GRINDER: ULTIMAX ATV HQ BELTS BY TIMKEN

— Give your CVT a good belt, By the staff of Dirt Wheels.     Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the importance of breaking a CVT drive belt in before running the machine hard. Frankly, we ignored that advice, and the first belt in our 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo 4 lasted a […]

WHERE TO RIDE: 2017 SUMMER & FALL RIDE GUIDE

The best jamborees and festivals in the nation for your summer and fall destinations By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Summer is upon us and fall is coming quickly. The warm weather is starting to make us get the itch to visit a great jamboree, rally or festival soon. There is nothing like having […]

UTV SHOOTOUT: POLARIS RZR VS. CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X DS

–The best in the business go head to head —By the staff of Dirt Wheels.     Beginning with the legendary RZR XP 1000, Polaris has been at the top of the sport performance ladder for the last four years. The XP1K opened up a new era of UTV improvements—an era that included the introduction of the […]

UTV TEST: 2017 DRAKART SCORPION & SCORPION X4

212-horsepower thrill rides! By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan     Drakart Scorpion off-road cars look like what they are—limited-production, built-to-spec, high-performance UTVs. And while it may look like Drakart is cashing in on UTV popularity, the truth is, Drakart cars came before modern UTVs. The first Drakart single-seat car was built, […]

PROJECT: QUADZILLA RETURNS

Are you man enough? By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan      We owe a great deal to dedicated ATV owners who spend the time and money to keep the legendary machines from our sport’s past alive and more than well. In this case, a Duncan Racing International, Inc. customer chose to […]

GEAR GRINDER: ALPINESTARS FLUID TECH CARBON KNEE BRACES

Protection and prevention from Alpinestars By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Adrenaline pumping, tires ripping through dirt, and the sultry sounds of two- and four-stroke engines fuel off-road enthusiasts like us. The crew here at Dirt Wheels has years of riding and driving experience, which unfortunately means we have also felt the humbling experience […]

GEAR GRINDER: SUPERCLAMP SUPERTRAC TIE-DOWN ANCHOR SYSTEM

Fast and flexible tie-down anchor tracks By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Modern UTVs make a lot of off-roading very easy. You need a helmet, eye protection and gloves, but otherwise, you can wear street clothes. You are secured by seat belts and a roll cage. Most have fabulous, high-performance, automatic transmissions and phenomenal […]

UTV TEST: 2017 POLARIS ACE 150

It’s not small, it’s “fun size” By Casey Kramer and the staff of Dirt Wheels     Polaris has rapidly added to the Ace line of single-seat UTVs, but now, with the release of the youth-oriented Ace 150, it is making a point that it is a single-seat ATV with a full-cab frame. Regardless of the […]

FRESHEN UP YOUR OLDER QUAD

— Rebuilt cylinder from Millennium Technologies — When rebuilding or freshening up your engine, servicing the cylinder can be an overlooked process. You may think that a cylinder that is smooth to the touch is good to go with the new piston kit, but it could be a ticking time bomb. It takes very specialized […]

THE STATUS LADDER OF OFF-ROADING

–The stages of life, as expressed in grind ratio, By Ron Lawson —     There are a number of ways that people gauge their position in life. Most are meaningless. Some people look at bank statements, others look at their house, their car or their job. These measures, presumably, will reflect some degree of affluence […]