CAN THIS 1999 HONDA TRX300 BE SAVED?

-- BOSS McKANNICK TO THE RESCUE -- Dear Boss, We own an old 1999 Honda TRX300. The battery had been weak for years, and we just kick-started it to get it running. Well, my son purchased a new battery and installed it, but the cables were frayed, and when he first started it, the positive cable touched the battery-hold-down plate on the frame, and it got red hot, sparks flew and the cable melted. Luckily, the machine didn’t catch fire. But, now everything is dead. What are my options now to get it back in…

PASTRANA EYES RECORD JUMP AT BRIMSTONE

-- Huntsville, TN – From May 25th – 27th. Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts from all over the globe will gather at Brimstone® Recreation in Huntsville, Tennessee for the annual White Knuckle Event. Nestled in the wilds of the Cumberland Mountains, Brimstone® Recreation features over 300 miles of OHV trails on approximately 20,000 acres of terrain. The White Knuckle Event is the “hold on tight” event of the year as OHV enthusiasts from all over push their vehicles to the limit. This year, the Nitro Circus crew…

FXR RACING COLD WEATHER GEAR

-- Is it still really cold where you live? Well then, FXR Racing is a company you should know about. Along with making riding gear for dirt bike and quad riders, they make warm clothing for snowmobilers too. They have a new jacket and boots here for really cold weather. Its designed for ice fishing, but it'll also work for UTV and ATV riders going out into the frozen tundra. Here's what they had to say about their new Excursion jacket and X Cross boots: EXCURSION JACKET  Regardless of the weather above, the fish…

YAMAHA’S GYTR TURBO YXZ1000R

-- TURBO KIT ADDS 60% HORSEPOWER INCREASE -- Here's what Yamaha says about it:  GYTR is pleased to bring you the pinnacle of forced-air-induction systems available on the market today! This kit is designed for the “no-limits” driver that wants to pull more power from their YXZ. We scoured the globe, sourcing the highest quality components available – determined to build a turbo kit unlike any other. During development, no detail was overlooked. You’ll immediately feel the power as soon as you hit the gas. Here’s…

YAMAHA YXZ1000R RACE NEWS

-- Yamaha YXZ1000R Claims Three of Top Ten Positions at King of the Hammers -- CJ Greaves Earns $5,000 bLU cRU Bonus as Top Finishing YXZ1000R: YAMAHA PRESS RELEASE -- Yamaha factory-supported and bLU cRU racer CJ Greaves, along with his father, veteran off-road racer Johnny Greaves, and Kyle Anderson were among the few competitors who completed the grueling King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV Race on Wednesday, piloting Yamaha’s pure sport YXZ1000R side-by-side (SxS) before time expired. As the top finishing YXZ1000R…

NEW XPS 10W-50 HI-PERFORMANCE OIL

-- BRP is introducing a new XPS oil to meet the demands of high-performance off-road engines, including turbo and supercharged engines. XPS 4T 10W-50 is formulated specifically for the higher stress these engines experience, especially when used in warm temperature climates. XPS 4T 10W-50 is blended using the highest quality synthetic base stocks and unique additives designed for off road use where extremes of moisture, heat, dust, dirt and abuse are much more common. XPS 4T 10W-50 goes far beyond what conventional…

KTM 505 SX

-- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new in 2018 then that would have to be Yamaha's YFZ450R. However, if you were going to include all quads made in the last 10 years, then you'd have to consider the KTM 505 SX. Stephane LeBlanc is a Dirt Wheels reader who owns a 2010 KTM 505 SX and he seems quite pleased with it's performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps clean, well maintained and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM no longer makes this machine. If they…

THE NEW ROXOR IS COMING!

-- IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 2, 2018 -- Until then you can watch this teaser video and try to determine what it is. Here's the link > http://www.roxoroffroad.com This is what we know so far -- Roxor Off-Road is a new division of Mahindra, which is an automotive manufacturer in India. They've been making Jeeps, SUVs, cars, commercial and agricultural vehicles for many years over there. They've also been making a UTV that we have a photo of here. Mahindra made big news this past fall by announcing their…

MAXXIS TAKES ON KING OF HAMMERS

-- Maxxis Press Release -- CJ AND JOHNNY GREAVES, KYLE ANDERSON FINISH KOH ON MAXXIS’ ROXXZILLA, LIBERTY TIRES Out of more than 100 drivers who began the brutal Can-AM King of the Hammers UTV Race presented by HCR Racing, only 12 made it to the finish line. Three Maxxis-sponsored racers were among them: CJ Greaves finished fifth, his father Johnny Greaves finished seventh, and Kyle Anderson took ninth place. Although both have won multiple short course off-road championships, CJ and Johnny Greaves were rookies in…

KTM 300 2-STROKE QUAD

-- All of the sport quads that you can buy these days are 4-strokes. However, older 2-stroke quads like Honda's TRX250R are still a strong force for getting quickly around a track or down the trails. The lighter weight and snappy power make them easier to flick around and move quickly across gnarly terrain. The GNCC series is where the top cross-country racers show up to do battle and they spend a lot of time setting up their quads to be the best at getting to the finish line ahead of the rest. Walt Schumacher is a…

THE NEW MARCH 2018 ISSUE IS HERE!

-- The March 2018 issue of Dirt Wheels is at your local newsstands now. Make sure you pick up a copy, because there's lots of good stuff inside you'll want to see. Check out the table of contents pages below for the list of tests, how-tos, product evaluations, events and features. . . You can get a $25 gift card if you order a subscription for only $19.99. That's right, you actually make $5 on the deal along with getting 12 issues of Dirt Wheels delivered to your home. Check out the special offer here.> …

NEW POLARIS RS1 WINS FIRST RACE

Factory RZR Driver Ronnie Anderson Validates Polaris’ New Single Seat Race-Inspired RZR RS1 With Dominating Victories Polaris Press Release – Just days following its commercial release, the all-new Polaris single seat RZR® RS1 captured two first-place finishes in its first competitive race this weekend at the WORCS season opener at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Polaris Factory Racing athlete Ronnie Anderson swept the Pro Side by Side classes, taking the title in the SxS Pro and Pro Stock classes, with a dominating…