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HOW FAST CAN A BANSHEE GO?

-- Here's the story and the top speed numbers the Dirt Wheels crew got with Yamaha's 2-stroke twin. The test took place back in 1994, but this "Blast From The Past" is still relevant today. Keep reading... .

CAN-AM DEFENDER GETS MORE AGGRESSIVE

-- The aggressive Defender X mr HD10 side-by-side vehicle is factory built to tackle the nastiest of mud, where traction and torque are in high demand. An authentic mud monster, the muscular Defender not only reinforces the Can-Am brand's leadership in the mud-riding spectrum, but it does so with unmatched styling and engineering ingenuity. The specialized Defender X mr HD10 vehicle - available in either a Carbon Black & Sunburst Yellow finish or premium Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo - includes all the Defender XT HD10…

NEW JANUARY 2018 ISSUE IS HERE!

-- INSIDE YOU'LL FIND: 2018 ATV Buyer's Guide, RZR Dynamix Turbo vs. Can-Am X3 Turbo Shootout, Tests of Yamaha's Raptor 700, the new Maverick Trail and Ranger XP 1000. Also, reviews of many products you'll want to see, so make sure you pick up a copy at your local newsstands. Or, order a subscription and have every issue delivered right to your home. Right now is the lowest subscription price of the year and you get a free $25 gift card to Rocky Mountain ATV & UTV Accessories. Check it out here > …

IS THE BELLY OF YOUR MACHINE PROTECTED?

-- WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SKID PLATES -- Have you ever been riding down a trail and came to a section that had rocks and boulders you had to cross? While making your way through you cringe as you hear rocks scraping against the frame, A-arms and other metal parts down there. Well, that's why skid plates were invented. They come in handy for protecting your quad or UTV and providing peace of mind. Ricochet Off-road Armor is a company that is well known for building quality skid plates. The Dirt Wheels crew has been…

CAN-AM WINS BEST IN THE DESERT

– Phil Blurton piloted his Can-Am / No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Pro Production Turbo class championship this past weekend at the Best In The Desert Pahrump Nugget 250 in Nevada. It was the first BITD championship for both Blurton and factory Can-Am and the third major championship won by a racer of a Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle in 2017. Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr., and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV…

CHRISTMAS QUAD GIFT GUIDE

-- FOR THE YOUNGSTERS OF THE FAMILY -- Kids like to ride too, and there are ATVs that the manufacturers designed just for their size and skill level. If you have a son or daughter in the 6 to 10 age range you may have been thinking it's time for them to get started in the sport you enjoy yourself. On Christmas morning is the standard time when little guys and gals get their very first quad from dad, gran-dad or uncles. You may not be familiar with what all is available these days for the youngest beginner riders, so…

NEW DUNE 900 4×4 QUAD

Recently we told you about the company called Troxus that makes UTVs and ATVs. The vehicles from this Chinese company were only available in the Asian and European markets, but they recently opened up an office in California called TROXUS USA. That's a strong indicator we may be able to buy their machines here as well. The top-of-the-line ATV they have is called the Dune 900. It's powered by a liquid-cooled, 885cc, V-twin with 8 valves and fuel injection. They have it rated at 75 horsepower. The big 4x4 has…

TRX400R vs. BANSHEE 630

-- BIG 2-STROKE SHOOTOUT -- Here's a "Blast From The Past" you may find interesting. Back in our October 1999 issue of Dirt Wheels we tested a Honda TRX250R that was enlarged to 400cc. We compared it against a Yamaha Banshee 350 that was enlarged to 630cc. They were both in the category of ultimate 2-stroke quad. How fast were they? Keep reading...

NEW TROXUS RIDGE 900

-- WILL THIS UTV BE AVAILABLE IN THE USA? -- Troxus is an ATV and UTV manufacturer based in China. They have previously focussed their attention on the Asian and European market only, but that may soon change. It looks as though they're planning on offering their machines to American riders as well. One could come to that conclusion based on the fact that they opened up an office in Torrance, California known as TROXUS USA. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start checking out the one UTV they have in their lineup.…

MODIFIED MAVERICK X3

-- HMF MAKES BIG IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FASTEST CAN-AM -- Here's what the guys at HMF have to say about their project X3 Turbo: The Maverick X3 is Can Am’s latest offering to the extreme sport side by side scene. Its 900 CC turbocharged 3 cylinder engine produces 154 crank horsepower. With help from a turbo back exhaust system and custom ECU tuning from HMF, the X3 becomes a whole new animal. We started with a mostly stock frame and added our IQ/Gusset Kit, HCR stock 72” stock ARM replacement kit with RCV axles,…

FIRST RESPONDERS RIDE

-- DIRT WHEELS READERS OF THE MONTH -- Dear Dirt Wheels, Here we are in November on our annual NY area Cop, Fireman and E.M.S. ride.  We are at the quarry on The Rock House Trail System in West Virginia. This is a yearly event for us where we drive down, stay for a week and enjoy the great ATV trails and Southern Hospitality. Along with the fantastic riding that The Hatfield and McCoy Trail System has to offer, we really appreciate the break from our hectic schedules.   Pictured from left to right are Jim, Paul,…

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM POLARIS

-- Our friends at Polaris wanted to remind you that they have a few items that would make great gifts for family members this Christmas. Here is a quick look at some popular items you can find at your Polaris dealer: Polaris ACE® 150 EFI Price: $3,799 Where to Buy: ace.polaris.com/en-us/ About: As the industry’s first single seat youth model, the Polaris ACE® 150 EFI is designed to give kids ten years and older the joy of driving with adult supervision while providing safety features parents will love.…