2020 POLARIS OUTLAW 70 EFI

2020 POLARIS OUTLAW 70 EFI. Polaris wants to get kids riding at a young age. Their latest ATV has a recommended age limit of six years old. Safety is number one so Polaris included a throttle governor that controls speeds from 0-15 MPH, a safety flag, and a free helmet.  Parents and kids will like the light thumb throttle thanks to electronic fuel injection. EFI also helps with cold starts and gives smooth power for fun on the trails. 2020 POLARIS OUTLAW 70 EFI The machine features 4 inches of suspension travel and…

HONDA FAT CAT 650

HONDA FAT CAT 650 It's kind of like a dirt bike, but it's also like an ATV too. The fat tires allow it to carve across the sand better than skinny tires. If you've ever ridden a normal dirt bike at the dunes you had to deal with the front tire cutting in deep in the turns and the rear tire spinning wildly trying to find traction. This Fat Cat 650 is an effective solution to that problem. Although the Fat Cat 650 is a custom build, its concept was based on the original Honda Fat Cat 200 that was available for sale at…

WHEN TWO-STROKES RULED THE EARTH

WHEN TWO-STROKES RULED THE EARTH Two-stroke engines are perfect for off-road vehicles and ATVs. They're powerful, but yet simple and lightweight. No matter if they're in two-wheelers, three-wheelers, or four-wheelers, two-stroke engines allow the vehicles to be nimble and the riders to move quickly across the earth's natural terrain. It's a shame that you can no longer buy a new quad with a two-stroke engine in it. However, there are still plenty out on the trails. Many riders are still addicted to the quick, snappy power…

TRX450R CYLINDER HEAD: $325

TRX450R CYLINDER HEAD: $325 Honda's TRX450R is still a very popular quad even though 2014 was the last year new ones were produced. At the race tracks, you see as many older TRX450Rs as you do newer Yamaha YFZ450s. What this means is Honda 450R riders are used to rebuilding their engines to keep them going for another season.  They're buying new parts instead of a new quad. Cylinder Works is company 450R owners have been going to for buying pistons, cylinders, and big bore kits. Now, you can also go to them to…

3 INCH LIFT FOR TALON 1000R

3 INCH LIFT FOR TALON 1000R If you want to ride over bigger rocks and drive across deeper creeks a lift kit is a good thing to have. That's also true if you put bigger tires on your machine. This is why Super ATV came out with a 3" lift kit for the Honda Talon. They say it'll allow you to go up to a max tire size of 37". Their kit here is designed for the 2019 1000R model and it sells for $224.95. 3 INCH LIFT FOR TALON 1000R THE FEATURES INCLUDE: 3" front and rear lift Fit up to a 37” tire when used with a…

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER In most states, a 3-wheeler is considered a motorcycle and is regulated under those rules. Motorcycles are street legal if they come with the required equipment, so, therefore, 3-wheelers can fall under the street legal category too. The easiest way to make a 3-wheeler street legal is, to begin with a street-legal dirt bike. These have been called Dual-Sports and lately, the bigger ones get the Adventure Bike title. If you add brake lights, turn signals, mirrors, and such to your Honda ATC250R,…

KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES

KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES It's normal for manufacturers to offer accessory parts for their UTVs. For Kawasaki though, they put together package deals that have multiple items included together. You can go from mild to wild before your KRX 1000 leaves the dealership. From the base price of $20,499, you add the cost of the package deal you choose. Take a look below at what each one offers. KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES You'll soon be seeing KRX accessories being offered by the aftermarket manufacturers…

KTM 505 SX

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels KTM 505 SX What is the best high-performance quad? If you're talking about what you can buy new today 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 its performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps it clean, well maintained, and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM…

GAS GAS ATV TEST

GAS GAS ATV TEST You may have heard of the ATVs with the funny name that were made in Spain. The Gas Gas quads were actually fast machines, whether you got the 300 2-stroke or the 450 4-stroke. Even though they're no longer available now they are a part of ATV history, along with Cannondale, that you should know about.  Dirt Wheels tested the two Gas Gas quads in our January 2004 issue and you may want to read the reprint of that article below. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click…

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL The Kawasaki Mules, Polaris Rangers, and John Deere Gators were tame, utility-minded machines designed to help get chores done around the farm. Yamaha was the first to say, "Hey, why don't we make one of those  steering wheel machines with a more sporty attitude and able to get down the trail with the speed of a quad." After building it and testing it, they liked it and decided to sell it. For 2004 Yamaha added the Rhino to its line up and the off-road world was rather surprised. What…

HOT 1979 HONDA ATC70

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels HOT 1979 HONDA ATC70 Francis Raynauld is a Dirt Wheels reader up in Quebec, Canada and here is the 1979 Honda ATC70 that he put together. You'll note that the engine is not the stock 70 unit.  It is a 160cc engine purchased from one of those pit bike companies. Their motor mounts are designed to lineup with ATC and mini frames. Some of the most fun you can have is getting a bunch of ATC70s together and racing around a small oval. It's a total blast when those things drift out sideways…

THE NEW JANUARY ISSUE IS HERE!

-- 2020 ATV Buyer's Guide, new KRX & more -- You'll want to make sure you get a copy of the Dirt Wheels, January 2020 issue.  It's on sale now at your local stores. Or, you can save a lot of money and have us deliver it to your home. Each issue costs only $1.50 when you order a subscription and we also give you a $25 gift card. Check it out> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of the January 2020 issue, look at the Table of Contents pages below. . .