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HONDA FAT CAT 650

— A fast sand dune machine — 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 […]

WHEN TWO-STROKES RULED

Two-stroke engines are perfect for off-road vehicles and ATV’s. 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 earth’s natural terrain. It’s a shame that you can no longer buy a new quad […]

TRX450R CYLINDER HEAD — $325

— Cylinder Works expands its range of engine parts — 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 […]

3 INCH LIFT FOR TALON 1000R

— Super ATV elevates the high-performance Honda — 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 […]

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER

— Doing what a quad can’t — 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 […]

KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES

— Kawasaki offers 4 levels of accessorizing your KRX — It’s normal for manufacturers to offer accessory parts for their UTVs. For Kawasaki though, they put together package deals that has 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 […]

KTM 505 SX

— Hall of fame machinery — What is the best high-performance quad? Well, 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. […]

GAS GAS ATV TEST

— 300 2-stroke & 450 4-stroke from 2004 — 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 […]

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL

— Looking back at the December 2003 issue of Dirt Wheels — 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 […]

HOT 1979 HONDA ATC70

— Radical flat track racer — 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 […]

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 […]