HONDA TALON EXHAUST FROM HMF

HONDA TALON EXHAUST FROM HMF The HMF™ exhausts for the Honda® Talon 1000 R/X are available as a Dual Full System in the Performance and Titan series and a Slip-On in the Titan series.  All available HMF™ exhausts take advantage of HMF's™ superior engineering to produce unmatched durability, sound, power, and torque.  All systems retain the OEM oxygen sensor for optimum drivability. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Dual Full System -…

HONDA ATC450RF

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HONDA ATC450RF It seems like 3-wheelers have been gaining in popularity the past few years. So much so that all of the manufacturers have a bunch of new 3-wheelers in their showrooms now. Okay, we're making a joke. In case you didn't know, 1986 was the last model year for new 3-wheelers. Thus the case for the HONDA ATC450RF.  However, that doesn't stop enthusiasts from getting a new 3-wheeler. Well, at least the configuration is new. You see, the hottest 3-wheelers today are converted…

KAWASAKI KRX 1000 FULL SPEC COMPARISON

-- How it compares to the YXZ ,Talon & RZR -- We'll soon get a Kawasaki KRX1000 to test and eventually put it in a shootout with the other top UTVs. Until then we can only do a features and specs comparison on paper. So, let's see how it lines up with the Polaris RZR XP 1000, Honda Talon X and Yamaha YXZ1000R SE. Check out the lists below: 2020 KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 MSRP: $20,499 Engine Type: 999cc 4-valve, 4-stroke twin Bore x Stroke: 95mm x 75.1mm Fuel…

KTM 2-STROKE 3-WHEELER

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KTM 2-STROKE 3-WHEELER It would be great if KTM made 3-wheelers, but since they don't Nico Smith built one himself down in Laredo, Texas. He started with the frame of a 2002 KTM 250 SX dirt bike. For the engine, he installed a freshly rebuilt 2003 KTM 300 EXC 2-stroke. The seat and rear fenders came from a 2009 KTM quad. The wider triple clamps for the forks came from Emig Racing. Nico made the swing arm and sub-frame himself. Various other parts came from Yamaha Banshees and Tri-Zs.…

WATCH OUT FOR ATV THIEVES

WATCH OUT FOR ATV THIEVES Shared from Fox News According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the number of reported ATV thefts nationwide dropped from 21,255 in 2016 to 19,363. On average, 19 percent of them took place in July and August, with Mondays and Fridays seeing the most incidents by far. WATCH OUT FOR ATV THIEVES The NICB said that during the reporting period 66 percent of ATVs reported stolen were not recovered, and recommends removing the key, locking the steering, parking the vehicles…

KAWASAKI KFX450R RACER

KAWASAKI KFX450R RACER Hi Dirt Wheels, my name is Mack McDermott from Rhode Island. This is my 2009 Kawasaki KFX450R. Bought it a little over a year ago in bone stock form and after riding a track a few times I decided to get full-blown into racing and build my KFX450 to as close to a national level build as I could. I Teamed up with Tranghese Motorsports out of Springfield, Massachusetts to help me build it and race in the NEATVMX series. Photos by Mike Fig Photography KAWASAKI KFX450R RACER MOTOR: Carillo rod,…

ADDING A SPEEDO TO OLDER ATVs

ADDING A SPEEDOMETER TO OLDER ATVs Dear Boss, I’m wondering if it’s possible to install a speedometer on the Kawasaki KFX700? If so, how would you go about doing that? Thanks. Paul Bassani Colorado Springs, CO ADDING A SPEEDO TO OLDER ATVs On the surface your question is simple, but if you take a deep dive into all the equipment available that can read your speed, you had better pack a lunch, son! So, let’s start off with the simplest speedometer—the bicycle speedometer. Back in the day before speedometers were…

NEW PODIUM BEADLOCK WHEEL

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NEW PODIUM BEADLOCK WHEEL The  New Podium Beadlock Wheels are out. GMZ Podium Beadlock is a durable aluminum wheel available in both 14 and 15-inch size options designed for sand and off-road rigs! Whether you prefer a staggered or non-staggered setup, drive a full-size four-door or smaller two-seater the Podium has you covered.  Price -- $235. The 14x8 and 14x10 are 4+4 and 5+5, respectively. While the 15x7 comes in 4+3, 15x8 in 4+4, and 15x10 in 5+5. Owners want options when it…

HONDA TAKES OVER KEIHIN, SHOWA & NISSIN

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HONDA TAKES OVER KEIHIN, SHOWA & NISSIN For those of us who have owned Honda motorcycles and over the years, there were three things we noticed. The carbs and fuel injection throttle bodies had the word "Keihin" stamped on them. The word "Showa" was on the shocks or forks. "Nissin" was the word we saw on the brake calipers. The reason why is that Honda owned around one-third of those companies. Just recently Honda announced that it bought the remaining stock of Keihin, Showa, and Nissin.…

MONSTER HONDAS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MONSTER HONDAS Liberty Customz is a company in the Houston, Texas area that specializes in Honda 4x4s. They make the parts to help your Honda conquer the gnarliest mud holes. Their tall A-arms and stretched swing arms will lift your Honda up higher and their axle paddles will provide extra drive forward. Liberty Customz will also do frame-up restorations on your older Hondas. MONSTER HONDAS Check out their website for more info > https://www.libertycustomz.com/ To subscribe to…

THE NEW DECEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Get a copy at your local stores now -- You'll want to make sure you get the new December 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine. It's packed full of good stuff you'll like. Make it easy and have us deliver it right to your home. Put your name on the list here > https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of what's inside check out the Contents pages below: . .

2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES EDT PRESS RELEASE: The 2020 EDT National Schedule is set coming off an incredible 2019 season that had the largest ATV EDT Event in history at the 50th EDT National Anniversary in Ashtabula, Ohio in July earlier this year with over 890 entries in attendance. Most of the favorites from 2019 are back like Kinston, North Carolina, the 2015 EDT Track of the Year Busco Beach ATV Park, and the Legendary Pine Lake Raceway July's National and also the Fall Event…