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WIDE OPEN: Off-road aptitude test

By Steve Casper Editor’s note: More than 20 years ago Steve Casper, one of the editors of Dirt Wheels, introduced the off-road aptitude test, a series of questions that allows enthusiasts to test their off-roading knowledge. We recently rediscovered the test and found it as enjoyable and valuable as it was when it was first published. We thought you’d enjoy it as well To folks who have never participated in off-roading, many of the terms, slang and technical jargon we use can be quite confusing. However, Dirt…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents July 2021

MACHINES 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000 A classic Can-Am gets a big dose of sport! 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850 ULTIMATE TRAIL EDITION A superbly equipped 4x4 quad 2021 SHOOTOUT: KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 TRAIL EDITION VS. POLARIS RZR XP 1000 TRAILS & ROCKS Which non-turbo rules the trails?  ZBROZ CAN-AM DEFENDER PRO ADV BUILD You can’t beat this “Stepchild”! DUNCAN RACING ATC 250R DREAM MACHINE A superb ATC built to ride wooded trails! FEATURES 2021 ATV SX AT DAYTONA Wienen continues his…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents June 2021

MACHINES 2021 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR SMART-SHOX Electronic suspension for the Can-Am X3!  2021 HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER DCT EPS Go auto or shift with buttons  2021 POLARIS RZR XP 1000 TRAILS  & ROCKS Bold new body for a trail-favorite XP 1000 CT RACING POLARIS PRO XP 4 SMART MODS Making it fast, fun and bulletproof FEATURES 2021 GNCC SERIES KICKOFF It looks like Fowler versus Brycen PSDA ARIZONA ATV NATIONALS SAND DRAGS Fast times, massive roost and two-stroke smoke ATV…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents May 2021

MACHINES 2021 KAWASAKI LATE-RELEASE MODELS Electronic KRX 1000 suspension and wider, longer-travel Teryxs 2021 YAMAHA SPORT QUADS So glad they are back! DUNCAN RACING LOBO TRX305R A desert mount for a two-stroke fan 2021 GENERAL XP 4 1000 FACTORY CUSTOM EDITION A General for the west FEATURES FIVE GREAT IDAHO RIDE SPOTS Plan your own dream off-road ride MARENGO MUD RUN FLASHBACK Looking back at the run that started mud racing DAKAR PHOTO GALLERY Incredible shots from the longest…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents April 2021

MACHINES 2021 POLARIS LATE-RELEASE MODELS Two RZR Trails, a Sportsman and a hunting-edition Rangers DUNCAN RACING DREAM BANSHEE Saved from certain disaster BILLY LONG LSR CAN-AM X3 RR A desert racer for an ice-racing champion 2021 CFMOTO CFORCE 1000 OVERLAND A 4x4 born for adventure RUGGED RADIOS HONDA TALON 1000R A UTV suitable for any event RATHZILLA HYBRID SPORT QUAD The legendary Suzuki LT500 engine meets at YFZ FEATURES ENSENADA-TO-CABO BAJA TOUR Over 1000 miles and a week in a…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents March 2021

MACHINES 2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TRAIL EDITION A trail star with the armor to survive 2021 CFMOTO CFORCE 600 New and ready for prime time KOMBUSTION RZR PRO XP 4 PROJECT A beautiful build with everything LAEGER’S GNCC HONDA TRX250R One man’s cross-country dream build POLARIS RZR 800 BUDGET PROJECT Having fun on the cheap FEATURES SHOCK THERAPY SPRING KIT INSTALL Dial in your suspension for a reasonable price HILL SAND DRAGS RETURN TO GLAMIS How can they be that fast? DESTINATION:…

TABLE OF CONTENTS: FEBRUARY 2021

MACHINES 2021 YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX4 LIMITED EDITION A Wolverine with bigger teeth and longer legs 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 S The incredible hulk of the trails MAXXIS KAWASAKI KRX 1000 PROJECT Operation trail monster HONDA TRX90X There is still life in the legend! UTV BUYER’S GUIDE Helping you find your fun FEATURES          UTV TAKEOVER SAND HOLLOW New location, the same big fun PRODUCTS OBOR ADVENT XC TIRES/DWT WHEELS New sport quad tires and legendary wheels SUPERATV…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents January 2022

MACHINES 2021 YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000 LIMITED EDITION Tough on the outside but luxurious on the inside DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 We ride the quad that finished third in 2021! POLARIS RZR PRO XP ULTIMATE PROJECT Common-sense mods for big adventures DUNCAN RACING YAMAHA BANSHEE  PROJECT Immaculate, off-road, modded two-stroke twin 2022 YAMAHA LINEUP The latest quads and UTVs from the tuning-fork folks FEATURES 4x4 AND UTILITY QUAD BUYER’S GUIDE Hundreds of cool machines to choose from…

DIRT WHEELS TABLE OF CONTENTS DECEMBER 2020

MACHINES 2021 YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 & RMAX4 Two soldiers hoping to demote the Polaris General! 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 A new version of a best seller HONDA PIONEER 700 DELUXE Everything you need and more 2021 POLARIS GENERAL XP 1000 FACTORY  CUSTOM EDITION Made for the Southwest 2021 ARCTIC CAT ATV AND UTV LINEUP Covering all the off-road bases KAYO FOX 70 YOUTH QUAD A performer with a remote kill switch FEATURES CAN-AM ADVENTURES UNCHARTED SOCIETY Amazing, curated bucket-list…

DIRT WHEELS TABLE OF CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2020

MACHINES 2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 VS. POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 1000 Two very different ways to carry four people! DUNCAN’S GREAT ’88 TRX250R A true 275cc beauty of a two-stroke 2020 POLARIS RZR PRO XP ULTIMATE Smart suspension and much more 250cc-CLASS SPORT QUAD SHOOTOUT Big fun in small packages! JIMMY WHITE TECATE 200 REPLICA An ultra-rare special racer FEATURES COLD-WEATHER RIDING TRICKS Have a hot time in cold weather CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD The new face of Midwest short-course BITD…

DIRT WHEELS TABLE OF CONTENTS OCTOBER 2020

MACHINES 2021 CAN-AM X3 X rs TURBO RR WITH  SMART-SHOX Smart suspension meets massive power 2020 POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 DELUXE 64-inch track rolling on 30s! 2021 KAWASAKI LINEUP KRX Trail Edition, Special Edition and more KOMBUSTION ADVENTURE RZR Everything you want, plus paddleboards! CANNONDALE GNCC RACE QUAD Still raring to race FEATURES ATV/MX TOP-10 RIDERS Chad Wienen leads in points CT RACING TRX450R HOP-UP How much power each part adds UTV DOOR-INSERT BUYER’S GUIDE…

DIRT WHEELS SEPTEMBER 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS

MACHINES 2020 POLARIS GENERAL DELUXE Putting fun in work and comfort in fun 2020 KAYO 200 JACKAL Have a blast on a budget XTC HONDA TALON TURBO Have you heard of the Honda wing? 2020 POLARIS PRO XP LE Everything you want comes stock! ASSAULT P51 POLARIS RZR S 4 Chrome can go!  MIDWEST MUD CAN-AM X3 Built to run deep and back FEATURES ATV/MX HOW TO RIDE Champ Chad Wienen explains accelerating GNCC BACK FROM COVID Walker Fowler is back in front WORCS WHEELIES BACK ON TRACK…