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In Case You Missed It: KoH

King of the Hammers began 12 years ago in Johnson Valley with 13 guys racing or a case of beer. Today KOH has grown to have over 45,000 spectators and 118 entries just in the UTV class alone. The week-long event began last Friday when Hammertown officially opened to the public. However, racers came out days before the event was even set up, so they could pre-run the course and prepare for the brutal 181 mile race. This year was promised to be the toughest KOH course in history for the UTV drivers. But before the racers could…

2018 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

-- The most amazing variety of maachines yet! By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- No matter what kind of UTV you’re dreaming of, 2018 is full of amazing choices. Just to name a few, the sport category has Can-Am’s 172-horsepower Maverick X3s, in addition to the new family of 50-inch Maverick Trail UTVs, and Polaris features the new RZR XP Turbo Dynamix with active suspension. In recreation utility, there’s the all-new Yamaha Wolverine X4, Polaris’ all-new Ranger XP 1000 and Kawasaki’s Mule Pro-FXR. Dirt Wheels’ “UTV…

FIRST IMPRESSION: 2018 POLARIS RZR RS1

It's Here! The world has finally seen the RS1…sort of. Press release photos and information of the new Polaris single seat vehicle have spread like wildfire but very few people have actually seen this vehicle in person. At the 2018 King of the Hammers event, many UTV manufacturers had booths set up to give demo rides to spectators, and as we pulled in to Hammertown we couldn’t believe that we were seeing real life RS1 models pulling onto the road in front of us. We took the first chance we could to sign up for some seat…

ATV SECURITY SYSTEM

-- We love our quads, but they don't always love you back like your dog will. You just can't beat a good dog. When you get your new ATV or UTV your dog will automatically feel like it's his job to protect it along with the other property of his territory. In this photo we see Henry Muro's dog keeping a watchful eye on the family YFZ450 to make sure no one takes it who's not authorized to do so. Henry is a Dirt Wheels reader in Indiana who regularly sends us good photos. Other Dirt Wheels readers are welcome to do the same.…

CUSTOM UTV SEATS FROM BS SAND

-- BS SAND PRESS RELEASE -- Having built a reputation for the best suspension seats available for UTVs, BS Sand is upping its support by joining with distribution giant Parts Unlimited to “Support the Sport.” Effective immediately dealers can now access Arctic Cat/Textron, Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha seating upgrades via LeMans/Parts Unlimited. For more details, see BS Sand in Booths #322 and #324 during the 2018 Parts Unlimited NVP Product Expo in Indianapolis in February. “Parts Unlimited is committed to…

CST TIRES SPONSORSHIP ROSTER

-- With a sponsorship roster that includes returning stars and newly signed champions, CST Tires continues to step up its game in the world of ATV and off-road motorcycle racing. The company has built on solid results from last season by recruiting a powerhouse line-up for 2018. “We have a deep roster this year, and we know that all of these riders are fully capable of winning a championship on CST tires. We’re very confident about our prospects,” said Chris Meyer, marketing coordinator for CST Tires. Nick Gennusa…

FACTORY EFFEX: Custom Side-By-Side Graphics

The all new Factory Effex side-by-side graphics kit is  a fully cusomizable and affordable way to make your machine stand out and represent you. Choose your product options, design color and fill in the desired logos. Graphics Kits- Full Kit includes upper and lower doors, side fender, rocker and hood graphics. Side Kit includes upper and lower doors, side fender, and rocker graphics. Door Kit includes upper and lower doors. Stock Kit includes uppper doors, and side fender graphics. Although they have…

KAWASAKI TERYX SNOW MONSTER

-- Jeff Wysocki is a Dirt Wheels reader who lives up in Michigan. He says he rides his Kawasaki Teryx all year round, at the dunes, on the trails, in the mud and even the snow is no problem. As you can see he has made his machine more snow worthy with the addition of Tatou's 4S track system. No amount of snow slows him down. Jeff calls his machine "Casper the Beast" because of the way it totally destroys snow. That is made possible by the  Berco 72" snowblower he has mounted on the front of his Teryx. It can clear…

ALL-NEW POLARIS RZR RS1

-- Polaris introduces an all-new model -- the RZR RS1. Here's what they have to say about it... Introducing the all-new, RZR RS1. Delivering power and precision for a driver-focused off-road experience unlike any other. Featuring the power and suspension of the RZR XP 1000 with an upgraded drivetrain, the RS1 harnesses this extreme performance in a precision-balanced chassis for unmatched agility. The single seat puts you in the optimal center-of-mass driving position for the ultimate drivers experience. You…

2018 WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE

-- The amount of fun you have on your ATV or UTV is usually based on the great places you take it to ride. Knowing where the best riding areas are is key. Well, here's a list of some of those places. These dates showcase when a special event occurs there. If you've never been to an ATV/UTV Jamboree, festival or rally you don't know what you're missing. Ask anyone who's ever been to one, because they're always eager to go back again. It's just fun to hang out at a beautiful riding area with so many other enthusiasts who think…

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC KANATI MONGREL

Rock and roll, and rolling rocks By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we first saw the GBC Kanati Mongrel tires in action, we wondered if they were an automotive tire adapted to UTV use. Nope, they are designed for ATVs and UTVs. When a tire company is building a tire for original equipment, they have a lot of demands to meet. It must offer traction in an extremely wide range of terrain. The tread should clean well in mud yet not be destroyed easily in rocks. The suspension department will want the tire to be as light…

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

-- For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based our belt guide on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 model. It is a…