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ARAI RAM-X HELMET

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARAI RAM-X HELMET Arai is a Japanese, family-owned helmet company that believes that helmets are vital and valuable safety equipment meant for long-term use and extended satisfaction. Aside from a deeply held belief in absolute quality, Arai believes in a smooth, rounded shell shape both for intrinsic strength and so the helmet doesn’t have edges that catch during a crash. The Ram-X is innovative in its shape in another way. Even though it is an open face, the shell extends along…

EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS MIRRORS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS MIRRORS If you’re like us, you’ll agree that seeing what’s going on behind you is important. Even forward-thinkers need to look back occasionally. That is especially true if you have a friend following or just need to back up so we put a set of Extreme Metal Products Folding Mirrors on our test unit. On our Can-Am Maverick Sport, we mounted an old automotive mirror to the center of the front roll bar to fill in the backward blanks. It worked great until we…

Top 5 ATV You Should Know About

ATVs are not just your run-of-the-mill vehicles, they are all-purpose vehicles used for the toughest and roughest terrains. They are like civilian armored personnel carriers — in that ATVs can be used for numerous activities. Indeed it is looking like they could be used for an endless list of events and purposes. ATVs are used in sports for racing — both recreational and professional racing, on the farm, in mountains, and so on. Their four-wheelers are also ideally capable of traversing all types of terrains and routes.…

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000

This morning BRP announced a new Can-Am model THE 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 Starting at $18,399-2 seat, $19,199-4 seat 100HP V-Twin Engine A-arm suspension 13-15-inches of travel 27 or 28-Inch tires 90.6" wheelbase More info to come Spec-Commander-XT-P-1000R-TripleBlackOrange See our 2020 UTV Buyers Guide HERE.

TUSK UTV SEATBELT SLEEVES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK UTV SEATBELT SLEEVES For convenience, it is hard to beat the retractable three-point seat belts that come standard in many machines. They are quick and easy to use. After a long drive bouncing around, the bare nylon strap can be irritating on your neck or shoulder. Therefore, Tusk UTV Seatbelt Sleeves are a logical answer. As usual, Tusk—one of the Rocky Mountain ATV house brands—has you covered, literally. Tusk UTV seatbelt sleeves are made from soft, synthetic sheepskin…

2021 ATV TWO-UP BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels  * What could be more fun than taking a friend with you on your next ATV excursion? With these 2-seater ATV's that is now possible.  Check out the wide selection of vehicles in this category in our new 2021 ATV TWO-UPS BUYER’S GUIDE. ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 The TRV is the only quad in the Arctic Cat’s lineup with two-up capability. It features a specially tuned double-A-arm suspension to carry two people. Also standard on this ATV are…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS Why don't  UTVs don’t come standard with side and center mirrors? If you want to see what is going on behind you, you will need to install your own mirrors. There are unbelievable ranges of price, convenience, and quality in available mirrors. Molded plastic mirrors have some of the best prices for mirrors. We found a nice matching pair of mirrors from SuperATV that have a suggested retail price of $54.95. They have a rectangular shape 8.5 inches…

2021 ATV 2×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels *Two-wheel drive ATV aficionados have plenty of choices for 2021. Check out our  2021 ATV 2x4 BUYER’S GUIDE below.  ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300  The Alterra 300 is a small-bore ATV with a big heart and desire for fun. The 270cc four-stroke engine is capable of towing up to 500 pounds, and the rack capacity is 50 pounds on the (Front) and 100 pounds on the (Rear). The (Front) suspension is a double-A-arm style, with a (Rear)…

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER’S GUIDE *This year's lineup of 4x4 ATVs is one of the best and most extensive. Be sure and check out Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER'S GUIDE! ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450 The mid-size Alterra 450 provides plenty of amenities, such as 25-inch tires, a steel (Front) rack capable of holding 75 pounds and (Rear) steel rack that can carry 150 pounds. The 433cc engine is liquid-cooled, while the CVT has high and low gears,…

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE: *Here are the 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER'S GUIDE quads for the new year.  Something younger ATVers all across the country can look forward to. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90 The Alterra 90 is Arctic Cat’s sole youth model. It comes with an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor, allowing parents to control the youngster’s riding experience for safety. The suspension is independent up (Front) and swingarm in the (Rear) with adjustable spring-preload shocks.…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

Just when you think the UTV world is settling down… By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE *Our 2021 UTV BUYER'S GUIDE.  Another fun-filled opportunity to find out what's available to the UTV loving public out there.  New models, other models dropped from the lineup, exciting changes to existing models—it’s all there for 2021. We’ve covered more than 100 models in this year’s “Buyer’s Guide.” Seriously, if there isn’t something that appeals to you and makes you want to go riding, you might want to check…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*We take a look at more new model UTVs joining our 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide from HISUN, HONDA, INTIMIDATOR & JOHN DEERE. 2021 UTV BUYER'S GUIDE HISUN STRIKE 1000 EPS/STRIKE CREW EPS The sport-oriented Strike 1000 comes in a two- and four-person version. Both models feature electric power steering, a 4500-pound winch, a full roof, a two-piece windshield, turn signals, and mirrors. Helping smooth out the ride is adjustable shocks, while a front-locking differential helps cross tricky spots on the…