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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…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*Another exciting lineup of new models is coming to our Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, including Kawasaki, Kymco, Massimo & Polaris. KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000/1000 SE/1000 TRAIL EDITION Kawasaki has added a couple of new variations to its KRX 1000 for 2021. All models offer EPS, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, bead lock wheels, and dual power mode. The SE adds a stereo system with 6.5-inch door speakers and a Warn VRX 45 winch. The Trail Edition offers steel front and (Rear) bumpers, nerf bars, a sport roof, and Warn…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*With our 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, it looks to be an exciting new year with models from SSR, Tracker, and Yamaha hitting the dealer's showroom floors! SSR SRU170RS California-based SSR Motorsports offers one UTV in its 2021 lineup, the SRU170RS. Features of this side-by-side include front and (Rear) bumpers, bucket seats, mirrors, an improved mesh door and reinforcement bar over the hood. There’s also an LED light bar for added illumination. Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 168cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual…

2020 DIRT WHEELS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Something for the 12 days of Christmas and then some By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 Dirt Wheels Christmas Gift Guide The Christmas season is fast approaching. Those of us afflicted with an off-road passion, have some very specific ideas for gift-giving this holiday season.  Here are 13  great gift ideas, via our 2020 Dirt Wheels Christmas Gift Guide. First, we scoured the industry offerings and came up with 13 items. These would make excellent gifts, for virtually any off-road fan that you care about.…

PRODUCT EVALUATION:BIO-FRIENDLY DIRT BIKE & ATV WASH

Don’t be like Pig-Pen By the staff of Dirt Wheels BIO-FRIENDLY DIRT BIKE & ATV WASH We heard a lot of product histories began when an enthusiast wanted a product and could not find it for sale. Alco claims that this is what happened with its wash products. Thus, their new Bio-friendly ATV & Dirt Bike Wash. They rode, the machines got dirty, and they needed to be cleaned. Often, detergents that get things clean with ease can etch or stain metal and paint finishes permanently. Others are tragic for the…

FEATURE: DOOR INSERT BUYER’S GUIDE

Why buy a whole door By the staff of Dirt Wheels While complete half doors are not strictly necessary on a UTV, they can be beneficial to any build. Half-door replacements generally have the advantage of a full inner frame, but they require installation and hinge and latch alignment. Rather than paying more and dealing with the hassle of installing a full door, an easy and cost-effective way to protect your cabin space is through the use of door inserts. Many aftermarket companies offer a variety of choices ranging in…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS Giant Loop is well-known for quality, not cheap or inexpensive adventuring products. Many of the products are somewhat exclusive to motorcycles, but most can transition easily to 4x4 quads with racks. In this case, we tried Giant Loop’s Pronghorn straps. These are elastic straps that work with about any vehicle or process where you could use a bungee cord or even rope. The straps come as a pair, and you can get black 18-inch straps, gray 25-inch straps, or…

Can-Am Adds True Locking Differential To ATV’s.

BRP  builds Can-Am Off-Road vehicles from the rider down, with every detail – from capability and reliability,  to performance, comfort, and beyond – finely tuned for riders to get the most out of their vehicle,  regardless of the challenge at hand. And sometimes, that challenge means getting muddy. Real  muddy. Which is why for 2021, Can-Am is introducing a true looking differential called Visco-4Lok, the absolute best ATV 4-wheel-drive  system available*, so riders can conquer mud like never before. However, Yamaha and…

BUYERS GUIDE:WINCH MOUNTS

By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Casey Cordeiro and the manufacturers BUYERS GUIDE: WINCH MOUNTS There are several accessories that are “essential” items to have on your ATV or UTV. Depending on the terrain you ride, those essentials can change somewhat. Our essentials are a spare tire, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit and helmet, and protective safety gear for every rider. Not everyone thinks of a winch as essential, but it is something that every off-road vehicle could benefit from having! Some of you are…