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TUESDAY TREAD: BRAVEN OFF-ROAD IRONSIDE TIRE & WHEEL

--Testing a brave new lineup of wheels and tires -- It’s a dog-eat-dog world when it comes to producing and selling tires and wheels for any platform these days. Getting tires produced is somewhat easy for companies to do, especially with the rise in rubber manufacturing in China, but the hard part is to build them to last and perform. For a new company, this would be a daunting task to try to get it up off the ground and market their products correctly to the UTV and ATV world. Some might say it’s too tough, but…

DIRT WHEELS KIDS HAVE MORE FUN

-- Here are the twin daughters of Dirt Wheels reader Chris Brazeau in California. This was the girls' first trip to Dumont Sand Dunes on their Kawasaki KFX50s and they had a great time. Right afterwards they began asking, "When is our next riding trip, daddy?" . . Do you have some photos that should be featured here and in the printed magazine? Well, all you have to do is send them in. You're required to include your name, city & state. Also, you need to include some info about who, what & where of the…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

-- Horsepower kings go head to head -- In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs and Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix. This contest shows no sign of ending, and it’s not just an engine power struggle; it’s a fight to have the best suspension, most comfort, superior 4WD,…

FIRST TEST: 2018 CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL

-- Setting the bar narrower By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- When the announcement came that Can-Am had a new, secret sport machine coming for 2018, we couldn’t imagine which direction the Canadian giant could be going. With the Maverick X3s, Can-Am had the widest, longest-travel and, for 2018, the most powerful production UTVs made. The plan wasn’t to top the X3, but to push the Maverick family in another direction with an X3-inspired, 50-inch, legal trail machine. Four total Maverick Trail vehicles make up the Trail…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: DRIVE-OVER CHOCK

-- Peace of mind while trailering your rig By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Having your machine securely fastened to your trailer is not only good for your machine, it’s good for your sanity and the safety of yourself and others while driving down the road. We’ve all been there a time or two: we get out of our vehicle after driving down a beat-up road and, despite tie-downs, our machines have moved on us during transport. It’s not a good thing, especially if you have no back gate, or are hauling multiple vehicles. The…

HOW TO GET SPONSORED

-- GMZ is offering all UTV and ATV Racers a position on the Support or Sponsorship program. A minimum discount of 35% for wheels and tires is available for all racers!  GMZ is very involved in the racing aspect of our business. GMZ will consider amateur and professional athletes that can represent our company and our brands well. GMZ has programs for Kart, ATV, UTV, side by side and off-road racers alike. GMZ Support and Sponsorship Opportunities It’s always that time of year to start planning our budgets for…

213 HP KIT FOR CAN-AM X3

EVOLUTION POWERSPORTS PRESS RELEASE: -- The leader in the powersports industry for tuning, exhausts, intakes and turbo upgrades is proud to introduce an industry first V-MAP multi-map tuning for the Maverick X3.  V-MAP technology allows customers to switch between pump gas and race gas tunes using the OEM Eco Mode and Sport Mode switch. When Eco Mode is selected, the engine produces approximately the same power as our Stage 1 (190 Hp) 2018 tune whereas Sport mode is 213 Hp on 95+ Octane fuel.  This allows the…

YAMAHA’S 2018 RACING TEAM

-- PRESS RELEASE: Yamaha announces their new and returning factory-supported Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racers for the 2018 season, including defending champions returning to race Yamaha’s pure sport YXZ1000R SxS and best-selling YFZ450R sport ATV. Yamaha’s bLU cRU race support program will continue offering championship bonuses to registered racers competing in a YXZ1000R or on a YFZ450R model. Kicking off the 2018 SxS season, Yamaha is offering a $10,000 potential bonus for the winning YXZ at the King of the Hammers…

Over Axle Wheel Bearing Greaser Tools

Machined Integrations LLC, has extended its product line with the new Over-the- Axle Wheel Bearing Grease Tool. The Over-the- Axle-Tool saves the user disassembly time since they have do not have to remove the axle prior to greasing the bearing. This helps users stay on top of maintenance without significant downtime. Wheel bearings for ATV’S and UTV’S often do not come with enough bearing grease to to keep riding without fail. Limited grease leaves voids for water and dirt to enter and remain in the bearings. Without…

UNDERSTANDING UTV LANGUAGE

-- Terms and conditions By Ron Lawson -- “I was riding through that rocky section back there and I hit something so hard my hands almost came off of the bars,” I said to my newfound riding buddies. We had arrived at the X15 Monument at the same time. It’s an iconic location where off-road enthusiasts meet and mingle in the California high desert. They looked at each other like I was speaking in Mandingo. “I didn’t know there were two of you in that RZR,” said the guy who just got out of a Maverick. “Where did the…

THE NEW FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE IS HERE!

-- GET THE LATEST DIRT WHEELS, ON SALE AT YOUR LOCAL NEWSSTANDS NOW -- Lots of good stuff inside -- UTV Buyer's Guide, Raptor bolt-on power, Honda TRX250 test & more. Go get your copy… or, get us to deliver it to your home. Sign up for that here> hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/ .

TUESDAY TREAD: ARISUN THUNDER MT TIRES & RACELINE A77 MAMBA WHEELS

A great setup for your utility quad By the staff of Dirt Wheels Arisun Tires and Raceline Wheels are one in the same. Arisun Tires is known for making some gnarly six-ply and eight-ply ATV and UTV tires. Some are specific to certain terrains, while others are awesome all-terrain tires. Raceline Wheels makes wheels for trucks, UTVs and ATVs. Their UTV and ATV wheels are built tough and can be purchased in simulated beadlocks, double beadlocks or standard beadlocks. Two of their products that caught…