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PASTRANA EYES RECORD JUMP AT BRIMSTONE

-- Huntsville, TN – From May 25th – 27th. Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts from all over the globe will gather at Brimstone® Recreation in Huntsville, Tennessee for the annual White Knuckle Event. Nestled in the wilds of the Cumberland Mountains, Brimstone® Recreation features over 300 miles of OHV trails on approximately 20,000 acres of terrain. The White Knuckle Event is the “hold on tight” event of the year as OHV enthusiasts from all over push their vehicles to the limit. This year, the Nitro Circus crew…

PRO CIRCUIT FULL DUAL EXHAUST

-- Pushing ponies through a Raptor, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- More power is a concept that we appreciate at Dirt Wheels, even when we know we don’t realistically need more. One of our most cherished ATVs is Yamaha’s Raptor 700. It is fast, fun and powerful. Obviously, we couldn’t simply leave the engine stock when we picked up our 2018; we had to pull more ponies out of the torque-monster motor. Pro Circuit delivered a full T-6 dual exhaust system to our power-greedy hands and we tested the $895 system out!…

The Top 5 ATV’s in Hollywood

Movies can be memorable for a variety of reasons. Often it is the plot, the acting, or the climactic scenes. Other times, something else steals the show so to speak, like the sleek, ultra modern motorbikes in Tron: Legacy, or the mammoth yet versatile four-wheel drive Batpod in The Dark Knight, or even the fierce-looking ATVs in Mad Max 2. Yes, that is not a misprint. A few ATVs grabbed a share of the spotlight in Mad Max 2—that is, if you ask ATV enthusiasts. So, in honor of every off-road beauty ever driven on screen,…

WELCOME TO DIRT WHEELS MAGAZINE

-- New members to the off-road club, By D. West -- We typically get a lot of new readers on the month when we do our “UTV Buyer’s Guide.” This is based on the fact that these machines just naturally attract the attention of most normal guys. You’re sitting there at home watching a football game on TV and a commercial comes on the screen from Polaris, Kawasaki, Honda, John Deere or some other manufacturer of UTVs. It shows a UTV moving quickly down a trail, and you can see how the suspension handles the rugged terrain…

HOOSIER XC200 TIRE EVALUATION

-- A sport quad tire from the traction company, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- When you think of drag racing, TT racing or flat track, there is one company that has stood out for many years—Hoosier Racing Tire. Hoosier’s roots go back to the early 1950s when Bob Newton started to re-tread street tires with softer rubber compounds so his car would hook up better on the asphalt tracks he raced on. The business started in an abandoned horse barn in South Bend, Indiana, selling tires to local racers. The name…

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…

2018 HONDA TRX250X TEST REVIEW

--Trail test by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- If you take a long look at a Honda TRX250X, you won’t necessarily be wowed by what you see. Sure, the bodywork is attractive and it looks sporty, but it is no purebred race machine. That doesn’t stray us from the truth of the matter, though—the TRX250X is small but mighty and has been a superstar in the ATV world when it comes to purchasing popularity, ease of use and pure fun. The humble $4,749 Honda is the company’s last remaining pure sport quad that still receives…

KTM 505 SX

-- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new in 2018 then that would have to be Yamaha's YFZ450R. However, if you were going to include all quads made in the last 10 years, then you'd have to consider the KTM 505 SX. Stephane LeBlanc is a Dirt Wheels reader who owns a 2010 KTM 505 SX and he seems quite pleased with it's performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps clean, well maintained and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM no longer makes this machine. If they…

UTV PARTS: YAMAHA RHINO UPGRADES

-- Giving a modern touch to a bulletproof UTV, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Yamaha has always known to look outside of the box when it comes to producing new and exciting machines. Starting with the original DT1 in the 1960s, Yamaha has consistently created performance machines that shape the future of off-road vehicles, like the Banshee, Raptor, YZ400 and the YFZ450 to name a few. They are never scared to throw knowledge, design and futuristic flair into every machine it produced. In 2003 a new class of what would…

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…

2018 Nitto King of the Hammers!

King of the Hammers, sponsored by Nitto, is one of the most grueling and difficult races in the US. Over 100 UTVs from manufactures like Polaris, Can-Am, and Yamaha were entered in the 2018 race. The course was brutal, with multiple mountains that contain giant bounders that teams had to winch, drive, roll over and scrape through to battle to be the King. The Greaves managed to run the fastest qualifying times, so they had the honor of starting the race on the front line. By the time that they battled through…