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TRX450R CYLINDER HEAD — $325

-- Cylinder Works expands its range of engine parts -- Honda's TRX450R is still a very popular quad even though 2014 was the last year new ones were produced. At the race tracks you see as many older TRX450Rs as you do newer Yamaha YFZ450s. What this means is Honda 450R riders are used to rebuilding their engines to keep them going for another season.  They're buying new parts instead of a new quad. Cylinder Works is a company 450R owners have been going to for buying pistons, cylinders and big bore kits. Now,…

3 INCH LIFT FOR TALON 1000R

-- Super ATV elevates the high-performance Honda -- If you want to ride over bigger rocks and drive across deeper creeks a lift kit is a good thing to have. That's also true if you put bigger tires on your machine. This is why Super ATV came out with a 3" lift kit for the Honda Talon. They say it'll allow you to go up to a max tire size of 37". Their kit here is designed for the 2019 1000R model and it sells for $224.95. THE FEATURES INCLUDE: 3" front and rear lift Fit up to a 37” tire when used with 1.5”…

HONDA TALON 1000X4 & FOX LIVE VALVE MODEL

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. Without the live valve system, the ride is a little stiff. Because of input response from the I-4wd the handling is great for both high speed and controlled movement situations. The Fox setup allows for a slightly softer spring rate, and then option to choose sport or normal modes. Sport…

ALL-NEW RZR PRO XP 4

-- Polaris boosts its lineup for 2020 -- POLARIS PRESS RELEASE: Polaris RZR®, the world’s No.1-selling sport performance side-by-side, has expanded its Pro class with the all-new PRO XP 4 lineup. Featuring game-changing design, performance and strength only found in the RZR Pro class, the PRO XP 4 lineup sets a new industry standard for four-seat performance. Available in three trim levels, the PRO XP 4 offers unprecedented value, while the PRO XP 4 Premium features interior upgrades, a full lighting package,…

A GERMAN BANSHEE

-- A letter from a Dirt Wheels reader -- Hi Dirt Wheels,     I'm Robby from Germany and I would like to present my modified Banshee. I bought it in 2013,  my first Banshee, after I sold my old 2006 Raptor 700. The Banshee was in a stock condition, but was not well maintained. At first I rebuilt the chassis and the plastic (they were painted very bad). At the next step I revised the wiring harness. In the end i could fill a 10 liter bucket with electrical garbage. The other improvements I did from time to time.  This is…

TOMCAR TX4 TRAIL TEST

-- Testing something a little different -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Lines can easily be blurred when deciding what machines should be considered UTVs. We can take that acronym in two ways—ultimate terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle. We can easily categorize the high-horsepower, long-travel offerings from Can-Am, Polaris, Yamaha and Honda in the former. Yet, many more machines seem to fit in the latter category. One vehicle we struggle to categorize is what we call the “Trail Tank,” or its real name, the…

KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES

-- Kawasaki offers 4 levels of accessorizing your KRX -- It's normal for manufacturers to offer accessory parts for their UTVs. For Kawasaki though, they put together package deals that has multiple items included together. You can go from mild to wild before your KRX 1000 leaves the dealership. From the base price of $20,499 you add the cost of the package deal you choose. Take a look below at what each one offers. You'll soon be seeing KRX accessories being offered by the aftermarket…

JUST 1 RACING J12 HELMET

-- Testing a high-tech, light weight, carbon fiber helmet -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Protection is the most important factor of our sport! We are distressed when we see enthusiasts riding or driving without wearing helmets. Just because your state doesn’t require a helmet doesn’t mean you don’t need one. Whacking your head hurts, and it damages the sport. Other riders wear helmets but find the cheapest model they can. Not all inexpensive helmets offer the right level of protection and comfort. On the other side…

HONDA TALON 1000 X

-- How does it compare to the Talon R? -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We have been happily submerged in the new world of Honda Talons. We had an initial quick test ride, an extensive introduction trail adventure in Utah near Zion National Park, and now we have introduced all of our local test loops to the trail-specific Talon 1000X. Many trail UTVs have a track width between 50 and 60 inches, but Honda chose to go 64 inches wide. The 87.6-inch wheelbase falls right between the compact-for-a-sport-UTV Polaris RZR with…

KAWASAKI KRX 1000 COMPARISON

-- How it compares to the YXZ ,Talon & RZR -- We'll soon get a Kawasaki KRX1000 to test and eventually put it in a shootout with the other top UTVs. Until then we can only do a features and specs comparison on paper. So, let's see how it lines up with the Polaris RZR XP 1000, Honda Talon X and Yamaha YXZ1000R SE. Check out the lists below: CHART CORRECTION: For rear suspension the Talon does not have double wishbone. It is actually a multi-link trailing arm system. For engines…

YFZ450R UPGRADES

-- Testing Teixeira Tech products -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha’s YFZ450R is an excellent machine right off of the showroom floor, but there is always room for customization to suit your riding needs. We pilot our machines in areas where rocks and ruts are prevalent. We already roasted our stock plastic swingarm skid plate and weren’t content lifting the quad by the front GYTR bumper to get it unstuck. Fortunately, Teixeira Tech makes a steel/aluminum/poly swingarm skid, aluminum sprocket guard and a front…