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JESSE HAINES WINS KING OF THE HAMMERS WITH HIS ROXOR

Off-road racer and fabricator Jesse Haines defied the odds by winning the 4600 class at the 2020 King of the Hammers’ Every Man Challenge in his Mahindra ROXOR. King of the Hammers is a unique event that combines elements of desert racing with rock crawling.  The punishing 143-mile course consisted of high-speed lake beds, rollercoaster-like roads, and some of the hardest rock crawling canyons in the world.  “We had very few issues, we got out of the car a couple of times but nothing major,” Haines shared at the finish line.…

YZ450F TRIKE FROM BVC

Yamaha Tri-Z YZ450F Custom Trike Build from BVC Trikes BVC Trikes is known for their epic custom builds and do-it-yourself conversion kits. The latest build to roll out of their shop is this Tri-Z build with a YZ450F motor. To check out more of their kits and builds, head to their site  https://bvctrikes.com/ Also check out another awesome BVC trike build here at Dirt Wheels Check out more of our epic three wheeler stories like this one! TRICK KTM TRIKE CONVERSION JOE BYRDS TPC 450R TRIKE

PRODUCT EVALUATION: AMS M4 EVIL TIRE & ROLL’N 106 BEADLOCK WHEELS

Better Evil locked on By the staff of Dirt Wheels It has been almost three years since we tested the aggressive M1 Evil tire. It utilized long tread blocks that are angled across the center of the tire for a sinister bite for traction. Now, AMS has introduced the new M4 Evil tires with a tread design that resembles an off-road truck tire. These pieces of rolling rubber should be pretty popular everywhere, but particularly west of the Mississippi. AMS sent them wrapped around their impressive all-new Roll’n 106…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

TRICK KTM TRIKE CONVERSION

Michael Noska owns 220 Trikes LLC and produces some of the coolest three-wheel conversions around. This model started life as a 2018 KTM 450xc-f. A kit from 220 was utilized to transform the two wheel dirt bike into a three-wheel fun machine. These parts included triple clamps, subframe and much, much more. Plastics and a seat from KTM's short lived ATV lineup was used to make this machine look seamless, along with an ATC front fender. 220 added custom triangular foot pegs, but kept the stock KTMs air box intake…

FIRST 107-HORSEPOWER & HYBRID POWERED ATVs!

Segway has jumped into the 4x4 ATV market with their 2-up Snarler lineup. Models include a hybrid 570 that utilizes an electric motor for added acceleration, and a 1000cc version that produces 107-horsepower.

UTV PROJECT: SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO

First turbo in the family By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sector Seven is the relatively new but innovative UTV product division of longtime off-road parts manufacturer Pro Moto Billet. Company owner Lynn Hodges is in Idaho where there are all sorts of off-road opportunities, so it was inevitable that his family would end up with a Polaris XP 1000 4 in its stable. As son Sheldon got a little older, he was looking for something sportier to drive, and the then-new Polaris RS1 was added to the family’s fleet. The RS1 project…

VEHICLE OF THE APOCALYPSE: SHERP THE ARK

The new SHERP is bigger than ever before. The Ark was made to transport up 21 passengers through any conditions or terrain and can also be configured as a dwelling module instead. However if you aren't in the market for an over landing type rig, then take a look at the Ark's medical module, universal loading platform, and tank unit. SHERP the Ark consists of two linked units that work as a single vehicle. The Ark body is made of aluminum, which reduces the total weight and lowers the center of gravity. The frame…