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Beyond the Dirt: “Ole Girl” RZR Boasts Nearly 36k Miles

The Wayne’s purchased their Polaris RZR, “Ole Girl,” in 2009 and they’ve enjoyed the vehicle so much they’ve put nearly 36,000 miles on it. Polaris decided to go out to meet the Waynes in West Virginia and surprise them with the an all-new RZR 900S.

YAMAHA HELPS MAINTAIN TRAILS

Yamaha employees have worked hard as volunteers over the past ten years to clean up trails so we can continue to enjoy our favorite sports.

ITP’S NEW MUD LITE II

-- A GRIPPING NEW TREAD PATTERN ADDED TO THE POPULAR MUD LITE TIRE SERIES -- Here’s a new tread design from ITP designed for multi-purpose trail use with a focus on sure-footed traction in the muddy sections. The Mud Lite II has unique “tendons” that connect between the lugs to increase support and minimize tire flex and reduce wear. The centered line-dimpled V-shape lugs provide a smooth ride over hard-packed dirt while enhancing traction in loose dirt and mud. These tires are available in sizes ranging from…

SHOEI VFX-EVO HELMET

-- Testing one of the best head protectors you can buy --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Shoei brand has been a well-known name in the motorsports industry for quite some time, and it’s because of the research and quality behind their name. The Shoei VFX line has evolved into a high-tech masterpiece with styling that is the envy of wannabe helmet brands. But, Shoei isn’t just a stylish helmet company; there is a lot of science in these helmets. The new VFX-EVO features Shoei’s own Motion Energy Distribution System…

RUGGED RADIOS MOTO KIT

 -- PRODUCT EVALUATION: Communicate with your fellow rider --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rugged Radios has almost cornered the market in communication systems for off-road applications. These days, it is becoming more unusual to see a UTV that doesn’t have one of their systems installed on it. Having the ability to communicate with your passengers or friends in other machines is not only safer, it adds to the enjoyment of recreational riding and racing. Rugged also caters to ATV and motorcycle riders with their…

FUEL PETCOCK REBUILD KITS

-- Moose Racing keeps your older machine going strong -- ATVs are designed to be rugged machines that can last for a long time, if they get maintained and serviced on a regular basis. One area that doesn't usually get much attention is the fuel petcock mounted at the bottom of the fuel tank. Over time the rubber gaskets can get brittle and start to leak. This is especially true if ethanol fuel has been used. Well, Moose Racing has you covered with their fuel petcock rebuild kits. They range from $12 to $25 and are…

ATV RACING AT ADELANTO GRAND PRIX

-- Big crowd of quad riders have big fun in SoCal -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Mark Kariya Originally, the AMA District 37 Big 6 series was a regional GP series limited to District 37’s boundaries. However, the series has become a runaway off-road success story that name-brand professional series are struggling to keep up with as it has spread out and grown. The first round of the 2018 Big 6 Grand Prix racing series kicked off with a fun event for the whole family to enjoy! The crowds were large, the…

HOW TO ADD A SPEEDO/GPS TO YOUR SPORT QUAD OR MINI UTV

-- Dirt Wheels shop foreman to the rescue -- By Boss McKannick: Hey Boss -- My son has an RZR170 and I would like to get a speedometer to measure current speed and distance traveled. It would also be nice to accurately measure any performance modifications done. By the way, what is the max speed of a stock RZR170? Do you recommend mechanical or electrical speedometers? Dean Daniels Tabor, SD.     Well Dean, I don’t believe there is a mechanical speedometer made. If there is I am not aware of it. Plus if…

PROJECT CAN-AM X3 by EVOLUTION POWERSPORTS

-- 253 horsepower never disappoints, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Recently, we have found ourselves getting seat time in a variety of machines with Evolution Powersports turbo modifications. Traditionally, when you start leaning hard on a motor and making a lot of horsepower, the power delivery can get finicky and lose drivability. When we first caught sight of the Evolution Powersports X3 in Idaho at the UTV Invasion, it was the look of the car that grabbed us. Later, though, when we strapped in, turned the key and…

THE NEW MAY 2018 ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Make sure you get the May issue of Dirt Wheels magazine -- It's at your local newsstands now. Or, get us to deliver it right to your home. Put your name on the list here > hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/ There's lots of good stuff inside you'll want to see. Take a look below to get a preview of the ATV & UTV tests, features, product evaluations, events and more. . .

2-STROKE TUESDAY SUPER BANSHEE

-- YES, IT'S INCREDIBLY FAST -- Here is one of Tyler Clark's Banshees. This twin-cylinder, 2-stroke Yamaha is far from stock. In fact, there may not be one stock part on it. First of all, the chassis is made by Stellar Machine & Performance. The custom swing arm and A-arms are made out of titanium, and it has Fox shocks front and rear. The key to this beast is the Redline Racing 24DM engine with Mattoon Machine billet cases and Crankworks billet crank, custom domes and porting. It is reported to be 745cc which…

2019 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 CREW

-- MORE THAN JUST A WORKHORSE -- NEWS FROM POLARIS: The all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 builds on the legendary ride and handling RANGER is known for. It boasts up-to 13 inches of class-leading ground clearance and more durable, 27-inch, 6-ply tires to conquer the toughest terrain. With an unrivaled 11 inches of suspension travel courtesy of RANGER CREW-specific shocks, the ride stays ultra-smooth even when the land is not. Thanks to a 10-percent tighter turning radius and standard EPS, drivers can navigate tight confines with…