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NUMBER ONE EXPO FOR SAND PRODUCTS

-- Checking out the hottest stuff for 2020 -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Every year companies, vendors, gearheads, adventurers, drivers, riders, and racers come together in Costa Mesa, California, for the Sand Sports Super Show. The show includes everything geared towards the off-road world, but with a heavy emphasis on rides, equipment, apparel and haulers to get you to the sand. For the past few years UTVs have dominated the space and the interest. High-dollar sand cars are still prevalent, but as UTVs grow more…

PROJECT POLARIS RS1

-- Single-seat adventure from Maxxis -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Maxxis Tire race support stalwart Mike Farmer has done a lot of racing and riding on two wheels, and he still owns dirt bikes. But as he says of his fairly recent passion, “I just can’t stay out of these UTVs!” Even though the companies he offers event support for (CST as well as Maxxis) are powerful players in the UTV market, it was seeing neighbors in rural Utah having fun in UTVs that finally motivated him to step into a dealership. He is a family…

MORE 2020 YAMAHAS

--  XT-R editions provide more features -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels The 2020 ATV and UTV models keep funneling in as 2019 comes to its inevitable end. Our feelings remain bittersweet that another year has rolled by, but the excitement of new and upgraded machines continually keeps our spirits afloat. Yamaha previously released their 2020 ATV models, but they held off for a few months to finish releasing all of their machines for the new year. All of their previous 4x4 ATVs stuck around for the new year with new…

OL’ RED ATV WASH

-- Testing the spray on - rinse off formula -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Maintaining our favorite machines can be tough work. Before you can get to checking all the nuts and bolts, you have to rinse off the mud and dirt. There are many different cleaning products in our industry, yet some of us still stick with corrosive household cleaners. We were looking for a cleaner that could tackle the job without harming our machine’s exterior finishes. A shipment of Ol’ Red Racing Products cleaners showed up at the office,…

2020 POLARIS GENERALS

-- New, wider, long-travel General XP 1000 --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels In actuality, Polaris has defined the sport utility segment with the General line. Whether in response to the General or just to entice new buyers, most utility machines have upped the performance, features and suspension. A fine example is the utilitarian Polaris Ranger. Late models are more than capable of recreational use. Even with improved utility models, the General line remains unique and almost in a class of its own. So Polaris is now…

POLARIS ASSEMBLES TEAM RANGER

Polaris Assembles Elite Rodeo Athletes to Inaugurate Team RANGER Ahead of 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Team RANGER Athletes Bring More Than 40 Regular Season Wins into National Finals in Las Vegas, December 5-14

SEE THE USA ON AN ATV

-- Street legal wheelers -- By D. West In the motorcycle world adventure bikes are the big thing now. These vehicles are basically street bikes that are able to handle dirt roads and easy trails. They’re usually bigger than dual-sport bikes that tend to be in the 250cc to 450cc range. For those whose riding adventures occur more on dirt roads than paved roads, they actually would be better off on a mid-sized dual-sport than a 1000cc aadventure bike.  Brad Baker is a Dirt Wheels reader in Colorado who may have put…

2020 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 S

-- Testing the widest new ATV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels When it comes to off-road, Polaris is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. There are several reasons why Polaris has such a strong position in the dirt market. For one, the company builds machines that people want to own. That may sound ridiculously simple, but that idea escapes a lot of companies. Next, Polaris continues to push limits with all of the vehicle types it manufactures. That “push” has never been more obvious than with the new-for-2020 Polaris…

THE NEW JANUARY ISSUE IS HERE!

-- 2020 ATV Buyer's Guide, new KRX & more -- You'll want to make sure you get a copy of the Dirt Wheels, January 2020 issue.  It's on sale now at your local stores. Or, you can save a lot of money and have us deliver it to your home. Each issue costs only $1.50 when you order a subscription and we also give you a $25 gift card. Check it out> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of the January 2020 issue, look at the Table of Contents pages below. . .

CAN-AM X3 TURBO R

-- Maverick X RS test -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels When it comes to the Can-Am sport UTV line, the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R sits right at the top. 2019 is the third year for the long-travel, 72-inch-wide flagship. It was truly ground-breaking when it arrived in 2017 It didn’t just raise the bar for sport UTVs, it bent, spindled, folded and mutilated the bar with more power, more suspension and more high-performance features than any other machine. Those who love and crave horsepower numbers will remember…

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…