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2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000

This morning BRP announced a new Can-Am model THE 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 Starting at $18,399-2 seat, $19,199-4 seat 100HP V-Twin Engine A-arm suspension 13-15-inches of travel 27 or 28-Inch tires 90.6" wheelbase More info to come Spec-Commander-XT-P-1000R-TripleBlackOrange See our 2020 UTV Buyers Guide HERE.

DAKOTA HIBLER

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Miller Truby and the Hibler family DAKOTA HIBLER Dakota Hibler was born in Orange County, California, but her family soon moved to Arizona. The 12-year-old is the youngest of three kids. She started racing almost seven years ago when she saw the KTM Jr. race at a Supercross event and told her father that she wanted to race. Since she didn’t have a motorcycle, the family had to find a place for her to race her Honda TRX90 quad. Vickie Golden, the first woman to qualify and…

GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS

By the staff of  Dirt Wheels with GNCC Champ Walker Fowler GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS * GNCC Champion Walker Fowler races a Yamaha YFZ 450 in the Pro ranks on the rugged woods circuits of Grand National Cross Country Racing circuits. He has had some time to perfect his starting techniques for each race. Here is some advice he has for up-and-comers. GNCC RACE TIPS "You always need to have a good, positive attitude at the start! Whether you are a pro or an amateur, attitude and confidence can…

CAN-AM TAKES 2021 KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 2021 King of the Hammers is one of the biggest off-road events in the US. Last year nearly 60 thousand people made their way to the lakebed in Johnson Valley, California. During a pandemic, many were worried that this year would be canceled like almost all 2020 off-road gatherings and races. The KOH team worked endlessly to get permits, COVID-19 testing, and courses planned out. All who entered hammer town could only do so with a negative COVID-19 test and a mask to keep law officials happy and everyone safe. …

2020 WORCS ROUND 5: MESQUITE, NV

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 WORCS ROUND 5 Like all sporting events in the U.S., the popular WORCS races of GP-style off-road racing was completely derailed by COVID-19. We doubt that the promoters were grateful for a modest spectator turnout before, but the off-road-typical low density of spectators and the spread-out nature of the pit area allowed more than enough social distancing. Those factors allowed the competition to resume a little over two months after the virus-forced competition shut down.…

FORD BROTHERS HONDA 450R GNC MXERS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Harlen Foley FORD BROTHERS HONDA 450R GNC MXERS We take a close look at Cody and Bryce Ford's ATV Championship quads. The boys had great success on their potent Honda TRX 450R's. Bryce is a first-year Pro rookie, while Cody has a year on the pro circuits. Both of these racers have made a name for themselves with their Ford Brothers Honda 450R GNC mxers. To call 2020 crazy would be underselling it. Like all forms of sports, the ATV MX National Championship series was vastly…

WIDE OPEN

By Joe Kosch SOUND ADVICE The sounds ATVs make are just some of the things that make me like them so much, and I think most ATVers are moved by what they hear from their machines. The sounds your machine puts out, and the sounds it doesn’t, are a big part of the mixture of things that make riding so enjoyable and so memorable. Even the sounds of ATVs you don’t have anymore can get your attention. Have you ever been at a riding area and caught the sound of the first ATV you ever rode? Even if you don’t see the…

PRODUCT EVALUATION:

Fantastic traction and Beadlock wheels By the staff of Dirt Wheels QUAD BOSS QBT446 TIRES AND BOSS LOCK WHEELS Recently, we were planning some ATV adventures that would see us riding far from our home base and transportation. We needed a tire and wheel setup that would allow us to relax and not worry about flats derailing the trip. We opted for a Quad Lock Beadlock rim in size 14x7. The stock wheels were 12-inchers. Mounted on the robust wheels would be 8-ply Quad Boss QBT446 26x9R14 front tires ($168.99 each)…

SHOCK TECH: SHOCK THERAPY SPRINGS AND LIMIT STRAPS

Polaris RZR XP Pro Ultimate suspension upgrades By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SHOCK TECH:  The 2020 Polaris XP Pro Ultimate is an impressive machine right off the showroom floor, but it is not perfect. I grade any off-road machine in four categories: power, braking, suspension and comfort. The powerplant delivers a thrilling experience, and the CVT clutch system is tuned to modulate and transmit the power to the ground effectively with excellent drive-belt durability. Power gets an A+. The brakes are…

UTV TAKEOVER!

So much more than just sand in one be-UTAH-ful place By the staff of Dirt Wheels Spectators look on as YouTube legend Blake Wilkey runs the UTV Takeover rally course in his #BabyShark Polaris RZR. In the background is Sand Hollow’s lake and the UTV Takeover vendor area. UTV Takeover is well-known for their family-friendly events in some of the best riding spots in the United States. This year a new pushpin was added to the UTV Takeover map at Sand Hollow State Park in southern Utah.  Known as one…

ATV MX NATIONALS

Wienen has the points By the staff of Dirt Wheels ATV MX NATIONALS For the past few seasons, fans of ATV/MX have been treated to a superb battle as two of the best to ever grab handlebars remained locked in an all-out war for the championship. Joel Hetrick and Chad Wienen have been the main story at every round with the race outcome never a sure thing. On one hand, Hetrick has been clawing his way to the championship and is a huge fan favorite. Coming into the class, reigning champion Hetrick made his mistakes…

ATVS BEAT THE UTVS

Blurton’s fourth win By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Harlan Foley ATVS BEAT UTVS Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno, point-to-point desert race began as the longest race in the U.S. Thanks to the hard work of BITD, and originator Casey Folks, it has become the Big Daddy, the bucket-list event that draws racers from all points of the compass to the harsh Nevada desert. For 2020, Nevada was harsher than ever. August may be a good time for a Las Vegas casino swimming pool, but the typical summer…