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FEATURE: DOOR INSERT BUYER’S GUIDE

Why buy a whole door By the staff of Dirt Wheels While complete half doors are not strictly necessary on a UTV, they can be beneficial to any build. Half-door replacements generally have the advantage of a full inner frame, but they require installation and hinge and latch alignment. Rather than paying more and dealing with […]

COMPETITION: ATV/MX FIVE ROUNDS DOWN

Wienen has the points By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 […]

Can-Am Adds True Locking Differential To ATV’s.

BRP  builds Can-Am Off-Road vehicles from the rider down, with every detail – from capability and reliability,  to performance, comfort, and beyond – finely tuned for riders to get the most out of their vehicle,  regardless of the challenge at hand. And sometimes, that challenge means getting muddy. Real  muddy. Which is why for 2021, […]

WIDE OPEN

Pieces of history By Joe Kosch My friend Ken has a few ATVs, or at least a few ATV’s worth of parts in and around his garage. Some people have paintings, sculptures or vases to decorate their homes. Ken has pieces of quads he has owned or just finds interesting. They are in and beside the […]

EVENT: WORCS ROUND 5; MESQUITE, NV

Baron and Leaverton win big By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 […]

UTV PROJECT: XTC POWER PRODUCTS 2019 HONDA TALON TURBO

First to fast By the staff of Dirt Wheels Chris Leaming is a facilitator. He and his father Rob are partners in Gilbert, Arizona-based XTC Power Products. They moved there to grow their company that specializes in UTV electronic parts, such as street-legal turn-signal kits, and switch and wiring solutions. Rob and Chris have owned and […]

EVENT: BULLDOG AND CAMP COKER BULLET GNCC

Fowler and Wolfe roll on By Kayla Bolton, Photos by Ken Hill   Like all racing series in the U.S., the AMA Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized was shocked to a standstill by the COVID-19 virus. As states in the Southeast started to open up, the GNCC crew came up with plans to […]

RIDING TIPS: ATV/MX CHAMPION CHAD WIENEN

Standing for traction By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photo by Stephen Tripp We have noticed that in looking at many photos of multi-time ATV/MX champion Chad Wienen, he has an interesting style. He stands well forward on his Yamaha YFZ450R and often leans off to the side, as he is in this shot from the […]

WIDE OPEN

Your first car By Joe Kosch Hello, future and current motorists. Allow me to introduce the most important advancement in automotive safety since the invention of brakes. It’s called the UTV, and there’s a very great possibility one could save your life and mine. Of course, I realize most UTVs are recommended for drivers who are […]

BUYER’S GUIDE: WINCH MOUNTS

Making sure you get there and back By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Casey Cordeiro and the manufacturers There are several accessories that are “essential” items to have on your ATV or UTV. Depending on the terrain you ride, those essentials can change somewhat. Our essentials are a spare tire, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit and helmet, and protective […]

RIDER PROFILE: DAKOTA HIBLER

She loves to race By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Miller Truby and the Hibler family 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 […]

GNCC RIDING TIPS: Rutted Turns

Walker Fowler on rutted turns By the staff of Walker Fowler 1  Exiting the woods in this photo, it appears to be mid-race or late in the race. A single set of deep ruts has developed between the two tight trees, and there’s no option to go anywhere but in the ruts. This is where the […]