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XT-REME TERRAIN PITS YAMAHA RIDERS AGAINST THE ELEMENTS

  The 2022 XT-Reme Terrain Challenge (XT-R Challenge) returns to the iconic Loretta Lynn Off-Road Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee September 30 – October 2. Yamaha is inviting owners of its Proven Off-Road Side-by-Sides and ATVs to bring friends and family out for another entertaining and fun three-day weekend celebration. The XT-R Challenge features an 17-20-mile, off-road course with varying natural terrains […]

WIDE OPEN: Does sway-bar disconnect belong on your UTV?

By Joe Kosch UTVs are loaded with trick off-road technology that drivers of other machines would love to have. But now and then, we spot something cool on other vehicles that UTVs don’t have yet, like the electric sway-bar-disconnect mechanism on the new Ford Bronco. Not sure what a sway bar is or why you’d […]

TOP 5 WAYS TO OUTFIT YOUR UTV FOR SUMMER

Make your trips more enjoyable By Lane Lindstrom Photos courtesy of SuperATV and Lane Lindstrom Aftermarket accessories are big business in the powersports industry. Industry figures show that side-by-side/UTV owners spend up to $2000 accessorizing a new machine before they even leave the dealer. Those numbers seem valid. Go to a UTV rally or jamboree or any […]

EVENT: 2022 CAN-AM UTV HAMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP

UTVs rocking and rolling Johnson Valley By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Casey Thomas and Karel Kramer Uncounted thousands of fans and hundreds of race teams brave the bitter cold wind of a dry California lakebed to be part of the group of Ultra4 Racing races that make up the legendary King of the Hammers. […]

SHOP TOUR: INSIDE ATC ADDICTION

According to Webster’s Dictionary, an addiction is a compulsive need and habit-forming behavior or activity causing well-defined symptoms. Thankfully, for all the other ATC-addicted people in the country, Dave Wylie’s ATC Addiction shop operates so you can get your fix.     This is the room Wylie wants to turn into a reproduction of a […]

EVENT: 2022 DAKAR RALLY

The longest race on the planet By the staff of Dirt Wheels In its five-decade history, the Dakar Rally has fielded top riders and drivers from all over the globe to take on the two-week stage race. The U.S. fan base has grown in recent years as American competitors started entering the UTV (SSV) and ATV […]

HOW-TO: CLUTCH MAINTENANCE

Inspect, clean, repeat By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most dirt powersports enthusiasts think dust is annoying when they’re out riding, but sometimes—many times—it’s more than annoying. It can be downright destructive, especially to your clutches. Now, if your vehicle’s clutches could talk, they would same the same thing: “Dust is annoying and is not only […]

EVENT: SAND OUTLAW’S 2021 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP

It all came down to Glamis Sand Dunes and Oldsmobile Hill By Juli Moore/www.dirtndunez.com The General Tire Sand Outlaw Series took over the famed Oldsmobile Hill again this year. In all, 56 drivers from across the U.S. and Canada took to the sand to compete for the $35,000 series championship purse. This race was the finale […]

FEATURE: ALL BALLS, PSN OUTLAW 12-HOUR

Throwing an all-female team in the deep end By Casey Thomas and the staff of Dirt Wheels The world of off-road has been a male-dominated sport since the beginning. For some of the more physical off-road disciplines, women have little chance of being competitive. Men have the strength, the stamina and the backing of the industry. […]

DIRT WHEELS ARCHIVES: SAND FEST 2000

Great times in the sand dunes By the staff of Dirt Wheels It was a good thing we had reservations, especially when we saw how many people had arrived before us. Having traveled from our home in Washington state to Winchester, Oregon, and its scenic Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, the last thing we wanted to do […]

DIALED IN: JULY 2022

By Winston “Boss” McKannick BURNT-UP FRONT DIFF! Dear Boss, I have a 2019 Polaris General 1000 EPS White Lightning. It didn’t quite make it up the other side while trying to cross a river gorge. It slid back down the bank and flipped over on its top into the water. It took us about an […]

2022 DIRT WHEELS READER SURVEY

TAKE THIS QUICK SURVEY AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN A FULL SET OF NEW KMC WHEELS AND EFX TIRES FOR YOUR RIDE!!! Hey! Who DOESN’T need a new set of wheels and tires for their rig? Well, you can get a chance to win a FULL SET of NEW KMC wheels and EFX tires (VALUED […]