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EICMA SHOW: ATVs FROM OTHER WORLDS

EICMA SHOW: ATVs FROM OTHER WORLDSThe biggest ATV show in the world happens in Italy once a year. Big probably isn’t the right  word; choose one of the following: huge, monstrous, gigantorrific. It features several square miles of floor space devoted to motorcycles, ATVs, parts and apparel. We spent four days walking the isles and […]

BUYER’S GUIDE: BUDGET SPORT & UTILITY TRAIL TIRES

New rubber for $100 and under. For typical trail tires, the sizes run from 20×10-9 in the rear to 21 or 22×7-10 up front for sport quads. This spec is what comes stock on nearly every quad except, of course, the track-ready machines like Suzuki’s LT-R450, KTM’s SX machines and Can-Am’s DS450XMX. On the utility […]

DRIVING A HAND-CONTROL TERYX

Mike Young has been a friend for about a zillion years. Back in the days of his professional MX career he was a test rider for Dirt Bike and a riding buddy. He lost the use of his legs after a crash at a Four-Stroke National about 10 years ago. But nothing holds Mike back. […]

EVOLUTION OF A TEST QUAD

It started off as many Dirt Wheels test Quads do. The 2009 Suzuki QuadRacer R450 came in stock condition for a test that appeared earlier in the year. By the end of the year it had morphed into a full Yoshimura team replica and was one of the most effective machines in the Dirt Wheels […]

CHECKING OUT JEREMIE WARNIA’S CAN-AM

Jeremie Warnia wasn’t really on the radar screen last year when he first came to America last year for a few ATV races on his Suzuki. But in France, the 21 year-old was already well-known as the SuperQuad champion. The handful of races that he did stateside were enough to convince the people at Douglas […]

TRINITY DYNO MONSTER

       It has to be in the running for the coolest QuadRacer we’ve ever tested. And it’s in the back of my truck, right now. I just came back from the photo studio where I shot the Trinity Racing Suzuki LTR516 that will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dirt Wheels. It’s one of […]

INSIDE LOOK: TEAM MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI

A few months ago, we got to ride Josh Creamer’s Monster Energy KXF450 and we were impressed. So we weren’t surprised when he won the first moto of the MX Sports ATVA National at Glen Helen, California. Right after the race, we got Creamer’s ATV into the photo studio for a thorough inspection of the […]

DUSTIN NELSON’S FACTORY YAMAHA

Dustin Nelson is looking good right now. He just took the lead in the QuadCross series and he’s poised to win in the WORCS series. If he can pull off both, he’ll be the undisputed top rider in the west.      I got a chance to spend an afternoon with Dustin as he went over every […]

WIMMER’S FACTORY SUZUKI

After getting an up-close look at Dustin Nelson’s factory Yamaha YFZ450R, I thought it would be cool to look back at some of the other factory hardware that I’ve shot this year. Photos of Josh Creamer’s Kawasaki appeared on dirtwheelsmag.com a few months ago and in the July issue of Dirt Wheels I wrote a […]

PROJECT KING QUAD 700: PERFECTING THE BEAST

If you could remember back to our July 2005 issue, we decided to turn our stock Suzuki King Quad into a superbly comfortable trail king. In part one of our Beast enhancement we decided to spice it up with some Suzuki camouflage graphics and make it more aggressive with some Maxxis lightfoot’s beaded on some […]

HONDA•400EX UPGRADES: BEST•BANG•FOR•YOUR•BUCK

Honda’s 400EX is one of the most popular ATVs on the planet. After ten years in existence, it has proven to be exciting to ride and pretty hassle-free to maintain. If you are thinking of investing in a new 400EX or even looking at a used one, we want to tell you which cost effective […]