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PRE-PURCHASE CHECKLIST: 10 RULES WHEN BUYING USED

Tips to stretch your dollar By the staff of Dirt Wheels Buying a used ATV or UTV is fast becoming a seller’s marketplace. As major manufacturers experience production-line slowdowns, the number of new machines has decreased. In turn, this has led to a boom in used vehicle purchases. While that is good news for existing OHV […]

WIDE OPEN: What’s new

By Joe Kosch The lure of new machinery casts a spell that entrances almost all riders, including me. I have a lot of experience in separating marketing hype from real advances in performance, but riding new ATVs and UTVs is a kind of fun I never tire of. I’m not going to fight the feeling. […]

COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

By Lane Lindstrom       COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH When it comes to describing the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer off-roaders, we quickly ran out of superlatives. The scenery is over the top both figuratively and literally. Colorado has 58 “14ers”—the term for mountain peaks at least 14,000 feet—more than any other state. […]

VINTAGE DIRT WHEELS RACE TEST: 1000-MILE ATV TEST

Dirt Wheels attacked the Baja 1000 and won!  By Dennis “Ketchup” Cox VINTAGE DIRT WHEELS RACE TEST: 1000-MILE ATV TEST Try to imagine driving nonstop from Chicago, Illinois, to Orlando, Florida. Now, imagine doing it off-road on your ATV. Throw in an occasional high-speed washout and terror-inducing swaps. With the demise of the Blackwater 100, […]

2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris brought off-road fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas. Over 8000 people traveled from across the country to experience the thrill and […]

WIDE OPEN-TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

By Joe Kosch TRUTH IN ADVERTISING UTV and ATV manufacturers come up with some truly amazing machines, and the genius they display developing vehicles is matched by brilliant marketing. UTV and ATV advertising is clever, but when I want to see machines described even more creatively, I go straight to the classified ads where regular […]

TECH: LOOKING AFTER YOUR RIG’S RADIATOR

Don’t lose your cool By Lane Lindstrom Even if your side-by-side has never overheated, you most likely know someone whose UTV has. It’s not fun, especially when you’re far away from your truck and trailer. While an overheated vehicle is not fun, the situation is usually preventable with a few simple preventative maintenance steps. Overheating, as […]

EVENT: DAYTONA ATV SX

Wienen wins his fifth! By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Kayla Bolton ATV MX Photos by Stephen Tripp The 2021 ATV Motocross National Championship kicked off with ATV Supercross of AMA Pro ATV Racing inside the historic Daytona International Speedway. This season opener is the only SX-style race on the ATV MX schedule, and it features SX […]

DO ATVs REALLY FLOAT?

ATV boating, wet tech tips and drown-out cures By the “sink or swim” staff of Dirt Wheels DO ATVs FLOAT? A question ATV riders have been pondering for decades is, “Do ATVs float?” Joe Lepore of Loxahatchee, Florida, claims his FourTrax Foreman 400 not only floats but can actually motor along in the local canals with […]

EVENT: BEST IN THE DESERT PARKER 250

New winners for the season opener By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Harlan Foley The Best in the Desert season opener held record-breaking racer attendance with 330 total entries. Over 100 entries were registered for the various Pro UTV categories and 54 among the UTV Turbo class. The UTV Unlimited class nearly doubled in […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: EZ LYNK

Connecting your UTV to help By the staff of Dirt Wheels As handy and mechanically savvy as we may fancy ourselves to be, the truth is, most of us are not fully trained mechanics with years of experience. What happens when you’re miles down the trail (or way out on the dunes) and something happens to your […]

EVENT: 2021 GNCC SERIES KICKOFF

The chasers are stepping it up By Ken Hill The short off-season seems to get shorter each year for those competing in the Grand National Cross-Country series (GNCC). The run up to the 2021 season was shorter than ever when COVID delays pushed the 2020 season late! As teams and riders scrambled to get parts and […]