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TO SHIFT OR NOT TO SHIFT?

By Joe Kosch I have nothing against automatic transmissions; in fact, I’m a fan. I have one in my truck, and I don’t have to think back too far to recall situations where automatics in UTVs saved me from doom, aggravation and embarrassment. Even so, there was a time when I was stunned that no […]

EVENT: TIGER RALLY

The collector goes full circle By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by DirtNDunez.com Back in the early 1980s, Honda and Kawasaki were in a fierce battle in the three-wheel racing world. The top American riders were making these machines look good and creating sales for the huge Japanese companies. Meanwhile in Minnesota, a guy named Peter […]

RACE COVERAGE: WORLD-FAMOUS PONT-DE-VAUX

12 hours of fast quads in France Words and photos by Anthony Brebant After the race cancellation in 2020, 47 teams made the start list for the 2021 edition of this high-speed, TT-style race across the pond in France. Rider turnout was low due to travel trouble, in particular for the American and English who normally […]

EVENT: UTV TAKEOVER SAND HOLLOW

An event that’s growing like crazy! By the staff of Dirt Wheels UTV Takeover came to life six years ago when Steve McCarthy and Jim McIntire saw a need for family-friendly events catered to the quickly growing UTV market. This action-packed event tour has become highly anticipated year after year by UTV enthusiasts across the states. Sponsors, […]

DUNCAN RACING SUZUKI LT 500 TWO-STROKE

DUNCAN RACING SUZUKI LT 500 TWO-STROKE The crew headed out to Glamis to check out one of the craziest and fastest Suzuki LT 500 builds we’ve ever seen. Loren Duncan from Duncan race who is also the builder of the quads gives us some insight into this quad build. Test Rider and Championship Quad Racer […]

WIDE OPEN: Top performance for everybody

UTV and ATV enthusiasts have got it good. There are a lot of exciting activities out there, but UTV driving and ATV riding are two of just a few where you can buy true high-performance machines from a local dealer. I’m talking about machines like the Yamaha YXZ1000R, YFZ450R, Raptor 700, Honda Talon, Can-Am X3 […]

EVENT: TRX250R TAKEOVER

By Gee Armstrong Photos by Ryan Swartz EVENT: TRX250R TAKEOVER Few riders have more passion for their machines and riding sand dunes than Honda ATC250R and TRX250R enthusiasts. A growing group of these riders gathers every August at the Annual TRX250R Takeover in the Oregon Dunes at Winchester Bay to celebrate their classic machines and […]

2021 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE We are as happy to see this Christmas holiday time as we ever have been. As always, it is great to feel the spirit of the season of giving. But, this year especially, it gets us that much closer to the new year. With a […]

WIDE OPEN

By Joe Kosch WIDE OPEN Manufacturers have spoiled adult UTV owners with wave after wave of exciting new models. Adult drivers expect mind-blowing new machines and features every year. Things haven’t been so great for youth drivers. Polaris spiced up the youth UTV scene in recent years with the Ranger 150 and the single-seat Ace […]

HOW TO STEAM CLEAN A MACHINE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HOW TO STEAM CLEAN A MACHINE The interior of your vehicle needs special care, just like the paint job. In recent years, steam cleaning has been increasingly popular. This method is equally effective for light and deep cleaning, and it will make your interior shine. If you are still […]

UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS

By Lane Lindstrom UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS Many of us have probably never seen a tiny camp trailer being towed behind a UTV somewhere off-road, let alone thought of buying one. Toy haulers and full-size trailers comprise a huge segment of our industry, but we’re talking tiny towables. There must be a market for these tiny […]

WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels  WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD Al­though there’s no official NHRA or IHRA class for all-terrain vehicles, the impressive numbers his latest dragster has produced are certainly the best we have ever seen. A little over a year ago we featured Tom’s 210-horse­power, nitrous-injected, 580cc Ro­tax drag quad that consistently turned low […]