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KTM 450 3-WHEELER

-- A modern version from 220 Trikes LLC -- If you're looking for the latest new 3-Wheeler with KTM flavor then this is the machine for you. The man responsible for this machine is Michael Noska who owns 220 Trikes LLC, which is a company that specializes in building 3-wheelers. Michael started this conversion with a 2006 KTM 450exc and turned it into a modern day 3 wheeler using all KTM components except for the customized Lonestar swing arm.  The seat, rear fenders, subframe, and grab bar are all OEM KTM 450xc ATV…

The TOUGHEST race in the states!

Another year has passed already and the 2019 Nitto King of the Hammers delivered great rock and desert racing action. Hammer town opened on February 1st, and  once again holds some of the best products on display by vendors with live footage of the racers battling through giant boulders, deep sand and flat out desert sections. Last year, over 60,000 spectators, racers, pit crew, vendors, and more set up camp at KOH and each year the numbers grow, just like the UTV competitor numbers do. Over 100 teams entered the…

THE NEW MARCH ISSUE IS HERE!

-- On sale now: March 2019 Dirt Wheels -- Full report on the exciting new performance UTV from Honda. Plus, this issue is packed with lots of other good stuff you'll want to see. Make sure you pick up a copy at your local newsstand.  Or, you can do what most people do and have us deliver Dirt Wheels to your home every month. You get 12 issues for a super low discount price and you also get a $25 gift card. Look over the special offer here> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-holiday/ For a preview of what's…

XTC POWER PRODUCTS PLUG & PLAY SYSTEM

-- Testing a smart wiring solution for your RZR --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels One of our editors has been building a project Polaris RZR XP Turbo that will be featured in Dirt Wheels soon. Installing everything has required many hours. We’ve had to collect parts and persuade things to fit correctly. Modifications have been made, while blood, sweat and tears have been shed, but none of those problems were from XTC Power Products. Wiring can be relentlessly tedious if you are not an aficionado or have the…

FUEL TIRES & WHEELS

-- Testing for grip and strength -- By the Dirt Wheels test crew: Manufacturers of UTV tires are in a constant battle to build the best tires. Some tires are specific to the terrain you love to ride, while others offer a broad range of traction for multiple types of terrain. One thing stays consistent—these companies are struggling to make a tire that is light yet strong enough to withstand the harsh abuse drivers put their favorite toys through. Fuel Off-Road came out with its Gripper R/T 32-inch tire and Anza D918…

EVO3 BATTERY POWER SYSTEM

 -- PRODUCT EVALUATION -- It has been months since you last fired up your pride and joy. Thick layers of dust coat the plastic, the gas in the tank might be sour and the chance of the battery even still holding a charge is weak. Oftentimes, we forget that a battery needs upkeep and a regular diet of electrons throughout its life cycle. On top of that, choosing the right type of battery can be tricky too. We went to Ballistic Performance Components to obtain their EVO3 Power System that includes a lithium iron…

2019 RIDE GUIDE

-- Fun Jamborees & rallies you should know about -- Start marking your calendars now and planning a vacation ride at these scenic locations with a fun group of ATV and UTV riders like yourself. High Lifter Mud Nationals ............................Mar. 27-31 Blevins, AR; www.mudnatevents.com Rally on the Rocks .............................................May 14-18 Moab, UT www.rallyontherocks.com Quadna Mud Nationals ...................................... June 7-9 Hill City, MN; www.mudnatevents.com…

WHERE TO RIDE: LITTLE SAHARA

-- Dunes and desert close to Salt Lake City --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels For those of us in California where two of our major dune playgrounds require driving through some of the most desolate desert around, reaching the Little Sahara Recreation Area (LSRA) is a treat. From Salt Lake City, the nearest major population and transportation hub, the trip to Little Sahara is around two hours with a trailer. Along the way you’ll see lakes, rivers, mining towns and rolling prairie. LSRA records more than 20,000…

THE BATTLE OF BLACKWATER

-- Looking back at the world's toughest ATV race -- It happened every year in Davis, West Virginia from 1975 to 1993. It was a 100 mile race across swamps, mud holes, tight trails, steep rocky uphills and downhills, and the famous highway 93 river crossing. You could enter any ATV in the Blackwater 100, but most were Honda 2-stroke TRX250Rs, Suzuki Quadracers, Kawasaki Tecates and ATC 3-wheelers. The spectators would provide a helping hand if you got stuck, but only after you gave a good effort to make it through.…

HONDA TRX480R

-- Refresh your older quad with a big-bore kit -- With many ATV manufacturers not producing sport ATVs any longer, many riders are having to hold onto older quads and rebuild them to as-new condition. Luckily, there are many ways to use aftermarket parts to rebuild your older sport ATV into something that is better than what you could pick up on the dealer-room floor. The project can even be at a cheaper cost if you don’t go crazy with your build. We recently had the chance to resurrect a 2004 TRX450R that had a blown…

RADICAL RZR PHOTO GALLERY!

-- MODIFIED FOR THE MUD -- With the right set of tires and some extra ground clearance you don't worry as much about getting stuck. You simply blast right on across the soggy bottoms with a smile on your face. It also feels good if your machine looks rather stylish as you roost past ordinary stock UTVs. If you're wondering how your RZR would look if you changed the color and added a few custom parts here and there, then take a look at these. They should help give you some ideas. The RZRs shown here were built by S3 Power…

HOW-TO: 10 Tips on Buying a Used UTV

-- What to look for when shopping for a good deal -- As the UTV market expands, there are a lot of enthusiasts purchasing new machines and putting their old ones on the market. Those used machines can be where a smart buyer stakes their claim on a handsome deal for a (new to them) UTV. With sites like Craigslist and atvtrader, there are many options to view the available herd of UTVs, and begin the process of narrowing down the quality values and weeding out the not-so-promising SxSs. Research is key when it comes to…