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KAWASAKI KRX 1000 COMPARISON

-- How it compares to the YXZ ,Talon & RZR -- We'll soon get a Kawasaki KRX1000 to test and eventually put it in a shootout with the other top UTVs. Until then we can only do a features and specs comparison on paper. So, let's see how it lines up with the Polaris RZR XP 1000, Honda Talon X and Yamaha YXZ1000R SE. Check out the lists below: CHART CORRECTION: For rear suspension the Talon does not have double wishbone. It is actually a multi-link trailing arm system. For engines…

YFZ450R UPGRADES

-- Testing Teixeira Tech products -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha’s YFZ450R is an excellent machine right off of the showroom floor, but there is always room for customization to suit your riding needs. We pilot our machines in areas where rocks and ruts are prevalent. We already roasted our stock plastic swingarm skid plate and weren’t content lifting the quad by the front GYTR bumper to get it unstuck. Fortunately, Teixeira Tech makes a steel/aluminum/poly swingarm skid, aluminum sprocket guard and a front…

NEW Z1R F.I. HYSTERIA HELMET

-- A great fit for off-road riders -- PRESS RELEASE: Z1R introduces the new F.I. Hysteria graphic. This off-road helmet is loaded with unique and valuable features that suit any rider. Constructed of an injected polycarbonate shell that is DOT and ECE certified and equipped with multi density EPS.  We amped the level of protection by adding the latest generation MIPS® technology, which is the most studied and reliable protection system for helmets.  At Z1R we understand how warm it can get out on the track and on the…

PROJECT MAVERICK MAX

-- Improving Can-Am's 4-seater UTV --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Some people have a customized UTV because they feel stuck with it. That isn’t the case with Andy Anaya and his well-setup Can-Am Maverick Max X rs. Andy is the sales manager at Chaparral Motorsports, so he has access to great deals on any brand imaginable, and he has driven every machine made. In spite of literally being the kid in the UTV candy store, he spends family time in this customized and personalized 2014 Can-Am that he bought new. Anaya is a…

LOCKING UP MADE EASY

-- Bolt products to protect your ATV & UTV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Keys are the bane of our managing editor’s existence. He has purchased locks, cables and other security systems multiple times over. He simply forgot or lost the keys. We have had to replace ignition switches, and Bolt cutters and hacksaws have been utilized due to this fact, but no one is perfect. While our editor is highly regarded in our industry for being an excellent journalist, a very generous person and a great off-roader, keys are…

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450R

-- Built to beat Baja -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We are fortunate enough to find ourselves around some of the most epic ATV builds in the business, and this Baja Yamaha YFZ450R is one for our record books. Pro-Am WORCS racer Ricardo Gonzalez wanted to switch gears and race the wilds of Baja Mexico with his team. They needed a machine built to handle a ton of abuse and last for hundreds of miles in the many different conditions that the course throws at the team. His long-time mechanic Kevin Avina was put to the…

TUSK KEVLAR TERRABITE TIRES

-- Testing them on Wasatch Beadlock wheels -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tread with fresh edges just grips the dirt in such a satisfying way. Double that feeling when you get a tire that is perfectly suited to the terrain you drive. Rocky Mountain ATV MC’s house brand Tusk offers the Terrabite radial tires and have been joined in new sizes including 32x10-15. The tires measure 31.5 inches tall, and the 15-inch rim size is popular on the Polaris RZR S. The RZR S has nice, light conventional wheels with 32-inch ITP…

ASSAULT RZR TURBO S

-- Raiding the fast parts shelves with an employee discount -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Let’s say that you work at an aftermarket company that makes excellent and very cool products. Imagine that the company is Assault Industries. Further suppose that you just bought a Polaris RZR Turbo S. Tom Cavish faced this exact scenario, and he needed to make decisions about his RZR Turbo S build. The Turbo S is no bargain-basement ride. It comes with 15-inch wheels, ITP Coyote 32-inch tires, four-point harnesses and an…

RIDERS WHO HAVE THE MOST FUN

-- Competition improves riding satisfaction -- By D. West What are the most vivid childhood memories you have? For me, they tend to focus on the fun times, so that would involve sports. I remember learning how to throw and catch a football with the other kids in the neighborhood. From there, it just naturally progressed to us playing football games together in our front yards. This competition provided us with the ability to prove our skills and gain full satisfaction from the sport. That same philosophy was…

THE NEW NOVEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- It's on sale now at your local stores -- Make sure you get a copy. In fact, you'll want to get the latest Dirt Wheels every month. That's why smart riders order up a subscription and get it delivered to their homes. Right now is the lowest price of the year. 12 issues for $17.99 and we also give you a $25 gift card. That's right, you actually make $7 on the deal. Check it out here > https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of the new November 2019 issue look at the table of contents pages…

2020 HONDA ATC250R?

-- The latest version of the famous two-stroke three-wheeler -- Ever since Honda dropped their ATC250R after 1986, people have wondered how one would look today if it suddenly returned to the line up. Well, that has not happened yet, but what we have here is probably the closest thing to a 2020 ATC250R that Honda would build. It has an aluminum frame, inverted front forks and a 2-stroke engine with a power-valve, raising and lowering the exhaust port to make a broader power band. So, how did this modern ATC250R come…

YXZ1000R GYTR TURBO

-- Testing Yamaha's  180 horsepower kit -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Adam Campbell The exhilaration of speed is an addiction off-road addicts just can’t seem to shake. Yamaha is one manufacturer that fuels our passion for going fast with their pure-sport lineup of machines. They also have a dedicated team of engineers that keep the fire burning with go-fast parts under the title GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing). We recently spent time in the vast Imperial Sand Dunes riding area known as Glamis in…