Browsing Category

Features

BIGGER BRAKES FOR YOUR UTV

-- Trinity Racing's oversize rotor kit -- To go fast you need to be able to slow down. With the more horsepower a UTV makes these days, the better brakes it needs. In the case of disc brake rotors, bigger is better. Trinity racing is a company that can help you improve your machine's braking performance. They offer up a kit that includes two oversized front brake rotors and new brackets to mount your stock calipers to. The outside diameter of these big rotors is 270 mm. For a comparison, the RZR XP 1000's stock rotors…

2020 CAN-AM X3 GETS 195 HP

-- First report on the 2020 Turbo, Turbo R & Turbo RR -- CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: Since its inception in 2017, the Maverick X3 super-sport side-by-side vehicle has impressed the masses with its invigorating performance and one-of-a-kind styling. Can-Am has reinforced its performance authority for 2020 with a new Maverick X3 Turbo RR engine that now supplies an industry-leading 195hp. That’s a gain of 23hp and 11 lb-ft (135 lb-ft) from the new Rotax mill. These reliable gains were achieved by adding a bigger turbo,…

HONDA ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS FOR 2020

The new Honda Talon 1000X-4 and 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve edition show Honda is serious about going full throttle on new and exciting developments for the future. 

2020 CAN-AM ATVs

-- Click on each model name below for full info -- 2020_DS-70_EN 2020_DS-90_EN 2020_DS-90-X_EN 2020_DS-250_EN 2020_Outlander-450-570_EN (1) 2020_Outlander-450-570_EN 2020_Outlander-Base_EN 2020_Outlander-DPS_EN 2020_Outlander-Edition_450_570_EN 2020_Outlander-Edition-650_EN 2020_Outlander-MAX-6x6-DPS-450_EN 2020_Outlander-MAX-6x6-DPS-650_EN 2020_Outlander-MAX-6x6-XT-1000_EN_V2 2020_Outlander-MAX-450-570_EN 2020_Outlander-MAX-DPS-450-570_EN 2020_Outlander-MAX-DPS-650_EN…

HONDA TALON EXHAUST FROM HMF

-- New Single Slip-On or Full Dual Systems -- The HMF™ exhausts for the Honda® Talon 1000 R/X are available as a Dual Full System in the Performance and Titan series and a Slip-On in the Titan series.  All available HMF™ exhausts take advantage of HMF's™ superior engineering to produce unmatched durability, sound, power and torque.  All systems retain the OEM oxygen sensor for optimum drivability. Dual Full System - Performance & Titan Series The 4" aluminum Performance Series picks up 9 hp and 4 ft-lbs of torque…

STI’s BIGGER & BADDER CHICANE TIRE

-- All-New 35-Inch Chicane Is Lightweight, and Brings Powerful Traction -- STI PRESS RELEASE:  The all-new 35-inch STI Chicane tire is light weight, designed for 15-inch wheels, and provides UTV drivers with legendary handling performance and durability. An all-new 8-ply carcass gives outstanding bump absorption, ground-hugging tread and sidewall flex, and a smooth ride. This new Chicane features a light-truck-inspired flatter profile and shoulder design, while incorporating the open-channel tread pattern of the…

A Work of Art: Custom Banshee build

-- Appreciating the beautiful beast -- How many twin-cylinder, two-stroke quads has there ever been? The Banshee is the only one. Yamaha caught the world totally off-guard when they came out with this unique machine back in 1987. No other ATV manufacturer was willing to compete with Yamaha’s Banshee, so it remained in a class by itself for 20 years. You can no longer go to a dealer and buy a new one, and that’s why it’s important to keep the remaining Banshees in good running order. If you’re going to put forth the effort…

TWO-STROKE YFZ300

-- Checking out a great quad conversion -- Gerald Tramble is a Dirt Wheels reader who lives in France. Just like many of us in the USA, he has a strong passion for ATV racing. ATV motocross is very popular in Europe too. As expected, Yamaha's YFZ450 is a machine many Europeans choose to race. For Gerald though, he wanted his YFZ to have a two-stroke power plant. So, he set out to remove the 450 4-stroke engine and replace it with something else. KTM is a company that still puts two-stroke engines into a lot of its dirt…

WHEN TWO-STROKES RULED

-- And they're still going strong today -- Two-stroke engines are perfect for off-road vehicles. They're powerful, but yet simple and lightweight. No matter if they're in two-wheelers, three-wheelers or four-wheelers, two-stroke engines allow the vehicles to be nimble and the riders to move quickly across earth's natural terrain. It's a shame that you can no longer buy a new quad with a two-stroke engine in it. However, there are still plenty out on the trails. Many riders are still addicted to the quick, snappy power of…

2019 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARCTIC CAT

-- Arctic Cat is a Textron company -- TEXTRON WILDCAT XX/XX LTD One of the hottest new sport UTVs on the market is the all-new Textron Wildcat XX and XX LTD. This machine was designed with help from professional racer Robby Gordon to produce one of the best suspension systems on the market. Part of the suspension package is Fox 2.5 Podium shocks. The engine produces 130 horsepower. Engine type DOHC triple Displacement 989cc Suspension: Front Dual A-arm/18.0” Rear Trailing arm/18.0” Length/width/height…

OWNER’S REPORTS

-- How Dirt Wheels readers rate their machines -- If you're shopping for a used ATV these owner's reports will give you a good idea of what might malfunction on certain models and how satisfied the owners are with their machine. The information on these older models is still useful today. ARCTIC CAT 700 CAN-AM OUTLANDER CAN-AM RENEGADE HONDA TRX90 HONDA 300EX HONDA 400EX HONDA 450R HONDA RANCHER 420 HONDA RUBICON HONDA RINCON KAWASAKI KFX450 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 650 KAWASAKI…

POLARIS GENERAL UPGRADES

-- A PROJECT UTV BUILD YOU'LL LOVE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels. The Polaris General brought a new flavor of fun to the UTV industry. Polaris decided to further bridge the gap between the sport performance class and the utility class with a more recreationally inclined machine that offers more comfort and capability than any machine previously built for either class. We picked up a Polaris General 1000 Deluxe model and decided to build it into a more-than-trail-capable machine. We envisioned a UTV that…