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GBC KANATI TERRA MASTER TIRES

-- TESTING THE NEW DUAL TREAD PATTERN TIRE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we first saw the GBC Motorsports Kanati Terra Master tire, we were intrigued with the unique tread pattern that GBC calls “asymmetrical non-directional.” For those of us who like smaller words, the tire has two different tread patterns. It is essentially divided along the center with tread for harder surfaces on one side and more sideway lugs and open space on the other. The sides of the tire are labeled “side A” and “side B.” We ordered…

2018 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 SP

-- ATV TEST By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- The better we get to know the Polaris Sportsman 570 SP, the more impressed we become with its performance and handling characteristics. This mid-bore single-cylinder ATV has potent power delivery, generous suspension, and light and nimble handling, in addition to being quite useful as a workhorse. There weren’t many changes made to this machine for the 2018 model year, but it is nevertheless one of the most changed quads of 2018. The Sunset Red color scheme is brilliant, and…

ATV FRIENDLY TOWNS INVITE YOU TO COME RIDING

-- WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE -- The Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce invited the Dirt Wheels crew to come ride their trails in Northern New Hampshire and they asked us to bring along everyone who owns a quad or UTV. Hey, those people get the highest rating in our book. We love to ride in areas where the local towns welcome us with open arms. That's where we prefer to spend our money and time. The word we get from riders in the New England area is that Androscoggin Valley in Northern New Hampshire is ATV…

LIMITED EDITION ‘VISION’ TECH 10 BOOT & PRE RELEASE MX19’ SUPERTECH GEAR

The much anticipated Alpinestars 2019 Motocross collection is just around the corner, but this kit just can’t wait to take the holeshot. The 2019 Alpinestars Supertech Jersey and Pant in Cool Grey Black as well as the Aviator glove in Cool Grey Black will make its debut in an early release at Foxborough Supercross this weekend. To complement this gear set, Alpinestars also drops a Limited Edition ‘Vision’ Tech 10 boot to match. Get a jump on the coolest kit around. The world’s most technologically advanced and…

PROJECT POLARIS RZR XP 1000

-- PRO ARMOR MAKES IT EVEN BETTER -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels One of the beauties of off-road is that the sport is accessible. Chris Pino has never had much of a dirt background aside from some local mountain biking. He has owned street bikes and appreciates a performance automobile, but a friend and former coworker found a package deal of two RZR 800s and a trailer. A year later they had driven the wheels off of the 800s and were feeling the limitations in power and suspension. Pino’s daytime job is…

Beyond the Dirt: “Ole Girl” RZR Boasts Nearly 36k Miles

The Wayne’s purchased their Polaris RZR, “Ole Girl,” in 2009 and they’ve enjoyed the vehicle so much they’ve put nearly 36,000 miles on it. Polaris decided to go out to meet the Waynes in West Virginia and surprise them with the an all-new RZR 900S.

YAMAHA HELPS MAINTAIN TRAILS

Yamaha employees have worked hard as volunteers over the past ten years to clean up trails so we can continue to enjoy our favorite sports.

ITP’S NEW MUD LITE II

-- A GRIPPING NEW TREAD PATTERN ADDED TO THE POPULAR MUD LITE TIRE SERIES -- Here’s a new tread design from ITP designed for multi-purpose trail use with a focus on sure-footed traction in the muddy sections. The Mud Lite II has unique “tendons” that connect between the lugs to increase support and minimize tire flex and reduce wear. The centered line-dimpled V-shape lugs provide a smooth ride over hard-packed dirt while enhancing traction in loose dirt and mud. These tires are available in sizes ranging from…

SHOEI VFX-EVO HELMET

-- Testing one of the best head protectors you can buy --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Shoei brand has been a well-known name in the motorsports industry for quite some time, and it’s because of the research and quality behind their name. The Shoei VFX line has evolved into a high-tech masterpiece with styling that is the envy of wannabe helmet brands. But, Shoei isn’t just a stylish helmet company; there is a lot of science in these helmets. The new VFX-EVO features Shoei’s own Motion Energy Distribution System…

NEW ATV IGNITION SWITCHES, $24.95

-- Fix up your older machine with MUD -- MUD stands for Moose Utility Division and they are a great source when you need things for your ATV. For example, have you ever lost the keys to your quad? Or, has the ignition switch become so loose and worn out that you have to jiggle it to make it turn on? Well then, you'd be happy to know that Moose Utility Division has new replacement ignition switches that cost much less than the stock ones from your dealer. The ignition switches that they focus on here are for Polaris…

RUGGED RADIOS MOTO KIT

 -- PRODUCT EVALUATION: Communicate with your fellow rider --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rugged Radios has almost cornered the market in communication systems for off-road applications. These days, it is becoming more unusual to see a UTV that doesn’t have one of their systems installed on it. Having the ability to communicate with your passengers or friends in other machines is not only safer, it adds to the enjoyment of recreational riding and racing. Rugged also caters to ATV and motorcycle riders with their…