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FLY LITE HYDROGEN RIDING GEAR TEST

-- New technology for comfort & protection --   Product Evaluation by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Fly Racing is known for creating bright and uniquely designed gear, and the 2018 Lite Hydrogen gear line is no different. Other than being eye-catching, this gear line upped its design level by featuring lightweight and breathable material, as well as revolutionary qualities that redefine the market. LITE HYDROGEN JERSEY, $49.95 This jersey is known as the first true lightweight race wear to hit the market,…

KAYO USA 150 STORM – First test

-- Budget performance quad for teens -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels It’s easy to assume that machines made in China are inexpensive because they are of poor quality. While this stereotype can be true of some brands and models, the Kayo Storm’s performance and finish have assured us that it is not in that category. When we first received the little quad, we immediately noticed a few things. First and foremost the suspension. Most teen-sized Chinese quads come with limited front and rear suspension that aren’t…

ATVMX High Point National 2018

Tune in to MAVTV this Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET and/or 12:30 p.m. ET for the ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires to watch round five - High Point ATVMX National highlight show from Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Don't miss all the action as the ATVMX Series as predictions of rainfall were forecasted throughout the week prior to the race. However, the storms split and spared the track. With the threat of rain gone, the fans were treated to some of the best racing action to happen thus far…

INSTALLING AFTERMARKET TIE-RODS

-- How-to improve your machine's durability -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently had a Polaris RZR Dynamix four-seater break a tie-rod. We hadn’t had a specific incident we could point to that might have damaged it, but we could see where some rust intruded into the break, so it must have been hurt at some point. Also, we have wheels on the car with greater offset than stock and 30-inch tires. The different wheels widened the car from 64 inches to approximately 69 inches. Both the offset and the larger tires add…

ELKA LEGACY SUSPENSION TEST

-- A better ride for cheap -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Most sport quad riders are weekend warriors who love upgrading their machines. One of the smartest purchases you can make is in the suspension department. A lot of riders think that adding power parts will make your quad faster. That can be true; however, if you don’t have the suspension to handle the added power, you won’t go much faster. While racers get the best and most tunable shocks they can find, most of us just want something better than stock that…

THE MIGHTY QUADZILLA

-- SUZUKI'S 500cc MONSTER 2-STROKE QUAD -- Suzuki gets credit for coming out with the first quads as we know them today. First they introduced some little 4-stroke versions and then in 1985 they unleashed a high-performance 2-stroke machine known as the Quadracer 250. Suzuki gave us a couple of years to get used to that great machine and then in 1987 they totally blew us away with a 500cc version. Its official name was the LT500R Quadracer, but it was such a beast that everyone began calling it Quadzilla. You had to be a…

DIFFERENT WAYS RIDERS HAUL THEIR MACHINES

-- Taking a look at how some Dirt Wheels readers do it -- Farmers get to ride their quads or UTVs right from the barn. The rest of us have to haul our prized off-road vehicles to a riding area. The quick way is to put your quad in the back of your pick up truck. Maybe even put two or three back there. In some cases it's even possible to put your UTV in the back of the truck too. For most though, they use a trailer. Depending on the size of the trailer you can haul a variety of quads and UTVs. We're going to take a random…

REDESIGNED 2018 KLIM QUENCH AND SCRAMBLE PAKS

KLIM redesigned the popular Quench Pak and Scramble Pak to further suit dual-sport and enduro riders who depend on light weight and maximum utility. Both are designed to handle long days of racing or big off-road rides away from resources. The Quench Pak is built to be the most efficient, ventilated method of carrying water and a few necessities without restricting range of motion. The already light backpack is equipped with the KLIM Harness System to simply and intuitively keep the durable pack where it’s most…

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS TEST

-- Still a top contender -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has been a staple in the 4x4 ATV market for quite a while now. Revisions have been small over the years, and that is due to how well the big-bore works. Power is plenty, suspension is supple and the Brute can tackle tough jobs around the ranch and rapid-transit trails while spitting rocks or slinging mud. We picked up the 2018 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i with electronic power steering in Metallic Stardust White for a test in the…

PRO UTV DRIVING SECRETS

-- UTV racing dos & don'ts -- By Ron Lawson UTV racing is a melting pot of immigrants. The whole sport consists of drivers who came from Somewhere Else. Some are ATV riders, some are buggy drivers and some come from the motorcycle world. A sport that’s scarcely a decade old is unlikely to have its own natives. Even those who have been in it since the start have seen such a tidal wave of change that it’s essentially a new sport today. The interesting part is that there’s no guaranteed path to success. Each…

ARAI XC HELMET TEST REVIEW

-- Treat your brain to excellence --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels There are many different philosophies when it comes to helmets. Arai is a Japanese, family-owned helmet company responsible for many helmet innovations. Arai doesn’t believe that helmets are like tear-offs, but instead are vital and valuable safety equipment. Aside from a core belief in absolute quality, Arai believes in a smooth, rounded shell shape, both for intrinsic strength but also so the helmet doesn’t have edges that catch during a crash. The…

POLARIS RZR XP 1000 PROJECT BUILD

-- RANCHO RACING'S RADICAL RZR -- By the staff of Dirt Wheel UTV racer Adrian Orellana didn’t drift into the sport by buying a recreational car and gradually adding to it. He bought a brand-new Polaris RZR XP 1000 and immediately tore the entire car apart and delivered the frame to Fabwerx. Fabwerx had no qualms about cutting nearly the entire stock frame away. Basically, Fabwerx started with the two main-frame rails and constructed a new racer from that starting point. Orellana’s race team is Rancho Racing. Rancho…