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POLARIS RZR PRO R Quick Facts

Top info that you need to know about the new WIDE OPEN RZR lineup! PRO R and TURBO R RZR PRO R 1997 cc Polaris ProStar Fury motor 2.0L four-cylinder naturally-aspirated 225 horsepower 74 inches wide One-piece chassis and fully-welded roll cage Boxed steel A-arms Stronger driveline shafts and knuckles Unitized Hubs Pro Armor 5 lug wheels 32” or 33” Maxxis Polaris’s best ever suspension MaxLink suspension FOX® 3.0 Live Valve X2 Internal Bypass shocks 27 inches front 29 inches rear…

NEW 225 HORSEPOWER RZR PRO R!

Polaris Delivers Its Most Powerful & Advanced Side-By-Sides of All Time With RZR Pro R and RZR Turbo R Polaris redefines the off-road experience with the all-new Wide Open RZR lineup. The cutting-edge RZR Pro R and RZR Turbo R machines are the most powerful, strongest, and advanced side-by-sides ever developed by Polaris. The RZR family offers a host of innovations that establish new standards for the wide open category, delivering a driving experience that pushes the limits of what the most demanding and passionate…

2X4 QUAD TEST: 2021 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 300

Reliability and fun in a smaller package By the staff of Dirt Wheels You could say that Kawasaki was stretching it a bit by calling their 271cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single by the unlikely moniker “Brute Force.” That sort of displacement does not lend itself to the term exactly. But, the 2021 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2WD quad is a vehicle that does make a strong case for itself, especially when it comes to the hard-fought battles of dependability, usefulness and a certain charm for getting the job done in the…

WIDE OPEN: Facts from our “ATV Buyer’s Guide”— from 21 years ago!

By Joe Kosch If you think we see big changes in ATVs from year to year, find some old issues of Dirt Wheels and have a look at what you’d have to pick from at your favorite dealers five, 10 or 20 years ago. I didn’t want to go so far back in ATV history that many readers would have no connection with the machines I’m talking about, so I grabbed a “Dirt Wheels Buyer’s Guide” put together in 2000. The sport quad world had some very cool choices in 2000, like the Bombardier (now Can-Am) DS650. This big, liquid-cooled,…

ATV PROJECT: PROJECT OIL MOD BANSHEE

More than just a pretty bike By Lane Lindstrom Photos: www.bartcepekphotography.com When you see some bike builds, don’t you say in your head, “Man, that bike should be in a showroom or on display somewhere, not out on the sand, or in the desert”? The bike looks just that good. Well, you can throw “Oil Mod” into that group. Oil Mod, a 2007 Yamaha YFZ450 with a Banshee motor tucked neatly inside, is the creation and labor of love of Boise, Idaho’s, Jesse Walz. It is, indeed, a thing of beauty. But, you won’t find it…

EVENT: 5TH ANNUAL RUGGED RADIOS UTV RALLY AT MORMON LAKE

Time to get dirty in the pines By the staff of Dirt Wheels The fifth annual Rugged Radios UTV Rally at Mormon Lake returned to Mormon Lake Lodge. It was listed as being in the high-altitude forests near Flagstaff, Arizona. In truth, Mormon Lake is 20 to 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Continuing with truth, it isn’t really what you think of as a lake, either! Especially in a dry year like 2021, the “lake” looks more like a short-grass meadow. In wet years the lake area acts as a natural flood control. The actual water…

UTV TEST: 2021 HONDA TALON 1000R FOX LIVE VALVE TURBO

Radical fun, thanks to Jackson Racing By the staff of Dirt Wheels Our enthusiasm for Honda’s announcement for the 2020 Talon Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve was somewhat subdued. Why put the premium suspension on the shorter-travel Talon 1000X platform and ignore the long-travel, wide-stance Talon R? The Talon R seemed like the perfect match for the advanced suspension. Honda did not ignore the long-travel, wider Talon R for long. They announced the Talon 1000R Live Valve at the King of the Hammer event less than a year…

DESTINATION: THE BEST OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Exploring the famous Black Hills By Lane Lindstrom South Dakota’s Black Hills are famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for a myriad of reasons—from well-known characters (good and bad) to hills once laden with riches to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse to awesome landscapes to games of chance (read: gambling). We would add off-roading to that short list of what makes the Black Hills such a popular year-round haven for visitors. Long gone are Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Al Swearengen and Wyatt…

UTV TEST: 2022 KAWASAKI TERYX4 S LE

Legs to match its heart By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has had a long and successful run with the Teryx4. It looks much as it did when it was introduced in 2012, but has had continuous updates—some quite far-reaching—since then. Kawasaki’s new Teryx4 S LE is considered all but a separate model. In a nutshell, it is a Teryx4 with a wider stance, more travel, larger front shocks and a slightly longer wheelbase. Yamaha was the first manufacturer to produce a UTV that was aimed at work and play, but Kawasaki had…

WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING SKILLS?

If you live in the state of California then you can sign up for free ATV, ROV, and dirt bike classes! The California Outdoor Recreation Foundation wants riders to be skilled, informed, and safe. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division, free classes will be available in the state of California. For more info and to find a class near you check out Outdoor Recreation Foundation training

WELCOME THE SAWTOOTH MIRROR FROM SECTOR SEVEN

Taking the Spectrum Lighted Mirror to the next evolution! We welcome the SAWTOOTH, featuring Amber LED Side Markers and 6061 billet aluminum re-machined styling. Same great 120W intense LED lighting coupled with large glass convex mirrors for the best 2-in-1 mirror-light combination on the planet! Still made right here in good'ole Idaho, U.S.A!

ATV PROJECT: TRANGHESE DESIGNS KAWASAKI KFX450R

A true Team Greenie builds a masterpiece By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Papperazzi Imaging and Films/www.papperazziimagingandfilms.com and Karel Kramer Albert Tranghese barely missed the three-wheeler era, but embraced quads in general and Kawasaki quads specifically as a teen. His first machine was a 1988 Kawasaki Tecate 4 two-stroke. As hard as that was, Tranghese remained loyal to Team Green, aside from 2005 to 2007. He felt the KFX400 was no longer competitive, so he raced Honda TRX450Rs.  As you can…