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KAWASAKI 2022 MULE PRO LINEUP

For over 30 years, Kawasaki MULE™ side x sides have offered unparalleled capability to take on both work and play with complete confidence. The Kawasaki MULE™ PRO family features the fastest and most powerful MULE™ side x sides ever built by Kawasaki with single-row and two-row model variations. The MULE PRO is built for getting the job done, whether it’s helping transport passengers or cargo on the jobsite or the trail. For model year 2022, Kawasaki announces two new premium trim variations to join the lineup. The new…

ELECTRIC POLARIS RANGER GETTING CLOSER TO REALITY

Polaris is developing an all-new  electric Ranger utility machine with powertrain technology developed in conjunction with Zero Motorcycles.   Zero has been a leader in the E-Motorcycle world and a quick glance at some of their technology reveals they offer dirt and street bikes that have incredible specifications. Some of them include 140 lbs of torque, 230 mile range and 1 hour rapid charge time. Of course those numbers will certainly be adjusted for the additional size and weight of the larger full-size, Polaris…

POLARIS TELLS YOU WHAT TOOLS & SUPPLIES TO CARRY ON THE TRAIL

POLARIS TELLS YOU WHAT TOOLS & SUPPLIES TO CARRY ON THE TRAIL Evan Schendel, Polaris Marketing Manager goes over in detail what tools and supplies to carry on the trail plus great tips on how to pack them. Trail Talk is a regular series on the Polaris Off-Road YouTube channel covering everything Polaris and beyond. Assault Industries sells a great tool kit called the On The Go Tool Roll found HERE. See the 2021 Polaris ORV Line Up. https://youtu.be/iKxmA_xpa_c

PROJECT ATV: WRATH OF THE RATHZILLA

A 500cc hybrid monster By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yet another fire-breathing, torque-churning monster machine has come to life in the depths of Daryl Rath’s compound. Daryl leaned on his skill and expertise, as well as his expert staff to bring to life a hybrid—a Yamaha YFZ450R endowed with a Suzuki LT500R two-stroke power plant. The aptly named “Rathzilla” was devised to destroy the competition under the control of Rath’s stepson, Jared Weckman. Weckman is an impressive pilot on the Midwest TT racing circuit in the…

MAD SKILLS MOTOCROSS 3

MAD SKILLS MOTOCROSS 3 MOBILE GAME RELEASED GLOBALLY The racing sequel continues one of the world’s most successful motocross gaming franchise

BUILDING THE ULTIMATE OFF-ROADER: PROJECT HONDA TRX600

We make the Honda they should have built 22 years ago By the old-school editors of Dirt Wheels Editor’s note: From time to time we will be sharing some articles from Dirt Wheels magazine issues of the past. This was one that was featured back in the February and March issues of 1998. Unfortunately, some of the products and companies mentioned in the article may no longer be around. However, the look back into ATV history is still important to share. Dirt Wheels made some predictions here about racing four-strokes, and…

TECH: AXLES

ALL BALLS 8 BALL AXLE UPGRADE Tougher axles for less money  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Axles on modern UTVs are expected to perform and survive under incredible conditions. Without constant-velocity joints in the axle, modern UTV long-travel suspension wouldn’t be possible. As the suspension cycles through its travel, the axles must flex, transfer a lot of power faithfully and make automatic adjustments in the axle length. A CV joint has a series of large ball bearings. An inner fitting holds the balls in place with the…

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING ELIMINATOR BANSHEE

Dream two-stroke dune runner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan Darryl Smith has always been a motorcycle guy, but the rest of his family were Banshee folks. It was only natural that he pick up a 2006 Banshee to join in. Miles and hours of dune fun slinging sand with a twin-cylinder, two-stroke sport quad followed. Unfortunately, an issue with the throttle resulted in a wadded-up quad. Smith’s choices were to attempt a resurrection of the original machine or look for a new one. After consulting with…

HISUN HIRING KEY MANAGEMENT 

In the beginning months of 2021 and late last year, Hisun has hired on key industry management executives, giving us reason to believe big things are coming from the brand. The new players at the brand have tons of experience in their respective fields so it’s no doubt they will make a big impact in the industry in the near future. Below are the bio’s of this new brass. Cheek comes to HISUN from Cardo Systems, Inc., where, as the VP of Sales and Marketing, he led the business from infancy, to becoming a…

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OBOR TIRES introduces the Piranha

OBOR Tires is excited to officially announce the highly anticipated PIRANHA UTV tire into the off-roading market. The PIRANHA is designed by some of the world’s top tire engineers and is built to withhold any tough terrain. The overall tread pattern design and appearance are 2nd to none. The tire was designed with a 6 Ply-Rated carcass and extended sidewall protection to make this utility tire extremely durable. Pro GNCC 4x4 champion Landon Wolfe worked closely with OBOR Tires when conducting multiple tire tests at Iron…

MINNESOTA DNR SEEKING OHV PROGRAM CONSULTANT

The NOHVCC has shared a job opportunity in Minnesota  for an OHV program consultant. Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted:  04/30/2021 Closing Date:  05/20/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources Division/Unit:  DNR Parks & Trails Central Office Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift Days of Work: Monday – Friday Travel Required:  No Salary Range: $30.59 – $45.36/hourly; $63,871 – $94,711/annually Classified Status:  Classified Bargaining…