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50-Inch Can-Am Maverick Trail

Thin is in By the staff of Dirt Wheels We knew back when the Maverick Trail was first introduced that it was a keeper. We got a nice exposure to the machine on normal and 50-inch-designated trails. We liked what we experienced when we drove the then-all-new 2018 Trail model when it was unveiled.  And, we like the ride experience we’re having now in our demo 2021 Trail. Can-Am’s Maverick now comes in 50-, 60- and 64-inch track widths, and the Trail version is the 50-inch model. There are two variations of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ATV PROJECT: DIRTHALO RACING XTRAVEL YFZ450R

A look at unique suspensionBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Quite often in the racing world we see builds that start with a quad purchased new off a showroom floor. By the end, all that is left of the original machine are the cases. A large percentage of the stock parts are scrapped and replaced with expensive, high-end aftermarket products. Sometimes these quads can out-price a quality sport UTV or four production sport quads! If people think that is what it takes to enter racing, the notion can seem intimidating to those…

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM SICKS-BY-SICKS DEFENDER

System 3 build to show off tires By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan We have seen companies in the UTV industry build some projects that are astounding. Most start with the latest and greatest high-performance sport UTV, then proceed to go big with the power, suspension and detailing. Cars become rolling-equipment catalog showpieces, and often with price tags that would make some folks turn just a little green. Tire and wheel company System 3 has a reputation for going in unique directions and…

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RZR TURBO S LIFTED LIME LE

Stand out in the crowd By the staff of Dirt Wheels You would think that Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, is in charge of new-model color selection for current UTVs. The Ford Model T launched the company’s success, and Ford was famous for saying that the Model T was “available in any color you want, as long as you want black.” We get it. Black is the “cool” color. But, we like a little color in our machines, so we should be overjoyed with the 2021 Polaris RZR Turbo S Lifted Lime LE (Limited Edition),…

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 NORTHSTAR EDITION ULTIMATE

Full cab, heat, AC, power windows and more! By the staff of Dirt Wheels Polaris’ Ranger lineup has been a trusted industry leader for over a decade, and for good reason. The base model comes standard with a great selection of features like plenty of torque, a 2500-pound towing capacity, front bumper, full skid plate and a comfortable cab. The NorthStar Edition is like the Cadillac of the Ranger collection. It comes stock with the fully enclosed Polaris Ranger Pro Shield cab system with glass windows and in-cab heat…

Polaris and Troy Lee Designs® Join Forces to Deliver Show-Stopping Limited-Edition GENERAL

 Polaris Off Road, the world leader in powersports and off-road innovation, unveiled its 2022 Polaris GENERAL Troy Lee Designs® Edition—an exclusive offering within its 2022 Polaris GENERAL model-year lineup. The collaboration is a fusion of Troy Lee’s undeniable creativity and signature race-inspired aesthetic with the proven performance, unmatched comfort, and unrivaled versatility of the Polaris GENERAL platform. Whether you are a seasoned off-roader, an avid mountain biker, or a motorsports fan looking for…

WHATS NEW FOR 22: Yamaha ATVs

2022 Recreational and Utility ATVs:  Power and Durability to Tackle Extreme Adventure or Heavy-Duty Work Yamaha’s 2022 Recreational and Utility ATVs offer the best of both worlds – capable of heavy-duty ranch or farm work when you need it, while providing endless fun on the trails when you want it. The 2022 Grizzly is the ultimate recreational ATV for excitement on every ride, delivering the ideal blend of big-bore power and performance for a smooth and powerful ride to conquer extreme off-road trails. The 2022 Kodiak 700…