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2018 HONDA TRX250X TEST REVIEW

--Trail test by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- If you take a long look at a Honda TRX250X, you won’t necessarily be wowed by what you see. Sure, the bodywork is attractive and it looks sporty, but it is no purebred race machine. That doesn’t stray us from the truth of the matter, though—the TRX250X is small but mighty and has been a superstar in the ATV world when it comes to purchasing popularity, ease of use and pure fun. The humble $4,749 Honda is the company’s last remaining pure sport quad that still receives…

NEW XPS 10W-50 HI-PERFORMANCE OIL

-- BRP is introducing a new XPS oil to meet the demands of high-performance off-road engines, including turbo and supercharged engines. XPS 4T 10W-50 is formulated specifically for the higher stress these engines experience, especially when used in warm temperature climates. XPS 4T 10W-50 is blended using the highest quality synthetic base stocks and unique additives designed for off road use where extremes of moisture, heat, dust, dirt and abuse are much more common. XPS 4T 10W-50 goes far beyond what conventional…

KTM 505 SX

-- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new in 2018 then that would have to be Yamaha's YFZ450R. However, if you were going to include all quads made in the last 10 years, then you'd have to consider the KTM 505 SX. Stephane LeBlanc is a Dirt Wheels reader who owns a 2010 KTM 505 SX and he seems quite pleased with it's performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps clean, well maintained and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM no longer makes this machine. If they…

UTV PARTS: YAMAHA RHINO UPGRADES

-- Giving a modern touch to a bulletproof UTV, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Yamaha has always known to look outside of the box when it comes to producing new and exciting machines. Starting with the original DT1 in the 1960s, Yamaha has consistently created performance machines that shape the future of off-road vehicles, like the Banshee, Raptor, YZ400 and the YFZ450 to name a few. They are never scared to throw knowledge, design and futuristic flair into every machine it produced. In 2003 a new class of what would…

THE NEW ROXOR IS COMING!

-- IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 2, 2018 -- Until then you can watch this teaser video and try to determine what it is. Here's the link > http://www.roxoroffroad.com This is what we know so far -- Roxor Off-Road is a new division of Mahindra, which is an automotive manufacturer in India. They've been making Jeeps, SUVs, cars, commercial and agricultural vehicles for many years over there. They've also been making a UTV that we have a photo of here. Mahindra made big news this past fall by announcing their…

FIRST IMPRESSION: 2018 POLARIS RZR RS1

It's Here! The world has finally seen the RS1…sort of. Press release photos and information of the new Polaris single seat vehicle have spread like wildfire but very few people have actually seen this vehicle in person. At the 2018 King of the Hammers event, many UTV manufacturers had booths set up to give demo rides to spectators, and as we pulled in to Hammertown we couldn’t believe that we were seeing real life RS1 models pulling onto the road in front of us. We took the first chance we could to sign up for some seat…

PROJECT UTV: FAST FUEL OFF-ROAD RZR

-- Built to beat the desert, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- There are few joys in life more satisfying than taking your favorite off-road toy and building it to the moon with awesome aftermarket parts that enhance its ability to haul on trails. Ryan O’Hara works for Fuel Off-Road that specializes in wheels and tires for trucks, SUVs and UTVs. Ryan tore a 2017 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 down to the frame, strengthened it and put it back together with some impressive parts. There is a lot to learn on this build!…

KTM 300 2-STROKE QUAD

-- All of the sport quads that you can buy these days are 4-strokes. However, older 2-stroke quads like Honda's TRX250R are still a strong force for getting quickly around a track or down the trails. The lighter weight and snappy power make them easier to flick around and move quickly across gnarly terrain. The GNCC series is where the top cross-country racers show up to do battle and they spend a lot of time setting up their quads to be the best at getting to the finish line ahead of the rest. Walt Schumacher is a…

NEW POLARIS RS1 WINS FIRST RACE

Factory RZR Driver Ronnie Anderson Validates Polaris’ New Single Seat Race-Inspired RZR RS1 With Dominating Victories Polaris Press Release – Just days following its commercial release, the all-new Polaris single seat RZR® RS1 captured two first-place finishes in its first competitive race this weekend at the WORCS season opener at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Polaris Factory Racing athlete Ronnie Anderson swept the Pro Side by Side classes, taking the title in the SxS Pro and Pro Stock classes, with a dominating…

BEST BANSHEE COLLECTION!

-- Michael Konstantinidis and his brother Manny are avid ATV collectors and builders. After the last year of the Banshee's production in 2006 they decided to help preserve this classic twin-cylinder, two-stroke machine. All of the Banshees you see here in their collection are 2006 models, except for the orange one which is a 2008 model they imported from another country. While building their own collection of Banshees they began building quads for other ATV enthusiasts as well. Soon, they started their company…

KAWASAKI TERYX SNOW MONSTER

-- Jeff Wysocki is a Dirt Wheels reader who lives up in Michigan. He says he rides his Kawasaki Teryx all year round, at the dunes, on the trails, in the mud and even the snow is no problem. As you can see he has made his machine more snow worthy with the addition of Tatou's 4S track system. No amount of snow slows him down. Jeff calls his machine "Casper the Beast" because of the way it totally destroys snow. That is made possible by the  Berco 72" snowblower he has mounted on the front of his Teryx. It can clear…

ALL-NEW POLARIS RZR RS1

-- Polaris introduces an all-new model -- the RZR RS1. Here's what they have to say about it... Introducing the all-new, RZR RS1. Delivering power and precision for a driver-focused off-road experience unlike any other. Featuring the power and suspension of the RZR XP 1000 with an upgraded drivetrain, the RS1 harnesses this extreme performance in a precision-balanced chassis for unmatched agility. The single seat puts you in the optimal center-of-mass driving position for the ultimate drivers experience. You…