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MAXXIS KAWASAKI KRX TRAIL TEST

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels MAXXIS KAWASAKI KRX TRAIL TEST Maxxis race rep Mike Farmer cut his teeth in the dirt-burning laps on motocross tracks. But, UTVs have gradually pushed his dirt bikes out of the garage. Part of the reason was moving his family to southern Utah with its incredible opportunities for adventure off-roading. The Kawasaki KRX 1000 we tested here is his third UTV, after a Polaris XP 1000 4 and a single-seat Polaris RS1, and Mike has no plans to allow the RS1 to leave the garage in the future.…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*Another exciting lineup of new models is coming to our Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, including Kawasaki, Kymco, Massimo & Polaris. KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000/1000 SE/1000 TRAIL EDITION Kawasaki has added a couple of new variations to its KRX 1000 for 2021. All models offer EPS, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, bead lock wheels, and dual power mode. The SE adds a stereo system with 6.5-inch door speakers and a Warn VRX 45 winch. The Trail Edition offers steel front and (Rear) bumpers, nerf bars, a sport roof, and Warn…

KAWASAKI IS DEVELOPING ELECTRIC & SELF DRIVING UTV’S

In this mornings 2021 product launch video that focused primarily on motorcycles, Kawasaki did let us know they have been working on electric & self driving  UTV's for the line. The company will announce a few new UTV’s on January 26th. We don’t think this new E or Ai tech will be available so quickly on production Kawasaki's , we do, on the the otherhand, think they will announce some sort of “Rideology” as they call it to several models. If this “Rideology is similar to Polaris Ride Command we will get excited. Stay…

RETRO TEST: MOJAVE 250: Thrilling Fun-mobile

Many new sport and high-performance quad models got their start in the bonanza year of ’87. Since then, on­ly a few more “just-for-fun” four-wheelers have come our way. Some, though, like the Yamaha Banshee 350 and Kawasaki Mojave 250, are still go­ing strong well past their ten-year anniversary. https://dirtwheelsmag.com/tag/kawasaki-mojave/ As far as Kawasaki goes, the Mojave has stood as its only sport or a high-performance machine for nearly that same amount of time (the two-stroke Tecate-4 250 was also offered…

JIMMY WHITE’S TECATE 200 REPLICA

Small-bore but not boring By the staff of Dirt Wheels Jimmy White's Tecate 200 Replica, represents the beginning of professional three-wheeler racing  in America. This was the first Premier class in ATV racing and became the land of 250cc two-strokes. First,  Honda and later Kawasaki, and then Yamaha joining in. Suzuki stayed out of the 250cc class until it invented the Quadracer. A 200cc class was mostly a 200cc four-stroke class. Later, though, a few 200cc two-strokes began to be involved. PLAYERS CLUB One…

NEW MODELS: 2021 KAWASAKI UTVS & ATVS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ROCK & ROLL KAWASAKI LINEUP Some of the biggest news in the UTV world has been the entry of Kawasaki into the true sport side of the market, with the Teryx KRX 1000.  This Rock & Roll Kawasaki Lineup is impressive. Serious trail drivers have completely embraced the machine, and with good reason. The KRX has the perfect pedigree for technical trail driving: the right wheelbase, track width and ground clearance. The drivetrain and 4WD system are equally qualified to conquer all…

2020 KAWASAKI KFX50 FIRST TEST

Kawasaki, like most manufacturers, has machines for the whole family. For the smallest member of your posse, Team Green offers a little 50cc four-stroke with a fully automatic CVT transmission. It uses a chassis similar to its larger 90cc brother, with smaller tires, lower overall seat height and a lighter weight. This mini is recommended for kids 6 years old and older. Here's our first test of the 2020 Kawasaki KFX50 Kawasaki, like most manufacturers, has machines for the whole family. For the smallest member of your…

SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4.   Suzuki has had great success with their hefty Brute Force 750 4x4i powerhouse. It hasn’t been upgraded in quite a while, but Suzuki performed a full makeover on the KingQuad 750AXi 4x4 in 2018. It was refaced, reworked, strengthened, and tuned to be a better version of its previous self. We jumped, crawled, clawed, submerged, and ripped the Brute Force and KingQuad through almost every type of terrain we could find. The specs are…

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Casey Kramer 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has always been defined as a power-monger in the class. From the beginning of the model’s long lifespan, the engine performance has been so impressive that it has remained the class bully with few revisions. We aren’t belittling the chassis at all. It does all that is asked in fine fashion. While the shocks are relatively basic by sport standards, the suspension is supple and surprisingly…

IS A TURBO/4-SEAT KRX1000 COMING?

The image with the machines under cover are the new models that will be announced on July 7th. It’s easy to tell, the one on the left is a Mule utility model, the one in the middle could be a 4-seater with KRX1000 bodywork and the one on the left is another yet to be released KRX.  On June 1st, Kawasaki released the 2021 KRX1000, so this new model is either a special edition model or possibly, something with a turbo or supercharger. The anticipation is killing us. Here’s what we know so far. For 2021, the Kawasaki…

2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARTICAT TO KAWASAKI

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels What an exciting year for the UTV world! There have been big changes in the sport side, with Honda stepping up with a pair of two-seat Talon models. The Talon X is trail biased, and the longer-travel, wider Talon R is more pure sport. A pair of Talon X-based four-seat Talons will be 2020 models as well. Kawasaki introduced the all-new Teryx KRX 1000. Even though it has long travel and a track that matches the Talon R track width of 68 inches, we expect the KRX to be…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

By Casey Cordeiro Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers,…