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KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS TEST

-- Still a top contender -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has been a staple in the 4x4 ATV market for quite a while now. Revisions have been small over the years, and that is due to how well the big-bore works. Power is plenty, suspension is supple and the Brute can tackle tough jobs around the ranch and rapid-transit trails while spitting rocks or slinging mud. We picked up the 2018 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i with electronic power steering in Metallic Stardust White for a test in the…

2019 KAWASAKI TERYX® AND TERYX4™ SIDE X SIDES

The Kawasaki Teryx® and Teryx4™ family of side x sides return for model year 2019, ready for adventure. Assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska out of domestic and imported parts, the Teryx and Teryx4 side x sides are versatile enough to provide thrills for the whole family on the trails with standard Electric Power Steering (EPS), and rugged enough to help out with chores with plenty of torque and 1,300 pounds of towing capacity (with an optional draw bar). The Teryx and Teryx4 side x sides are built Kawasaki Strong. With…

2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX

Kawasaki has introduced a new 2 seat Mule platform starting at $11,999. This 60” wide machine machine is for the rider or rancher that wants a compact platform but can still handle a hard days work. Called the 2109 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX, this single cylinder work horse can be hauled in the back of your pick or stored in a small shed on the property. It weighs in at just under 1600 pounds.

2018 KAWASAKI TERYX4 LE TEST

-- As good as it looks --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Kawasaki is one of those dependable brands that we are able to trust to build impressive machines. The Teryx lineup has sold very well, and for good reason. It’s a well-built UTV that looks absolutely stunning in the Teryx4 Limited Edition brilliant Lime Green color scheme. The fit and finish are amazing, with automotive-style paint that rivals anything at a car dealer. It made us cry to take it on brushy trails, but we did! The Teryx4 is…

2018 KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FXR

-- UTV TEST --   By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- The Kawasaki Mule line has been around for 30 years, and for much of that time these were bare-bones utility machines that were all about work. Then Kawasaki introduced the Mule Pro lineup. Kawasaki fully intended for the Mule Pro line to be better-appointed utility machines but still basically worker bees. It wasn’t long before market research showed that Mule Pro machinery was spending a lot more time on the trail than Kawasaki expected. The new-for-2018 Mule…

UTV GO-BAG: Everything you should take with you on the trail

-- For decades American Express has used the slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” While a credit card and some cash are among the things we should always carry on UTV adventures, they will not be enough in the boonies. A satisfying UTV adventure has a beginning, some great fun and a triumphant return to your starting point. Having to walk back to camp puts a hurt on the fun factor. The answer is in that bag in the back of your machine, or it should be. If you’re going farther than you want to walk home, be prepared in…

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…

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

-- For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based our belt guide on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 model. It is a…

ATV vs. DIRT BIKE: which is better?

Back in the early days of quads the dirt bike riders just assumed that their 2-wheelers were superior to 4-wheelers for off-road riding. That attitude began to be challenged when the new high-performance 450 quads arrived. The Dirt Wheels crew felt like the speed difference wasn't as great as the dirt bike guys thought and we set out to prove it. Here is a comparison we did a while back and the results still apply today. We thought you might like to refresh your memory by reading it again.

1500cc KAWASAKI 3-WHEELER

-- A BLAST FROM THE PAST -- Here's an unusual moment in ATV history as found in the archives of Dirt Wheels magazine. We go back to re-visit this wild 3-wheeler built by one of our readers. Check it out... . .