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IMPROVING A BRUTE FORCE

-- KAWASAKI'S BIG BOY V-TWIN 4x4 -- In Dirt Wheels you always see modified sport quads. You may get the idea that only 400, 450 and Raptor riders are the only people who want to improve their machines. Well, that's not the case. There are actually more 4x4 quads out there and those riders are proud to trick out their quads too. Here's an example of that. Andy Breznay is a Dirt Wheels reader in New York and he did a few things to his 2009 Kawasaki Brute Force to make it get through the woods a little quicker and to look good…

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 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... . .

DIRT WHEELS KIDS HAVE MORE FUN

-- Here are the twin daughters of Dirt Wheels reader Chris Brazeau in California. This was the girls' first trip to Dumont Sand Dunes on their Kawasaki KFX50s and they had a great time. Right afterwards they began asking, "When is our next riding trip, daddy?" . . Do you have some photos that should be featured here and in the printed magazine? Well, all you have to do is send them in. You're required to include your name, city & state. Also, you need to include some info about who, what & where of the…