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KYMCO WINS GNCC 4×4 LITES

-- GNCC RACE, ROUND 8, SNOWSHOE, WEST VIRGINIA: Kymco USA factory ATV Racer Josh Wood rode his Kymco MXU 700i LE ATV to his sixth 4x4 Lites class win for the season. This GNCC Round 8—the AMSOIL Snowshoe—not only has the nastiest and gnarliest course, but the race begins on pavement at 4,800-feet, in narrow rows of five, which gave Wood a start on row 41. This simply made it a passing festival as he smoked by nearly 200 riders on his way to 13th overall, as he made his way off from the Snowshoe Resort, into the steep…

A Big Deal at Big Buck: KYMCO Wins GNCC 4×4 Lites ATV

Spartanburg, South Carolina; The 2017 GNCC season opened last weekend at Big Buck, in Union, South Carolina, with KYMCO sponsored racer Justin Wood taking the win and the points lead in the a.m. GNCC 4x4 Lites ATV class, in a field of riders that included Can Am and Polaris mounted riders finishing second and third. The race was run in cool but sunny weather. Wood nailed the holeshot and didn’t once after that see a class competitor on the ten-mile technical course through the dense woods of Upstate South Carolina.…

HOW-TO: 10 Tips on Buying a Used UTV

As the UTV market expands, there are a lot of enthusiasts purchasing new machines and putting their old ones on the market. Those used machines can be where a smart buyer stakes their claim on a handsome deal for a (new to them) UTV. With sites like Craigslist and atvtrader, there are many options to view the available herd of UTVs, and begin the process of narrowing down the quality values and weeding out the not-so-promising SxSs. Research is key when it comes to finding the right machine at the right price, however that’s…

NEW MODELS: 2017 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

A roll cage for any age By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2016 was an exciting year with the release of all-new and upgraded 2017 UTV models. Polaris gave us a 168-horsepower RZR XP Turbo, a four-seat General, a much wider Ace 900 XC, more powerful Rangers and even a wider and better handling RZR S 570. Arctic Cat beefed up the suspension on its Wildcat X lineup, and Yamaha came out with a paddle-shifted YXZ1000R SS and a Special Edition model that has great new shocks. The biggest mic drop in the industry was Can-Am’s release…

2017 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE!

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 Youth ATVs

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 Two-Up ATVs

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 2X4 ATVs

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 4X4 ATVs

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…

DIRT WHEELS TIP: IT MAY COST YOU LESS TO BUY A REBUILT ENGINE

    ATV engines are well-engineered and very reliable, but catastrophic damage can sometimes occur. It's certainly no fun to see the connecting rod sticking out of your quad's engine cases, or pulling the head and seeing broken valves stuck in the top of the piston. After that you then deal with the sticker shock for the parts and labor of getting it fixed. Well, the Dirt Wheels crew is here to tell you there is another option. Instead of going through the headache of repairing your busted engine, you can simply purchase…

2016 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE!

Another year has passed, which means new and exciting ATV models have hit the market. Nowadays, these machines are coming with more features at better price points. Power steering is becoming a standard feature on a lot of new machines, which is a nice thing to have. The 4x4 market is gaining new models every year, which is a major plus; unfortunately, the sport-quad side of things is beginning to dwindle. There are less offerings of sport ATVs than we have seen in a long time. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 and 125 have become more…

2016 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

The age of the UTV takeover seems to be upon us. Manufacturers are consistently producing new models with more and more available options. Yamaha just released their YXZ1000R to compete with the Polaris RZRs, Arctic Cat Wildcats and Can-Am Mavericks. Soon Honda might even jump on board in the sport UTV segment. The market is traveling in many different directions, which expand from single-seat models to six-passenger machines. There are so many new models, it’s often hard to keep up with the ever-expanding industry, but we…