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TPC TRIKES

-- TPC Trikes has been one of the top builders of fast 3-wheelers for many years. This has been proven by the number of race wins their machines have earned. One of the main differences between a TPC machine and other built 3-wheelers is they're not converted dirt bikes. A TPC Trike has a special frame made from the ground up to be a 3-wheeler. They handle better than a converted dirt bike, which sometimes have ground clearance issues before the suspension bottoms out. TPC's top gun machine uses the four-stroke engine…

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…

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…

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…

FAMOUS QUADS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

-- The shocking news came during the summer of the first year of the new century. It first appeared on the front cover of the May 2000 issue of Dirt Wheels. The whole off-road world saw an all-new quad from an all-new ATV company. It was the very first quad with a fuel-injected, 4-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke engine. It was the very first quad with a high-tech aluminum frame. It was the very first high-performance quad that was developed and manufactured by an American company in the USA. What was this ground-breaking machine? In…

2018 TEXTRON OFF-ROAD ATVs & UTVs

-- Wildcats, Alterras, Stampedes & more, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- 2018 Textron Line The 2018 Textron Off-Road lineup will consist of a mix of Stampede (formerly Bad Boy Off-Road) and a variety of quads and UTVs that were formerly Arctic Cat. On the ATV side, Textron will have the $4999 Alterra 500 4x4, $5999 Alterra VLX 700 and $6999 Alterra VLX 700 EPS, $9799 Alterra TBX 700 and $9999 Alterra MudPro 700 LTD. Dealers still have the following 2017 quads under…

TESTING ARGO’S XPLORER QUAD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Earlier we provided you with a first look on the all-new 2018 Argo Xplorer quad range. It’s nice to see another company known for making great machines add quads to their lineup. As we stated in the first look on the Xplorer 4x4 quad lineup, this was an unprecedented move from Argo and the biggest news since their creation 50 years ago. They introduced their Xplorer 4x4s as a price-point option for consumers. The best move they made was making them price-comparable…

NEW DUNE 900 4×4 QUAD

Recently we told you about the company called Troxus that makes UTVs and ATVs. The vehicles from this Chinese company were only available in the Asian and European markets, but they recently opened up an office in California called TROXUS USA. That's a strong indicator we may be able to buy their machines here as well. The top-of-the-line ATV they have is called the Dune 900. It's powered by a liquid-cooled, 885cc, V-twin with 8 valves and fuel injection. They have it rated at 75 horsepower. The big 4x4 has…

NEW TROXUS RIDGE 900

-- WILL THIS UTV BE AVAILABLE IN THE USA? -- Troxus is an ATV and UTV manufacturer based in China. They have previously focussed their attention on the Asian and European market only, but that may soon change. It looks as though they're planning on offering their machines to American riders as well. One could come to that conclusion based on the fact that they opened up an office in Torrance, California known as TROXUS USA. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start checking out the one UTV they have in their lineup.…

THE ALL-NEW Z10: FIRST REPORT

-- HI-PERFORMANCE 1000 UTV -- Sleeker, faster and innovative is the theme for this new machine from CF Moto. It seems to be more than just a prototype concept vehicle, because rumor has it from reliable sources that the Z10 is gearing up for production. The engine is a fuel-injected V-twin displacing 963cc, with 8-valves. There's talk that it has been tested with a turbocharger to bump up the horsepower closer to that of a RZR Turbo. Maybe it'll be standard equipment or available as an option. The suspension…

WILD NEW OFF-ROAD QUAD SCOOTER

-- THE QUADRO 4 STEINBOCK -- Well, here's something you don't see every day. We've seen scooters and we've seen quads, but how often do you see the two machines merged into one? Our Dirt Wheels contributor got the scoop on this Quadro 4 while checking out the new model EICMA show in Milan, Italy recently. Scooters are quite popular in Europe and Quadro is a company in Switzerland that makes unique machinery for that particular crowd. Instead of two-wheelers though, they focus on three and four-wheelers that lean…