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ATV TEST: 2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R

A weapon in the woods By the staff of Dirt Wheels The big bad bear. Yamaha’s Grizzly has topped the mountain year after year as the brand’s premier sport utility ATV. It can paw its way through thick mud, traverse river beds on the hunt, and scale the steeps at a quick clip. Yet, the Yamaha can also retract its claws and conquer terrain in comfort. While the Grizzly is capable of extreme enjoyment on the trails, it doubles as a handy rig around the ranch, too. For 2020, Yamaha decided to outfit a few UTV models to…

ATV TEST: 2020 CAN-AM DS 250

Sticking with sport quad roots By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most of us didn’t start off riding fast and agile straight-axle sport quads or exceptionally capable big 4x4 rigs. Instead, we started small. Three-wheels, or four, we began riding on machines smaller than Can-Am’s DS 250. Once we had sure footing and a real understanding of how an ATV works, we could step up to a new realm of off-road enjoyment. The DS is a great transitional machine to allow you to progress to life with roost and wheelies, or a perfect quad…

UTV TEST: 2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER LIMITED HD10

Four-season fun By the staff of Dirt Wheels In this fifth year of the Defender there are nearly 20 variations of the model, and the Limited is top dog. The Limited is a cab model, meaning that it has a fully enclosed cab with sealed doors, glass windows and even a front windshield wiper. Can-Am has other Defender cab models, including six-seat Max models, that all have a heater and defroster. The Defender Limited (in single cab or Max) has a heater, but it also has air conditioning! One of the recent trends in…

ATV TEST: TRX650R ONE-OFF HONDA

Bad big bore By the staff of Dirt Wheels Way back around 2004 Jay VanValkenberg had been riding a big-bore TRX250R two-stroke for 15 years. He bought it brand new back in 1989. Then he decided to add a four-stroke quad to his collection. He was sick of waiting for Honda to get in gear and offer a big-bore-thumper, straight-axle quad. Being a diehard Honda fan, he wanted a thumper that had plenty of torque and plush suspension. He decided a fully built TRX450R wouldn’t satisfy him, so he decided to build his own fully…

PROJECT MACHINE: SUPERNOVARZR TURBO S

What one man does for his wife By the staff of Dirt Wheels This Polaris RZR Turbo S, also known as SuperNovaRZR, is the second Loomis family build featured in Dirt Wheels. When Wyoming’s Robert Loomis had his Kombustion-built TombRZR 2016 RZR Turbo featured in Dirt Wheels, it fulfilled his dream of having one of his machines in a magazine. He still loves and drives that build, but he tried our RZR Turbo S while we were shooting his machine. After that brief drive, we could see the hunger for a new Turbo S. We don’t…

FIRST RIDE: 2020 KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000

It looks like a winner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has a rich tradition of building ultra-high-performance motorcycles. Conversely, despite the longest UTV history of any Japanese manufacturer, Kawasaki has not been on the cutting edge of UTV performance. Sure, the original Teryx was a genuine sporting unit when it was first introduced, but as the years passed, it slipped farther below the performance pinnacle. Now there is the 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000—a true, modern performance UTV. It checks all the…

NITRO REDNEK X3: PROJECT UTV

Competing in the most challenging and damaging UTV race in the States is no small feat. Hubert Rowland has made a name with informational YouTube videos on upgrading UTVs. Hubert is also known as everyone’s favorite “RedNek” or as we call him the Nitro RedNek, from Nitro Circus and Travis Pastrana’s mechanic. He repairs and upgrades all sorts of machinery to take the hardest beatings imaginable. Subscribe to the print or digital Dirt Wheels Magazine HERE. Rowland knows exactly what parts will survive the toughest UTV…

New Polaris Click. Deliver. Ride!

Times like these require innovation and adaptability – two things Polaris has always delivered to its customer and dealer base. This has led the company to introduce a new way for customers to buy their favorite Polaris off-road vehicles from their local dealer. Today, Polaris has launched its Click.Deliver.Ride. program which offers customers the temporary convenience to work with a local dealer to select their ideal vehicle online or via phone, complete the purchase process from the comfort of home, and have the vehicle…

ALUMINUM FRAME HONDA TRIKE YOU CAN BUY 

BVC Trikes, the leader in the hybrid, modern day trike builds is helping a customer sell this immaculate 450cc, aluminum frame Honda trike. It’s a 2010 CRF450 conversion located in Louisiana for $12,500. Shipping can be arranged on your dime. For a complete history and details give BVC Trikes a call at (518) 563-3699 or see all of their work at BVCTrikes.com

ATV TEST: 2020 KAWASAKI KFX90

Kids are on a roll By the staff of Dirt Wheels Riding isn’t just for grownups! The young ones want to hit fun trails and deserve to experience the pure joy of what ATV off-roading is all about. The best way to do that is to start young, and the best and safest way is to start off small. Some of us stretched our legs on two-stroke mini quads, bikes and three-wheelers back in their day, while others here at Dirt Wheels started riding on modern four-strokes. Kawasaki’s KFX90 is rated for riders 12 years of age and over,…

2019 HONDA 450 DIRT BIKE TO TRIKE CONVERSION VIDEO

BVC Trikes is the leader in modern day trike builds. Their latest creation is a fuel injected, 2019, Honda CRF450R turned into the sickest three wheeler we’ve seen in a minute. BVC can build a three wheeler out of almost any brand 2 or 4 stroke dirt bike new or old. Enjoy the 2019 Honda 450 dirt bike to trike walk around video. To see examples of their work, check out https://bvctrikes.com/collections. Last month we featured a Yamaha YZF trike conversion you can see HERE.   https://youtu.be/JOmsXkNRE4E

TOP 5 MODS FOR YAMAHA BANSHEE 

Rocky Mountain ATV takes a look at a 1998 Yamaha Banshee. In their hop up video, they remind you about some basic upgrades to our favorite two-stroke Yamaha. If you are wanting to fix up that old Banshee in your garage or start searching for a used one, here’s some motivation. https://youtu.be/lEAkLEQeRag https://youtu.be/GxU23uACfDU