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2020 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS XT-R.  Nothing says you are ready to rip through the elements like a machine equipped with a winch, Beadlock wheels, added LED lighting, and some aggressive tires. Adding all of these products to your machine is much less of a hassle when the manufacturer offers it in stock trim, and that’s exactly what Yamaha did to please tight-trail tamers. We lovingly dubbed the 2020 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS with the XT-R package the “Backwoods Bandit” due to its sinister color…

RACE-READY YFZ450R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RACE-READY YFZ450R. What it takes to be a champion: skill, talent, strength, commitment, motivation, courage, endurance, and much more. That’s the stuff WORCS 2018 ATV Pro Championship winner Mile Sloan is made of. However, some of the most crucial aspects of a pro racer’s program are a machine that is built for battles and a team that supports the effort. Duncan Racing International has been in the pages of Dirt Wheels quite a lot throughout 2019 and 2020 issues. That simply stems…

2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: KYMCO TO YAMAHA

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels KYMCO KYMCO UXV 700i Kymco has five different versions of its UXV 700i. The base model has steel wheels with limited features. You can upgrade to the LE EPS, LE EPS Camo, LE Prime Edition and the LE Hunter Edition. The final four machines have a winch, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels and power steering as standard features. The LE Hunter is $600 less than in 2019.  Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 695cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.5”, Rear:…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

By Casey Cordeiro Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers,…

2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R 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…

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

12 VALVE BANSHEE SLED PULLER

12 VALVE BANSHEE SLED PULLER Jerod Hall takes the Cummins powered, 2wd Banshee for a full pull. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. https://youtu.be/iPid_v9Ba3o

YZ450F TRIKE FROM BVC

YZ450F TRIKE FROM BVC BVC Trikes is known for their epic custom builds and do-it-yourself conversion kits. The latest build to roll out of their shop is this Tri-Z build with a YZ450F motor.  This YZ450F TRIKE FROM BVC is rocket ship fast. To check out more of their kits and builds, head to their site  https://bvctrikes.com/ Also check out another awesome BVC trike build here at Dirt Wheels To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here …

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

It's here, the 2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4 Enter to win a free set of tires and wheels by taking our 2021 readers survey here. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type:…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL The Kawasaki Mules, Polaris Rangers, and John Deere Gators were tame, utility-minded machines designed to help get chores done around the farm. Yamaha was the first to say, "Hey, why don't we make one of those  steering wheel machines with a more sporty attitude and able to get down the trail with the speed of a quad." After building it and testing it, they liked it and decided to sell it. For 2004 Yamaha added the Rhino to its line up and the off-road world was rather surprised. What…