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HONDA TAKES OVER KEIHIN, SHOWA & NISSIN

-- Latest corporate news decoded by Dirt Wheels --     For those of us who have owned Honda motorcycles and ATVs over the years, there were three things we noticed. The carbs and fuel-injection throttle bodies had the word "Keihin" stamped on them. The word "Showa" was on the shocks or forks. "Nissin" was the word we saw on the brake calipers. The reason why is that Honda owned around one third of those companies.     Just recently Honda announced that it bought the remaining stock of Keihin, Showa and Nissin. They've…

SEMA NAMES RZR PRO XP POWERSPORT VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

SEMA, the world’s premier automotive trade show, today announced the new Polaris RZR PRO XP Ultimate as the SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year. This is the second consecutive year Polaris RZR®, the world’s No.1-selling sport performance side-by-side, has been selected as the honoree by the SEMA manufacturing exhibitors. The Polaris RZR PRO XP Ultimate is the best performing side-by-side ever made and is the perfect platform for further customization.

FIRST RIDE: ALL NEW RZR PRO XP

An all new class of RZR for the 2020 model year! We tested the all new Pro XP with 181 horsepower and a new style concept

FIRST RIDE: KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000

COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE We have been anxiously waiting our turn behind the wheel of the recently announced Teryx KRX 1000. Kawasaki Produced a remarkable desert test course for the drive. Thankfully, it wasn’t a fluffy, kiddy track, but one with fast smooth sections where we almost tick the governed top speed of 68 mph indicated. A variety of stunning steep and rocky climbs and descents were added to the real terrain. There were a number of tight, twisty areas, and some were in canyons that forced the KRX into narrow…

FIRST RIDE VIDEO: HONDA TALON X4!

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. With 57 accessories ready for purchase and growing, pricing is set at $21,999 for the base and $23,999 for the Live Valve setup. Available now.

HONDA TALON 1000X4 & FOX LIVE VALVE MODEL

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. Without the live valve system, the ride is a little stiff. Because of input response from the I-4wd the handling is great for both high speed and controlled movement situations. The Fox setup allows for a slightly softer spring rate, and then option to choose sport or normal modes. Sport…

Beau Baron Takes Pro ATV Win at Honolulu Hills WORCS

Beau Baron fought through dusty conditions to nab his sixth Pro ATV victory of the season in the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Wheels at Honolulu Hills Raceway. Mike Sloan finished second followed by Travis Miranda. Kenny Sanford won the Pro-Am race. The event was held on the combined motocross and desert off-road course west of Bakersfield. Arid weather and warm temperatures combined to dry out the silty course and make for difficult racing conditions. The jumps and big air of the…

TURBO LONG TRAVEL KAWASAKI KRX1000

As we eagerly wait to drive the all new KRX1000, Kawasaki showed us what the future looks like for this new machine. They revealed a fully built KRX with molded doors and HCR long travel suspension. The new build also comes with 35" tires, PRP seats, and an aftermarket cage. The KRX has some cool features new to the industry including a CVT temp gauge, oil sight gauge, and adjustable passenger seat. On display was the new K&T Performance mock up of a turbo for the new machine. The turbo kit is just a mock up, and…

NEW KAWASAKI TERYX KRX1000

Get ready to experience adventure like never before. The Kawasaki Teryx® KRX® 1000 sport side x side is engineered for high adrenaline adventures and conquering the toughest terrain.

2019 Sand Show’s Top Products!

Every year, companies, vendors, gearheads, adventurers, drivers, riders, and racers come together in Costa Mesa, California, for the Sand Sports Super Show. For the past few years UTVs have dominated the space and the interest. High-dollar sand cars are still in evidence, but as UTVs grow more capable, more folks are happy with a turn-key machine. Quads used to be a huge part of the show, and had started to fade away, but we saw more quads and especially three wheelers this year than the last few years combined! Sand Show…