ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 CFMOTO CFORCE 600 4X4

Ready for the major leaguesBy the staff of Dirt Wheels CFMoto remains dedicated to the 4x4 quad market with an extensive lineup that includes a new CForce 600 for the 2021 model year. This company prides itself on quality and value. In the fight to stand toe-to-toe with the big brands, CFMoto only sells the single-seat CForce 600 in one form—fully loaded. Other brands have a bewildering number of trim levels and equipment packages for a single displacement. CFMoto simplifies the showroom and pricing by selling every…

A Brief Guide To Buying an ATV That’s Right For You

Whether you own a farm or seek the thrill of racing on rough landscapes, an ATV is a versatile vehicle worth investing in. If you have to navigate through packed woods, ATVs are incredibly nimble and fun to ride. As the vehicle is compact, it is quite easy to control and maneuver through tight spaces as well. Moreover, you can customize ATVs to suit your unique requirements. Often people managing land or hauling cargo are torn between ATVs and UTVs. If you're on a tight budget, ATVs are a much more affordable option…

LEATT GPX 5.5 FLEXLOCK BOOTS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels LEATT GPX 5.5 FLEXLOCK BOOTS When your handlebar is at full lock, the changing terrain is upsetting your sport quad’s suspension as you keep your thumb pinned on the throttle, and you start shifting your weight while passing through the corner’s apex. You are building towards standing for the jump ahead. What non-quad riders don’t realize is how tough it is to keep your foot planted on the outside peg as forces fight against your ankle through the rough stuff. There are boots that…

ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES ITP’s new Tenacity tire series is somewhat unique. It is offered in a Tenacity XSR that is steel-belted for extreme driving conditions or the Tenacity XNR with nylon belts. The XNR has all of the high-performance design features of the XSR, but is 4 pounds lighter per tire and aimed at recreational riders. Another sign that these are performance tires—the size. They are offered only in 32x10-15—the tires that only the highest-performance sport machines come…

AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER In the early days of four-wheeled dune play, before there were three-wheelers, quads, or UTVs, there were lightweight Volkswagen dune buggies. It didn’t take much to haul them, and many folks just used a T-trailer. It was a glorified tow bar that lifted the wheels off the ground. Our sport is much more advanced now. Off-roaders travel in giant motorhomes, massive toy haulers, and so forth. We have embraced camping luxury to the point that our rigs may not be…

2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO From the earliest introduction of the Can-Am Maverick X3 line, the byword has been” performance.” One year there was a normally aspirated model, but we never saw one. We have only experienced X3 versions with factory-installed turbos, and the lion’s share of those are intercooled turbos. Now there is the new 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo. In 2018 Can-Am started selling a lower-priced non-intercooled model simply called the X3 Turbo. That put it at 120…

SENA 30K INTERCOM

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SENA 30K INTERCOM There are many avenues we travel down on our paths while exploring the great outdoors. Experiencing these journeys is best on your favorite off-road machine. Some of us prefer to hear rumbling engines and wind passing around our helmets, while others want tunes and technology to help enhance their experience. We are supporters of staying connected to your fellow riders and the people who want to make sure you are safe, and Sena offers communication systems that do…

HELP KEEP OCEANO DUNES SVRA ALIVE

IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION Access to Oceano Dunes for motorcycles, ATVs and side by sides is in jeopardy. Please oppose drastic provisions in the Draft Public Works Plan (PWP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). You can use our template letter or customize it to your liking. Please click the button below to send a message to the OHMVR Commission, CA State Parks, and the CA Coastal Commission by March 18th. TAKE ACTION…

Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your UTV

A utility terrain vehicle (UTV) is a precious investment for any sportsman or off-road racing enthusiast. It is also a game-changer when it comes to accessing an off-road job site. Just like your home, truck, or any other expensive purchase, you want it to last as long as possible. A few minutes spent in the garage can save you hours of exasperation in the country. Read on for a few tips for how to extend the life of your UTV. 1.   Check and change the oil and oil filter regularly Topping up the oil as needed and…

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) Safety Tips

Utility terrain vehicles (UTV) are popular and fun, but these vehicles can also be dangerous, with many people being injured after getting involved in tragic accidents. Experts say that the rules applying to motorcycles should also apply to UTVs to ensure safety for the drivers, passengers, and the environment surrounding the trails. Stay safe with the following safety tips: 1.   Always wear the right gear You cannot drive a utility terrain vehicle confidently without the right protective gear. A helmet and a pair of…