PRODUCT EVALUATION: SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS Why don't  UTVs don’t come standard with side and center mirrors? If you want to see what is going on behind you, you will need to install your own mirrors. There are unbelievable ranges of price, convenience, and quality in available mirrors. Molded plastic mirrors have some of the best prices for mirrors. We found a nice matching pair of mirrors from SuperATV that have a suggested retail price of $54.95. They have a rectangular shape 8.5 inches…

SHOCK TECH: SHOCK THERAPY SPRINGS AND LIMIT STRAPS

Polaris RZR XP Pro Ultimate suspension upgrades By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels SHOCK TECH:  The 2020 Polaris XP Pro Ultimate is an impressive machine right off the showroom floor, but it is not perfect. I grade any off-road machine in four categories: power, braking, suspension and comfort. The powerplant delivers a thrilling experience, and the CVT clutch system is tuned to modulate and transmit the power to the ground effectively with excellent drive-belt durability. Power gets an A+. The brakes are…

2021 ATV 2×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels *Two-wheel drive ATV aficionados have plenty of choices for 2021. Check out our  2021 ATV 2x4 BUYER’S GUIDE below.  ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300  The Alterra 300 is a small-bore ATV with a big heart and desire for fun. The 270cc four-stroke engine is capable of towing up to 500 pounds, and the rack capacity is 50 pounds on the (Front) and 100 pounds on the (Rear). The (Front) suspension is a double-A-arm style, with a (Rear)…

Here’s How To Recover After A Heart-Pumping Quad Race

Quad racing doesn’t take a toll on the body the way running, biking or motorcycling do. This is maybe why ATV racers generally don’t pay heed to the recovery process. Moreover, as post-race recovery is a slow process, the riders get restless and jump on the track immediately after finishing a race. But having a proper recovery plan and giving ample time to the body for recovery is essential. Here is how you can plan your recovery after a grueling quad race: Immediately after the race Walk around The majority…

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER’S GUIDE *This year's lineup of 4x4 ATVs is one of the best and most extensive. Be sure and check out Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV 4x4 BUYER'S GUIDE! ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450 The mid-size Alterra 450 provides plenty of amenities, such as 25-inch tires, a steel (Front) rack capable of holding 75 pounds and (Rear) steel rack that can carry 150 pounds. The 433cc engine is liquid-cooled, while the CVT has high and low gears,…

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE: *Here are the 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER'S GUIDE quads for the new year.  Something younger ATVers all across the country can look forward to. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90 The Alterra 90 is Arctic Cat’s sole youth model. It comes with an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor, allowing parents to control the youngster’s riding experience for safety. The suspension is independent up (Front) and swingarm in the (Rear) with adjustable spring-preload shocks.…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

Just when you think the UTV world is settling down… By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE *Our 2021 UTV BUYER'S GUIDE.  Another fun-filled opportunity to find out what's available to the UTV loving public out there.  New models, other models dropped from the lineup, exciting changes to existing models—it’s all there for 2021. We’ve covered more than 100 models in this year’s “Buyer’s Guide.” Seriously, if there isn’t something that appeals to you and makes you want to go riding, you might want to check…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*We take a look at more new model UTVs joining our 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide from HISUN, HONDA, INTIMIDATOR & JOHN DEERE. 2021 UTV BUYER'S GUIDE HISUN STRIKE 1000 EPS/STRIKE CREW EPS The sport-oriented Strike 1000 comes in a two- and four-person version. Both models feature electric power steering, a 4500-pound winch, a full roof, a two-piece windshield, turn signals, and mirrors. Helping smooth out the ride is adjustable shocks, while a front-locking differential helps cross tricky spots on the…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*Another exciting lineup of new models is coming to our Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, including Kawasaki, Kymco, Massimo & Polaris. KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000/1000 SE/1000 TRAIL EDITION Kawasaki has added a couple of new variations to its KRX 1000 for 2021. All models offer EPS, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, bead lock wheels, and dual power mode. The SE adds a stereo system with 6.5-inch door speakers and a Warn VRX 45 winch. The Trail Edition offers steel front and (Rear) bumpers, nerf bars, a sport roof, and Warn…

2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*With our 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, it looks to be an exciting new year with models from SSR, Tracker, and Yamaha hitting the dealer's showroom floors! SSR SRU170RS California-based SSR Motorsports offers one UTV in its 2021 lineup, the SRU170RS. Features of this side-by-side include front and (Rear) bumpers, bucket seats, mirrors, an improved mesh door and reinforcement bar over the hood. There’s also an LED light bar for added illumination. Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 168cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual…

HONDA PROJECT 300 4×4

**Editors Note-A nostalgic look back at a Honda FourTrax 4x4 Project 4x4 Quad we built. Those of you familiar with Dirt Wheels know that we like to do hop-up projects on quads. We usually are not satisfied with the power and performance of production machines. No matter how good a stock quad is, we like to experiment to see if we can make it better. More power, better sus­pension and improved handling is pretty much all that we ask for. In the past, we have focused most of this attention on machines like Banshees,…

Common ATV Maintenance Mistakes That Can Damage Your Vehicle

Regular maintenance is important for any vehicle, and an ATV is no exception. Driving rashly, crashing your quad, or submerging it in the mud are just some of the ways of ruining your vehicle. Not giving your quad the TLC it deserves means it won't last for long. To ensure the longevity of your ATV, don't make these common mistakes. Not cleaning the air filter Engines wear down quickly if they are filled with dust particles along with air. Though you can buy a new engine, why waste your money when you can avoid…