TECH: AXLES

ALL BALLS 8 BALL AXLE UPGRADE Tougher axles for less money  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Axles on modern UTVs are expected to perform and survive under incredible conditions. Without constant-velocity joints in the axle, modern UTV long-travel suspension wouldn’t be possible. As the suspension cycles through its travel, the axles must flex, transfer a lot of power faithfully and make automatic adjustments in the axle length. A CV joint has a series of large ball bearings. An inner fitting holds the balls in place with the…

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING ELIMINATOR BANSHEE

Dream two-stroke dune runner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan Darryl Smith has always been a motorcycle guy, but the rest of his family were Banshee folks. It was only natural that he pick up a 2006 Banshee to join in. Miles and hours of dune fun slinging sand with a twin-cylinder, two-stroke sport quad followed. Unfortunately, an issue with the throttle resulted in a wadded-up quad. Smith’s choices were to attempt a resurrection of the original machine or look for a new one. After consulting with…

HISUN HIRING KEY MANAGEMENT 

In the beginning months of 2021 and late last year, Hisun has hired on key industry management executives, giving us reason to believe big things are coming from the brand. The new players at the brand have tons of experience in their respective fields so it’s no doubt they will make a big impact in the industry in the near future. Below are the bio’s of this new brass. Cheek comes to HISUN from Cardo Systems, Inc., where, as the VP of Sales and Marketing, he led the business from infancy, to becoming a…

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OBOR TIRES introduces the Piranha

OBOR Tires is excited to officially announce the highly anticipated PIRANHA UTV tire into the off-roading market. The PIRANHA is designed by some of the world’s top tire engineers and is built to withhold any tough terrain. The overall tread pattern design and appearance are 2nd to none. The tire was designed with a 6 Ply-Rated carcass and extended sidewall protection to make this utility tire extremely durable. Pro GNCC 4x4 champion Landon Wolfe worked closely with OBOR Tires when conducting multiple tire tests at Iron…

MINNESOTA DNR SEEKING OHV PROGRAM CONSULTANT

The NOHVCC has shared a job opportunity in Minnesota  for an OHV program consultant. Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted:  04/30/2021 Closing Date:  05/20/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources Division/Unit:  DNR Parks & Trails Central Office Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift Days of Work: Monday – Friday Travel Required:  No Salary Range: $30.59 – $45.36/hourly; $63,871 – $94,711/annually Classified Status:  Classified Bargaining…

2021 Adelanto Grand Prix This Month

Quads and UTV's race on Sunday. Sign up HERE. $20,000 Purse for UTV's HERE is an article about a past Adelanto Grand Prix. https://youtu.be/sqQzyG0MDBk Click for more info here.

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 CFMOTO CFORCE 1000 OVERLAND 4X4

Ready for adventure or a second person By the staff of Dirt Wheels If you don’t follow the motorcycle market, you may not understand how much of an impact adventure motorcycles have had on new machine and aftermarket parts sales. Adventure bikes are large machines capable of going long distance and carrying ample gear. That sort of sounds like the definition of a big-bore 4x4 quad, right? CFMoto agreed and saw the potential in making an adventure/overland-specific quad equipped for packing everything you need. Enter…

WHERE TO RIDE: GO BAJA ENSENADA-TO-CABO TOUR

Epic 1100-mile Go Baja ride By the staff of Dirt Wheels The lure of Baja may just be a far-fetched fantasy for some. Racers and seasoned travelers have discovered the mystery of Baja, and its unique experience keeps them coming back. But, for those who don’t have the adventurous spirit or a big racer budget, there is still a way to experience the best of Baja in a UTV or behind the bars of an ATV or dirt bike. Go Baja Riding Tours has been hosting all-inclusive four-day and seven-day Baja tours for over 35 years. They…

Arctic Cat® Announces All-New Alterra 600 EPS to Kick Off Model Year 2022

The all-new Alterra™ 600 EPS features an all-new engine, drivetrain and chassis offering increased power, better handling, more durability, and easier servicing. The launch of the ATV coincides with Arctic Cat’s 60-year anniversary of bringing new and innovative products to powersports.

WIDE OPEN: ATVs you need to ride

By Joe Kosch Marketing surveys say the type of quad you’re riding right now is the type you’ll be looking for when you get your next one. Most likely you’ll be after something newer and more powerful, but you’ll stick to the ATV category you have right now. Nobody knows exactly how many millions of dollars it cost to reach that conclusion, but I would have gladly provided the same information for free with any donation of 5 million dollars or more. Really, how many surveys do you need to sift through to reveal the…

4 Ways to Customize Your ATV

Nothing equates to the thrill of blazing down rocky paths, mud, dirt, snow, or even ice while riding your ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle). It can be even more enjoyable when your ATV is customized to meet your own personal requirements. With a customized ATV, you experience a deeper sense of pride for your ride. If you’re looking forward to upgrading the performance or the appearance of your ATV, here are four ways you can customize it to your liking. 1. Paints and Decals The paint and decals on your ATV make a statement about…