2019 TEXTRON LINEUP

-- Havoc reigns, revised quads and more Wildcat XX power --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Textron Specialized Vehicles acquired Arctic Cat, both brands benefited. Arctic Cat’s quad and UTV lines got an injection of interest, backing and engineering capability, and Textron picked up an instant dealer network and a full, competitive line of machines. In the last year the combined brand has released the Wildcat XX as the first real project that melded the talents of both companies. We also saw the release of the…

WINTER RIDING FUN

-- Tis the season... -- By D. West We have moved into a new riding season now, and that is, of course, determined by the climate. The weather brings cooler temperatures, which is a welcome change from the burning hot days of riding in the summer. I suppose one’s fondness of this climate difference is based on what part of the country one lives in. I’ve never lived way up north and had to deal with deep snow and ice. Perhaps I’d dread wintertime if it kept me from being able to ride on good old dirt. However, I live in…

2019 GNCC Schedule!

AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series Announces 2019 Schedule. Micro Racing Expands to 12-Rounds while eMTB Racing Increases to Eight Rounds.

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

-- Making a list and checking it twice --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s easier to stay in a joyful mood if you’re not fighting crowds of aggressive shoppers at the mall. When you’re looking for a gift for off-road riding enthusiasts, there’s not much at the mall anyway catering to our specific sport. That’s okay, because it’s more fun to shop at an ATV/UTV dealership where you also get to mingle with cool machines while looking at the accessory shelves. The thing about shopping…

CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE

-- 2-stroke power to break the sand barrier -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Pat Carrigan CT Racing’s 400cc Banshee kits have been a popular kit for years. CTR originally marketed a 370cc, long-rod kit for the Banshee, but after the 4mm stroker cranks proved dependable, it discontinued the 370cc kit and replaced it with the 400cc kit. They are basically identical kits, but the 400cc kit has a longer stroke. The cylinder bore sizes are the same. The added 4mm of stroke works amazingly on the Banshee. It adds…

RIDING ACROSS WILD CANYON

-- A wild ride for sure -- There are certain things that make a place one of your favorite places to ride. Something to give the riding experience a bit of a unique feeling. Perhaps an unusually beautiful view or maybe a section of trail that raises your heartbeat into the turbo zone. Having to connect the trails by riding across a bridge like this would certainly give you a rush. It's not unusual to come to make-shift bridges on a trail to help you get across a deep creek or a big ditch. However, this one here…

CanAm’s GIFTS FOR GEARHEADS

GADGETS FOR AN OFF-ROAD FAMILY The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Maybe you skipped Black Friday and didn’t take advantage of those super deals on Cyber Monday, but you can still find some good deals for all those gearheads in your family. Some of these gifts will suffice as ideal stocking stuffers while others will bolt directly to that vehicle in the garage. Can-Am helps you become the giver you’ve always wanted to be, with this list of goodies for motorized family. Cell/Tablet Holder…

FINELINE SUSPENSION TEST

-- How to refresh your tired UTV suspension --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Many sport UTV owners aren’t aware of the hard facts and level of maintenance that is involved in sustaining like-new performance while enjoying one of these insanely fun machines. Shocks are one of the chronically neglected parts of a UTV. We started with a fairly new Polaris RZR XP 1000 that comes stock with piggyback reservoir-type coil-over Walker Evans Racing shocks. Depending on how hard you drive, you should expect most stock shocks to…

NEW 4500 LB WINCH

-- Moose Utility Division introduces their new Warn winch --- PRESS RELEASE: Moose Utility Division introduces the all-new 4500 LB Winch. This new Moose winch by Warn is for UTV’s only. It features a durable all-metal construction, smooth and reliable all-metal three-stage planetary gear train, and a load holding mechanical brake for great control. It is available with either wire rope or synthetic rope. The wire and synthetic rope are both 50’ x ¼’. You will also find that this winch comes with a dash mounted rocker…

CAN-AM ADDS MORE NEW 2019 MODELS

-- It just keeps getting better -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am consistently pushes the envelope with their ATV and UTV lines. We thought they provided enough great upgrades on the Outlander and Renegade ATV lines to keep us four-wheeler riders enthused for 2019 models. They even introduced the impressive new 60-inch-wide Maverick Sport model that is based on the Maverick Trail. Can-Am couldn’t stop there for the year. No, instead they had a late introduction of models that includes the all-new four-seat…