TECH: COLD-WEATHER RIDING TIPS

Head off-road and chill By Jerrod Kelley *To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. COLD WEATHER RIDING TIPS We know you. If you’re like us, riding is part of your character. Some people have this hybridized off-road human DNA, while others don’t. One simple way to know if you have it is whether or not you continue to ride off-road even when the temperature drops drastically and the snowfalls. Thus, we have come out with a set of cold-weather…

WIDE OPEN: DUNES AND DON’TS

By Joe Kosch DUNES & DON'TS To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Dune fun riding is one of the most thrilling things you can do with UTVs and ATVs. That's a fact, Jack.  The sand dune riding season is already in full swing, in the hottest parts of the country. But, did you know that getting full enjoyment from a trip to the dunes, doesn’t require massive amounts of planning and preparation? With that being said, here are our…

LONG-TERM TEST: POLARIS RZR PRO XP ULTIMATE

Living with it four ways By the staff of Dirt Wheels *To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. POLARIS RZR PRO XP ULTIMATE Have you ever looked at the prices of cutting-edge, high-performance UTVs and wondered, “Exactly what factors motivate a guy to pull the trigger on one?” Specifically, we are thinking of the Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate. We had an initial test of the machine where we went to a strange area and spent a good deal of time…

YOUTH QUAD TEST: KAYO FOX 70

There are many choices for youth ATVs out there including the Kayo Fox 70, but the most important thing to consider when choosing one is safety. Picking one that is size-appropriate definitely helps, too. We’ve seen all too often parents putting smaller kids on big quads. To be safe, you want your kid to be able to manhandle the machine, not the other way around. We found a compact 70cc quad with an age recommendation of 6 years old and that weighs under 160 pounds.  Called the Fox 70, this is the smallest…

NEW MODELS: INTRODUCING THE 2021 YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX 1000 2 & 4

Plus, old favorites return By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX Yamaha is expanding its Wolverine lineup with a high-powered cross-over machine to take on the Honda Talon X, Polaris General, and Can-Am Maverick Sport. Basically, the Wolverine RMAX 1000 is a totally redesigned Wolverine 850; however, that model does remain in the lineup. The overall stance of the new machine is 64 inches, but there is some fender overhang, bringing the overall width of the car to 66.1 inches. ENGINE The RMAX…

GNC MX CHAMPS FROM 1997

GNC MX CHAMPS : DW Dec. 1997 Story & photos from our December issue in 1997 by John Arens Shane Hitt Wins 1st Championship So, Shane, now that you are the 250 Pro champion, are you looking forward to that big #1 on your quad?” “Well, I don’t know.  I’m getting kind of used to that #2, and I just might keep it on there!” quipped Shane Hitt after clinching his first-ever national championship. https://dirtwheelsmag.com/project-honda-fourtrax-trx-600/ Shane won five races this year—four TTs and 1…

PROJECT HONDA FOURTRAX TRX 600

From our March 1998 issue of Dirt Wheels. MORE INFO:  https://dirtwheelsmag.com/ultimate-off-roader-honda-trx600/ PROJECT HONDA TRX 600 “Honda should have made this years ago,” said reigning Grand Na­tion­al Champ Shane Hitt after his first ride aboard Dirt Wheels’ Project TRX600 sport quad.  had just put the machine through a grueling test ride at DW’s exclusive Club Moto torture track—a track, mind you, that few “race” quads would feel comfortable on, much less a mild-mannered “sport” machine. “We would all be…

WORLD’S BIGGEST MUD RUN | Marengo Suicide Swamp fest

**Editors Note-Dec 97 issue. By the Swamp Things at DIRT WHEELS Born on the Bayou In the bayous and backwaters of Lou­isiana, there is a gator-chomping mud run that attracts more riders than any GNC National or Cross-Coun­try race, including the legendary Blackwater 100. Known as the Marengo Suicide Swamp Run, it has been held in the small northern Lou­i­si­ana community of Hebert since 1985. Born on the Bayou The mud-bog-infested, 17-mile loop through the lush trails of Hebert Par­ish has been a…

Duncan Racing Warrior vs. Duncan Racing Honda 300EX

**Editors Note- Test from our DEC 97 issue. Pair of Duncan Doughnuts. When it comes to reliable performance, Dun­can Racing is extremely confident of the products that it sells. So confident, in fact, that it offers a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with all of its performance products. If you are not happy with the performance, quality, or reliability of any Dun­­can Racing product, send it back and your money will be refunded. We wanted to put Loren Duncan, the owner of Duncan Racing, to the test, so we had…

1998 SUZUKI 500 QUADRUNNER | Suzuki comes back in a big way with an all-new quad

**Editors Note-Suzuki's 1998 LT-F500F 4x4 test. With the trend towards bigger and better 4x4s, Suzuki has finally stepped up to the plate and hit a hom­er. Unlike the Simpson variety, this one is a winner all the way. The ’98 LT-F500F 4x4 is a certifiable 4x4 Fun Machine! This vehicle marks a revitalized e­ffort from the company that invented the QuadRacer and King Quad to re­capture lost market share in the highly competitive monster class of 4x4 quads. First of all, as the demand for larger and even…

REBELSTAR 250 PERFORMANCE TEST | First track test of an all-new, ready-to-race quad

Feb 98 **Editors Note-A test of a one-off prototype racer to replace Honda's FourTrax 250R. Rebel Star one-off racer.  A replacement for the Honda FourTrax 250R? Ever since the wildly popular Four­Trax 250R disappeared from Honda’s line­up in ’89, racers throughout the country have been screaming for a ma­chine as good as, if not better than, the FourTrax. Sure, there are plenty of other sport and performance machines on the market to­day, but none are as fast on the racetrack (in the modified form) as the…