Snowmobiles vs ATV: How We Compared

Are you struggling to choose between a snowmobile and ATV? This article provides a detailed snowmobile vs ATV comparison on different vital aspects.

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING LOBO TRX305R

Dan Mayer’s second time around By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan It is an old story: parents, trying to do what they think is best for their kids, forbid the purchase of an ATV. Often, as is the case with Dan Mayer, quads become the forbidden fruit and a life-long obsession is born. This Duncan Racing 2018 Lobo-chassis build is the latest milestone in Mayer’s dedication to magnificent quads. It turns out that Mayer was a die-hard Dirt Wheels reader as a youth, and he was drawn to the radical…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: LEATT GLOVES

Three models to cover all weather By the staff of Dirt Wheels Leatt is a protection company that has bridged into riding clothing. We have been using three different Leatt gloves extensively—the 1.5 GripR, the Moto 2.5 Windblock and the Moto 2.5 SubZero. All share a design so close, they are hard to distinguish just by looks alone. As soon as you pick them up or try them on, you are aware that they are different. The prices range from $29.99 for the minimalist 1.5 Gripper to $37.99 for the cool and cold weather…

PHOTO GALLERY: 2021 DAKAR RALLY

Sand and sights of the SSVs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by WESTx1000 and Dakar.com The 43rd annual running of the Dakar Rally took place in the first half of January. It’s the longest off-road race on the planet. Trucks, buggies, bikes and quads all take part in the historic, grueling event. Competitors have to travel nearly 5000 miles during the 12-day event, keeping their bodies and machines alive while braving the elements of the Saudi Arabian desert. For the first time ever, a U.S. citizen competed in the…

NEW MODELS: 2021 YAMAHA YFZ450s & RAPTOR 700s

Sport, race and big-bore fun By the staff of Dirt Wheels This winter Yamaha finally announced its YFZ450 and Raptor 700 lineups. Both models return with new colorways in base and special-edition versions. Unfortunately, the 2021 YFZ450 cannot be sold in California. As for the Raptor base, 700R and 700R SE, there are California CARB-compliant models and 49 state models being produced. They are all built in Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia. 2021 YAMAHA YFZ450R According to Yamaha, the YFZ450R…

WIDE OPEN: Spoiled

By Joe Kosch One of the things I like best about UTVs is their basic nature. You’ve got the engine, wheels, suspension and steering, and not too much else; no intrusive traction control, automatic braking or other systems to do the driving for you. Seeing how your skills and a fairly simple vehicle do against the challenges that off-road terrain presents is always entertaining, sometimes more entertaining than expected. The latest UTVs are capable of climbing hills and handling speeds on rugged ground that make them…

UTV PROJECT: RUGGED RADIOS HONDA TALON 1000R

Because it’s a Honda By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rugged Radios’ Kalani Corn is a long-term sport quad fan and Honda guy. He has full faith in Honda’s legendary quality and performance. So much so, when he heard that Honda would have a sport UTV, he sold his Brand P before ever seeing the Talon 1000R. Rugged Radios is always doing fitment projects with new machines, and the fledgling Talon 1000R was no exception. When it arrived, Corn set himself up to shepherd the new machine. At the time there were far…

What ATV Games Are We Still Missing?

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of fun ATV-related video games across a range of systems and mediums. For the most part, they’re different twists on standard ATV race simulations — though there are also games like Overpass that place more emphasis on terrain management and vehicle handling rather than pure competition. In short, ATV (and UTV) video gaming is a broader and more satisfying category than one might imagine. Even with all of that said though, the genre of ATV gaming still feels incomplete also. Modern…

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING KEEPS THE MOMENTUM ROLLING AT THE BAJA 500

Branden Sims returns to Baja and captures the overall UTV win The RZR Factory Racing team returned to Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, to defend at the 53rd BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The RZR Factory Racing team scored three wins and seven podiums across the Pro UTV Forced Induction, Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated, Pro Stock UTV, and Pro UTV Open classes on the weekend. “On the heels of a very successful San Felipe 250 it was really important for our team to continue to reiterate the dominance of…

Suzuki Releases Additional 2022 Models

 Suzuki Motor USA, LLC (Suzuki) is thrilled to announce an additional group of dynamic and stylish 2022 Suzuki models. These returning 2022 Suzuki products add to an exciting range of premium Suzuki ATVs including proven and rugged Suzuki KingQuad ATVs, the fun and easy to ride QuadSport Z50 youth ATV. KingQuad 750 and 500 ATVs KingQuad ATVs are known for legendary performance, reliability, and toughness in both work and play. The 2022 KingQuad models are no different, as Suzuki, the inventor of the 4-wheel ATV;…

KAWASAKI 2022 MULE PRO LINEUP

For over 30 years, Kawasaki MULE™ side x sides have offered unparalleled capability to take on both work and play with complete confidence. The Kawasaki MULE™ PRO family features the fastest and most powerful MULE™ side x sides ever built by Kawasaki with single-row and two-row model variations. The MULE PRO is built for getting the job done, whether it’s helping transport passengers or cargo on the jobsite or the trail. For model year 2022, Kawasaki announces two new premium trim variations to join the lineup. The new…