TRAIL TEST ALBA WOLVERINE | Faster, better looking, yet no more expensive!

*Editors Note: A  look back at a Team Alba  Racing set up on our 1998 Yamaha Wolverine. The folks at Alba Yamaha near San Di­ego, California, hit upon a unique marketing concept several years ago. Instead of simply selling ATVs in the pure stock form like everyone else, they began to jazz up brand-new machines with trick aftermarket parts and then put them up for sale at the regular manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The idea proved to be pop­ular, not only with riders in their lo­cale but with other off-road…

SPORT 4×4 SHOOTOUT | GRIZZLY 600 vs. SPORTSMAN 500 vs. PRAIRIE 400

SPORT 4x4's In this look back at a classic Dirt Wheels Magazine shootout, we check out a crop of SPORT 4x4's. Television’s Tim Allen would fit right in aboard one of the current crop of Sport 4x4's. You can almost hear his 'Home Improvement' character give one of his hearty "Ho-ho-ho’s" in approval of the current reign of large-displacement ATVs in the Monster truck class of four-wheel drives. Bigger is always better, right? Well, the tool twisters here at Dirt Wheels wanted to know if Tim Allen, and…

PROJECT ATV: DUNCAN-BUILT TRX250R

One crazy ’88 By the staff of Dirt Wheels This exceptional Duncan Racing 1998 Honda TRX250R two-stroke build is not a restoration in the classic sense. A restoration is a faithful return of the machine to the exact condition it was in when it hit the showroom floor. This one has been returned to better-than-new condition, and it has more stock and original parts than most of the TRX250R builds we see. It has also been upgraded with seriously trick aftermarket parts—the best that can still be found. At the same time,…

Coolest Race Track Ever: MX & Golf combined!

Jan 98 By Adam Campbell Coolest MX Track Ever When I first pulled into the Midstate Motocross Park, in Litchfield, Kentucky, I knew I was in for a treat. We had heard ahead of time, that this was one of the most scenic motocross tracks in the entire country. However, I never would have guessed just how cool it could be. You see, I have spent my entire rac­ing ca­reer on the mostly burned-out, hardpack tracks of Southern Cal­i­fornia. Ev­ery once in a while, we get a nice moist race track, or a loamy, sandy…

HOT-ROD BANSHEE’S: MX & TT Quads

For the past three years, Southern California racer, Doug Eichner, has trav­eled the AMA Grand National cir­cuits. He has enjoyed the "thrill of victory" with the Duncan Racing team. To do this, Doug was competing in the Open Pro/Am class, aboard a ’96 Banshee. For this article, we will call his quads the HOT-ROD BANSHEE'S. For the past three years, Eichner has flown home from the Loretta Lynn’s Na­tional Finals with the season cham­pionship trophy. Despite as­saults on his championship title ev­ery year, from riders…

PRODUCT TEST: PJ1 FILTER CLEANER & OIL

Making it easy By the staff of Dirt Wheels PJ1 FILTER OIL While it isn’t really that gross of a task, we rate the fun factor of cleaning air filters right at the level of changing poopy diapers. These diapers don’t take as long. In our eternal search for ways to make air filter maintenance easier, we have come to embrace PJ1’s aerosol filter cleaner and spray filter oil. Both do a great job to minimize mess and keep the inside of your engine happy. IT’S EASY PJ1 FILTER OIL The whole point is, using…

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL

FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 LE. As good as it gets By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Don't forget your base. Polaris Industries may be actively engaged in expanding the UTV market, but it hasn’t forgotten the 4x4 quads that helped grow the company. Polaris has sold 1.6 million Sportsman quads, but they admit that sales of 4x4 quads are roughly half of what they were before the UTV boom. That is still a large number of quads leaving showrooms. One of the other…

250cc SPORT ATV COMPARISON

250cc Sport ATV Comparison: Honda TRX250X vs. Kayo Jackal 200 vs. Can-Am DS250 By the staff of Dirt Wheels 250cc SPORT ATV COMPARISON There was a time when 250cc sport quads were considered big and powerful. Basically, the lead dogs in the industry. That was many years ago now, though. Currently, 250cc-class sport quads are considered mild and civilized. In reality, the performance is every bit as good as any ATV before the advent of 250cc two-strokes or 450cc performance four-strokes. They are fun on…

WHO QUALIFIES FOR GOVERNMENT AUTO-INSURANCE

Are you experiencing a tough time is procuring auto-insurance? Check out this article to find out who qualifies for government car insurance. Who qualifies for government auto insurance? It is illegal to drive a car without automobile insurance in all the states in the US. However, a lot of low-income earners struggle to pay auto insurance while a lot of others have to give up their comfort to be able to pay. Some low-income households could spend up to 30% of their total income on auto insurance, leaving little money left…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE UTV

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE: Versatile, effective, and fun for a bargain By the staff of Dirt Wheels  2020 HONDA PIONEER 700-4 DELUXE The point of view is important in the case of the 2020 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe. If you are looking for a capable work machine that looks stylish but will also provide fun for recreation, then you have good reasons to look at a Honda. If the idea of no drive belt to deal with is attractive, you’re getting even warmer. Looking for an affordable four-seat machine with a short…

Polaris 2-Stroke rebuild

Polaris 2-Stroke Rebuild One of the advantages that a two-stroke has over a four-stroke is that it generally produces more horsepower per cc. Because of their increased wear and tear, two-stroke quad en­gines require more reg­ular maintenance and replacement of the top-end components than their four-stroke counterparts. The good news is that because you are not dealing with valves, springs, cam chains or pushrods, rebuilding your two-stroke is fairly simple. To illustrate how quick and easy a top-end rebuild can…