CFMOTO UFORCE 1000

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CFMOTO UFORCE 1000 While the sport 1000s and turbos get all the fanfare, it’s the utility machine that manufacturers sell most. This segment has a crazy number of offerings from all the major manufacturers. In fact, some brands have multiple offerings in the same category to attract buyers with different budgets. In the June issue, we featured a comparison between the Polaris Ranger 1000 and the Ranger XP 1000 and learned you don’t have to pay more to get more of what you need.…

Top 5 ATV You Should Know About

ATVs are not just your run-of-the-mill vehicles, they are all-purpose vehicles used for the toughest and roughest terrains. They are like civilian armored personnel carriers — in that ATVs can be used for numerous activities. Indeed it is looking like they could be used for an endless list of events and purposes. ATVs are used in sports for racing — both recreational and professional racing, on the farm, in mountains, and so on. Their four-wheelers are also ideally capable of traversing all types of terrains and routes.…

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000

This morning BRP announced a new Can-Am model THE 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 Starting at $18,399-2 seat, $19,199-4 seat 100HP V-Twin Engine A-arm suspension 13-15-inches of travel 27 or 28-Inch tires 90.6" wheelbase More info to come Spec-Commander-XT-P-1000R-TripleBlackOrange See our 2020 UTV Buyers Guide HERE.

OVERPASS VIDEO GAME REVIEW

By the staff of Dirt Wheels OVERPASS VIDEO GAME REVIEW Over the years there has been a handful of off-road racing games—some good and some not so much. However, they all had one thing in common—the style of racing. For the most part, games like ATV Off-Road Fury or Forza off-road, rally, stadium, MX, and desert or endurance courses. Overpass is a different style of race pace. All of the tracks are slow and technical. We describe it as a mix of King of the Hammers, Bounty Hole…

OCEANO (PISMO) DUNES SET TO REOPEN

Dunes set to reopen According to the Friends of Oceano Dunes, the SVRA is entering Phase II of their reopening plan on Friday February 19th. The group  has been working non stop behind the scenes with State Parks, OHMVR Division and many others for the past year. It’s days like today where we see that hard work pay off. Much appreciation to State Parks Director Armondo Quintero, OHMVR Deputy Director Sarah Miggins and the entire OHV Division. Although we are not getting a complete reopening as we had wished this is a…

DAKOTA HIBLER

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Miller Truby and the Hibler family DAKOTA HIBLER Dakota Hibler was born in Orange County, California, but her family soon moved to Arizona. The 12-year-old is the youngest of three kids. She started racing almost seven years ago when she saw the KTM Jr. race at a Supercross event and told her father that she wanted to race. Since she didn’t have a motorcycle, the family had to find a place for her to race her Honda TRX90 quad. Vickie Golden, the first woman to qualify and…

GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS

By the staff of  Dirt Wheels with GNCC Champ Walker Fowler GNCC RACE TIPS: HOW TO GET GREAT STARTS * GNCC Champion Walker Fowler races a Yamaha YFZ 450 in the Pro ranks on the rugged woods circuits of Grand National Cross Country Racing circuits. He has had some time to perfect his starting techniques for each race. Here is some advice he has for up-and-comers. GNCC RACE TIPS "You always need to have a good, positive attitude at the start! Whether you are a pro or an amateur, attitude and confidence can…

2020 HONDA TRX250X

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 HONDA TRX250X This may not be the infamous and cultist TRX250R two-stroke ripper, but the humble Honda TRX250X has outlasted and sold in greater numbers than the old two-smoker. One is a pure-bred racing-style ATV, while the other is the perfect transitional ATV, or even the final landing, for riders that don’t need a lot of power. Honda’s 250X is their only sport ATV for older youth riders and adults that is still available. The TRX400X and favored TRX450R have long since left…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: CST APACHE A/T TIRE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels CST APACHE A/T TIRE According to EveryCulture.com, the homeland of the Apaches was a vast region. It stretched from what is now central Arizona, in the west, to present-day central and south Texas in the east. Then from northern Mexico in the south to the high plains of what became eastern Colorado, in the north.  That is a big swath of land. Given the radical difference in terrain found in that vast area, giving a tire the name Apache, puts a lot of expectation on that tire. However,…

2021 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700

 Yamaha states, the Raptor 700’s power, combined with an advanced, lightweight hybrid steel and aluminum frame, controlled-fill aluminum subframe, and cast aluminum swingarm, results in a durable, rigid structure, offering a premier power-to-weight ratio while beating the competition as the lightest ATV in its class. Superior handling enhances the 2021 Yamaha Raptor 700 lineup’s incredible experience, smoothing out trail and braking bumps on account of the 9.1-inch front and 10.1-inch rear suspension travel.  …

2021 YAMAHA YFZ450R /YFZ450R SE

2021 YAMAHA YFZ450R /YFZ450R SE The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market today, with a quick-revving, 449cc fuel-injected engine and titanium five-valve cylinder head delivering abundant power throughout the mid- to top-end, after the YFZ’s signature massive torque-feeling right off idle. Built with pride at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia and motocross-ready, the weldless professional-caliber frame is designed from lightweight aluminum with a tension-steel bottom frame…

CAN-AM TAKES 2021 KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 2021 King of the Hammers is one of the biggest off-road events in the US. Last year nearly 60 thousand people made their way to the lakebed in Johnson Valley, California. During a pandemic, many were worried that this year would be canceled like almost all 2020 off-road gatherings and races. The KOH team worked endlessly to get permits, COVID-19 testing, and courses planned out. All who entered hammer town could only do so with a negative COVID-19 test and a mask to keep law officials happy and everyone safe. …