EVENT: ARIZONA ATV NATIONALS HIT THE WEST COAST

ATVs throwing serious dirt By Juli Moore/Dirt n Dunz Photography The Professional Sand Drag Association (PSDA) brought world-record ATV sand drags back to the West Coast for the Arizona ATV Nationals. This race was held at Dome Valley Raceway just outside of Yuma, Arizona. After a three-year lapse on the West Coast, this event had racers from across the country getting bikes ready to compete at the highest level. This is where world records are set! Racers from all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico traveled through snow…

WIDE OPEN: Survivors 

By Joe Kosch The latest ATVs offer more performance, comfort and convenience than most riders could have dreamed of years ago, so it really doesn’t surprise me to see so many new machines motoring around on trails, rolling by in trucks and on trailers, or standing ready for fun or work in garages and back yards. What does surprise me is the number of older, well-worn quads that are still in use right alongside those new ATVs. My family was invited to a friend’s place for their daughter’s birthday party. Not long…

UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR SMART-SHOX

Large, in charge and brainy By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am’s Maverick X3 Max X rs Turbo RR Smart-Shox looks down at lesser machines from the very top of the Can-Am sport UTV model line. It may not actually be the highest-performing model, but it has the sheer size, speed and sublime capability in the fast rough that make it hard to ignore. All that while carrying up to four people in complete luxury. The four-seat 72-inch-wide flagship was truly groundbreaking when it arrived in 2017. It did more than raise the…

Employment Opportunity – Trails Specialist, State of North Dakota

Hiring Range $20.00-$22.00 per hour Position is located in Northeast North Dakota with a significant amount of time spent at Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area. This position provides professional assistance in the management and operations of state trails, state parks, state recreation areas, and related outdoor recreation and natural resources management programs. The incumbent in this position will provide work direction to staff, contractors, and volunteers. Performs trail assessments, assists in overseeing…

FIRST LOOK: MORE 2021 KAWASAKI SPORT UTVs

KRX e-suspension and wider, longer-travel Teryxs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has already announced a full 2021 lineup without hinting that more updated UTV models were coming. We don’t mind the secrecy, since the “Green Machine” has been hiding welcome additions. The new and latest variation of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000 line is the Teryx KRX 1000 eS. We are happy to say that the principle feature of the KRX eS is Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) featuring Fox 2.5 Live Valve internal bypass…

2021 CAN-AM UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by Progressive is one of the biggest off-road events in the U.S. Last year nearly 60,000 people made their way to the lakebed—the only level and easily passable real estate in Johnson Valley. Leave the lakebed and the terrain turns to sand, rocks or boulders, which is the point to KOH. 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…

GREASY WHEELS: WORLD’S BIGGEST MUD RUN

Marengo swampfest By the “Swamp Things” of Dirt Wheels Editor’s note: This mud-o-cross event was featured in our December 1997 issue of Dirt Wheels. It literally was the beginning of big-time mud racing, starting out in the lush Louisiana swamps. This inaugural event was a precursor to what was to come in the wild world of mud stomping. Had it not happened, mud racing might not exist today. We’ve reprinted it here for a look back at the early days. GREASY WHEELS: WORLD’S BIGGEST MUD RUN In the bayous and…

UTV TEST: 2021 POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 1000 FACTORY CUSTOM EDITION

Finally, a General for the west By the staff of Dirt Wheels Our history with the Polaris General has been a long and pleasant one. From the first two-seater we gelled with the combination of sporty power, nimble handling, a bed for work, a tow hitch for convenience and an interior we love to spend time in. A long-wheelbase four-seater did nothing to hurt our opinion of the General line. Then, with the 2020 General XP and XP 4, longer travel and a wider stance made us even happier. Now, in the second year, the General…

DESTINATION: WHERE TO RIDE IN IDAHO

Five hidden (and not-so hidden) riding gems By Lane Lindstrom OHV recreation is a half-billion-dollar business in Idaho for good reasons. The sheer diversity of riding opportunities, the incredible scenery and varied topography make Idaho an ideal riding destination. We’ve ridden trail vehicles all over the state and have never had a bad ride—seriously. We always look forward to our next ride with anticipation. When we decided to write about some of those favorites, there were a few that bubbled to the top of our…

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…