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2021

RACING: GBC STADIUM SHORT-COURSE SERIES

Grass-roots competition By the staff of Dirt Wheels Glen Helen Raceway has teamed up with GBC tires to host a 10-race series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The series features tracks designed by four-time motocross champion Gary Jones. Unlike a typical West Coast MX-style track, these are wider, safer and all around less intimidating, hoping to attract a grass-roots level of competition. The series is aimed at drivers and riders of all ages and skill levels. The 10-race series started on…

UTV TEST: 2021 KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000 ES

A superb trail machine gets smarter and better By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000 lineup is a genuine home run in the sport UTV space. The addition of the new Teryx KRX 1000 eS and its computer-controlled Fox Live Valve suspension won’t hurt Kawasaki’s batting average. The entire package is great with fine handling, superior interior room, all-day comfort and brilliant suspension. Working with Fox to fit Live Valve 2.5-inch shocks on the KRX and controlling them with Bosch electronics truly elevates…

2X4 QUAD TEST: 2021 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 300

Reliability and fun in a smaller package By the staff of Dirt Wheels You could say that Kawasaki was stretching it a bit by calling their 271cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single by the unlikely moniker “Brute Force.” That sort of displacement does not lend itself to the term exactly. But, the 2021 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 2WD quad is a vehicle that does make a strong case for itself, especially when it comes to the hard-fought battles of dependability, usefulness and a certain charm for getting the job done in the…

2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris brought off-road fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas. Over 8000 people traveled from across the country to experience the thrill and adventure of a High Lifter event with fellow ATV and UTV enthusiasts. The event offered riding competitions, racing, games, food and live music throughout the week. 2021…

NEW UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000

Not your dad’s old CommanderBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Shortly after the announcement of the Can-Am’s revamped Commander, we had a truck and trailer show up at the shop and drop one off. We were given a week with it, so we quickly cleared our schedules to put as much time in the new machine as possible. WHAT’S NEW? Basically, Can-Am took the Maverick Sport chassis, drivetrain and cockpit, and designed new bodywork for it bumper to bumper, or, in this case,  the tailgate. The Commander is not available in a…

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…

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.

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.  …

FULL DEATAILS: 2021 LIVE VALVE KRX 1000 eS

The latest variation of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX® 1000 series is here and ready to take on the world’s most challenging trails. Once again, Kawasaki has added more features to its high-performance side x side making it more capable of taking on your world and creating your adventure with the new Teryx KRX® 1000 eS. The Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS is built from the ground up to be the ultimate sport side x side. Featuring similar DNA to the 2021 Teryx KRX® 1000, the eS model, comes equipped with Kawasaki Electronic Control…

New 2021 Long Travel Kawasaki Teryx

The Kawasaki Teryx® and Teryx4™ family of side x sides expands in 2021 by introducing two new models to its lineup with the Teryx® S LE and Teryx4™ S LE. Assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska with domestic and imported parts, the Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE side x sides feature new FOX® long travel suspension and longer A-arms in order to take comfort and capability to the next level while on your next adventure. Whether it’s a quick day trip or a weekend-long excursion, the Teryx S LE and Teryx S LE are extremely versatile and…

NEW LIVE VALVE KRX 1000 eS

The latest variation of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX® 1000 series is here and ready to take on the world’s most challenging trails. Once again, Kawasaki has added more features to its high-performance side x side making it more capable of taking on your world and creating your adventure with the new Teryx KRX® 1000 eS. The Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 eS is built from the ground up to be the ultimate sport side x side. Featuring similar DNA to the 2021 Teryx KRX® 1000, the eS model, comes equipped with Kawasaki Electronic Control…