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2022

YAMAHA TOOK US TO OREGON DUNES

We had the chance to visit Winchester Bay in Oregon to get some seat time on the current Raptor and YFZ450R. Although nothing has really changed for 2022 compared to the 2021 models, Yamaha wanted us to get an experience that showcased the design of both machines. A place where sport quad power delivery and […]

Learn Pro Race Skill at Free Yamaha GNCC University

Learn Professional Racing Skills and Techniques from Premier Off-Road Racers for Free Yamaha announces registration is now open for the 2022 Yamaha Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) University. All up-and-coming off-road racers and riders are invited to hone their skills with hands-on help and tutelage from some of the greatest ATV and off-road motorcycle racers of […]

2022 4×4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

By Lane Lindstrom and the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 4×4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE By now, you’ve no doubt heard about how hot the UTV powersports market has been over the past year and a half. So, too, has the ATV segment. It’s so hot, in fact, that some models have been fairly […]

2022 UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS

2022 UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS The last few years have been dominated by the yellow Can-Am crew for the King of the Hammers UTV race. Yesterday’s qualifying race finally put a Polaris back in the top spot for now with Cole Clark behind the wheel. Trailing right behind the top spot is still the […]

UTV TEST: YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000 LIMITED EDITION

Amazing dirt performance with sport-sedan interior luxury By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Yamaha introduced the new Wolverine RMAX2 and RMAX4 to the press, they released both at the same time. At that point we chose to concentrate on the luxurious Wolverine RMAX4 Limited Edition, thinking that it made sense with the $1500 price difference. […]

2022 NEW YAMAHA ATVS & UTVS

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the balance of its Proven Off-Road 2022 Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV models, including the Pure Sport YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS), championship-dominating YFZ450R, and the big-bore powerhouse Raptor 700R. These vehicles, along with all of Yamaha’s Side-by-Sides and full-size ATVs are built with pride in the U.S. at Yamaha’s […]

2022 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Polaris is one company that remains committed to regular updates for its 4×4 quad line. For example, Polaris’ 2021 Sportsman 570 line got a completely new and upgraded rolling chassis and all bodywork, including racks and rack extenders. Now, here is the 2022 Sportsman 570 […]

2022 POLARIS RZR TRAIL ULTIMATE

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS RZR TRAIL ULTIMATE Anybody could judge by the styling, size, track width and basic dimensions that the 2022 Polaris RZR Trail is a descendant of the early 50-inch RZR 800. It doesn’t actually share much in looks, performance, mechanical sophistication, and overall style and polish. We’d say […]

2022 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

2022 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE After what many thought would be a definite downturn in the powersports market, thanks to a worldwide pandemic, 2020 and 2021 turned out to be a big surprise. UTV manufacturers had a banner year, and vehicles were hard to find all of a sudden. We’ve covered more than 275 models in […]

2022 CAN-AM FULL LINE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels   2022 CAN-AM FULL LINE After a year that saw all motorsports brands have trouble meeting demand, most brands are keeping things conservative for 2022, but not Can-Am! Always known for powerhouse machinery, Can-Am becomes the first sport UTV brand to touch 200 horsepower stock! Plus, the company has […]

2022 POLARIS LINEUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 POLARIS LINEUP Polaris Off-Road has released details for the model year 2022 line. So far the news consists mostly of updates and fine-tuning, though there are some new trim packages and an all-new Ranger 570 and youth RZR 200. One of the more exciting new trim packages is […]