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SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels   SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4.   Suzuki has had great success with their hefty Brute Force 750 4x4i powerhouse. It hasn’t been upgraded in quite a while, but Suzuki performed a full makeover on the KingQuad 750AXi 4×4 in 2018. It was refaced, reworked, strengthened, and […]

2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Casey Kramer 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has always been defined as a power-monger in the class. From the beginning of the model’s long lifespan, the engine performance has been so impressive that it has remained the class bully with few […]

2020 HONDA FOREMAN RUBICON

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Kevin Wing 2020 HONDA FOREMAN RUBICON.  Here is a fun fact: the recreational utility ATV market is still Honda’s bread and butter in the four-wheel category. When Honda had multiple sport quad models on dealer floors, the ranch-style performers easily had double or more sales. Honda 4x4s […]

2020 POLARIS SCRAMBLER XP 1000 S

By the staff of Dirt Wheels We affectionately address Polaris’ 2020 Scrambler XP 1000 S as the “Beast.” It has set new standards in the ATV world. Polaris decided to take an existing sport 4×4 platform, strengthen it, widen it and add more suspension travel. It boasts 89 horsepower from the ProStar engine, and jaws […]

2020 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi. Suzuki made its biggest ATV-related release of the past decade with the fully redesigned 2019 KingQuad 500AXi and 750AXi. Since then, Suzuki hasn’t needed to make any updates due to the great quality and handling of the platform. It did, however, come out with Rugged […]

2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R The big bad bear. Yamaha’s Grizzly has topped the mountain year after year as the brand’s premier sport utility ATV. It can paw its way through thick mud, traverse river beds on the hunt, and scale the steeps at a quick clip. Yet, the Yamaha […]

2020 CAN-AM DS 250

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 CAN-AM DS 250 Most of us didn’t start off riding fast and agile straight-axle sport quads or exceptionally capable big 4×4 rigs. Instead, we started small. Three-wheels, or four, we began riding on machines smaller than Can-Am’s DS 250. Once we had sure footing and a real understanding […]

TRX650R ONE-OFF HONDA

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TRX650R ONE-OFF HONDA Way back around 2004, Jay VanValkenberg had been riding a big-bore TRX250R two-stroke for 15 years. He bought it brand new back in 1989. Then he decided to add a four-stroke quad to his collection. He was sick of waiting for Honda to get in gear […]

2020 KAWASAKI KFX90

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 KAWASAKI KFX90 Riding isn’t just for grownups! The young ones want to hit fun trails and deserve to experience the pure joy of what ATV off-roading is all about. The best way to do that is to start young, and the best and safest way is to start […]

2019 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R Yamaha has so much love for sport ATVs that they keep the best-selling ATV in the category on dealer floors for you to buy today! It’s no secret, the struggle of the economic downfall in 2008 hindered the market and kick-started the decline of sport […]

Honda ATC 350X Rebuild

When it was a new high-performance thumper nearly 30 years ago, the 1985–1986 Honda ATC350X was the biggest performance four-stroke three-wheeler around. It, like nearly all three-wheelers of the time, was more of a serious sport machine for the trail than a racer. At Dirt Wheels, we have seen a resurgence of riders restoring these […]

ATV TEST: 2016 Honda Rincon 4×4

Honda’s flagship Rincon has only seen one major improvement in its life, and that was back in 2006. In that model year the liquid-cooled engine mated to a three-speed transmission, increased from a 650cc mill up to a whopping 675cc. In addition, EFI was also added. In total those cc numbers do seem small, but […]