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2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850 ULTIMATE TRAIL

Sportsman 850 Ultimate Trail This Sportsman is the ultimate “in-between” machine. It has all the capability and performance of the XP 1000 at a little bit lower price point and with a little less aggressive power. So, if you’re headed out on the trails to do a long ride, but you aren’t planning on crawling mount Everest at top speed, then the 850 Ultimate trail is ideal. The 4-stroke twin-cylinder engine is fuel injected and liquid-cooled. The automatic trans is equipped with on-demand true AWD/2WD and standard engine…

Here’s How To Recover After A Heart-Pumping Quad Race

Quad racing doesn’t take a toll on the body the way running, biking or motorcycling do. This is maybe why ATV racers generally don’t pay heed to the recovery process. Moreover, as post-race recovery is a slow process, the riders get restless and jump on the track immediately after finishing a race. But having a proper recovery plan and giving ample time to the body for recovery is essential. Here is how you can plan your recovery after a grueling quad race: Immediately after the race Walk around The majority…

Common ATV Maintenance Mistakes That Can Damage Your Vehicle

Regular maintenance is important for any vehicle, and an ATV is no exception. Driving rashly, crashing your quad, or submerging it in the mud are just some of the ways of ruining your vehicle. Not giving your quad the TLC it deserves means it won't last for long. To ensure the longevity of your ATV, don't make these common mistakes. Not cleaning the air filter Engines wear down quickly if they are filled with dust particles along with air. Though you can buy a new engine, why waste your money when you can avoid…

ATV MX NATIONALS

Wienen has the points By the staff of Dirt Wheels ATV MX NATIONALS For the past few seasons, fans of ATV/MX have been treated to a superb battle as two of the best to ever grab handlebars remained locked in an all-out war for the championship. Joel Hetrick and Chad Wienen have been the main story at every round with the race outcome never a sure thing. On one hand, Hetrick has been clawing his way to the championship and is a huge fan favorite. Coming into the class, reigning champion Hetrick made his mistakes…

RIDING TIPS: WORCS CHAMPION BEAU BARON TELL YOU HOW TO RACE…

Sit or stand in corners By the staff of Dirt Wheels RIDING TIPS: When looking at our photos of the Mesquite round of WORCS, Pro ATV champ and race winner Beau Baron hit one corner standing and sitting on different laps. We were curious and asked how he chooses whether to sit or stand in a corner. He was happy to explain it for Dirt Wheels readers. RIDING TIPS: “Typically, I will decide to stand up though a corner if I feel like I am losing too much traction to the rear wheels, and the back of the…

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH The US arguably has some of the most thrilling ATV trails in the world, but if you want to explore trails in different climates, you will find plenty of excellent ones in various countries.  But have you ever wondered where the BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH are? Here are picks for the top five trails on the planet, outside of the USA of course. The Dirt Mania Circuit, India Located in Nelaguli, Bangalore, the tour company Dirt Mania provides ATV tours through the tropical forests, fields,…

ATV RACERS DOMINATE WITH DP BRAKES IN 2020

BUFFALO, NY. – 2020 DP Brakes Sponsored riders dominate the GNCC ATV Classes, taking first place in ATV Pro XC1, Pro-Am XC2, 4x4 Pro, WXC Women and many more!! Plus, we are proud to say DP Brakes were on the Top 10 ATV Pro machines this season!! Here is a recap of the 2020 GNCC ATV Final Standings for DP Brakes sponsored riders. 2020 GNCC ATV Championships: XC1 Pro ATV: 1st Walker Fowler, 2nd Brycen Neal, 3rd Cole Richardson. Plus, 17 out of 20, All on DP Brakes!! XC2 Pro-Am ATV: 1st Austin Abney, 2nd…

Concerned about your ATV Backfiring? Here’s Why it Happens and How To Prevent It

You are riding your ATV and you heard a sudden “pop”; you get worried. Well, there is nothing to worry about. It’s just that your ATV is backfiring. ATV backfires when your engine runs excessively rich or excessively lean. In simpler terms, when the engine has more fuel for the amount of air present in it or if the fuel is less than the amount of air it has engulfed, the engine backfires, which manifests as a little explosion in either the intake or the exhaust of the ATV’s engine. ATV backfiring is a very common…

HOW TO TAKE GREAT ACTION PHOTOS

HOW-TO SERIES: HOW TO TAKE GREAT ACTION PHOTOS If you spend enough time on an ATV or similar vehicles, you’re bound to rack up your share of impressive action photos. But, if you’re like most people these days, there’s a good chance those awesome photos are virtually “gathering dust” in an over-crowded iPhone or Android library you never really look through. This is a shame because while the real thrill is in the ride, these photos constitute moments and memories not that many people have. They ought to be celebrated!…

POSTPONED: 2021 ADELANTO GRAND PRIX

2021 ADELANTO GRAND PRIX Adelanto Grand Prix shifts into the planning phase of its epic 2021 event, announcing a transition in operations and leadership, adding American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Famer inductee Ty Davis as the director of operations for the legendary Southern California Race. “We’re pitting together an all-star team of Powersports professionals and industry partners to produce the iconic 2021 race festival,” said Adelanto GP Owner Darrel Courtney. “As a former King of Adelanto and coveted…

CONVERSION TEST | SNO-TRAXX ’98

SNO-TRAX CONVERSION *Here is a story from our 1998 files about a company that made conversion kits for snow use. These  SNO-TRAX CONVERSION kits were the bomb. For several years now, the staff of Dirt Wheels has traveled to the snow-cov­ered peaks of Southern Cal­ifornia to try out the latest Sno-Traxx units from Snow Conversion Inc. (SCI) out of Bakersfield, CA. In years past, we tested a variety of four-wheelers outfitted with these unique kits, which turn a quad into a snow machine for the winter, and then can…

PART 2: BUILDING ULTIMATE OFF-ROADER

From our March 1998 issue of Dirt Wheels. MORE INFO:  https://dirtwheelsmag.com/ultimate-off-roader-honda-trx600/  PROJECT HONDA FOURTRAX TRX 600: BUILDING ULTIMATE OFF-ROADER “Honda should have made this years ago,” said reigning Grand Na­tion­al Champ Shane Hitt after his first ride aboard Dirt Wheels’ Project TRX600 sport quad.  had just put the machine through a grueling test ride at DW’s exclusive Club Moto torture track—a track, mind you, that few “race” quads would feel comfortable on, much less a…