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ATV TEST: 2022 CAN-AM RENEGADE X XC 1000R

No wonder it dominates the GNCC series By the staff of Dirt Wheels Has anyone ever turned a machine over to you with a warning? “This thing has a lot of power so be careful!” No statement could have been more relevant to this machine. There was a time when 4×4 quads were earnest and capable […]

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 […]

Jolene Van Vugt: Empowersports & Polaris Adventures

Jolene Van Vugt helps Polaris level the playing field, and get more women riding through adventure outfitters across the country. International Female Ride Day was introduced by Vicki Gray in 2007 as a way to encourage women to get involved with the powersports industry. Extreme sports, and generally all things engine-oriented tend to be male-dominated […]

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 […]

AMAZING RESTORED 1988 HONDA TRX250R

Keeping it all in the family By the staff of Dirt Wheels Every once in a while a project machine we spot on social media is so intriguing that we have to see it for ourselves. It turns out, the TRX250R posted by @shaun_88r on Instagram was conveniently located along our travel route through Boise, Idaho. […]

NEW CAN BE CHEAPER THAN USED

By Joe Kosch Not too long ago I talked to a friend of a friend who got his first ATV. I was pumped to hear that another enthusiast had joined the sport, and I imagined all the good times, new experiences and great memories that were in store for him—until I learned more about his […]

EVENT: DUNEFEST 2021

Sand fans invade Winchester Bay, OR By Dirt-N-Dunez Dunefest is called “the most fun a family can have in the sand.” For the past 19 years Dunefest has supplied a family-friendly atmosphere with five days of action-packed sand events. People gathered from across the country, and this past year was no exception to the rule. Located […]

TO SHIFT OR NOT TO SHIFT?

By Joe Kosch I have nothing against automatic transmissions; in fact, I’m a fan. I have one in my truck, and I don’t have to think back too far to recall situations where automatics in UTVs saved me from doom, aggravation and embarrassment. Even so, there was a time when I was stunned that no […]

RACE COVERAGE: WORLD-FAMOUS PONT-DE-VAUX

12 hours of fast quads in France Words and photos by Anthony Brebant After the race cancellation in 2020, 47 teams made the start list for the 2021 edition of this high-speed, TT-style race across the pond in France. Rider turnout was low due to travel trouble, in particular for the American and English who normally […]