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RETRO TEST: MOJAVE 250: Thrilling Fun-mobile

Many new sport and high-performance quad models got their start in the bonanza year of ’87. Since then, on­ly a few more “just-for-fun” four-wheelers have come our way. Some, though, like the Yamaha Banshee 350 and Kawasaki Mojave 250, are still go­ing strong well past their ten-year anniversary. https://dirtwheelsmag.com/tag/kawasaki-mojave/ As far as Kawasaki goes, the Mojave has stood as its only sport or a high-performance machine for nearly that same amount of time (the two-stroke Tecate-4 250 was also offered…

TECH: COLD-WEATHER RIDING TIPS

Head off-road and chill By Jerrod Kelley *To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. COLD WEATHER RIDING TIPS We know you. If you’re like us, riding is part of your character. Some people have this hybridized off-road human DNA, while others don’t. One simple way to know if you have it is whether or not you continue to ride off-road even when the temperature drops drastically and the snowfalls. Thus, we have come out with a set of cold-weather…

TRAIL TEST ALBA WOLVERINE | Faster, better looking, yet no more expensive!

*Editors Note: A  look back at a Team Alba  Racing set up on our 1998 Yamaha Wolverine. The folks at Alba Yamaha near San Di­ego, California, hit upon a unique marketing concept several years ago. Instead of simply selling ATVs in the pure stock form like everyone else, they began to jazz up brand-new machines with trick aftermarket parts and then put them up for sale at the regular manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The idea proved to be pop­ular, not only with riders in their lo­cale but with other off-road…

SPORT 4×4 SHOOTOUT | GRIZZLY 600 vs. SPORTSMAN 500 vs. PRAIRIE 400

SPORT 4x4's In this look back at a classic Dirt Wheels Magazine shootout, we check out a crop of SPORT 4x4's. Television’s Tim Allen would fit right in aboard one of the current crop of Sport 4x4's. You can almost hear his 'Home Improvement' character give one of his hearty "Ho-ho-ho’s" in approval of the current reign of large-displacement ATVs in the Monster truck class of four-wheel drives. Bigger is always better, right? Well, the tool twisters here at Dirt Wheels wanted to know if Tim Allen, and…

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL

FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 LE. As good as it gets By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Don't forget your base. Polaris Industries may be actively engaged in expanding the UTV market, but it hasn’t forgotten the 4x4 quads that helped grow the company. Polaris has sold 1.6 million Sportsman quads, but they admit that sales of 4x4 quads are roughly half of what they were before the UTV boom. That is still a large number of quads leaving showrooms. One of the other…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE UTV

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE: Versatile, effective, and fun for a bargain By the staff of Dirt Wheels  2020 HONDA PIONEER 700-4 DELUXE The point of view is important in the case of the 2020 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe. If you are looking for a capable work machine that looks stylish but will also provide fun for recreation, then you have good reasons to look at a Honda. If the idea of no drive belt to deal with is attractive, you’re getting even warmer. Looking for an affordable four-seat machine with a short…

JIMMY WHITE’S TECATE 200 REPLICA

Small-bore but not boring By the staff of Dirt Wheels Jimmy White's Tecate 200 Replica, represents the beginning of professional three-wheeler racing  in America. This was the first Premier class in ATV racing and became the land of 250cc two-strokes. First,  Honda and later Kawasaki, and then Yamaha joining in. Suzuki stayed out of the 250cc class until it invented the Quadracer. A 200cc class was mostly a 200cc four-stroke class. Later, though, a few 200cc two-strokes began to be involved. PLAYERS CLUB One…

THE NEW JANUARY ISSUE IS HERE!

-- 2020 ATV Buyer's Guide, new KRX & more -- You'll want to make sure you get a copy of the Dirt Wheels, January 2020 issue.  It's on sale now at your local stores. Or, you can save a lot of money and have us deliver it to your home. Each issue costs only $1.50 when you order a subscription and we also give you a $25 gift card. Check it out> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of the January 2020 issue, look at the Table of Contents pages below. . .

THE NEW DECEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Get a copy at your local stores now -- You'll want to make sure you get the new December 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine. It's packed full of good stuff you'll like. Make it easy and have us deliver it right to your home. Put your name on the list here > https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of what's inside check out the Contents pages below: . .

THE NEW NOVEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- It's on sale now at your local stores -- Make sure you get a copy. In fact, you'll want to get the latest Dirt Wheels every month. That's why smart riders order up a subscription and get it delivered to their homes. Right now is the lowest price of the year. 12 issues for $17.99 and we also give you a $25 gift card. That's right, you actually make $7 on the deal. Check it out here > https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of the new November 2019 issue look at the table of contents pages…